Sometimes creating a romantic dinner for two is the perfect thing to do on a Monday night. I set up a table for dinner in our wine cellar to surprise my husband. I cannot wait until he sees it.
I have been wanting to create a special yet simple dinner for my husband since the boys went back to Texas. I picked an unlikely location which just happened to be the coolest room in our entire home! I created a dinner for two in our wine cellar.
This post was sponsored and created for Flat Top Hills wines and the opinions are entirely mine. This post is for readers 21 years and older.
I was selected to be an Ambassador for Flat Top Hills wines and they asked me to create a #flattopmoment. I decided to create a mid-week fun yet simple tablescape featuring their wines for a fun dinner with my husband.
This is what the wine cellar looked like before I started creating my “midweek” dinner.
Making the Table for Our Dinner in the Wine Cellar
I needed to find a table to put in the wine cellar and I found one that was the perfect size. And I say it was the “perfect size” because I just happened to have two riddling racks that fit on top of the table perfectly.
In case you are wondering, riddling racks are pretty cool. Developed by Madame Clicquot of the Veuve Clicquot Champagne house in the early 1800s, they are a way to hold bottles of wine during the process of making sparkling wine in the traditional format in France. The bottles in the fiddling racks are turned a quarter distance every few months to ensure proper storage. I have wanted to use my riddling racks in a fun way for a long time. This table was perfect.
This table is a very cool vintage table. I knew I had to remove the metal top in order to make this work. But removing the top took hours. And hours. And hours.
The only way to remove the metal top was with a pair of pliers and a lot of elbow grease. I had to bend the entire outside edge so that I could slip it off the vintage table.
Once the metal top was off, I replaced it with the riddling racks. I love how it came out!
Making the Wine Cork Vases
I came up with an idea to make wine cork vases. All you need is a vase, a shot glass, and some wine corks.
Place the shot glass in the middle of the vase. Surround the glass with plenty of wine corks.
It should look like this. Fill the shot glass with water (I used a turkey baster) and place fresh flowers in the vase. Next, I added a few more corks to fill up the vase. I cut these hydrangeas from my garden.
Setting the Table in the Wine Cellar
After about a thousand trips up and down our basement stairs, the table was almost set. I decided to use my copper charges and copper candlesticks from Amazon. I added my favorite Spode Delamere plates and my “every day” sterling silver.
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We chose two of the Flat Top Hills wines, the 2018 Flat Top Hills Chardonnay, (SRP $13.99) and the 2016 Flat Top Hills Red Blend, (SRP $15.99).
They are perfect to enjoy with the dinner I had planned.
The table was simple but created the perfect #flattopmoment.
I loved the intimate setting and the uniqueness of the location made it so romantic and special.
I can’t believe how important it is to think “outside of the box”. Whenever I push myself it ends up being better than I ever imagined.
I have a feeling we might be dining here a lot this summer. It’s quaint, cool and very romantic and very warm outside!
I also never imagined this table would fit in our cellar. But I took a chance and moved it in there. I am so glad I did.
Cheers to creating a fun weeknight dinner at your home. All you need is a fun location, flowers, and some candles and you are set!
Oh wait, I forgot you need food too. I am off to cook dinner now!