Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Placemat Fun: The Finale

I hope you haven't grown too tired of my Placemat Fun experiment, because alas we have come to the final installment.  Just one version left to conquer...the camouflage placemats.  Remember, originally I presented these mats fashioned into a runner.  Today...they're mats.

So many colors to work with!  I started this tablescape with this chartreuse runner...

(actually a darling scarf from Target trimmed with the tiniest pompoms).

My orange paisley salad plates sit atop plain white plates...

...which sit atop simple silver chargers....

...all atop the wavy colorful placemats.  I wrapped these deep red-orange linen napkins from Sur La Table around my plates.  They are just the perfect color.

This mid century smoky gray bowl became a vase today for some vibrant alstroemeria.  I'm so glad I uncovered it from my stash recently.

I like the way the greenish hue of these recycled wine goblets picks up the sea foam color in the placemat.

I've used these little tumblers before as wine glasses, but today they are votives.  I simply tucked some tea lights into a few coffee beans.  Looks cute - smells great!  Well I have mixed and matched until I can mix and match no more.

Do you have a favorite tablescape?  I'd love to hear your thoughts.  As always I will be visiting my fellow dish aficionados at:

Centerpiece Wednesday (The Style Sisters)
Tabletop Thursday (Between Naps on the Porch)
Feathered Nest Friday (French Country Cottage)
Home Sweet Home Friday  (The Charm of Home)
Seasonal Sundays (The Tablescaper)
Let's Dish (Cuisine Kathleen)
Open House Party (No Minimalist Here)

Hope to see you there.


  1. I love these colors together! The paisley plates are wonderful, and the chartreuse scarf-as-runner is inspired!

  2. Your experiment has been a grand delight. I like all of them, and I think that this colorful finale is maybe my favorite. Love the mid-century bowl. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  3. Wow your table is gorgeous. Love the pop of color.

    Jocelyn @

  4. Love the paisley plates with the silver around them and the coffee bean/candle idea. Pretty colors!

  5. Each table has been a real treat. I cannot chose a favorite. Not at all. The paisley plates are amongst my favs though.. You certainly have a wonderful way with color and design. xo marlis

  6. All of the tables are unique. Love the napkins under the plates it gives an extra pop of color.

    Cathy <;)

  7. Each one really pretty. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.