Rarely do I have a problem putting a table together, but this one was hard, I mean really hard. The challenge began with wanting to use a lace table topper given me by one of our exchange students. It is white and not big enough to be manipulated in the same way as runners or cloths.
As you can see, things didn’t get off to a very good start. Is this boring or what?
Definitely some tweaking is required. Turning pieces upside down, rearranging them and adding some candles helped. Now there is some dimension and texture starting to happen.
When it came time to select dishes for the table, I decided to stay with a neutral (hard for me) palette and chose these hobnail edged plates, yet another of many purchases from TJ Maxx.
Surveying the developing look, I couldn’t do it, that is stay colorless, so I added touches of color with multi patterned napkins, floral for gals
and animal print for the guys.
At the last minute, a flower or herb stem was tucked into each napkin.
Speaking of flowers, they were another way to add a little color to the table, so the cake stand pear was replaced with a lovely pitcher of subtle hued fall blooms.
Now things are beginning to come together, and a touch more color is sneaked in with the addition of the goblets.
Standing back and taking a look, I think OK, this is kinda me, but the getting there wasn’t easy.
I have to tell you if it took me this long to set every table, there would be fewer of them! Isn’t it amazing how some things can be such a challenge?
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