Welcome to Tablescape Thursday! Today’s tablescape is dedicated to my sweetheart, Mr. Bleu. Poor Mr. Bleu’s birthday often gets interrupted by Winter weather, and this year was no exception. You see, he was even born during an ice storm. His father was a Highway Patrolman and was working car accidents caused by a terrible ice storm. Another trooper had to take Mr. Bleu’s mother to the hospital. From then on, Mr. Bleu was given the nickname of “Slick.”
Last Friday, due to a looming ice storm, we celebrated the grand occasion at home. I wanted to make the evening as special as possible considering the circumstances. I decided to cook a special dinner and bake Mr. Bleu’s favorite cake…lemon poppy seed. The table also had to be special. Therefore, I decided to go with a blue and white theme accented by red.
I chose not to use an underpinning and let the wood tones of the table lend a more masculine feel. Burlap placemats and plaid cloth napkins also helped to reinforce this look.
Spode Blue Italian plates were used for the placesetting.
Red roses placed in a blue and white pitcher and flanked by blue and white candlestick holders make up the centerpiece. Red apples also help to add a little more red to the table.
The dinner menu consisted of filet mignon, garlic mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, sliced tomatoes, and hot rolls. Of course, we had to have Mr. Bleu’s favorite cake…lemon poppy seed cake with extra lemon glaze.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope that you have a beautiful day!!!