DJ’s and others in the music industry are starting to sound off about what is “the” song of the summer. To me it’s the song that started out as a real catchy tune and really made you smile. Now it’s the song that I don’t want to hear again. I am so happy that Pharrell has had mega success but enough already! However, when I was putting this table together I kept thinking I’m Happy with this table. Now that song is stuck in my head, again.
I was reluctant to go with the yellow/aqua color combo again but I wanted to use this yellow fabric that has been sitting around forever. Then there are these cute aqua and white sea motif salad plates. They’re melamine and were $1.48 each, thanks again Burlington. Melamine combines with dollar store white plates work well for me so why not. That was just the start of me dispensing with all formality for this table.
There was bit more mixing and matching going on here also. I do not have bright yellow or aqua napkins. How did that happen! And I will take care of that little situation. What I did have was four tea towels that had the colors I wanted to use. Once again I didn’t have four of the same but life goes on.
Let’s not stop there, because I’m Happy! There’s a mash up with the cutlery. Yellow from the thrift store and aqua, well it’s more teal, from the clearance section at Target. Rattan chargers add texture and meld with the feel of the table.
No fuss no muss glasses round out the setting. Keeping it simple I used three white vases with small bunches of blooms to line the center of the table. They are sitting on round teal candle holders. The frilly fabric stems are leftovers from a shower I helped Charisse with last month. In between each vase is a round votive holder perfect to add a little shimmer when the sun sets.
To finish it off, at each end of the table there are leaf shaped aqua dishes that hold extra flatware. Poke me with either a yellow or teal fork, I’m done!
I’m taking this tables to a couple of parties this week. You’re welcome to join in!