A simple color scheme of black and cream is the foundation for this tablescape.
The rustic nature of the chairs add to this tablescape.
The centerpiece is a crystal vase of white roses, a cream textured coffee pot and a crystal clock with a black rim, repeating the black in the tablescape.
I started with black placemats on the glass topped table. A tablecloth would have been too formal and covered up the rustic nature of the chairs. For the napkin, I used the ties that came with the placemats. I simply cut them to size, washed and ironed them. For the napkin ring, I used a pin. I tried to get some close-ups however the glare was too great, even when I turned off the lights.
I used Royal Stafford earthenware china for my place setting. Here is a closer look of the plate. I love the toile look to it. I like the farmhouse in the background, the hayride, the doggie and the fruit around the edges. In the photo above, you'll notice the pattern repeats on the mug.
Here is a photo of the back of the plate.
The centerpiece of the tablescape features a beautiful textured coffee pot from Home Goods. I loved the color, the texture and the shape of this piece. It has an elegance to it, despite the fact that is it porcelain. Typically, you'll get a greater level of texture, clarity and crispness to fine bone china, which is why I love that. For many years, I used fine bone china for every day as well. It was only in the past two years, that I switched to a place setting that is dishwasher and microwavable. The main reason was I preferred the crispness of the patterns.
Here is another view of the place setting and centerpiece. I should also note that this tablescape came together so easily. I kept trying to add things to it but soon realized that simple was better. It didn't need anything more.
A view of the entire table.
One last look at the tablescape.
Thank you for coming to my tablescape. I really enjoy all of the lovely comments.
One final note...I have really enjoyed participating in this lovely group. I noticed that many of the tablescape participants are from the South and I really enjoy the femininity and graciousness of your homes. I think that although I am from the midwest, I must really be a southern girl at heart. I have never lived there, but I do enjoy the classic and elegant lines of the southern homes.
Note: I am a Professional Organizer and Home Stager; I run a business called, "Dream Organizers". My motto is, "Keep it simple. Get organized. Make it beautiful."