Susan at Between Naps on the Porch is hosting another Tablescape Thursday for all of us “dish people”. I’m just thrilled that she presents this faithfully each week, because I never tire of looking at everyone’s dishes and how you present them. So once again, Thanks, Susan! :)
The majority of my Tablescapes are casual and today’s presentation is no exception.
My daughter was coming over and she has caught the dish bug and always appreciates a pretty setting.
My inspiration this week??
This deep golden sunset yellow topper. Last week while birthday shopping I was in Charlotte Rousse. They had a clearance bin with scarves, belts and other small accessories for 99 cents. Of course the color and the pattern on this summery scarf just jumped right out at me. I looked it over, fell in love with the vintage look of it and decided I couldn’t go wrong for just under a dollar. You never know where you might run across a great idea for decorating!
Right away I knew I would use it for a tablescape or a prop for my silk floral arrangements more so than a scarf.
After giving my table a bit more thought ~~~ black seemed to be a nice, strong contrast with the warm yellow. I found these bamboo placemats and the checkered napkins in my newly organized bin.
I needed more color, so after pulling out my solid black dishes, I layered a white salad place first and then a clear glass plate on top with painted strawberries. The white allows the strawberries to show up. Oh those strawberry dishes bring back sweet memories of my Aunt Lela. Years ago she gave me birthday money and I found this set of four strawberry dessert plates I used with her money. Isn’t it nice I still remember that? She has been in heaven several years now.
A little bright green just seemed to be another fun color for more pop, as we like to say.
Now you may have thought my water pitcher and glasses were black, but when you look closely, you can see they are actually a very deep red. I chose these to bring out more red and the red/black just seems to tie in with the overall look.
Oh! My same aunt gave me this pitcher. The red glasses were purchased at a grocery store in Enid, Oklahoma back in the early 80’s for $1 a piece. I think I have 10 or 12. A few are chipped, but I still love ‘em.
You know what I might do differently next time? Place a white tablecloth beneath the yellow topper. It would give it a more finished look, but for now this won’t stop my daughter and me from having great conversation over a casual lunch.
I hope you’ll join me by stopping by all the others who have participated in this very, very fun event.
Thanks so much for visiting me on 47th Street today. I love it when you stay awhile and say hi. :)