My mom’s favorite color was green and each time I use it in my settings I wonder how she would like it. I think she’d like this one not only for the color, but because she had a fondness for fancy tableware, even though she didn’t have lots of it. She also had a keen eye for a bargain and would love the fact that the black and white dishes were very inexpensive.
The swirly set is from my grocery store, Meijer’s. I mention them all of the time because it’s one of my favorite stores and honestly where I spend a good deal of time. It’s not unusual for a weekly shopping trip to last at least 2 hours. We also have three branches in our area which makes me a very happy camper. Each time I go there I’m tempted to ask the manager if I can set up a tabletop display. One day I’ll muster up enough nerve to ask.
What’s really great about this color combo and pattern is its versatility. I can’t think of any color that can’t be paired with black and white or any holiday that wouldn’t be appropriate for the pattern.
I would love to pair the swirl pattern with something a bit tamer. One day I’ll muster up enough nerve for that also, and I’m open to suggestions.
The green charger plates are from TJ Maxx, goblets Pier 1, and the faceted green goblets from the thrift store.
A couple of years ago I bought the swirly flatware from Big Lots. They’re very lightweight and at $10.00 for the set that’s pretty much what I expected. When you don’t have or can’t find the color napkin you want, a tea towel is a good alternative. Tea towels are bigger which gives you many options for presentation. I stuck to a basic pocket fold for my cutlery.
For the center of the table I filled the bottom of my $5.00 Pottery Barn vase with stones and layered moss on top. A handful of flowers finished the arrangement.
I used my hurricane holders with pillars and crystal clear holders and tapers on either side of the flowers. While I was shopping my home for this table I grabbed the green ribbed bowls for the final finishing touch.
With a few shamrocks this one would be a fitting nod to St. Patrick’s Day, along with a Chocolate Cake made with Guinness. Hope Meijer’s has that in stock!!!
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