When designing a tablescape, inspiration can come from anywhere. Often it starts with the dinnerware, centerpiece, color palette and most of all the season. As with my appetite the calendar doesn’t always define my decisions. Of course you guys would think I’d lost all of my marbles if I posted a Halloween tablescape right now. Trust me I’m not that far over the edge!
The inspiration for this table came from this napkin that I found at a thrift store. It’s from a collection at Target and I’ve found several other patterns that I’ll share with you in the coming months. Grey and yellow (ish) is one of my favorite combos and I am planning to use more of it throughout the house.
After laying out several different settings my Home Fashion Advisors the Mr. and Gabrielle thought this combination was the best. I agreed whole heartedly. The yellow in the napkin is more like grainy mustard rather than lemons, but as you can see lemons are taking center stage in the centerpiece. The beautiful bowl that I’m using for the centerpiece is a gift from my neighbor Pat, who is my decorating muse. Yes, those are faux grapes in the bowl, I needed some filler.
I swiped these votive holders from the family room to keep the centerpiece company.
This silver tablecloth is indispensable! Pick a season, any season and it can be used. Also irreplaceable are these silver chargers which are the base of my stack. Love the swirls around the edges! The dinner plates are Windsor Platinum from Noritake. On the way home from work I stopped to pick up rolls for dinner and thought they’d be a nice addition to the table. So here they sit on the dessert plates.
One of my latest purchases is this Cambridge flatware. I think the shape of the spoons is gorgeous! They were on clearance at Sears and after I used my rewards points they were only $22.00. You can’t beat that with a hammer!!
Dinner tonight was spaghetti with meat sauce so enter the red wine goblets. We might even have a little Moscato after dinner so I added the flutes. Gabbi asked were we going to eat at the fancy table in the dining room or chill out and be relaxed in the kitchen. Soon she’ll realize that we can be all fancy or relaxed no matter where we eat. One more thing check out how Alicia from Thrifty & Chic used the same napkin. Very clever!
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