A Table for Two

Phil and I had a sweet, romantic lunch at a table for two this week … something that rarely happens, especially mid-week.
Moll Anderson Seductive Tables



I was inspired by Moll Anderson’s new book Seductive Tables for Two: Tablescapes, Picnics, and Recipes That Inspire Romance.  I tried to find it at Sam’s Club last week and was so excited when it appeared in my mailbox a few days later!



This book is full of beautiful photos and brilliant inspiration.  I couldn’t wait to use some of the tips and ideas to create my own seductive tablescape.


Moll Anderson, lifestyle and romance expert



While the four older kids were at school, I put my youngest down for a nap and set a romantic table for two in front of our family room fireplace.  Moll recommends using smaller tables so I grabbed our chalkboard table from the gameroom and paired it with cushions instead of chairs, providing an intimate and cozy spot.


table for two, romantic tablescape



I like Moll’s tips for layering textures on the table and using things you already have around the house.  I topped my table with a white tablecloth that draped on the floor, a knotted heirloom crocheted table covering, and a white scarf grabbed from my dresser drawer.


table for two, tablescape, Moll Anderson

For the focal point of the table, I bought some simple flowers at the grocery store and placed them off to the side in glass vases …

table for two, Moll Anderson

… along with a thin vase filled with water and lemon slices.

table for two, tablescape, Seductive Tables for Two

Since it was the middle of the day, I skipped the wine and served sweet tea {this is the South, after all} …

table for two

… but I served it in crystal Tiffany & Co champagne glasses.  The crystal really added to the feeling of formality and romance and made our lunch feel special.

table for two, Moll Anderson, tablescape

In addition to tablescape tips, Moll also shares recipes in her book.  Inspired by the layered salad recipes, I layered caesar salad in mason jars for our lunch …

table for two, tablescape

… and served small containers of dressing next to them, along with some fresh rolls.

table for two, tablescape

I had such a great time setting our romantic table for two and it was such fun to sit down for a mid-week lunch with my husband … a chance to talk and connect and enjoy time together.

table for two

For more inspiration, check out Moll Anderson today on Access Hollywood {check the times here}  or listen to her radio show on XM Talk 168 every Saturday at 5 pm EST.

You can also check out Moll Anderson’s website and follow her on facebook and twitter.


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Randi Dukes About Randi Dukes

I’m Randi, a wife and stay-at-home mom of five kids, ranging from preschool to high school. I love strong coffee, craft and DIY projects, my planner, my laptop, and my big ol’ family. When I’m not creating something for my blog, I can be found in the car, running kids from one place to another. I’m the one knitting at the red light.

Comments

  1. What a beautiful and sweet setting!! I love it. Cute salad in the mason jars!!

  2. It is gorgous Randi. I live the linens that you layered. The loik feels romantic and fresh.

  3. What a lovely table scape ~ the white reminds me of a ski lodge suite! So romantic.

  4. Beautiful! And oooooh Tiffany glasses – gorgeous!

  5. Randi, your table is beautiful! I like the layering with the scarf and crochet table covering. Those vases are gorgeous, especially with the lemon inside. :)

  6. Your table looks so pretty and romantic! I love it! Those flowers are gorgeous and the lemons give a nice touch!

  7. Very nice! Beautiful setting with beautiful company. Great ideas, too!

  8. Oh Randi…this is a beautiful idea. Love the layers and the images make it so appealing. I, too, used a low table and cushions for our breakfast. You rock girl!!!

  9. Just beautiful…Just beautiful.

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