Wednesday, March 3, 2010
I’ve been playing around this week with some lovely plates I just got in. I’m excited because I’ve not had this pattern in stock before. It's called Tapestry by Ridgway. They are a brown floral toile and I’ve mixed them with some blue floral plates by Myott to create this blue and brown tablescape.
I set up in our tv/game room/teenagers hang out upstairs because it is decorated in blues and browns. Whoo-wee, didn’t realize I’d have to clean so much for this post…thanks kids! I moved a table in front of the sofa and put two arm chairs at each side leaving the front open for pics of course!
I used four blue, gold embroidered organza napkins that I placed at an angle so they would hang over the edge of a table, one at each setting, which makes it appear to be a tablecloth underneath. I've said it before...I like using things I've already got so, seeing as I didn't have a blue tablecloth...some old napkins sufficed.
I then used round pleather (fake leather) placemats at each setting. I love the texture of these and use them all the time! Using various textures, patterns and colors gives depth to any design...including tablescapes!
Next, I used the 10" blue Myott Finlandia plates and topped each with one of the brown Ridgway Tapestry plates.
These blue Myott plates are available for purchase HERE
and the brown Ridgway plates are available for purchase HERE
I bought these brown napkins at Walmart for $1 a piece and used blue and brown transferware napkin rings by Royal Staffordshire around each one.
My Mother in law gave me the blue Fostoria stemware some years ago, but I just got these brown tumblers at Walmart for only .77 a piece! Better deal than the dollar store!
Since I decided to use only floral patterns here, I chose an antique wash pitcher filled with blue hydrangeas for the centerpiece. I just love this piece. I have the bowl that matches as well.
Gotta have a little blingage at the table so I added these inexpensive tea light holders with crystalique (plastic) drops and beadwork. I've had these for years. They really are pretty and add a nice ambiance to the setting. I love eating by candle light.
I hope you've enjoyed my tablescape and will post a comment to let me know what you think...then click on over to Tablescape Thursday for more lovely table settings.
A Poem for your Thoughts:
Who among us has never been struck, upon entering a room for the first time, by its particular atmosphere, the undefinable perfume given off by it? Doesn't this effluvia of sensation seem to carry with it the memory of actions, silences, and emotions to which the room has been witness? Why wouldn't its walls have recorded and stored away all the emotional vibrations given off by its successive occupants and visitors? Both metaphor and psychic catalyst, a room always seems to reveal to us a specific psychological and spiritual universe.