I loved their idea of a grey flannel tablecloth. Or use it all winter long for a dressed-up look. All that is required is a trip to the fabric store. Called "suiting", this fabric makes an ideal table covering. Not only does it look classy, but it resists wrinkles, drapes beautifully and washes easily. What's not to like? I did not even bother to hem my cloth. The soft grey color is the ideal backdrop for all the extras. I have chosen to use my favorite white dishes, this time sitting atop shiny silver chargers.
Matching Callsitoga wine and water glasses from Crate & Barrel add some class.
I do believe my favorite recent purchase has been this very fun Aero flatware, also from the Crate with its circular spoons and stylish skinny black handles.
I could not resist this playful grey fabric, accented with circles of black and shades of soft green and aqua, which quickly turned into napkins.
Accessories also look fabulous against the grey flannel. These adorable mother-of-pearl napkin rings from Ten Thousand Villages once again pick up on the subtle circle theme going on.
White paper roses, also from Ten Thousand Villages, are scattered all over the table.
The final touch is another one of my go-to pieces, a sculptural candelabra from Crate & Barrel. This time I've added chunky round white candles for some mood lighting.
I hope I've inspired you to give this grey flannel tablescape your own personal touches. Looking very forward to seeing what my fellow dish lovers at Between Naps on the Porch have in store for 2012.