Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A TRUEBLOOD Tablescape

TRUEBLOOD is an HBO show about vampires, and I'm told, quite popular. I have never seen the show because the only vampire that doesn't make me cringe is The Count from Sesame Street, but I was awarded this premium from HBO through work. Seriously, how did they know about my little tablescaping hobby? I mean, what are the odds that I would end up with one of these? So, in honor of Halloween, I've put together what I imagine a sexy vampire dinner might be like . . . First, it would have to be a candlelight dinner . . .

With a nice fire built up in the fireplace . . .

Everything on the table was provided by HBO with the exception of the tablecloth, the flatware and the clear crystal wine glasses . . .

The studly vampire brings a rose to his beautiful, ethereal victim . . . It must be a red rose . . . What else . . . ?

The flatware is stainless steel and iron . . . no silver for this bad boy . . . The pattern is called Treble Clef, by Gourmet Settings . . .

Here's the underside of the plate . . .

Candlelight refracts through the crystal glasses evoking the shape of Gothic arches. The pattern is called Chartres by Atlantis . . . We've had these since our wedding, 26 years ago. I believe the pattern is now discontinued.

What will the vampire and his lady have for supper . . . ?

Will he use the napkin to wipe his fangs . . . ?

No garlic on the menu . . .

And the most important question of all . . .

Who's going to do the dishes . . . ?

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Please stop by to visit so you can enjoy some wonderfully creative tablescapes. Here's the link: http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2010/10/beautiful-fall-tablescape-and-give-way.html

15 comments:

pookiepea said...

You definitely captured the moodiness of the moment. I love seeing your tablescapes, they really are beautiful.

Suzy said...

WOW, fantastic set up! Very cool that you won some of the items,but your table cloth and wine glasses made it even more perfect!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love that all of your shots are by fire light! Great setting and how fun to win the items-enjoy:@)

Yolanda said...

Beautiful!

Nicki said...

I so enjoy your tablescapes. Sadly, I have more china and dishes than I can count (inherited from Great-grandmother, Grandmother and Mom, plus my own)- and what does my family pull out--- Hercules corning ware from McDonalds. Because it microwaves well. I actually have to put my foot down on holidays to eat off of "real" dishes. But, enough about me.

This is gorgeous - perfect setting and your stemware - ohhh so beautiful.

Reds said...

Beautiful setting! Very romantic table!

Chell said...

Wow what a great tablescape. So fun I love and the different angles you used to capture the feel

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

I LOVE your tablescape. The fire next to it makes it so mysterious. I like how the red looks under the dimmed lights.

Love your blog. I'm new here, found you through Tablescape Thursdays. We have the same name. In Spanish, having the same name, is called "Tocayas", so we are Tocayas.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Angela2932 said...

Maria, congratulations! How fun is that! Do you get to keep the tableware? I didn't know you had a fireplace. . . Very romantic, rather than scary. You should talk to John about the Sookie Stackhouse series. I don't watch the series, but read the books. . . thanks to John's filling me in on this silly series. They remind me a tad of the Janet Evanovich series, at least Sookie's personality and courageous. . . . ummmm. . . . undertakings!

Barb said...

Very cute!

Scribbler said...

Thanks for stopping by! Interesting tablescape. Although I am not a Vampire fan, you made a cool representation.

xinex said...

Your tablescape is so romantic and so cozy...Christine

Entertaining Women said...

The red against the taupe of your table lines is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Maria, you really captured the vampire mood! The red, the candle light, and the plates are just right. I have that treble clef flatware too--it is so much fun to use. Linda

Marlis said...

I love your table. It's quite romantic you know, in an eerie way. I love the fireplace to set the mood. Perfect. Your tablecloth and crystal sure added the right elements to the scape.thanks for sharing.