After missing three weeks of tablescaping due to lots of travel and end of the semester activities, I'm finally back with a table featuring a generous gift from Debbie of Mountain Breaths. A few weeks ago, she had a giveaway, and I won! Debbie sent me some darling blue and white teapot-shaped ceramic napkin rings! They are all a little different, so I'm including photos of all four of them in this tablescape for a special lunch with friends.
I think the one below is my favorite!
I wanted to keep the placesetting simple, to let the napkin rings be the stars, so I used plain cobalt blue glass plates (from Walmart, years ago) that we use when we have a large gathering. My daughter brought me the pretty placemats and napkins from her honeymoon trip to Ireland.
I like the way you can see the cutwork pattern of the place mat through the glass plates in this closeup.
Did you notice the tiny salt and pepper shakers in the placesetting? My inlaws gave me a set of six pairs, and they really add a pretty touch, I think.
I also included the iced tea stems from my crystal, Lenox Moonspun, set in silverplate coasters that were a wedding gift.
Here's a view of the whole table.
The simple centerpiece consists of dark red alstroemeria in a cobalt blue pitcher.The silver pitcher was a wedding gift from one of my grandmothers. You can see me reflected in the pitcher, taking this photo!
Here's one more view across the table. Thanks, Debbie, for your generosity in sending me these napkin rings!
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!
You've heard of The Young and the Restless? And The Bold and the Beautiful? Well, the story of my life would have to be called The Dull and the Dutiful. No one would buy my autobiography, as I had a happy childhood, married a terrific man, and have two brilliant and delightful adult children and three adorable (and brilliant) grandchildren. Oh, and I have just retired from a long career in higher education!