Oct 27, 2010

Temptation...

When thinking about a tablescape
for tonight...

My mind was stuck on temptation..

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The cool weather of Autumn
always gives me a sweet tooth
and a desire for carb loading:-))


Sometimes you must indulge...

So... I had to give in and make my favorite coffee cake
using my Moms recipe....


I'll serve hot tea with the cake,

Using sweet rosy teacups
with mismatched saucers...


Roses and Candlelight are always essential :-)


I used my favorite and often enjoyed
Fluffy Roses dessert plates
from Homer Laughlin...

The muted colors
went well with the soft toned fall roses...


My Grandmothers silver forks,
were laid on delicate
Rachael Ashwell Napkins
from target..

Simple and decadent
like a good dessert...


The centerpiece
is bits of fall colors from around the garden...

A few last pink roses
Stewartia Leaves and Beauty Berries...


The votive candles were nestled into
tiny tartlet pans
while a few crystals were scattered about the table...

The twinkles looked like stars on the
gossamer vintage tablecloth...


Mmmmmm...

Tonight I am joining

Thanks for joining me today!

39 comments:

Love of the Sea said...

Very pretty. And the coffee cake looks yummy.

Suzann said...

Bella,

I just love your dishes they are so sweet and delicate looking.
Suzann

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Very pretty, Bella. The coffee cake looks yummy!

Splurgie said...

Your grandmother's silver pattern is gorgeous.

High Heeled Life said...

Bella, very inviting... yummy looking coffe cake...xo HHL

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I so want to sit down and have a piece of coffee cake with you. I would feel like I was dining with a special princess. Kind of like my little granddaughters feel when they go to Disney World and have breakfast with Cinderella:>) A soft, sweet, beautiful post! Diana

Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...

Such a great atmosphere! My favourite touch is the votive candles in the tartlet pans - very clever!

Amy Kinser said...

Your table looks so pretty. Your cake looks delicious!

A Garden of Threads said...

Oh Bella, A beautiful and elegant table, the center piece is perfect. Tea and coffee cake, yum! Enjoy that wonderful temptation.

Mari said...

HI BELLA,
JUST GORGEOUS!! VERY ROMANTIC TO, I LOVE COFFEE CAKE AND YOURS LOOKS SOOOO YUMMY :)

XOX~MARI

Jennifer said...

Would you mind sharing your coffee cake recipe?

Jennifer

Sherri said...

Bella, I just love your table setting! It is just gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty, Bella! I love the teacups and the saucers are so sweet with the beaded edging. Love your candles in the little tart tins!

XO,
Jane

Tete said...

Sweet tea party! Love your tables!
Hugs- Tete

meemsnyc said...

Coffee cake and tea! Sounds delightful!

Annette said...

It's absolutely simple and decadent. I love your tea cups and the plate with the vintage fork and sweet napkins...just beautiful.

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

Just lovely Bella!! Looks so beautiful and cozy~* Hugs,Rachel

Patricia Torres said...

simply gorgeous

Sherry said...

This is very nice. Love the theme and I think you did a wonderful job with the display of it. The candlelit shot is just gorgeous!
Sherry

MariCrea said...

Your table setting is so romantic.
Your cake seems delicious
Mari

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

My dear Bella,
how are you?

I hope your hubby knows how lucky he is to have a wonderful wife like you that prepares so many beautiful tablescape each night!
Love it!

Fra & JJ

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
I like the colours of your tablescape and the candlight softens everything to look so dreamy.
The cake looks yummy and I'd love to sit and have a piece with you over tea.
Judith

rosarod said...

Hi Bella, the table has a very romantic look in detail, beautiful covered in detail on the handles, the delicate cloth napkins are a lovely detail! reflexion candles and make the delicate detail and romantic. your plates and cups with the pattern in pinks, lovely! beautiful thanks for sharing your beautiful treasures! Rose Marie blessings

Ruth said...

Bella... those roses and candles are so darn beautiful and of course dessert plate and the fork too... you are so talented. love your decor.. as always..:)

Have a good day!!

Mimi said...

Beautiful...the cake looks delicious!

Kathy said...

Breathtaking and gorgeous Bella! Just love your grandmother's silver, the napkins, the candlelight....yummy cake...so glad you're there and I'm here...trying to avoid temptation! I have given in way too many times :)
Hope you're having a very Delightsome day,
Kathy

Tanya said...

Boo tee full!!! I love it! Will you share your momma's coffee cake recipe? It looks fabulous!

Denise said...

Thank you for the eye candy.So lovely.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Bella,
It's all beautiful! How special you have your grandmother's silver, pieces of the heart for certain. The cake looks delicious too, almost too good to eat.
xo~Tracie

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

So very simply elegant!!

Debbie

Farah Muzaffar said...

Very elegant Bella, I love your choice of words to describe the things its so soft and delicate that it create a soft romantic atmosphere over all//// Your napkins are simply beautiful and obviously treasure of your grandma is fab... I am sure coffee cake is treat for your guest....and I love your Cup, so vintage style ... very delicacy in it... Beautiful as the autumn nights are
Love
Farah

Heaven's Walk - said...

So very pretty, Bella! I could almost taste that wonderful coffee cake...! :)

xoxo laurie

Anita said...

Just as I am trying to stay away from the carbs...not a good time of year for that! Beautiful setting, and I love those napkins! I think we have the same silver goblet this week! Thanks for stopping by!

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

HI BELLA YOUR FALL TABLE DECOR BEAUTIFUL AND THE COFFEE CAKE FOR TEA IS NICE ALSO THE SMALL ROSE PLATES ARE LOVELY..ALL YOUR POST IS A BLISS

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

BELLA THANK YOU FOR HAVING VALENTINE DESIGN IN YOUR BLOG KAREN IS A LOVEL LADY.SHE IS AND ARTIST IT SHOWS IN YOUR BLOG AND MY BLOG..THANK YOU

Barbara said...

So pretty! I love the treasures that you have. Have a wonderful weekend.

Carolyn said...

Hi Bella,
I love your romantic tablescape and the coffeecake looks so delicious!
I smiled when I saw your comment on my other blog that I was playing with the idea of doing. I didn't even realize that anyone could go on it yet(forgot about the profile page). Anyway,I am delighted to have you as my first follower!
Have a great weekend,

Carolyn

Entertaining Women said...

So pretty...the candlelight gives your tablescape an ethereal appearance...well done! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Sarah said...

Pretty table, Bella. The coffee cake sounds delicious. Makes me want to make a trip downstairs to the kitchen. LOL
~ Sarah