Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tablescape Thursday~Breakfast at Tiffany's~
The inspiration for this week's tablescape was the yellow tulips, courtesy of Trader Joe's. Originally, I had another set of blue dishes for this week's tablescape however when I sat the tulips on the apple green toile runner, I knew this was it. Let's take a look around and see what makes this tablescape perfect for breakfast.
The foundation for the table is a white tablecloth layered with an apple green toile runner.
The table runner adds color without being overdone. It works because the green in the runner is repeated in the green leaves of the tulips. I placed two of the place settings on the toile runner and the other two on the white tablecloth to add visual interest to the tablescape.
A side view of the table.
I love candles for eating, no matter what the time of day. It always makes the meal seem more relaxed and more enjoyable.
I used my white Spode fine bone china as the base and added a cream colored linen coaster. The linen coaster is embroidered and just beautiful. I thought it was a pretty monochromatic touch. My initial is not really "A" however when I found these at Home Goods, there were only a few initials left so I chose the prettiest one. I would love to have some made for my home. The crystal water goblets are, "Lenox Monroe" and the flatware is Lunt, "Hillsboro" pattern.
For this tablescape, I used my depression glass candle holders; the pattern name is, "Candlewick" by Imperial Glass. Technically, it's not really a depression glass per se however it is often grouped in that category and is referred to as such. I purchased these around ten years ago at Far Out in the Country Antique Fair, because I liked the pattern. I use them in my bathroom when I take a bath, always by candlelight. I never knew the pattern name until this weekend, when I visited an antique shop in my area. They actually have clear dinner plates and dishes in this pattern. I really like it.
Perhaps most interesting is how they photograph. The light from my chandelier catches the detailing on the base making it appear as if they light up. I love this photo.
I used white and cream for this tablescape. The tablecloth, china and taper candles are white and the linen napkins and votive candles are cream. The crystal water goblets have a gold rim around them which repeat the yellow from the tulips.
Another view of the linen napkins.
A view of the candle holders.
I hope you enjoyed this week's tablescape. Please make sure to visit other beautiful tablescape's at Susan's blog, "Between Naps on the Porch".
Note: I am a Professional Organizer and Home Stager. My business name is, "Dream Organizers" and my motto is, "Keep it simple. Get organized. Make it beautiful."
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