How it was created:
I wanted the highlight of the table to be the flowers, so I opted for a simple setting for two people. I started with placemats I found at Pier One.
I started my dish stack with a lemongrass-colored Fiesta plate.
Then I added this plate from World Market. Made in Portugal, I felt its colors and pattern matched the Birds of Paradise well. In fact, I ended the stack here so the plates wouldn't be covered up.
To complete the individual setting, I added the matching napkins and a butterfly napkin ring from Pier One. I thought the colors on the napkin ring worked well, and thought the idea of complementing flowers from a garden with butterflies added to the theme of the tablescape. My "Treble Clef" flatware from the World Market reminds me of the stamen of a flower, and I felt my amber glasses from the Murano glass factory in Venice, Italy coordinated well with the colors on the table.
Here are some additional views of the table:
After completing this setting, I wondered if all of us tablescapers do the same thing: something attracts our eye: a flower, or a decoration, a piece of china or a certain fabric, and suddenly we know a table setting is about to be born! And with a mixing and matching of the treasures we have collected, suddenly (or sometimes after arranging and re-arranging for longer than we first intended!) we can step back and say, "I've created a scene I want to share!" I've said it before and will probably say it again,
"This is a wonderful hobby!"
I'll be linking up to two gracious hostesses:
Susan at www.betweennapsontheporch.net and Kathleen at www.cuisinekathleen.com
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