I know that a black and white table can be formal, but I wanted to keep this one on the casual side , relaxing and enjoyable. With just a few sparkly touches to dress it up a bit for this special occasion.
I owe you an explanation ~ It was a challenge to shoot this table today as the day started out rainy dark and gloomy.
Perfect, (or so I thought) for a dimly lit dinner table.
However, as I began shooting I soon realized the sun was going to begin playing hide and seek, so my idea of a lighted topiary centerpiece, with candlelight ambiance was going to be a challenge as the dining nook is lined with big windows on all three walls.
So please just use your imagination and play along with me. :)
Here we go...
Royal Stafford Dinner plates (Marshall's)
Black wooden trays with handles ~ Nell Hill
Tablecloth is Waverly drapery/upholstery fabric which I simply hemmed.
Fleur de Lis Napkin Rings (click the link)
Napkins by April Cornell, the Jacquard pattern.
Martini glasses are German crystal, several years old.
Stainless Steel Spiral Cocktail picks by Amco.
The olives are blue cheese stuffed ~ delish!!
Silverplated cutlery Chambly, pattern is Baguette/France
Glass footed bowls ~ Williams-Sonoma Home Store
Small white gratin dishes beneath the bowls Apilco/France
The iron and glass tray Neiman Marcus/Horchow (several years old)
The wine is a very special release Cabernet Sauvignon from one our our local vineyards/wineries.
Fish platter in background is Apilco/France.
For information about the Riedel Ouverture Magnum Red Wine Glasses (Bonus with purchase. Click link to learn more.)
Vintage crystal candlestick/Czech
Please click the link above to visit Susan's beautiful blog to learn more about Tablescape Thursday.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
I would love it if you would leave me a comment so I know you have come by to visit.