I mentioned in my last post that one of the many reasons that I love my Noritake Reverie is that I can use it with so many different colors. Because I focused on green earlier, I decided to focus on pink for this table. Because I normally use my Noritake in sort of formal or semi-formal situations, I also had the goal of trying to make it look a little more casual and playful.
I chose this pink table runner because…it is the only table runner that I have with pink in it. Good reason, right? I found it on eBay a while back.
Of course, here are my favorite Noritake Reverie plates.
Love the light pink napkins…an old Bed, Bath, & Beyond purchase. Love the tone-on-tone pattern, and, yes, there are butterflies in the pattern!
I decided to fold the napkin and put it between the dinner plate and the small plate for a little more depth and interest.
Of course, I had to pull out my pink tulip goblets. Love them!
Now for adding the more casual, playful elements…I started with my Dollar General bright pink flatware. Love this stuff!
I really wanted to add a little colorful, playful something on top of the plates. I looked through my stash and finally decided to use these little flower cups that are part of a condiment tray set.
This isn’t exactly the look that I really wanted since each flower is a different color. But I decided to go with it more for the fun element than the color element.
What is more playful than a pink flamingo? I love this little guy and use him a lot on tables at this time of the year.
For the candle, I went back to the pastels with my pillar candle. The bright pink pillar that I have was just all wrong with the flamingo. I really didn’t want to introduce yet another shade of pink.
I wanted one more bright pink element, so I went back to my Dollar General wire basket. I chose the lighter color of river rocks to give it a little more substance.
Love this fun table and my Noritake china!
So here is the update! The Meadow Visitors and Theodore Haviland small plate sets have sold.
The red polka dots has not sold yet, but I keep hoping!
Striped plates and rattan chargers…sold. I recently posted that my mother-in-law gave me some new wicker chargers much cuter than these, so I sold the old ones.
Striped goblets (the taller ones)…not yet.
A few random goblets have sold. Some small black plates sold; the medallion and wine plates, not yet.
I am feeling so much better about what is in my tablescaping stash (and what’s not!). Thanks to all my readers for hanging in there with me and keep praying that all of these other things will sell…I don’t want to be tempted to bring them back into the house.
While I’m on the subject of how I feel, I’ll go ahead and admit that David’s current physical problems plus some other random things in my life have had me kind of down lately. To give you just a couple of small examples, we’ve not been able to visit our son or attend a family wedding; I’ve worked every weekend recently and will continue to as much as I can.
This afternoon I got the word that some local students from a couple of different schools in our area were both injured and fatally injured in an MVA. Wow, does that put my life into perspective! What does it matter if we can’t do some things that we would like or see our family? We have our lives and our families, and that is what matters.
So I am trying to close with a bright thought and think that my beautiful lilies in full bloom are the perfect things to exemplify that. Aren’t they gorgeous?
The Lord is faithful in both good and bad times, and I had a reminder to look to Him and not get too wrapped up in myself! The scripture about the lilies of the field, or in my case, the lilies of the front yard, is very applicable here!