Rusts and deep tans and shades of grey, all on a cream background, give me so many colors to work with.
Of course, there are napkins to match. I love to use my glossy grey dinner plates whenever I get a chance.
I've layered them with my own dark brown chargers sitting atop natural jute placemats....
...neutral but very warm. I have added these cute little black patterned salad/appetizer plates.
My rustic Southbeach glassware gives the table a nice casual feel.
There are hundreds of decorative accessories at Ten Thousand Villages, including these Pillar onyx votive holders from Pakistan.
Available in several heights, each candle holder is unique...with colors ranging from beige to rust to deep brown. I chose to use this Guapinal wooden bowl as a vase by simply inserting a small drinking glass inside.
Made in Nicaragua from Brazilian Cherry, each bowl has its own unique natural border. When not being used as a vase, this little bowl could hold your keys, or nuts, or M&Ms...yes I think it would make a perfect M&M dish! And what's a party without party favors.
My guests will be going home with these darling river stones, carved and polished by artisans in Haiti into smooth hearts. If you are ever in my neck of the woods, I encourage you to visit the Ten Thousand Villages store in Glen Ellyn. Of course, all of the merchandise that I featured, along with so much more, is always available at tenthousandvillages.com. I have lots of parties to visit this week. I hope you'll join me!