Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A Bit of Black and White-Tablescape Thursday

     My tablescapes are going to have a different look for the next few months. I switched back to my glass and iron table that usually sits in our dining room. Actually, my living room, dining room and kitchen are all one large space separated by the flooring. The kitchen is tile, the dining room is hardwood and the living room has carpet. I brought in an antique oak table for the winter months, but I really prefer the look of the glass table with the rest of my furniture. We bought it a few years ago at Crate and Barrel and I still like it. It does mean that I will only be setting the table for 4 for a while. I will also have to deal with reflection in the pictures and the area rug under the table.


I decided to set the table for a simple dinner in black and white.


     Please ignore the light reflection in the plate. This is what happens if you wait until after dark to take pictures. I had to have lights on. Oops...sorry. The dinner plates are American Atelier Bianca Leaf, the black salad plates are Walmart and the bowls were a recent purchase from TJMaxx. They are Royal Stafford and I love them. I hope to find a few more pieces. I used round black placemats to finish the look.


     The flatware was a garage sale purchase last weekend. My "across the street neighbor" had a set of 60 pieces for $25. It is Rogers Bros. Adoration from 1930.


     I used my short black dotted glasses and instead of napkins, black and white dishcloths I found at Walmart for $3. I love the added texture.


     I love this time of year because it is so easy to create a centerpiece. I just grabbed my scissors and went out into my yard. My iris are in full bloom, a pop of pink tulip for a little added color and a flowering branch or two all placed in a crystal pitcher. What could be more simple?


This sweet little bird came home with me from Sur la Table.


Add a couple of crystal candlesticks...


My little thrifted porridge bowl...


...and dinner is served, please join me!


Please visit Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch to see all of this weeks beautiful tables.

38 comments:

Sonia said...

Very nice black and white theme..the plates are lovely and I love the centerpiece with the irises! So pretty.

Miss Bloomers

Aunt Snow said...

Oh, golly!! What a striking setting. I love the transfer ware plates!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Loving those dishes!!!

m ^..^

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love your dishes Sue and the flowers are outstanding! Oh, and those glasses are really cute too! Hubby woke me up with his snoring. So here I am, looking at Tablescapes in the middles of the night. sigh.
Hugs,
Cindy

Carol at Serendipity said...

Very pretty. I love the black and white. Things follow me home from Sur la Table too.

Carol

dee dee said...

Sue,
I'm on my way! Love the black and white. Your new TJMAxx plates are beautiful!
Your yard must be stunning with all those flowers! The last of my tulips are about gone.
Like the addition of your glass table for summer months. Have a great day... Dee Dee

kim said...

Very pretty table with the black and white. Sorry, I missed dinner. I love the pattern on your silver.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty table setting - really like the black and white. Great deal on the flatware.

Mrs. P. said...

Gorgeous!! I love the black & white transferware. Everything is working perfectly together :)

Blessings!
Gail

Red Couch Recipes said...

I also have a glass tabletop. In my tablescape this week the blue sky and clouds are reflected! Love the white dinnerware and the black and white transferware! Joni

Mimi said...

I love your black and white table...beautiful transferware bowls. Lovely flowers, such a pretty shade of purple.

Johanna said...

Very elegant.
Greetings, Johanna

Tricia said...

Love the glass topped table for the warmer months! Your table looks very dramatic in black and white -- love the layered dishes on the black placemat! I also like using the textured dish towels as napkins.

Maria said...

Hi Sue! Taking a little break to visit ♥
Your black and white theme is very nice... I especially like the way you "dressed up" the glasses & napkins! I'll have to remember that one! I need to buy some nice glassware ... My everyday glasses cupboard is filled with plastic glasses from when my kids were all home... I got tired of the routine broken glass... and switched to plastic, trouble is...they last FOREVER ;o)
Very lovely ~ Enjoy your family-time, Sue!
~Maria

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

This is beautiful! The flowers are so lovely and just the right touch of color!
Happy Friday!
Dena

xinex said...

How beautiful, Sue! Very elegant. I love your square plate chargers, so pretty!....Christine

Americana Lady @Americana By Candlelight said...

The irises set the table off beautifully! The chargers turned are a good idea! Joan

Holly said...

I am a sucker for anything black and white...Love the dishes...the flatware...a score! I am looking for a score like that! The sweet little bird is darling.

Natasha said...

I wish I could join you! It looks so beautiful.
Your flatware is indeed divine! You were lucky to find that.

How lovely to see all of these beautiful posts, Sue...You might think I am stalking you but I have to throughly check each one out!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

lana sinn said...

I think I need you to come to Az to help me with dinner parties...ha
lks

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Very pretty table, Sue. Your flowers are beautiful, too.

Pat said...

I love it! Love black and white anytime, anywhere. Your dishes are lovely and I especially love the square white plates. Great idea using the dish cloths too! Isn't it wonderful to have flowers inside your home? A favorite for me.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Prayers continue...

xoxo
Pat

Kathysue said...

Hi Sue, Ooooh! you know how much I love black and white, It makes such a pretty and elegant table doesn't it. I had to laugh about your comment on my signature wrap post. I know I am not Colin's type but I really think I could make it work!lol Kathysue

Maya said...

Sorry about the sea worms, dear!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Jenny said...

This is such an elegant but unexpected black and white look! I think it looks really fresh with the flower choice and linens. Absolutely lovely!

Sashindoubutsu said...

Beautiful dishes, beautiful setting! Classy and elegant.^^

Silver Strands said...

Hey Sue ... Thanks for your comment on my "bald" post ... it sent me to your archives and I'm so glad!
Besides, I love looking at all of your other posts ... you're amazing!
Denalee

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Sue
Just like all your other friends i've been catching up on your posts and so happy to see you back in your groove... Love the transfer ware... Have a lovely May Day!!! xxx Julie

FrugalMom said...

It's a beautiful table setting Sue. Great deal on the antique flatware.

Lara Harris said...

Love the black and white plates!

Angie said...

Wow - I LOVE those bowls! And, your flowers are beautiful, too.

Miss Merry said...

What a great deal on the flatware- and it is so beautiful! I know what you mean about night photos. I work 8-5, and when you add drive time - I don't have much daylight to work with.

Thanks for sharing!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

What a beautiful combination of tableware! Lovely! (Have been away for knee surgery and just now getting back home and around to say, "Hi"!)
Coralie

bj said...

Just beautiful. I do love black and white.
Hope your day is going good...:)

Pam said...

I love silverware and the price even better. This looks so much like my mother's first silverware. I only have a spoon for that is all that is left. The black and white transfer pattern of asian pheasant is lovely!

Lexie, Little Boat said...

i love that you use flowers from your own garden! so pretty!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Sue...beautiful tablescape! Your flowers are soo pretty and I love your bowls! What a great price for your flatware...such a pretty pattern. Can't believe they wanted to part with it! How neat that you can change out your table for the spring/summer months...go for a lighter, airer feel. Great idea!

Kathleen said...

Very pretty, Sue! I love those white chargers
Enjoy your tacos tonight, OLE!!