Mother Nature obviously is not driven by the calendar as evidenced by our lack of warm weather. However, I will not be deterred and choose to have spring in my heart. As much as I love earth tones and safe neutral colors, I decided to set a vivid table. When I spied this tablecloth at Penney’s right after Christmas I kept walking. Then, the Sabrina in me coaxed me to turn around and take a closer look. The second glance still revealed a color palette unlike any I’d chosen before. In all honesty it wasn’t so much the color but the flowery pattern. However, there was something about it that was growing on me. Could it have been the $5.00 clearance sticker?
I knew this tablecloth would sit in the closet for a while because I had nothing to go with it. Sometimes tablescapes are designed around the linens, the dishes, a centerpiece or even a color. My first inclination was to go with the green in the cloth. I have green dishes that although they aren’t a match, could possibly work. They didn’t.
If the orange flowers could talk they would have told me from the beginning, “Find some orange dishes”. So I did. Thank goodness for dollar stores. When I walked into Dollar Tree there was a display of orange, green and yellow dishes reminiscent of Fiesta dinnerware in the front of the store. Twas my lucky day!
Once again I used my DIY wooden chargers to begin the stack. A white salad plate was sandwiched between the dinner plate and the bowl. I trusted my instinct and used the deep brown handled flatware and paired them with off white hemstitched napkins from the thrift store.
I haven’t used my brownish-black tumblers in ages so it was high time they came out of hiding. With so much going on with the table cover I chose a simple goblet to complete the beverage service. I grabbed the fruit bowl from the kitchen table because what I tried to create was a hot mess. Edible centerpieces are so easy to work with and I’ll be using lots more of them. Flanking the fruit are cylindrical vases with peachy colored glass beads we used for #Miami Nights and a pillar candle. The top of the vases are trimmed with scalloped edging made with my Cricut. I’ve mentioned the Cricut in several posts without an explanation of what it is. It’s a die cutting machine and it cuts paper, vinyl and even fabric. These cuts can be simple geometric shapes very intricate. Here’s a link with more detail and pictures of the different machines. .
While at the dollar store I found these votive holders. How could I resist? I also dug deep into my stash and found this green square vase and filled it with more beads and the flowers that I attempted to make a centerpiece with. This table brightened my dining room considerably and proved to me that color is my friend. Take Care and Be Well!
Sharing the sunshine at these parties:
Wow us Wednesday’s
Open House Thursday