As you view my table see if you can find the things I copied. and I will give you the answers at the end of the post. C'mon in and take a look.
My first goal was to use nothing but neutrals.
Tans, creams, silvers and just a touch of brown aren't boring when you have such a variety of textures.
These are my new dishes from Beall's. The manufacturer is Thomson Pottery. I bought two sets so that I have a service for eight. Not only were they on sale but I used a coupon too. As irritating as it may be at times to get emails from your favorite stores, I have saved a ton of money with coupons or sale notices delivered to my in box.
The shell design on the border is on the modern side and the dishes work well with my GW spray painted chargers.
You will be seeing a lot of these straw placemats (IKEA or Walmart) this summer. I placed my teak handled flatware in the bowl (now where did I get that idea?)
I tried a few different napkins but decided on these brown plaid. I've never used them before because I kept thinking I only had 4 (I really need to inventory my things!) The napkin rings are one of two things on the table that came from my inspiring place (PB).
The other PB part is the champagne glasses (they look just fine sitting next to my Dollar Tree water goblets).
The centerpiece is a dough bowl (Kohl's) filled with sand, shells and candles. Here's a tip for you...did you know you can use grits instead of real sand? That's what I did here. Are you surprised that a Jersey (originally) girl has grits in her pantry? They were left over from the Shrimp and Grits I made. I make fried green tomatoes too. I love the recipes from Southern Living. My mother would be shocked!
The table runner is a recent purchase from Home Goods.
I placed candleholders (Marshall's) on either side of the bowl and added a few votives too.
Sorry, my candlelight pictures are so bad. I almost didn't include this one but I wanted to show how inviting the table looks with the soft light of candles.
So did you pick out which things I copied (blatantly stole!)? Here's my list...
-Neutral colors (although PB went for more white)
-Simple linen table runner
-Matching white dishes
-Placing the silverware in the bowl
-Natural chargers(or placemats in my case)
-Lots of candles, sand, starfish and sea shells
Pottery Barn went with more glass as a centerpiece but I liked the way the wooden bowl looked with the plaid napkins. I think I made it my own. So, if Pottery Barn were a girl in high school do you think she would mind that I copied her? I like to think she would be flattered.
Be sure to visit my sister's blog Creating Wonderful Spaces to see her beautiful outdoor table!
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