Monday, March 2, 2009

Dinner with Friends

Last night we had some friends over for dinner. TD roasted a chicken and along with it roasted some potatoes, beets, carrots and a fennel. We had a salad, and for dessert, cupcakes from Billy's Bakery and a spot of port. It was nice on a cold night, and great to see our friends. I put some little flowers around the candle holder I bought recently. I like some flowers on the table, but low so you can talk over them. They're loose and casual in little bud vases as if just snipped from the garden. I personally don't like things too formal or rigid. I like flowers, food, clothes, to have a sense of ease, a grace, a naturalness. Plus I think when entertaining that if you are rigid and uncomfortable, your guests will be rigid and uncomfortable too.

We lit a lot of candles.

Bell says good night.


Errant Aesthete said...

I do so love that candle holder. There's something almost sacred about it. Particularly in the dark with just the glow of the light illuminating the room. Reminds me of when I used to light votive candles in church when that practice was still permitted (prior to the installation of those pseudo electric devices). In any event, one special piece like that on a table, artfully ornamented with flowers can command the entire presentation. Lovely!

Shelly Beson said...

so lovely


hello gorgeous said...

Looks and sounds great! Beets and fennel. Yum.