Saturday, July 19, 2014

Dancing Daisies

Wednesday was my birthday.  My cousin came over and generously brought me, along with other things, a beautiful bouquet of flowers that included some vibrant-colored Gerber Daisies. Thank you, Karen!  I woke up this morning and saw them on my dining room table with sun streaming in on them and they actually looked like they were dancing!  I thought, "I have to do something to honor these beautiful flowers! I think I'll create a tablescape!"

So, this is what I came up with:

I decided I really wanted to showcase the colors of the bouquet, so I started with placemats from Pier One that reflected these colors.

Then I opted to go with a different combination than I might have gone with in the past.  I've been wanting to do a black and white table, and I figured this might be a good time, because black and white would not detract from the bouquet's colors, and might even enhance them!  So I started with the black plates that were part of the Christmas box of plates from my stepdaughter.  They are from Target and marked Home: "Zanzibar".  I really like the pebble-like texture around the border!

The next dish came from a Macy's sale and is a from the Martha Stewart Collection ( no pattern name indicated).  I like the lacey lattice-work pattern on this plate.

The top of my dish stack is a porcelain bread and butter plate from Mikasa that I purchased on-line. Its pattern is labeled as Urban Rose.  I'm not sure how its pattern will photograph, but I love the gray accent on the floral design.  Can you see how the gray color is just splashed across the rose like a watercolor?

The table setting is completed with black stemware found while thrifting at a store supporting an animal shelter (I was happy to contribute to this worthwhile cause!); napkins that match my placemats; and, my Mikasa Regent Bead flatware.

My centerpiece showcases my birthday bouquet.  I placed it on a Dollar Tree black dinner plate and then for some added texture and interest, I added my Tabletop Lifestyles: Castleware plate from HomeGoods.   Some ceramic birds from Michael's for accents and then some glass scatter beads complete the centerpiece and table.

Do you think using the black and white plates makes the flowers stand out or should I have used more colorful plates?  I do have some orange and yellow dinner plates, and some patterned ones in similar colors that would have complemented the bouquet.

I'll be linking up to Susan's Tablescape Thursday at and
Christine's Link It Up! Table Party at  Thank you, ladies, for continuing to host these parties!  It's always so much fun to see what other tablescapers have created!

Your comments do make me smile, and I am curious about your opinions on this week's table! Thank you!!

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