Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pink-A-Boo

Although we have had a relatively mild winter, I nonetheless am ready for Spring to arrive...as you can see from this week's tablescape.  The inspiration for this tablesetting began with the fabric that I used to make these napkins.


I just had to have it.  The pattern is Garden Party by Jane Dixon for Andover Fabrics.  A companion fabric in the collection will be featured in an upcoming posting.  I really do love grey...love it with yellow, love it with red and especially love it with pink!


So when I saw these light grey palm grass mats at Crate & Barrel, I knew I had to have them and would use them often.  I really wanted this table to focus on the napkins, so I kept everything else simple.  I began with a vintage pink and white checked linen tablecloth.


Next, I layered my plain white plates on  silver chargers on the grey placemats.  I wanted to be able to really see the pattern on the fabric, so I fanned out the napkins as much as possible...


securing the center with these cute square mother-of-pearl napkin rings from Ten Thousand Villages.


For glassware, I chose my perennial favorite Romantika goblets (vintage Crate) and paired them with these...

lovely mint green champagne flutes (vintage Horchow). Of course every table needs a little candlelight,


this time provided by chunky square glass votives.  I suspected that Trader Joe's would have some gorgeous flowers, and much to my delight, I found this mixture...


that matched my table just perfectly.  I tucked the flowers down low into a really charming little white porcelain vase (Rosenthal) that had belonged to my Aunt Tess.  Hope you've enjoyed this repast from Winter.


I must have a touch of Spring Fever, though...because I just thought a saw some dragonflies fly by. So...stay tuned.

9 comments:

  1. Oh I do love the combination of softness and bold with your pinks. The soft green blends perfectly. Love your shiny chargers too!

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  2. Lovely! I see that I would not have been able to walk away from those napkins either! They are wonderful and you are a lucky girl, I have never seen mats in the gray - they are perfection!

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  3. Very sweet the way it all came together.

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  4. I really, really like the napkin presentation! Very pretty! The napkin rings are a knockout, too!

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  5. So fresh and pretty! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

    Would you please consider removing word verification from you blog?

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  6. I really like how you let the napkins be the "stars" of the table although they have some still competition from that beautiful centerpiece. Great color combination.

    Robin
    Robin Flies South

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  7. Beautiful Setting! Those napkins are gorgeous!
    Have a wonderful night!

    Aledia

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