Hello sweet friends!
The lakes where trout grow around the town of Cuenca where I live, are located in the wooden highlands, quite cold and sometimes extremely cold, so it is like woodlands; which is what prompted me to get inspired and set a table for a 'Trout Woodland' Winter, January dinner party for four in the kitchen nook.
I used my lovely 'Multiple Choice' fish dinner china complete for four, but I only used the small plates for the salad and the blue and white 'Woodland' tranferware dinner plates for the trout and 'quinoa'... cooked in a risotto manner. My daughter Alexandra who loves quinoa, calls it, "Quinotto" as it is her recipe too.
A friend brought me this gorgeous log from her garden the other day, thinking I would use it for my tables and she wasn't wrong, it really inspired me to make a sort of a 'woodland setting' with it as a 'log candle holder' centerpiece; still, I didn't rush to call it a woodland tablescape.
Ok, here it is, judge for yourself.
|While putting my house back to normal after the Christmas holiday, I ran into this cute check tablecloth I had forgotten about... sort of like a happy 'home finding.'|
I like it that it has a gray wintery stripe next to the red to form the checks.
|The log is a gift from a friend from her garden and right away it came to mind I should create a 'candle holder' centerpiece out of it for my rustic-woodland setting for the trout dinner.|
The mesh looking place mats are hand woven in straw, like the Panama hats... Pewter chargers, 'Woodland Transferware' dinner plates and finally, 'Multiple Choice' salad plates.
|The white birds are 'Salt & Pepper' shakers and I raised them on glass pedestals from small cloches and placed them inside birds nests.|
|I love my DIY Log candle Holder and here's how:|
I carved holes with a knife for the candles and with the same drippings of hot wax I glued them on it, quite easy and simple!
|The small bread plate is pewter too and they came with the chargers.|
|I did a lot of baking this last Christmas for my cuties. Now I need to stop eating sweets, lol..|
|The ivory crochet runner was made by my sweet grandmother Stella.|
|In the background the coffee or hot chocolate station.|
In real life the log is so much more intricate and prettier... I think.
|I used for this setting my 'Reed and Barton' flatware, as the style is sort of rustic, along with the fish knife.|