With just over a month to go until wedding day, I've been spending much more time fretting over seating arrangements than tablescapes. In fact, I'm in Seattle for a last bout of planning! However, today my husband-to-be and I have been together for six years, and I've been reminiscing about some of our memorable moments. Adam took me to a Japanese restaurant for one of our first dates... which might have been wonderfully romantic, if only I hadn't dumped a bowlful of miso soup in my lap and reeked of seaweed through dinner. Today I'm imagining an anniversary do-over!
I've been dying to set a table with my Mom's Laura Zindel bird plates. They inspired a colorless palette and a juxtaposition of natural forms and modern patterns.
A mix of metallics -gleaming silver, gunmetal teacups, and shimmering vessels- give this table sparkle for an intimate date night.
Each place setting has a bowl for miso soup and a beautiful black backdrop for colorful sushi. The silverware isn't strictly necessary, but it's like jewelry for the table (and some of us aren't so good with chopsticks).
I'm all set to celebrate six years of good food, love, and laughter!
Elizabeth Lockhart is an events & interiors stylist living in Berkeley, California with a mad scientist (her almost-husband) and two bad cats (Matilda & Phineas). She delights in flea markets, curiosities, old-fashioned design, and blogging about all of the above at Shock the Bourgeois.