Okay, friends.. what is 2116?
It's not a bird.
It's not a plane.
It is however, my most favorite thread color ever. Yes, ever!
A rayon thread that has captured my heart for over two decades.
If I were to show you all the garments/quilts/home-dec items that I have made using this decorative thread, it would not only amaze you, but me also!
The screen capture isn't too true to color, as it is listed as vari-taupes and that is what this table is all about.
Last summer a surprise package arrived. Inside were these fabulous plates that we have used numerous times, well they are my favorite color AND they look like my next favorite----LACE!!
Thank you so much Dawna from Stitches from the Tub!
She's in the midst of moving her most fabulous quilt shop (Bolts in the Bathtub) in California to a new location, but do drop in on her blog! Or if you are in Lancaster, her fabulous Bernina and fabric store.
Many of the colors on this table perfectly blend with the Sulky thread.
Still loving our new table from last year. Even with the weatherproofing, it has taken on an aged patina.
Two quick tutorials coming up.. one the napkin ring and the other, what I did to the lace doily to make it blend with the plates. It was way, way too white!
You can find these types of doilies in lots of places, grocery stores, craft stores and yes, even the Dollar Tree.
I used a makeup sponge and some Ranger Distress Ink in Antique Linen color and smudged the edges of the doily. It's also a nice touch to stamp a monogram in the center!
Now to the napkin rings. I used some burlap ribbon, hemp twine, buttons and glue dots.
These silver napkin rings have really been workhorses in my arsenal. This time, I wrapped the burlap ribbon around the napkin ring. I overlapped the ends just a bit. Notice that is fits into the opening between the two outer ribs of the napkin ring. Then I tied the hemp twine through the button holes. Used a small glue dot on the back of the button and placed the button over the ribbon where it overlaps. Be sure to catch the ribbon on both sides of the overlap. And no adhesive gets stuck to the napkin ring at all!
Although the brick work continues on the patio, enough was completed to enjoy a spring evening outside.
The green Dollar Tree goblets came out to play with the Mikasa French Countryside wine goblets.
Gotta love caladiums. I can see this same table using Coleus or mums in the fall!
The small cloche filled with reindeer grass, some acorns and a birdhouse makes an interesting centerpiece.
Even the candles are in a hurricane whose color comes straight way from the spool of thread!
I laid a white quilt on the bench to soften the perch and lighten the area a bit.
I think I'll be looking for one a bit more cream colored!
Again, Thank you Dawna for the great plates. They really speak to my heart!!
And to Sulky for creating my favorite thread color!
Chargers - World Market
Plates - Target via Dawna at Stiches from the Tub
Flatware - WMRogers Beloved
Wine goblets - Mikasa French Countryside
Green goblets - Libbey via Dollar Tree
Napkins - World Market
Napkin Rings - Antiques? or very old anyway
Hurricanes - TJMaxx last year
Cloche - One Kings Lane
I'll be joining Cuisine Kathleen for her weekly Let's Dish party.
And then I'll head over to Susan's Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.
See you there!!