Friday, August 22, 2014

BLACK & WHITE TABLESCAPE

I have been wanting to do a B&W tablescape for some time and decided a family fish-fry would be a good opportunity to do so. The day before the dinner I had just set out the dishes and place mats and was trying to figure out what I thought would be best when my hubby brought me a package that UPS had just dropped off - true story.  I set the package down on the table and opened and the most adorable caldron from Grandinroad was inside - with cute red feet - from my dear Sis - she said on the note a pre-birthday gift! Was this magic or what??? I know this is intended for Halloween but what an adorable centerpiece for my table - right?
All I did was go to my bag of artificial flowers and pull out big white flowers (3) then added two stems that were daisies and a red poppy - folded back the stems on the big flowers so they would fit in the caldron and poked in the other two stems and voila - a centerpiece from the caldron.
After trying several of my napkin rings I was not satisfied, too country, too fancy, just does not look good.  I needed something red - so.....I have a bag in my craft room of napkin rings that I have made and also cut rings (hubby cuts them for me from tubes that go into golf bags from the sporting goods store and from sturdy paper tubes, just file the edges).  I pulled out four plastic ones and then found some Washi tape that I liked and in less than ten minutes tops - I had my perfect napkin rings - simple pull out the right amount of Washi tape and put on the ring - that easy.
Candle holders - needed more red so I inverted little red polka-dot soup pots and put a glob of Tacky under the candle for stability.
Simple menu card and ready to have a nice dinner celebrating the fish caught in Alaska!  It was yummy guess this means we have to go back and get more fish for another dinner - I'm in for sure!

Resource

Napkins, Link 
Chargers, IKEA
B&W placemats, at HomeSense by Mahogany
Black dinner plates, Living Colors
Black and white salad plates, HomeGoods by Ten Strawberry Street
Tablecloth, HomeGoods
Goblet and wine glasses, Villeroy & Boch, Bernadotte pattern
Caldron, Link
Menu card in Corel Draw, primary font, Comic Sans MS, secondary font, Lobster 1.3

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4 comments:

  1. WHAT CAN ONE SAY: BUT PERFECT SETTING AND THE MENU!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment. :)

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  2. DO YOU TAKE RESERVATIONS?

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    1. You never need a reservation Anonymous, just show up and we will be happy to set an extra plate!

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