The sun is shining, the weather is reasonable, my family and I are safe and well and I’m counting my blessings. Isn’t it amazing how the weather can affect our mood and energy levels? I was determined to get out of my lazy blogger slump, get with the program, and change my table.
For this one I tried several color combinations with the dishes, napkins and flatware and finally settled on this one. The swirls make me smile and I hope you like them also.
The tablecloth is from Martha’s collection that I found at the thrift store. Originally I wanted black chargers and I couldn’t find them anywhere here in town. Had I ordered them online they wouldn’t have made it to me when I needed them. Also, by the time I paid S&H the cost would have been more than I was willing to pay. Who knew black chargers were in short supply. So I resorted to my DIY ones that I posted about here.
These plates from the Tempo Collection by Noritake will grace my table many times. The color combos here are awesome! I pulled the red salad plates and the black cup and saucer from my everyday dinnerware. The red in the salad plate is almost a perfect match to the shade of red in the dinner plate.
White swirly napkins and gold toned flatware give the setting some shine. The dessert forks came from the thrift store and they may as well have been free the price was so low. I included black dessert plates that also have a swirly type design.
Black stemmed flutes and the goblets were the mix of kind of fancy and plain that I was after. I bought the brass candlesticks over 15 years ago and don‘t remember where. Originally I used them to decorate the tables for my wedding cakes. Definitely money well spent.
I am seriously looking for a floral arranging class so I can up my centerpiece skills. In the meantime this black cake plate that I scored from Hobby Lobby after Halloween a couple of years ago supported my cake beautifully. Hobby Lobby is a goldmine of bargains!
Speaking of bargains and goldmines, have you been into TJ Maxx lately? OMG! Take care and I will chat with you guys again soon. Good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise!!!
I’m partying with these lovely ladies this week. You should join me!
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