Wednesday, May 13, 2009

First tablescape/Fondue party

now that melissa has introduced me to tablescapes, hosted by between naps on the porch (her blog is beyond inspiring) i am in love, and already feel an addiction coming on.  so, i was hosting a girls night, and figured what better time to try out my first tablescape.  


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the colors black, yellow, and white immediately came to mind..
i instantly thought of black square plates, and was delighted when i found the perfect plates and bowls at world market.
i love anything polka dot!  i have had these placemats for a little while now, and had yet to use them.  they were perfect.

izze drinks are not only one of my favorite drinks, but who knew they would also make the perfect accessory?! haha

fondue fork wrapped on top of a napkin with white tulle

i love ribbon, and love any opportunity to incorporate it...so i wrapped some bows around the glasses...
made simple yellow place cards
put some yellow and white flowers (i found at joann) in mason jars, filled with black and white striped tissue paper and tied with a little yellow ribbon.





i found the white daisy with the placemats at homegoods
this was the great cookbook we used for our fondue
sun went down..time to light the candles
here's a few pics of our fondue..we had two bowls of different chocolates, and one big cheese bowl...with all the different dippings our hearts desired :)
melissa made these delicious salads..and yes, they tasted as good as they looked!  maybe i can convince her to post a recipe on her blog ;)
yummy!
a toast to great friends!
decorating + fondue (yummy food) + great friends and conversation = the best girls night!

20 comments:

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

what a great idea....fondue party... I love the black and white polka dts with the daisies! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Melissa Marie said...

YAY... welcome to your first tablescape... and yes, they are quite addicting. The table was decorated perfectly...I can attest for this, I saw it in person. ;) Good work!

maria said...

I'm gonna have to agree with Melissa!!! The tablescape was AWESOME!!! You did a great job decorating it..... and all the thought that went into it was very appearent in the "special" details found all around the table!! :) It was so much fun that I even started thinking of doing one myself!!! hmmmmm..... and Miss Melissa why don't you go ahead and post that salad recipe for us??? It was Dee-lightfully delicious!!! :-D

marty39 said...

Well I am another one that thinks the tablesetting is awesome. I love the black and white with a touch of yellow. The polka dot placemats are so pretty. Everything looks lovely. Hugs, Marty

Janie's World said...

You really set the scene for a FABULOUS girls night! I love the polka dotes and the yellow accents on black. But girl, Fondue!!! How fun!!!

Dana and Daisy said...

very cute!

sarah said...

love it jessica! wish i could of been there! next time for sure! cant wait

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Great tablescape - yep! You've got the bug! Looks like a fun time.

susan said...

What a cute, fun party!! The tulle is so great with the polka dots--I love mixing in the unexpected! I bet your party invitations are coveted!!

Lindsay @ Peacock Blue said...

I love everything about this table! The colors & polka dots are so cute. This makes me want to fondu! And I would so use the soda bottles as accessories too, even if they don't taste the best, ha!

A Touch of Country said...

How wonderful! We fondue usually 2 or 3 times a year and have never heard of that book. I may have to buy one.

Thanks! What a great tablescape!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Jessica, how cute is this!! You are just so smart with all your ideas!! What good times with good friends!

Katy said...

This is absolutely adorable! I love the color palette and the pretty ribbons you incorporated into the tablescape! Gorgeous! ~Katy

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the table... SOOOO MUCH FUN!!!

Kammy said...

You did a fab job ~ I added my name to your followers list. Love your table and the picture
with friends !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Robin said...

Adorable tablescape......and the food looks wonderful.
Welcome to TT and...

Have a beautiful day.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

What a fun party! I love black and white and yellow together and especially when they are strips and dots involved.

Joyce said...

Welcome to your first tablescape. You did a totally amazing job. I want to pull up a seat and enjoy the fun.
Joyce

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

What an amazing first tablescape! I love the table and all the decor. And I love fondue! Looks like it was a wonderful party!

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