Thursday, May 24, 2012

Black and White (and Sassy)

Just like a little black dress, we all know that black (and white) can be elegant and classy.  But mix it up with bright, bold colors and black and white can also be fun and sassy!

This cheery tablescape begins with a vintage black and white checked tablecloth, a great base for all the color to come.

A chartreuse green runner (or actually a cute scarf from Target) adds a pop of color. Next, I layered my Hampton Green dinner plates from Crate & Barrel atop a simple black placemat.

How could you not love these Wild Flora dessert plates by Zak Design (available at Hobby Lobby). 

And that's also where I found this fabulous fabric, June Bug (The Alexander Henry Fabrics Collection) which I whipped up into napkins.

Covered with butterflies and dragonflies, flowers and do-dads, this fabric is adorable.  I like the playful look of my Aero flatware against the napkins.  Of course when it came to glassware, I scoured the cabinets for something colorful...

...and settled on these bubbly glasses with multi-colored swirls.

Just perfect.  I twinkle of candlelight comes from some brightly colored votives perched on my very versatile centerpiece,

decorated with these cute little...

...beaded dragonflies from Pier 1.  I think it's time to plan a menu.  After a big holiday dinner, one of my nieces thanked me saying she always appreciates all the work that goes into these parties, but that just once, I should take it easy and just serve M&M's and wine.  I think with this tablescape...

...that just might be a menu that I could pull off!  Thanks for the advice, Kate!


  1. This has such a wonderful retro feel to it! The colors are so fabulous. Love the fabric you found for the napkins.

  2. This tablescape is fabulous! I love all the colors, the plates are awesome and I love the napkins!! Thanks for sharing and have a great night!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  3. I love that happy table, everything is so gorgeous here. The colours are beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  4. I'm all for the mm's and wine.. smart niece.. Your table is just great!!! Love those colros and I love love the plates from hobby lobby. Great job on the napkins. You have a great style.. have a blessed weekend, xo marlis

  5. Gorgeous tablescape! Love the bold color. Envious you can "whip up some napkins"! :-) M & M's and wine sound great for a holiday week-end.

    So glad I found your blog since I'm a tablecloth collector. Come visit! Going to find where I can follow you. Pam