Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Tablescape Fairy Comes Through!

We had a busy weekend, so I hadn't found time to plan a table for this week's Tablescape Thursday at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch. I had decided I'd just have to skip playing this week.  BUT!  Monday afternoon when I got in from work, I found a package on the front porch!  The Tablescape Fairy -- AKA my sweet baby sister in Nashville -- had sent me some inspiration!  She included four brown woven raffia placemats and four red napkins, as well as four darling felt bird napkin rings -- all from a wonderful store in Nashville called Color.  If you're ever in Nashville, you must visit -- they serve mimosas and hot tea to shoppers -- and the merchandise is glorious. You can also get on their email list!  (Edited to say my sister wrote to say the birds are from World Market!)

Here's a closeup of one of the sweet little birds.  He'll be perfect for Christmas, too!
Here's a bird's eye view (pun intended) of the placesetting.  Aren't these interesting placemats?  I thought they might not show up on the dark wood of the table, but I think they hold their own.

Along with plain white plates and my sterling flatware, I used my red goblets.  In the background you can see that I'm "recycling" the coffee-beans-and-candle-in-a-hurricane I used in my table two weeks ago.  The brown from the coffee beans added more brown and more texture to the table, and they still smell wonderful!
Here's a diner's view across the table. 
Here's another view.  I like the simple but unusual -- at least for me -- color scheme of red and brown.  I think it works for a modern take on a Valentine's Day table.
Just love these little birds! 
Sisters are the best!  I hope YOUR tablescape fairy will surprise YOU very soon!  Thanks for visiting!