Do you have a plan for when you have unexpected guests?
Can you set a table in 15 minutes? Stay tuned for how I did it!
A great tablecover (or not) is a quick way to set the mood.
The table outside is more narrow and therefore chargers don't work as
well. Especially larger, more rustic ones. So this table is set without them
for lack of space!
Some great dishes, estate sale silver, a water goblet (they'll have a drink
in their hands when they sit down) and the necessary napkin are the
fundamentals for this quick dinner set up.
In lieu of flowers, I used a log. Yep, you hear right. I keep one lying
around for just this purpose. (Actually, I choose a perfectly shaped
one with lichen on it when the winter firewood is delivered).
I drill some hole into the log and then I can place my perfectly weathered,
copper candle cups into the log. Those were a memento from Carmel, CA
when we were there several years ago. I love how this log drips with lichen.
Of course, being blessed with some perfect weather helps everything right along.
The napkin is a beautiful jacquard with a delicate crochet edging caught up in my rustic napkin rings I made a few weeks ago. You can check HERE for the tutorial. I think I'm going to be able to use these frequently.
I find myself using these goblets quite a bit. They are handblown in
France but I was lucky enough to purchase them on a trip to Santa Fe.
Am really loving how rustic this looks on the table.
I couldn't resist these plates when I saw them. Roses. Filigree. Antique
writing. I was sold.
The dinner plate is as spectacular, too.
Totally loving how the roses in the silver play so nicely with the dishes.
Just pop on over.. the table is set. I'd love to have some company!
Matelasse - estate sale or Savers
Plates - Royal Stafford
Glasses - Handblown in France, purchased in Santa Fe, NM
Napkins - had them for a long time.. Rose Trellis in Sage
Napkin rings - made by Moi, tut HERE
Candle cups - Carmel, CA
Log - probably pinion
Thanks for dropping by. I'm delighted you chose to spend some time here. I love knowing you were here by reading your comments!
Going to link up to Cuisine Kathleen's Wednesday evening party - Let's Dish.
On Thursday, I'll be partying at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch!
I hope I see you there.