I prefer chargers or place mats. I do own a few white damask tablecloths that are starting to show a little wear so my mission was to find something other than white when I went shopping. Here is one of my new tablecloths...........I found a Ralph Lauren charcoal gray and decided to bring it home and do a white and green table. I just started layering.....................
I used a vintage black lazy susan base, put a vintage white parrot inside and wrapped cedar and pine cones around that. The table is dressed with extra large dinner plates by Casafina, vintage lettuce soup bowls and star plates that I found in San Francisco about 10 years ago.
I wanted something other than a bright colored napkin. I was shopping at West Elm (have they changed!!) and I found these wonderful taupey-gray napkins
with woven silver threads. Yes, I decided I needed those! Love 'em.
I had been looking for a real pretty green wine glass for the last 6 months (way before Blog
fever hit my soul) and I was shopping at Pier 1 and much to my surprise, there they were.
Evidently, others felt the same. I bought the last 7 (if I break one at least I'll have 6) The
clear wine glass with the ring above the stem is Simon Pierce.
This is presently what I have on the breakfast table. It has been done in
granny apple green, red and white. I have used red napkins and woven
napkin rings with silver deer. I found the white plates with the red galloping
horses at West Elm about two weeks ago. (OK, classic story), as I was setting
the table, my husband said, " Did you buy more plates?" I said, "Oh my gosh
no, I have plenty of plates!!!!!" Woops!
The deck off the dining room.................needed a little touch. Incidently, I took the French
marble table back out side. It just wasn't working inside as I thought it would. Less is more.
See you soon. I am just finishing our Christmas tree.