A few months back I did a table using a remnant found from my favorite place, the back table at Old Time Pottery. That day I found 5 or 6 I really wanted to take home but somehow kept it to two. I used the first one HERE and today I am using the second. These remnants are my kind of project. Cheap, at $4.99 a yard. Easy, simply iron edges, apply fabric glue. One of a kind, as opposed to buying a ready made table cover or runner. I just fell head over heels for this fabric. I would LOVE to do curtains with it but there was only one little square yard on the table so it will be a table cover for now. Down the line, it may be a pillow, placemats or napkins. That's what I love about a fabric remnant! So many options!
I'm calling this post Nature's Palette because I'm using the color of the sky, the color of rich brown soil and the vibrant green found in new growth on plants in the spring. Sorry, that got a bit corny! How about this...I like blue, green and brown!
I set a table for 4 in my Dining Room. My husband isn't in any condition to take the leaf in and out so we will be using the table on the smaller side for a while.
The place setting starts with a glass charger (Ross). I like that you can see some of the fabric with these. I topped it with a blue dinner plate (thrift) and a green salad plate (Ross).
I found these appy plates at Marshall's months ago and I've only used them in my China Cabinet when I did a Spring display. If you look closely you can see the birds.
I thought the stack needed one more level so I added a small votive in glass so as not to cover the appy plate. Of course, if you were sitting down to dinner here, you would put the candle to the side!
I found these napkin rings at Goodwill and bought them because they were wood and in good shape. I figured I would paint them eventually. It turns out they have the perfect colors for this table!
After trying several combinations of napkins in blue, green and brown, I decided to just use all three together.
It might be fun to watch as your dinner guests try to figure out what to do with three napkins!
My bamboo flatware adds to the nature theme.
My blue glasses are from Goodwill and the brown ones were on clearance at Bed, Bath and Beyond.
In a perfect world I would have the loveliest shade of blue hydrangeas for this table. That would have been possible in my NJ house but I still haven't tried to grow them here in FL. I have a spot in mind though and I will be trying them sometime.
Instead I used a bird cage and a ceramic pillar (Ross) and filled in with a smaller bird and a wooden pedestal I found at Goodwill. I gave it a quick coat of spray paint and lightly sanded it in spots(which is about as "crafty" as I get!).
I know there are candles on my table so where are the candlelight shots? I didn't even try this time. I don't know if it's my cheapo camera or my lack of photography skills but for now I've given up on the low light shots! I'm more than ready to hear your advice on this though.
Would you have passed on this fabric? Obviously I couldn't!
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Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
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Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
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Primp Your Stuff Wednesday at Primp
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Inspiration Friday at At The Picket Fence
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll thru Life