My dining table at this time of year only comfortably seats 4. A couple of weeks ago we brought home a table from the curb of the house 2 doors down. I wish I had the before picture, my dad painted it too quickly for me to get one. It had an orange top (flat paint) and the legs were blue, red, green and yellow. It isn’t very sturdy, but I knew that it would be easy to move upstairs when we wanted to have 8 or 10 people to eat.
I started with round black placemats and topped them with bright red plates (Crate and Barrel). Next, black dessert plates (WalMart) and black and white transferware bowls (TJMaxx). The flatware was a bargain a few months ago at TJMaxx, and I loved it with this color combination. Bright red napkins, and black iron votives with red candles add another pop of color. For a centerpiece I used a simple silver tray with a black interior that we received as a wedding present. I used vintage crystal candlesticks topped with bronze twig balls and a single large hydrangea blossom. The table was very simple, and yet the colors were really fun to work with.
The wine glasses I've had for several years. You will notice in the night shots (taken after I used and reset the table) that I switched to vintage wine glasses that had a better shape for this table setting.
I kept the centerpiece very simple. We wanted to be able to visit during dinner and didn't want to be looking over and around a centerpiece.
My main table was once again done in my newest blue polka dots…you saw a very similar tablescape here using most of these same items. If I had been entertaining anyone but family, I would have made the two tables compliment each other with colors. Since it was my family, I decided to play with the red, white and black even though the tables were very close to each other. I like it when multiple tables don't "match" but under normal cirmcumstances the color and style should at least blend well...not be a shock to the senses.
Dinner was a whole pork loin, half done with lemon pepper and half with BBQ sauce. My romaine salad (recipe here), baked potatoes, corn on the cob and crème brulee cake. My sister brought pitty-pats and delicious stuffed mushrooms to start us off. It was a good day.
Please visit our hostess Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. You will see a wide variety of beautiful and fun tables if you visit!
Now, for the GIVEAWAY! I am thrilled that I have been once again asked by CSN Stores to host a giveaway. CSN has a variety of wonderful online stores where you can find everything from track lighting in their fabulous CSNLighting.com store, to gorgeous dishes in their Cookware.com store. CSN is the perfect place to look for gifts, furniture, home improvement items...they even sell shoes! For this giveaway, CSN is going to send one lucky winner a $50 gift certificate to use in any of their stores.
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