A darky and moody photo resulted in this copper container centerpiece landing unexpectedly on my tablescape.
The copper container had been sitting on the end of a table in my basement for almost a year. Occasionally I would use it to store craft supplies or bits and pieces of fabric. One day after reorganizing my flower bins for the umpteenth time I plopped a handful of flowers inside the container rather than pull out the bins again. Still the container sat on the end of the table.
For months it sat literally collecting dust. Last week out of the blue I decided to place it on a black background and take a picture. I liked it. I liked it a lot but sent it back to its resting place.
A spare bedroom has been a collecting spot since my injury. When I’m downstairs anything that I think may be used soon I bring up to lessen my up and down trips. These pink and white dishes have been taking up space and time in the spare room for a couple of months. I was determined to use these dishes before the end of summer so I set about bringing a few more things upstairs. By now you may think that I have a several hot messes designated as storage but I promise I’m a bit more organized now. Here’s how this little bit of this and that tablescape came together.
The table is covered with a navy blue flat sheet and overlaid with a blue and white pinstripe fabric remnant. To add depth, I used navy blue placemats, vertically and hanging over the edge of the table. Next came silver chargers with the pink and white dinnerware.
These dark blue tumblers are a dollar store purchase that were originally intended for my Memorial Day table. For only $1 they are nice and heavy and I will get lots of use from them. Alongside are pinkish-rose goblets that came from Ross’s several years ago.
Deep pink polyester napkins are folded simply with thrift store flatware laid on top.
Originally I used a sliver mercury glass vase filled with pink and white flowers for the centerpiece. On each side I had cylinder vases with more pink blooms. It- did- not- excite- me- at- all. I add candles and it was still just, meh. Back downstairs I went. The copper container yelled, “coach put me in!”. I was going so far out on a limb with this that I didn’t know if I could find my way back.
For some strange and unexpected reason, for me, it worked. Maybe because a copper container centerpiece filled with deep violet, ivory and pink flowers with trailing greenery is the last thing one would think to find on this table. Beats me, but it worked!
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