Romantic Prairie style

I was having a few friends over to celebrate my sister's birthday on Saturday night. Nothing fancy just cake and presents. For special occasions, I usually use one of my lighted table runners but I thought it would be nice to do something more casual and less elegant.

Recently at a flea market, I bought this table runner made from a grain sack. The ends of it have just a hint of lace. This was the start of the tablescape.

I added my most neutral dishes, linen napkins, and a few votives.

I brought my turquoise colored Ball jar to Pondview Florist and asked them to fill it with a wildflower bouquet. I wanted to continue with a rustic theme. Nothing fussy or too bright. They did a great job as always.

When it came time for the cake, I brought out my antique scale to use as a cake stand. And the cake was absolutely delicious. It was a yellow layer cake with lemon marscapone cheese frosting between the layers and on the top.

The cake came pre-sliced and if I took the little sheets out to take a photo it would have collapsed. So the tacky sheets are in the photo.  Oh yeah, the cake was garnished with white chocolate shavings. Delish! It was well worth using my Weight Watchers cheat points to have a slice. By the way, I'm down 8.8 pounds so far.


Salmagundi said…
Is this a different look for you? Love the idea of using the scale for the cake!! Sally
Elaine said…
Yes, normally I like florals and a more elegant look. This is my version of Romantic Prairie Style.
Marina in Blue said…
Perfect for me, depend on the kind of people invited and if you feel comfortable
I love your idea of the antique scale as the cake stand. Your whole table looked lovely. I've said this before. You set a great table.
The table setting is very pretty! Elegant yet simple. That cake looks so good....I am doing WW too. Having my weigh in tomorrow. It's only been 2 weeks since I started but hoping that the scale has moved down....even a little. ~Patti

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