Drama, drama, drama. Though not a fan of it in my personal life, I’m all for it where it comes to tableware.
Henriette, by Anthropologie, made a brief appearance last year and has since retired to the wings. But what a performance!
Vibrant orange, yellow, pink and green florals are striking on a deep black background. Who could ask for anything more?
Dame Henriette was a cinch to style. I positioned her atop black dinner plates from Overstock and my oft-employed gold lustre charger plates (now available from the Web Restaurant Store, which has a HUGE selection of charger plates, by the by).
The softer shades of antique peach Venetian glass compotes and June Pink water and iced tea glasses were a soothing counterpoint to the already colourful table.
Isn’t it remarkable what a big bunch of tulips will do? They’re a long-lasting and inexpensive balm for the soul on these chilly winter days.
I debated using green or yellow napkins to pick up some of the other plates’ other colours but didn’t like the effect. It was too jarring. Orange hemstitched napkins, and plain black napkin rings settled in happily.
Cast iron wheelbarrow open salts from Pottery Barn years ago continued the theme of outdoor exuberance.
Speaking of outdoors, I quickly set up the table between bouts of misty drizzle, which lent other-worldly lighting. I worked at lightning speed, plonking down the tableware (gently), positioned the rest of the players, then stepped back and snapped some shots. It’s actually easier to work in cloudy conditions, but the incipient moisture that day was a bit more “cloudy” than is ideal.
And that’s a wrap, folks!
I hope everyone is staying warm and dry. What a ghastly time they’ve been having in Texas with an unusually cold spate of weather – rolling power outages over several days and lots of burst pipes, which has been very distressing for the residents. It’s one thing to have winter weather in the frozen North; it’s another thing entirely when you’re not set up for it. Yikes.
Temperatures look set to rise next week as we prepare to welcome in March. Will it come in like a lion or a lamb? However it arrives, daffodils are sure to follow. And then it will be spring. It can’t come soon enough for this girl.
Your posts always make my day. Its like sunshine on the table.
How lovely! A tablescape with bold colors will always catch my eye. This one is just stunning and I particularly like that you chose to highlight the orange tones in the Henriette plates. It’s such a joyous color and it adds a bit of warmth to these icy cold days.
A lively burst of color to make my day after arriving home from Florida to snowy cold weather. ☃️
Love those tulips and the way you mixed everything together. C U soon!
Glad you’re back, and soon to be enjoying warm weather and sunshine in our corner of the world. 🙂
So glad you enjoyed it, Ann. 🙂 It’ll be fun to go in the green direction, too! I’m already thinking about highlighting the fresh shades of apple green.
Yes, this is a wonderful jolt of colour for those whose weather is gray and icky. I don’t generally use orange on the table, but I’d make an exception for this. I have Versailles pink, and I see that June is a lot more salmon than that. Now I need both–Thanks (sarky)!
We can hear the river roaring with snowmelt, and it’s T shirt and shorts weather–blazing sun on the snow-covered mountains. It seems like an early spring. Bring on the daffodils, I say, not a moment too soon.
I’m not an orange fan, either, Beatrice, but the table just seemed to morph in that direction. The tulips really helped pull it along.
Glad you’re able to get out and enjoy the spring. T-shirts and shorts- wow! Cannot wait.