This week I'm showing you a second table I set while visiting my parents in Little Rock recently. This one features Mama's other Castleton pattern, Mayfair. I set a spring table with it back in April, using pale yellow napkins, but wanted to try a fall version. Here's a close-up of the pattern.
This time I wanted to use gold placemats and gray napkins to complement the roses and leaves in the pattern. As I mentioned last week, I flew to Little Rock with a variety of table linens in my carry-on. And, yes, that IS a little bit crazy! Here I'm using the underside of the Turning Leaf placemats from a recent fall tablescape and gray napkins from Crate & Barrel. Mama's silver is Reed & Barton's French Renaissance, and her crystal is Fostoria's Navarre.
Yellow roses, of course, were essential for the centerpiece! Conveniently, Kroger had some at a good price.
Here's a view across the table. In addition to the roses, I found some gray Colonial candles at Fifth Season, my favorite gift store in Little Rock. If you're ever in Little Rock, it's a must-see!
Although the light isn't great in this view of the table, it does show the herringbone pattern in the gray runner. I found the runner, originally marked $24.95, on the clearance table at Denver's The Great Indoors last spring. It was marked down to $5.18, and I got another 20% off that! I think it adds a modern feel to the table.
Here's a closer look at Mama's beautiful Navarre crystal. I love both the etched pattern and the elegant shape.
Here's another look at the yellow roses. You can see Mama's living room reflected in the huge mirror, which originally hung in my grandfather's jewelry store.
Here's another view of the table.
And here's one final view, which unfortunately reveals that I didn't use a hot enough iron on the runner after pulling it from my suitcase!
Between Naps on the Porch!