These Keaton Terra Cotta placemats suddenly caught my eye, mostly because they were square. They will fit nicely on my not-so-large dining room table. And surely I must have some napkins in my stash at home. Sold! Indeed, I had these Lila napkins, also from the Crate. This is when the fun started.
Why not turn these not-rectangle placemats on their side.
Why not fold my napkins into squares to match the placemats....and plop them in the center of the bowls! I'm on a roll. Taking cues from the stripes on the placemats, I positioned my Aero flatware all around the plate. Who says there are rules?
To maintain the playful mood of the table, I chose my South Beach glassware by Joseph Aboud.
Nothing else was quite in the "right"place, so I positioned the wine glass and water goblet on the corners of the mats.
Flowers just did not seem like the proper accent for this tablescape, so I opted for my ever-so-verstaile candle holder instead, this time filled with black beans. I just could not be happier with how this table setting came together...and all I bought were a few placemats (that were on sale) ! Up next...The Year of the Dragon. And stay tuned for future postings...a series entitled "What Was I Thinking? A Tablescape Challenge in Three Parts!"