The inspiration for this week's table came from one of my sisters, who sent me a set of beautiful "jeweled" mercury glass votives -- and some chocolates! -- for my birthday.
I decided the votives called for a "dressy" table, so I chose to use my wedding china, crystal, and silver. The first time I used them for Tablescape Thursday, I asked my visitors to suggest other colors to try with my Lenox Windsong china and got several good ideas. Ellen, who blogs at Scribbler Unfocused, suggested gray or charcoal, so I began to look for some table linens in those colors. Here I'm using the same charcoal herringbone runner and gray napkins I used with my mother's Castleton Mayfair two weeks ago.
I had three mercury glass hurricanes that coordinated with the new votives, so I used those to hold creamy hydrangea blossoms (thank you, HEB!).
To complete the centerpiece, I added some candles in my candlesticks.
Here's a closer look, in which the herringbone pattern of the runner can be seen more clearly.
Here's a closer look at my silver, Lunt Belvedere --.
and my crystal, Lenox Moonspun.
A few more table views. . .
And now some views with the candles lit . . .
And, finally, one of the pretty votives from my sister. Thank you, Leigh Ann!
Thank you for visiting my table this week! I hope you will leave a comment before you leave to visit all the wonderful tablescapes at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch!