As Laurel has mentioned, one of the quirky parts of being a blogger is that you celebrate the holidays well in advance in order to have material to hopefully inspire your readers. Well, Valentine’s came early to our household last Friday night. I had the idea to put on an elegant dinner in our bedroom with some of Jason’s favourite dishes (the menu will be featured later this week!).
My inspiration for the decor came from Chanel’s Paris to Bombay Fall 2011 Fashion Show (thanks Miss Amanda and Miss Robin!). I’ve never seen anything like it and I wanted to bring some of the elements into the decor.
Like Laurel, I also wanted to repurpose items used from around my house to keep the budget down. I love white and silver and added the odd touch of antique pink.
I really enjoyed getting creative and it was fun to put in the effort for a dinner for just Jason and I. I wanted to create an atmosphere to show him that I love and appreciated him. I hope he felt it!
Having dinner by a fireplace just makes the setting more romantic! Candles help too! I have a collection of mercury glass voltives that I have used for countless different events!
I used the two Aurora transparent chairs from Urban Barn http://www.urbanbarn.com/products/Furniture/Dining-Room/Chairs-and-Stools/aurora-transparent-chair/559 that I already had in my bedroom. The table is just a card table that I borrowed from Jason's parents. The candelabra was from my dining room.
I created arrangements using silver mint julep cups that I already had (Michael's has them in their wedding section for about $14). I bought some off white roses, antique pink tulips and white freesia. I went to ChocolaTas and picked out 3 chocolates that had pink on them and they wrapped them up for me!
I used the side table from our bedroom to hold additional flowers, candles and the tiered silver tray which was filled with goodies for the lavender chocolate fondue. The shot glass had pink Hershey's kisses in it...just another way to add a pop of colour!
I strung some of my pearl necklaces on the chandelier and added crystal garland from my black Christmas tree. I also added two mercury glass bird ornaments with feathers from my Christmas tree (I dropped one in the process...dang, I now down a bird!).
Cheers!! I think Jason enjoyed the meal....I sure did! And the ambiance played a huge part!