Summer Tablescape in black N’ blue? Hmmmmm
How can that work?
Or better question, how does that look?
I actually love it.
I had a few little white buckets, so I used two of them and I placed blue and purple flowers that sorta matched the flowers on the black salad plates that I picked up a few years ago.
I don’t know why these little salad plates attracted me, but when I first saw them, I snatched them up… took them home and placed them on the shelf of my dish closet, never to be seen again.
Well, actually, I did see them, but I never had a “vision” of how I could use them.
My confession, dear readers, sometimes I do that and it may take me a while before I have a bright idea and then I am like a mad scientist as I grab and push and shove different flatware and drinking glasses and even napkins around until I like my new laboratory concoction…or table setting.
You will note I started with a round black and white printed place mat.
On top of the placemat is a white dinner plate with a grayish rim. I felt this rim connected the harsh black of the mat and the salad plate by softening the look.
I finished the plate stack with that cute little black salad plate with summer flowers
I picked up the cobalt blue water and wine glasses several years ago at the dollar store and I love the contrast they give the Summer Tablescape.
I love the way the cobalt blue picks up the cobalt in the ginger jar in the center of the table.
Flanking the ginger jar are the two white pails of asters and pansies!
The flatware I chose has clear lucite handles. I didn’t want to compete with all the other dark and bright colors on the table.
For the napkins, I decided to go with the black!
Yep, and then I added a pretty napkin ring I got at Pier 1 earlier this year. I love the boldness of the big pink flower.
The salt and pepper shakers go to another set of dishes, but I wanted the dark purple for that end of the table.
I debated on using a tablecloth or a table runner, and in the end I decided to use only the placemats.
I know we are all beginning to think of Fall tablescapes…the stores have Fall items everywhere one looks. As a Blogger, we need to be like the retail market and go early or everything is gone and retail is on to the next occasion. We need to be one step ahead of the Holidays, etc. I don’t care for it much, but as they say…when in Rome!
Summer is winding down and I hope to show you how you can use even black dishes, napkins and placemats in a Summer Tablescape. They aren’t all for Halloween!
So if you have unusual pieces of dinnerware that were either handed down or were impulse buys (like me)…I hope I have given you inspiration to use them on one of your tables.
Setting a pretty table makes an ordinary every day meal taste better! AND it doesn’t have to be a pretty tablescape for every dinner. I know we live in a busy world where busy mothers are taking kids to ball practice or piano lessons and we don’t always have time to worry about how the table looks. We consider ourselves lucky if we get a nutritious meal on any kind of dinner table.
Yep! I have been there too!
God Bless you all.
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