Friday, April 19, 2013

Sunny Branch Accent Plate Place Settings

After a visit to Pier 1 this week, Pat and I left with a new salad/accent plate (not to mention the other stuff.....) It is called "Sunny Branch." We thought it would be fun to use it this week on the table for one.

As you can see, it is easy to change the style and feel of a place setting even if you use the same salad plate. Pat took just minutes and came up with three very different, very clever looks.
The unifying element - "Sunny Branch" accent/salad plate from Pier 1

Over view of the three tables:

Now, the details of each setting-

Yellow and Blue Theme:
Over view of the table

The place setting

Blue glass dinner plate is from Bormioli

The charger is by Mikasa

Simple but elegant silverplate is called "Reverie" by Oneida

The five piece place setting with the cocktail fork

Blue glassware is from Artland Glass

This Depressionware butter dish was a gift to Pat

Blue votive holder with yellow votive candle

Pearl napkin ring is from Pier 1

Blue vase is from Pat's personal collection

One last look
Yellow and White Theme:

Yellow is my favorite color.....I love this table

Pat started with this fold. Notice that all the place settings use yellow napkins.

This cheery yellow dinner plate is "Total Color Yellow" from Fitz and Floyd

White charger is from the Maryland China Company

Pat started with this inexpensive yellow placemat

Flatware is "Laila" by Cambridge

The five piece place setting

Can you believe this yellow goblet? Perfect for this place setting. The white wine glass is by Portieux.

Simple, white salt and pepper shakers

Pat left this yellow vase with me since I love yellow

One last look
Black and Yellow Theme:
Sleek, Oriental looking....

Pat started with this bamboo placemat

Black plate is Fun Factory by Wasechtersbach

The Pier 1 salad plate is next

Pat topped it all with a rolled napkin fold (both black and yellow napkins were used)

Flatware is called Pendulum Platinum from Cambridge Silversmiths

The five piece place setting

Glassware is Jet Black by Reizart from

Pat found this tiny square bowl at World Market a few weeks ago

These black salt and pepper shakers were found at an antique store

Black Depressionware glass

You can see the roll from the top of the napkin

Pat used a black Fiestaware Bread and Butter plate

One last look
Where is came from:
Yellow Charger - Mikasa Color Spectrum from
Blue Glass Dinner Plate - Rondo Sapphire by Bormioli from Ross
Blue Glassware - by Artland from
Silverplate Flatware - Reverie by Oneida from eBay
Yellow Bread and Butter Plate - Sunshine Fiestaware by Homer Laughlin
All Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Pearl Napkin Ring - from Pier 1
Blue Votive Holder - Bed, Bath and Beyond
Yellow Candles - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Round Yellow Placemat - Target
White Charger - Maryland China Company
Yellow Dinner Plate - Total Color Yellow by Fitz and Floyd from
Flatware - Laila by Cambridge from Costco
Yellow Water Goblet - our Mother's
White Wine Goblet - by Portieux
Black/brown Bamboo Placemat - Ross
Black Dinner Plate - Fun Factory by Waechtersbach from Tuesday Morning
Black Bread and Butter Plate - Fiestaware by Homer Laughlin
Black Water and Wine Goblets - Jet Black by Reizart from
Flatware - Pendulum Platinum by Cambridge Silversmiths from Bed, Bath and Beyond
Tiny Square bowl - from World Market

We will be joining Cuisine Kathleen's Let's Dish tablescape party this Wednesday night.
With heartfelt thanks, we appreciate the chance to show off some of our tables for one.


  1. All three place settings are equally lovely! I love the yellow goblet and the yellow vase, but I think I have to have some of those wonderful Sunny Branch dessert plates. This means a trip to Pier 1! Shame on you two -- today is Husband Appreciation Day and my husband is not going to be happy about this! LOL!

  2. I love this! Once again taking a plate as an inspiration and setting 3 different place settings is fabulous! This is easily one of my favorite blogs!

  3. All are beautiful...the black with a bit of yellow is so striking!
    Have a great week...

  4. Amazing how many ways you used that plate! So sweet. I love that color yellow!

  5. I love everything you put together here. Such pretty color combinations....Christine

  6. The blue and yellow is astounding, the yellow is cheerful and the black and yellow is just amazing! I couldn't pick a favorite at all. I love the plate. You've made it look perfect in all settings. have a blessed week. xo marlis

  7. I have visited your blog once before, and I'm so glad to have another chance this time. What a great trio of looks!!! I love to see 2 things: (1) A demonstration of how a single element can yield a number of fabulous and very diverse looks, and (2) How and basically WHY folks should not balk at setting a table for one!!! I hear from SO MANY friends, "Well, it's just me. I don't see the point in setting up anything special." SAY WHAT?!??!?!!! Since when aren't you special just because there's just one of you dining?!?!??! Truth be told, I actually make it MORE fancy when it's just me because I know I won't break stuff like my husband might! :-)

    I love all three looks! GREAT post! Have a great week. I'm visiting from Cuisine Kathleen's party.

  8. What a great plate! And how much fun you showed us using it in so many different and creative ways! Love the sleek ultra modern flatware with it! I'm with Alycia, setting a table for one is just as important as a table for 12!

  9. WOW! I love the different combinations - well done!!

  10. A very versatile plate with three perfect combinations! You have done a wonderful job changing each place setting! I love all three for each is so different but my favorite is the cobalt blue and yellow. Thaanks for sharing your idea!