This is the time of year when we’re immersed in hearts and all things pink and red. I promise to get to some of that real soon. Meanwhile in tablescape land I’ve had this table on my mind and have been putting it off because I was not in the mood. Sometimes I wonder if I have SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder. My energy seems to have gotten up and left, without me. To my delight, I had a momentary burst of energy and decided to get busy.
My first idea was to use my brown tablecloth. It is a no go because it is way too long; obviously I only looked at the price and not the size. Lesson learned. I went with an ivory base cloth and used a piece of lime green chiffon fabric as an overlay.
From the outset, other than the color palette, I knew I wanted texture for this table. The stack starts with a brown spiral woven placemat. Atop that sit’s a deep copper acrylic charger. Even though these two pieces are dark they create a bit of the shimmer effect and contrast in texture I was after.
Oh how I love these green plates with the crackled appearance and cream colored rim . They look dimply but are smooth. The dessert plates have a knobby feel to them but not so much that eating from them would be a distraction. Hope that makes sense. The brown napkin is folded lengthwise several times, accented with a multicolored beaded napkin ring (thanks Pier 1) and wrapped around said knobby dessert plate.
The flatware is an older set that I bought at Burlington’s. The amber bumpy goblets also came from Burlington’s. $1.48 each and I bought the only four in this color they had. I opted for these dimpled red wine goblets which were another score from Pier 1.
Once again my challenge was the centerpiece. The one shown here is what I was using everyday on my bare dining room table before I got back into tablescaping. One centerpiece from now to eternity, perish the thought!!! It works well and I think it even winked at me when I set it in place. In the booth in the back in the corner in the dark of my hoarders bin I pulled out the dark metal pillar holders, which I think came from Joann’s. You can’t go wrong with a stash of white or ivory pillars on hand, or a pair of gold mercury glass votive holders.
The Mr gave this one a “this is nice babe” right away. That’s how I know he really likes it and isn’t just humoring me. There was a basket sitting on the sidelines with a bunch of other candleholders, vases and even a few teapots in matching and coordinating colors. However, I decided to keep it simple, for now. Right about now I think I’m going to pour some red wine in one of those dimply goblets and chillax some more. Shout me a holler and let me know what you think please. Stay warm and take care!
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