I’m a little late getting my table done and post up today. I won’t go into my personal business, just know that I am glad to get the table done, and, as always, love to blog. But today I won’t be as long-winded as normal, so that should be a relief to all of you! Also, thanks so much to Kathy; she has chosen to feature my estate sale post this Thursday! Her blog is wonderful, so hop on over if you haven’t read it yet!
I started today with one thought: to use my brightly colored plaid napkins.
I looked through my cabinets and decided on the Salem English Village. I haven’t used them lately, and I thought to bring out the blue in the plaid. I have used these napkins several times with red, yellow, and/or orange, and I like to challenge myself to do something different.
I decided to use them in this pretty beaded napkin ring. I purchased these rings in an antique mall a couple of years ago when I first started tablescaping.
I did not want to used my silver, so I pulled out the San Remo again. I love this flatware!
I decided to keep the top layer simple and just added the berry/fruit bowls.
These pretty goblets are another early tablescaping purchase. The color is called desert blue, and they were made by a Scandinavian company called Doyen. The foot of the stem is clear, and the rest of the glass is blue. You can tell by the look that they are vintage late sixties/early seventies when the clean, modern Scandinavian look was in.
I do have an ulterior motive here. If you read my blog, you know that if I purchase something new for tables, that I get rid of something else. I’ve purchased several things recently, so these Doyen goblets are getting the boot. They are for sale in my tablescaping store, so let me know if you are interested. They are really striking, look good with a blue tablescape, and are not expensive! You notice that I also used my margarita glasses again.
I really wanted to accent the table with some of the other colors in the napkins. I decided on my beautiful orange glass pitcher and two of my Spode pitchers.
I still wasn’t quite satisfied with the look, however, and I made a quick trip to Dollar General. I went to the artificial flower section and found these flowers in the perfect colors! I purchased the orange mums and blue hydrangeas.
I’m sure you know by now that I used the wire cutters to separate them, like I do with most of my flowers. I was really pleased with the final look!
Speaking of Dollar General, the summer clearance section has some great buys. If you need anything for your tables that has to do with fruit, I saw some cute bowls, mugs, and other things with strawberries, apples, and other fruit. I’m just sayin’.
Check out my internet stores when you have time; right now I have three. In addition to the one mentioned above, I also have one for holiday items and one for dishes. Also remember that if you don’t see it in the store does not necessarily mean that it is not for sale! (Case in point: someone has recently inquired about the fur coat.) Just ask! have a great tablescaping week!