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Romantic Safari dinner

This time of year, it's getting alittle chilly, so I thought I would create a Romantic dinner for two in front of our fireplace. I decided on an African Tablescape. It can be fun and romantic to bring out the animal in all of us...Grrrrrrrrr......or Purrrrrrrrrrrrr.... 
                     I bought the fold up chairs from Overstock.

 I love these dishes.  I found them on sale at ZGallery.  The animal print is so much fun! Lions and Tigers and Rhinos......Oh my!

 Who doesn't like animal print? I love to wear animal print clothes.
These glasses I purchased from Horchow.  I also got the flatware from Horchow.

                     These placemats I found at Home Goods.
My good friend Liz, I met her online...from Home and Gardening With Liz sent me these Animal print valances.  I thought they would look good on the backs of the chairs. The pillows I found at Ross.
I believe Liz bought the valances at Touch Of Class


 Isn't this monkey adorable?  I found him at Pottery World
I bought the cutest monkey lamp from Pottery World about 3 years ago on sale.

 Aren't these Safari girls fun?  I found them at Steinmart
 Darling little jungle animals I found at Overstock.


I hope you enjoy viewing this fun Tablescape as much as I had creating it! I'm linking up with Susan at Between Naps On the porch
for Tablescape Thursday.....Have fun.....

I am also linking up with Shari - Happy to Design  for Seasonal Sundays. This is one of my favorite past posts.  Enjoy!
Thanks Shari.  This party is a great idea for showing past posts.

If you have some time to spare, check out my Falling leaves video post.  It is a lovely video showing the colors of Fall.
Thanks for stopping by!

About Linda @ Life and Linda

Hello, welcome to LifeandLinda. I am from Northern California. I enjoy blogging, Designing Blogs, Decorating, cooking, entertaining, gardening and clogging. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. Love the table and the huge red dish on the mantel it the greatest.

  2. Oh my, I love this! Those plates are really great! I want a note in the box when you store them that these are for Liz!! LOL.... the fabric accents are great too! The safari chic plates are too fun! Coffe and some of those cake balls of yours served on them would be awesome! I'll be right there!!

  3. Linda what a fun and romantic idea! Love the Fall swag on the mantel. Beautiful stemware with the tortoise shell look! What cute plates too, and YES it sure is a jungle out there lol!!

    Very unique and creative Linda!!

    Hugs Sherri:)

  4. loving that jungle scene, just darling!

  5. I like the graphic patterns against the autumn mantle. The valance on the back of the chair is a brilliant idea. Well Done! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  6. I agree with Teri. Loving the mantle.

    Thank you for sharing the ideas.

    Loving your pieces & theme so much.

    Happy TS,

  7. Love this table setting, this is out of my comfort zone but think what you brought to the table (big smile) is fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing.

  8. Hi Liz! I'm glad you found my blog (thanks for the nice comment by the way!)
    I LOVE your blog! Your decorating style is awesome! I love the safari theme you did by the fun and nice!
    I can't wait to keep coming back. PS-- I'm your latest blog follower :)
    Have a great day!

  9. OH MY GOODNESS...I just noticed I wrote Liz instead of Linda... I'm SO SORRY!!!

  10. Great table! That overhead shot is especially pretty -- what fabulous placemats to set off the great plate designs!

  11. What a fun table! I just love those dishes. I am envious that you can have a fire already. I can't wait!

  12. This is so well thought out and put together! Love it!

  13. Oh my goodness... where do I start? I love this fun table with all the animal prints! You have some of the cutest plates and accessories to go with it too. Those safari girl plates were adorable!!

    This is just all around terrific. I love it!

    I also saw on your banner that you're an ovarian cancer survivor. Wooohoooo!! What a wonderful blessing. One of my friends (a bridesmaid for me) is also an ovarian cancer survivor. This year will be 12 years!! And *they* thought it would never be done.
    May God continue to bless you with health for years to come.

  14. What a cute safari table! I love the monkey votive holder and love your plates! You have thought of every little detail making this really perfect....Christine

  15. Thank you for finding my blog! I love your safari tablescape. I'll be popping over to say hello again. Glad you liked the owl smores.

  16. So, so cute!!! Those animal napkin rings are really cool!

  17. Hi Linda, actually I have been here but I am saying hello again. Thanks for stopping by...Christine

  18. Z Gallery is such a great place for finding neat did well there. Hopefully, your romantic dinner was all you hoped it would be. Thanks for your visit, and I'm glad to know that you are a cancer survivor.

  19. Hi linda, Wo! Is a fantastic setting, just beautiful!

  20. very nice here:)thanx to come to me :) kisses

  21. what beautiful dishes, I love the African theme!

  22. what great finds! ...and what a beautiful home you have!

    thanks for the blog luv at my place!

    hugs! Kim @ Frost Me!
    party inspiration

  23. What a great tablescape. That monkey candleholder is too cute! I don't think I've ever seen a safari themed tablescape before, but it looks perfect!

    Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment, it was sweet of you to visit.

  24. Linda,
    Thanks for coming by and I must tell you...I LOVE those "COOL" glasses!!!


  25. Great table. I would love to eat in front of your fireplace. Very romantic. I love collecting things to use on the table! I'm enjoying your blog.

  26. This tablescape is so pretty and so different!! I love all of the elements for your table and the colors are beautiful! I love setting in front of the fireplace.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog! Hope to see more of your posts!

  27. Beautiful! Your napkin rings and monkey candleholder are too cute. And, I love anything from SteinMart! You've truly created a romantic (and, okay, wild) table for two! Thanks for sharing (and, thank you for your kind note about my sitting room re-do)! Take care, *Becca*

  28. Hi Linda,

    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog! I enjoyed it very much. Love your safari theme table. Those plates are great!

    Happy monday!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

  29. Linda, thank you so much for visiting my blog! Talk about creative...this is gorgeous! Thanks for being a follower!!!

  30. I guess we California girls were on the same wavelength this week....Safari Style I love your whole tablescape. I would love to find some of the plates. I have a few animal print glasses but not enough for this setting. Thanks for leaving a nice comment on my Safari Tablescape. I'll be back for a visit.

  31. I LOOOVE your Safari table! I have done one too, I will post it at Susan's one of these days!

  32. Fun dishes! It's just the two of us, so I often set a table for two. Love the idea of moving it into the living room by a fire. Very romantic!

  33. I LOVE this one! I bet my mom would too! I'm sending her the link.

  34. Very much enjoying your blog Linda, so much beauty to discover! Thanks for following me!

  35. Good artcile, but it would be better if in future you can share more about this subject. Keep posting. Zanzibar day tours


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