During the last rearrangements of supplies in my hoarders bin, I stored several small tulip centerpieces in a large basket. I didn’t see this as a potential centerpiece until I was looking for supplies for Charisse’s shower. This was one table I had to act on right away before I was distracted by deep couch sitting!
The foundation of the tablescape is a white polyester cloth with a dusty pink overlay. In a battle of chargers these dark pink ones won out over the silver and the hot pink woven ones. No worries they’ll have their turn before long. Atop the chargers I used pink and white dinner plates followed by a white salad plate and the matching bowl to the dinner plate. The pink and white plates are a find from TJ Maxx years ago. Many of my TJ Maxx dishes were on clearance and very often the pieces are in uneven numbers or an entire category of the set is missing. This is where the fine art of mixing and matching comes in.
I used a very simple fold for the soft pink napkins and faux mother of pearl handled flatware. At this stage of the table I noticed that the weave of the basket, design in the plates and the decorative embellishment on the flatware shared a similar pattern. To keep the pattern party going I pulled a goblet and tumbler that were a nice complement to the rest of the table. The final element was the fan shaped taper holders. Perfect for spring and for Mother’s Day.
The overall vibe I wanted to convey was soft and relaxing but not too feminine. Done and done. After this table was finished I read a post over at Marty’s blog about how to make the most of faux flowers. Check out her tips at House of Hipsters