This early summer tablescape allowed me to find me another use for kitchen towels.
I love looking for and finding tableware and linens that can be used in different ways and with different themes. These colorful dollar store microfiber kitchen towels were too pretty to pass up. Displayed with them were cups and bowls with the same paisley print motif. I’m kicking myself now for not buying them as well. From my experience when it comes to drying dishes, microfiber towels don’t do an adequate job. And for that reason, it’s doubtful that I will use these kitchen towels for anything other than as napkins.
Once again, I used a sheet to cover my table. Check out my post, Unusual Table Covers and Where to Find Them to see how I used a different sheet as a tablecloth.
One of the most fun aspects of styling tables is using the same pieces to create a different feeling. This centerpiece was used against a white tablecloth in a Water Color Inspired Spring Table.
To bulk up the centerpiece I added white tapers in crystal clear holders. I added a bobeche to each one for another layer. A bobeche is a glass collar around the candle to catch drips. Some are also used to hang prisms.
At this point, the centerpiece seemed to be lacking something. While searching for that little something these white bowls caught my eye and I decided they would serve as backup for my stack.
The stack begins with a white acrylic charger followed by a green dinner plate with an off-white rim. I don’t remember where I bought these but I know they were inexpensive. The kitchen towel is placed atop the dinner plate. That is except for one setting that I didn’t notice until I uploaded the pictures. Oh well so much for symmetry!
I knew from the start that I would use these appetizer plates. When I placed them, they seemed to sink into the dinner plate so I added another plate underneath for more depth. The accent colors in the top appetizer plate are just perfect with the centerpiece and the kitchen towels. Once again, the vibe is totally different than when I used them in my Colorful Cinco De Mayo Tablescape.
I’m using my flatware with the basket weave handles here. I love the shape of the spoons and opted to use the soup spoon as well. This is where the white bowls come in as backup. Rounding out the setting are these green Pier 1 goblets along with my thrift store ones.
Styling a tablescape doesn’t require expensive pieces and unless you’re hosting a formal dinner party, rules can be bent, broken or tossed aside. My one suggestion is that you have a set of white dinnerware. With that the mix and match possibilities are endless.
These are the link parties I participate in. Drop by and show them a little love!