Tablescapes from Thrifty purchases

Sunday, August 8, 2010

15th- Barscape: Black & White/Square & Round.....

Sorry to have missed last week, but it was great having my husband home all week.  He was working from home this week and so it we got to do some "normal" couple activities.  Actual got to Church Wednesday, dinner with my Mom on Thursday & Friday we went out to dinner and to the movies.  It has been just like a vacation!  Needless to say - not having cooked dinner those evenings, I didn't do a tablescape or a barscape this week.  Tonight we are having 30+ for dinner and there is no way to prepare a tablescape for that many - so I did a barscape for dinner last night.  Here it is for your viewing pleasure.

Keeping it very simple, black wood, beaded placemats, black square chargers; square white dinner plates by "Block, Langethal".

Then round desert plates by Homer Laughlin; topped with octagonal bowls by Homer Laughlin.
Topping the dishes is two napkins - a black floral with white lace wrapped up with a black wood napkin ring.
Crystal hurricane lamp candlesticks with tea lights at each placesetting...the centerpiece is a white rose from my neice Tiffany's bridal shower (my sister Dawn's daughter) and a purple gerber daisy from my neighbors yard.
The silverware is one of my favorites:  Wm Rogers, 1941 Gardenia.
For dinner tonight:  Grilled Teriyaki Shrimp (used a grill pan due to rain); yellow Saffron rice; steamed broccoli, whole graim bread....

Dinner was very good -

As always - thanks to Susan at BNOTP for sponsoring Tablescape Thursdays. Remember:
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  1. Those placemats are so cool! I've never seen anything like them. Dinner looks delicious.

  2. Black and white, so classic...

  3. Those placemats are dynamite! The double napkins add a softness to the the setting. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Hoping that your dinner for 30 went well! Cherry Kay

  4. What a great setting. Of course the food looks great - i'll be right over. I just love the way you put this together. Your bar settings are always an inspiration.

  5. Your food looks DELICIOUS! Wish I could have some! :)
    Best regards,