Jun 30, 2010

Dinner with the Queen...

My Queen Elizabeth Roses are so happy..

(click photos to enlarge)

I thought it was a perfect opportunity
to enjoy dinner on the patio with her...


I set my tiny iron patio table...


Very little was put on the table for embellishment
the Queen shined on her own...


Besides the table really is tiny,
the plates barely fit...


Isn't she elegant?


The wind kept the candle dancing,
the bobeche was working overtime:-)


My plates are new from Marshall's
just a pale soft pearly pink ring...

The napkins a simple vintage cotton...


I will leave you with a birds eye view....

Simple and romantic...
fit for a Queen:-)

Today I am joining...
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch




Thanks for visiting me today!

37 comments:

Marydon said...

Be still my heart! What pure elegance in simplicity ... Bella, you are over the top with the 'queen' ...

Happy 4th!, be safe & enjoy!
TTFN ~ Marydon

Mariette said...

What an intriguing subject line! Impressive...
Love your chairs with rose motives. The Queen Elizabeth rose is truly regal!

Rosy greetings from Georgia/USA

MariettesBacktoBasics

Cabin and Cottage said...

Such wonderful roses! They fill the whole plate! Gorgeous, gorgeous. Lovely setting--Jacqueline

Mari said...

HELLO BELLA......

WOW LOOKS BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE YOUR ROSES, THERE MAGNIFICENT :)

SMILES TO YOU SWEET BLOGGY FRIEND~XOX~MARI

Tchu1 said...

Thank you for stopping by at my blog and comment abt my music box.

I am totaly envious. I love this. so sweet and delicate. I wish I had a garden like yours. but I live inside a tiny apartment.. lol...

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Hi Bella,
Your roses are beautiful, and your table setting gorgeous! I love all the pink accents...really pretty!
Have a wonderful week!
~ Jo :)

P.S. Just spotted your gazebo...LOVE it!!!

~Izabella said...

well hello Miss Bella!! You left a comment over at my one of my blogs~ "voyage par la route"

I am Bella too & guess what else, we are neighbors!! I live in Gig Harbor~ Did you you happen to go to the Funky Junk Sisters' show in Puyallup in May?! I was selling there ;)

looooove your blog! so much inspiration!! speaking of inspiration did you happen to see the amazing studio of Sandra Foster, oh my, it is so magical & whimsical... the NY Times did an article, hats off to recognizing such a lovely shabby studio http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2010/06/23/garden/20100624-chic-slideshow.html

so excited to meet a kindred spirit!!

A Garden of Threads said...

Bella, The table setting with the Queen is beautiful. Such a lovely, plump rose in a soft shade of pink. I hope you have a wonderful meal. Take care.

Farah said...

What beautiful Roses they are, just a single rose and all beauty with a soft touch of romanticism. wowwwww, love love love

maría cecilia said...

Oh my god!! If only I could find those queen elizabeth roses variety here in chile, they are soooooo wonderful!!!
And your table setting is so romantic and lovely.
cariños,
maria cecilia

Sherry said...

What a beautiful romantic table! I agree with you the roses steal the show, how gorgeous! Have a great 4th!
Sherry

Princesa Nadie said...

A romantic dinner...Enjoy it
Love

suzyq said...

Wow, these are so my colours!!! Do you mind if I call by...all the way from Australia?? Such a lovely table,
Suzyq

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

I just can't get enuff of your blog.. every post seems to be beautiful than before and make me speechless!.. Romantic dinner just so perfect!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful table, just perfect-enjoy!

*Ingrid* said...

Amazing pictures of a beautiful table Bella!!

Ingrid

Carolyn said...

I really enjoyed my dinner with the Queen!

Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

This is so pretty Bella. I used to grow Queen Elizabeth roses too. They were one of my favorites. The most beautiful pink!
Those plates look vintage, not new from Marshalls.
Kelly

Heather said...

Hi Bella - your table for two looks lovely and your tablecloth really caught my eye (the roses did too...) Happy 4th too - but I must say - Queen Elizabeth is here, in Canada and she's going to celebrate Canada Day with us today!

Victorian1885 said...

Your setting is so romantic..just beautiful Bella! Thanks for sharing..

Wanda

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

So pretty and feminine! Those roses are spectacular, and that lovely cloth really sets off the whole tablescape!

stefanie said...

oooooooo, perfectly gorgeous as always!!!!!

Barbara said...

Oh, this is my kind of tablescape - simple and elegant, one you would want to spend hours enjoying. My Queen Elizabeth is not happy about the heat so I am very happy to see her blooming elseware. Your new dishes are lovely.

craftyles said...

This is simple elegant and just beautiful. I love the outside setting. Just perfect!

Shine said...

What a beautiful post...and blog! Thank you for stopping by my place...I'll be a new follower on your list :-) Have a great day! Shine

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hello Bella, You did a beautiful job on the garden table it all look so nice. I hope you have a great 4TH......Julian

Susis gelbes Haus said...

Oh Bella.... so romantic... I love your pictures.... Have a nice evening... Susi

Cindy said...

Your roses are ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog ~ I am just starting out, so it is really nice to see that people are reading!

I am a new Follower!!

Cindy

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What a beautiful spot you have created! Your table setting is perfect and those roses are beautiful!

Debbie said...

This is so elegant, even in it's simplicity. LOVELY setting with the roses.
sigh.....
Debbie@houseatthelake

Ginger said...

Just beautiful, I love a white table with a backdrop of roses outside. You set it so lovely also. Great post, thanks for the refresher.

Ginger

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi Bella,
Amazing pictures! Such a soft and pretty and romantic table! I love your white iron table and chairs....beautiful...and of course, I am in love with the white table cloth and the bit of sparkle added by the bobeche.

Mimi said...

What a romantic little table for two...the setting is pretty under the gorgeous roses.
Have a great weekend!

High Heeled Life said...

What a beautiful setting... and those roses are magnificant!!! Happy Friday ..HHL

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Romantic, Rosey, and wonderful!! What a lovely post!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

My goodness this is so lovley! Your photos should be in a magazine. Happy 4ht!

Olga said...

What a romantic dinner setting. Just gorgeous!