I was tempted to do this table outside since the light is so much better but then I realized how perfect my Dining Room is for this "jungle" theme.
Here's a better look at the place mats. I don't know where she got them but I'm sure Elaine will tell us in her post.
I decided to mix square and round dishes together. I started with a black crocodile print charger (Ross). The ivory dinner plate is from Old Time Pottery, the black salad plate is from Walmart and the appetizer plate is from Marshall's.
The black glasses are from Dollar Tree and Bed, Bath and Beyond.
The napkin rings are from Walmart.
A few weeks ago I asked my readers for suggestions on where to find bamboo flatware. I found it last week at Home Goods and it was only $14.99! It's pretty well made for that price too. I think it goes perfectly with this place setting. Hmmm....I think Elaine has a set. Do you think she used it too?
My centerpiece is a candle holder that I filled with faux greens with a jungle look to them. I added the feathers just because I liked the way they looked. I hid the stems by stuffing the bottom of the container with an animal print scarf.
I added bamboo candlesticks (clearance at Marshall's) on either side and added a bit of whimsy with the elephant candles (Ross). I like that all of them are a bit distressed.
I made a cake stand out of an animal print dinner plate topped with a glass dome and sitting on a candle stand.
I found this set of votives and tray at Ross and decided that would be the last touch. It would be easy to go overboard with "jungle" this and that but I decided to keep it simple.
Thanks for stopping by and make sure to see what Elaine's tablescape
(Creating Wonderful Spaces) looks like with the same placemats.
I will be joining the following parties...
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Let's Dish! at Cuisine Kathleen
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
What's It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants