So, next I had to talk Pat into using it on the "Table for One." Yes, the color is.....dare I say, ugly? But the pattern is so unique. And think of the challenge to come up with a tablescape using it???? Finally, she gave in - especially, since I left it in plain site for weeks to remind her every time she came over. I wore her down.....
Over view of the table. Pat started with a burlap tabletop to give it a rustic, Autumn feel.
Yes, this looks pink - but I have to be honest, it is a very homely salmon color in person.
Pat used "Treble Clef" by Gourmet Settings for flatware
Don't all serious tablescapers have the Dollar Store "Green" glassware?
Still looks pink here.....
This is closer to the actual color
Completely out of Pat's comfort zone, she chose this glitzy napkin ring from Pier 1
Pat found this handcrafted basket given to me as a gift years ago and turned it into the centerpiece
One last look
Here is the highly recognizable "Friendly Village" by Johnson Brothers - yes, predictable, but "comfortable" for Pat
I love this choice that Pat made - highly personal - the china belonged to our Mother and was used for "company" when we were young. It is "September Song" by Sango. Not expensive. Not collectible. And not even very serviceable. But it has so very many memories......I treasure it.
Where it came from:
Burlap table covering - Handmade by Pat
Salmon Dishware - "Woodfield" by Steubenville Pottery Company from eBay
Flatware - "Treble Clef" by Gourmet Settings from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Napkin - from the napkin archives (I bought them eons ago)
Napkin Ring - from Pier 1 this season
Fall Greenery - from Michael's
Candle - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Wooden Candle Holders - from "TailWaggers" (a local thrift store that supports a no-kill animal rescue)
Basket - Handcrafted gift from a former Supervisor when I was promoted (also decades old)
We will be joining Christine's "Table It!" blog party at Rustic & Refined this Monday: http://www.rustic-refined.com/
We will also be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch this Thursday: http://betweennapsontheporch.net/