HERE'S HOW IT TURNED OUT:
HERE'S HOW IT WAS CREATED:
I started with my new yellow placemat that I got at HomeGoods. I loved the delicate pattern of the flowers. (I'm just about positive I had a sheath-style dress made from material in this pattern back in the 60's!)
I then added my open-scrollwork charger from the Maryland China Co. I debated about using the charger because it covered so much of the lovely pattern on the placemat, but I couldn't resist, because the scrollwork resembled the embroidered effect on the mat and I felt they went well with each other.
Then I added my HomeGoods' Metaceramica dinner plate from Portugal. This plate has become a reliable workhorse for my tablescaping hobby!
Next, I added my Madaleine salad plate from Pier One. I love it for its softly scalloped edge and small swirled design.
I ended the dish stack with a matching napkin (note the sweet embroidery), and a porcelain napkin ring found while antiquing.
My place setting was completed with small white tidbit plates I found while antiquing; my Mikasa wine glasses (I don't remember the pattern name, but I think the swirl engraving on the glass is reminiscent of the embroidery on the napkin and placemat); and, my Cambridge flatware from Tuesday Morning.
My centerpiece is a simple one because, like I always believe when I use fresh flowers, I want the flowers to be highlighted. My Farval pitcher from TJ Maxx holds my dahlias, surrounded by my small birds I purchased at Michael's (I've used them many times before on my tables!) I added crystal candlesticks that were a wedding gift. I also added two Candlewick bowls. I've had them for many years. I love the glass beading along the edge, and feel that the delicate nature of the bowls complements the placemats.
I wanted to keep the table uncluttered so that the yellow and white colors would be accentuated and it would reflect a "summer feel". It surely was a fun shopping trip! I've got more tables planned with things that I purchased from this trip. Stay tuned!
I'll be joining Christine at www.rustic-refined.com for her Monday Table It! Link Party and
Susan at www.betweennapsontheporch.net for Tablescape Thursday.
Be sure to visit these wonderful blogs to see what other tablescapers have created! Thanks, Christine and Susan, for hosting these parties.
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