Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Although we have had a relatively mild winter, I nonetheless am ready for Spring to 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 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.


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

  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!

  3. Very sweet the way it all came together.

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

  5. That's a very pretty table! Pat

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

    Would you please consider removing word verification from you blog?

  7. 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 Flies South

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