Welcome a black and white affair. For those that may not know, at a black and white affair, the guests come attired in black and white. We are having brunch, so get ready for some lighthearted faire.
The sun is shining, the weather is fine, but the wind is a bit breezy, so we'll be inside today.
Chosen as a backdrop for the salad plate, is this great matte and shiny black leaf plate.
Topped with a white plate enhanced with lovely black branches.
Since it's brunch, a festive Mikasa black and platinum polka-dot mug graces each plate! The size of this mug holds so much, refills won't be a problem! Notice the lovely platinum band around the rim and on the handles? It's also around each polka dot. Too cute! In the background Mikasa Parklane Goblets, a steady cast member in many settings!
Black handled flatware makes it statement beside each place.
Black and white graphic napkin holders reign in the over-sized black napkins.
The stack looks pretty inviting, while keeping with the black and white theme.
A silver pitcher with a white monogrammed handkerchief to help catch any drips.
Silver server for the remoulade based salad dressing.
Vintage sterling salt and peppers
Vintage crystal cruet set for oil and vinegar for those with a finicky palate
Another Mikasa piece. I still can't believe that I won this beautiful piece on Gail's Faithfulness Farm blog! What till you see it filled!! It's a veritable work of art. 12" tall. Lead crystal. Drop dead gorgeous!
Now that the cast is complete, here is the table. Don't you love the high contrast of the black and white? A white damask tablecloth with a black chenille runner (uh umm, aka scarf) down the center.
I filled the beautiful Mikasa Avenue vase with white spider mums, white lilies, white baby's breath and some green ball like things. I just liked the little berries.
I hope you are entranced with the overall affect!
Even for brunch, candles are appropriate. The Mikasa Cheers Swirl votive holder is perfect. Elegant, fun and totally at home on this table.!! Check them out. I can't wait to use them again and again and again.
Less words, more photos:
Damask tablecloth - Germany
Black Chenille scarf - Chicago
Home Essentials and Beyond Midnight Trellis Black Plates - TJMaxx
Matceramica White Salad Plates - TJMaxx
Black Flatware - Horchow's
Silver tray with bird - TJMaxx
Black and white napkin rings - Stein Mart
Gorgeous vase - Avenue by Mikasa
Fresh and fun votives - Cheers swirl by Mikasa
Mugs - Black and Platinum Dots by Mikasa
Goblets - Park Lane by Mikasa
Champagne - gift- maker unknown
Bib lettuce with shrimp, avocado, cherry tomato
Remoulade base salad dressing
Fresh steamed asparagus
In the spirit of thankfulness this November, and on behest of a fellow blogger Red Couch Recipes, I pledge to end each post with gratitude. I'm grateful I am a child of God.
Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God .
Thanks for dropping in, I hope you are satiated and that you had a bit of fun.
I'll be linking up with the hostess with the mostest, Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for a another fabulous Tablescape Thursday.