This table for two is set up in my shop, The Vintage Abode.
It's a sweet mix of sage green transferware with cream and pink accents.
Because the table is small, and I wanted a little wood to show (this table has a lovely grain) I decided to place the place mats at an angle, allowing them to drape over the table. They are a light taupe color with rose, sage and aqua accents.
The border to these plates make them easy to pair with other colors and patterns.
(Why is it that I don't notice how crooked I placed the flatware until I'm inserting the photos into my posts and it's too late, too dark, too something to go back and take more pictures? )
I changed this setting up a bit, here and there. First, I double up my napkins and stuffed them into the wine glasses. One napkin is the same pattern as the place mats and the other a pink and sage stripe.
I kind of felt like it was a bit much with using the cloches and that the height of each competed with each other, so I removed the napkins from the glasses and used only the striped with some vintage, ceramic rose napkin rings.
First, I placed them to the left of the plate.
Then I placed the napkins on the plate. I think this is my favorite.
Aren't the napkin rings sweet? I have a set of four. They are $16
I moved the bird cloches to the upper left side, where a bread plate would be. Wouldn't a roll be cute in these? I think these are the sweetest bird cloche's.
The centerpiece is a simple candle ring, which I added extra flowers to. The colors are soft and the fabric on the flowers gives them an almost iridescent look.
The flatware is San Remo by Hampton. I think. Oh goodie...it looks straight in this pic.
The cup and saucer is also by J & G Meakin but has a foral motif ', whereas the plates have a vine and leaf border.
I love the muted pinks and greens. I think I have a bit of Spring fever. Today, it actually got warm enough out to open my shop door this afternoon. That was nice, especially since I've been freezing my fanny off with no heat in there. That's right. No heat. I had three space heaters and they simply could not warm 4000 square feet. You should have seen how I dressed some days. Just think layers. And fingerless gloves so I could use my computer. Must have computer access. No computer, no can function.
Ok, now that you're all feeling sorry for me because I had no heat, it wasn't all that bad, really. Well...the point I'm trying to make is that I had it fixed yesterday...just in time for warm weather today. :-)
Here are a few more photos of the table and then I'll announce the CSN winner!
And now, for the winner of last weeks $40 CSN giveaway...Comment #2 chosen by random.org
Kym at Just Say Cheese
I'll be sending you the CSN gift code to use towards any purchase at one of their 200+ stores!
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