Tuesday, January 3, 2012

All Suited Up

The inspiration for this tablescape came from a Chicago Tribune feature on holiday decor.  What is so great about this table is its adaptability.  This could easily turn into a lovely Thanksgiving table with the right details. Dress it up for Christmas or New Year's Eve.

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.


  1. Very nice! Love the round candles ... and the glistening glassware. Thanks for sharing.

  2. ooh loving the suiting.. what a great idea. Is it wool flannel? Totally curious now. Your table is stunning. I love how you added bowties as napkins.. so fitting. I love this..

  3. Pretty table, love the napkin rings!

  4. Would love to "suit up" to sit at this fabulous table! Glad to find your blog, looks like its going to be a fun place to visit!


  5. Gorgeous - the table looks very Art Deco, which I love. Nifty flatware and love the idea of the gray flannel suiting. So glamourous :)

  6. Oh, I love the idea of the gray flannel tablecloth! One would look stunning with my wedding china, which has gray in the pattern. Thanks for the inspiration! Your table is really lovely and dramatic.

  7. Wow!

    This is absolutely the most neat & elegant table I seen so far this week.

    I am loving your flatwares.

    Job well done...

    Wishes from Stockholm,

  8. What a wonderful chic table you've set -- very elegant.

  9. Your table is beautiful! Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday!

  10. So beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!