I don't know about you, but I am very tired of Christmas colors and clutter this week. So, when I thought about setting my table yesterday...I wanted to do something quick, clean and simple. I also wanted the table to perk me up during these cold, post-holiday days. This could easily be a tutorial for those of you that are new to tablescaping. You can set a pretty table in a matter of minutes, without having a lot of "fancy" things on the table. This table came together in about 5 minutes and it really was a perfect way to boost the winter "blahs"! (I do see the spoon shifted in the picture...blooper)
I started with simple cream placemats and napkins. My white American Atelier Bianca Leaf dinner plate serves as a charger for new dinner plates found at Ross a few months ago. They were on sale for $7 for all 4. They are only labeled Fine China. I loved the colors and I wish I could find additional pieces. I bought the flatware at Ross the same day...also a bargain.
Thrift shop pink stemware worked perfectly with this china. I draped a sparkly scarf across the table to add a bit of color. The large aqua mercury glass votives were a recent purchase at Z Gallerie. I love the color and I will be able to use them in my home all year long.
A simple centerpiece of pink blossoms in a silver bowl with a pair of crystal candlesticks finishes the look.
At night, the aqua mercury glass is beautiful.
I love to theme my tables for the season, but sometimes it is really nice to do the unexpected. Adding a touch of springtime florals to your home can really be uplifting during the dark days of winter!