So tell me these aren't cute!!
"Homer Laughlin Fiesta, Cinnebar" dinner set. (Phew!! That takes some saying in one breath). I co-ordinated with Crown Lynn "Modern living" salad plate, Along with my pink napkins, which I knew would be the perfect colour. The perfect tablecloth, would be the long purpleyee/burgundyeyish one or alternatively you could call it aubergine/eggplant, depending where you come from.
See how I have drapped the napkins over the side?
Next came the centrepiece and a few other elements to add interest!
Last week I found these adorable, but very fragile place mats. To be honest I am afraid to use them really. They are new, but oh so delicate. I really don't know how they will cope with washing. The embroidery on them is so lovely, with the gold running through them. The colours are perfect! These were placed over the square napkins, which I used as part of the place setting, You can see how I positioned them below. I needed to make each place seem bigger as the plates did rather obscure the embroidery. Also notice how I changed the bows for the evening. I couldn't decide which looked best and the family and guests decided that in the day the top one looked best, but at night, the little glass dishes came into their own.
I placed these funny little papier mache egg thingies on each dish....I don't know why! It just seemed like a good idea!
I don't know anyone who can manage to well with out glasses, so here is my choice for this table.
So onwards and upwards, next came the sideboard decoration. I was going to use some pink plant pots that I have, but thought that these looked better. I added some rafia to introduce the colour to that area. It had always been my intention to use the rafia to customise the napkin rings, but it is quite stiff and not very unforgiving when working with it. So the napkins remained plain and the rafia is now adorning glass and silver large votives.
I added this lovely bon bon dish with a couple of tea lights and my trusty grapes, (also placed in the centre piece)
Did you notice how the dish is vine leaves too?
So there it is the teddy bears Picnic!
Now allow me to show you the wonder of candle lighting as this table comes alight at night!
Go On....admit it, they are sweet!
So thank you so much for dropping by Thriftytablechic. Please remember all items on my tables and settings have come from Op-shops or Thrift Stores.