Most of the time my tablescapes come together pretty quickly. Well folks not this one. For starters I kept putting it off, that was my first clue that this wouldn’t be smooth sailing. I’ve had the blue and gold combination in my head for a while now and for a long time I was eager to do it.
After I disassembled the Valentine’s table I brought out the tablecloth and a few dishes and just walked by them a couple times a day. I think not having enough to put on the table might be part of the reason I procrastinated. As tablescapers we often get into the “lets pile lots of stuff on the table” mindset. Sometimes more is great and sometimes less can make a bigger impact.
After hemming and hawing for a couple of days with just the ivory muslin cloth on the table, I decided to just go with it. I took a quick trip to the thrift store looking for royal blue or off white plates. Couldn’t find a thing there, but the dollar store had exactly four plates left. Now they have none.
I found the oblong blue bowls a while back. Don’t you think they would be perfect for a banana split? This stack sits atop the ever versatile gold chargers. Gold rimmed goblets, and gold cordial glasses add lots of shine. The manners mavens would probably shudder at the placement of the flatware, but I like it. A simple ivory fanned napkin completes the setting.
Check out these dessert plates. Another TJ Maxx find and there were only three of them. On top of them I placed gold toned forks in a different pattern.
The ultra tall blue wine bottle is from our vow renewal back in 2006. It was too pretty to throw away and actually it was the Mr.’s idea to keep it. Good looking out hon! Along side it are cylinder vases with blue and gold glasses inside. I only had two glasses and because they are a different shade of blue I used them as filler for the vases. Throw in some blue silk flowers, brass candle holders and with candles and we’re almost there. A silk box with a beaded lid, and sparkly votives seal the deal and this baby was done. Whew!!!