Hello again! Let me start by saying I LOVE my dishes and I love my napkins. It’s fun mixing and matching and playing around with things ~~~~~
If I don’t have guests coming over for dinner it seems unreal to put a lot of time into a tablescape. Today I’ll be showing you how to create a finished table with color and interest FAST!
Don’t get me wrong, for those of you who pour lots and lots of time into it, I am the first to say I appreciate your efforts. My spring show is just around the corner and I feel guilty not being downstairs working instead of playing! LOL! When I am really entertaining I spend lots of time on my tables, tweaking and playing and redoing til the guests arrive!
Since it’s time for Susan’s Tablescape Thursday over at Between Naps on the Porch I hurriedly started looking through dishes seeing what would be pretty together. I happened to have four of these precious little salad plates out on display
so that was my starting point. Oh yes, they did come from the Thrift Store and have a couple of little chips, but you won’t see those. They are underneath. There are no markings so don’t know anything about them other than I had to have them, chips and all.
Knowing you can’t go wrong with solid white that was next in line. Johnson Brothers Ironstone, England.
Okay, we are all itching for spring, so let’s pull out these Robin’s Egg Blue chargers. These I found last year and I LOVE THEM! Remember, stack stuff up. It always looks more impressive that way.
Next we need napkins. First I thought I would use the white ones with black I found awhile back, clearanced at Pottery Barn. Hummm, they are okay, but a little formal. Plus we are all eager for color and who doesn’t love this bright green? I promise I would have ironed them if you had been actually coming for a meal! These came from World Market.
My running bunnies were just pulled out last weekend and Yes, they will work fine for the centerpiece. Notice the antique tray. It’s one of my favorite Goodwill finds. I did have a new mirror made to fit and it looks wonderful in so many ways.
A splash of a soft flower and some gorgeous deep blackberries and we have plenty of color and variety to make this table work in a matter of minutes. The little silver pedestal dish was an estate sale find.
Some glasses, silverware and tiny little individual bunnies and birds finish this table off nicely. See? You too can put together a table anyone would enjoy sitting down to in nothing flat!
Oh, I almost forgot to show you this SWEET little platter that I added to the table. It will certainly hold something I am serving. It is made in France and I found it in an antique store in North Carolina. It’s one of my favorites.
Okay, before I go over to see everyone’s tables this week I will first “unset” my table. Are we craZy or what??
As always, I thoroughly enjoy your comments and visits. Thanks for stopping by!
I am also pleased to be joining Linda at A la Carte for Junkin’ Finds Friday
Debra at Common Grounds for Vintage Inspiration Finds and
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.