Sunday, April 10, 2011

Coffee and Fiesta

My absolute favorite vintage tablecloth brand/designer is California Hand Prints! Their designs are bold, whimsical and often unexpected. Today's table is covered with a fabulous coffee plantation design from my beloved CHP, and courtesy of my tablescape Diva, Daphne.

I'm using a combination of vintage and contemporary Fiesta in chartreuse, scarlet, ivory and shamrock. I've added in a vintage Fiesta chartreuse coffee pot,and filled a vintage chartreuse teacup and medium green sugar bowl with some red berries I found in my neighborhood. Fabulous wooden swirl flatware from my flatware fairy and some vintage red-stripped pilsners complete the ensemble.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Deep Blue Sea

I've been away from tablescaping for a bit due but I am excited to be back and creating with my tablescape sister Daphne from Tabletop Time.

This is my first monochrome table.  I prefer an explosion of color but this fabulous vintage variegated blue foliage cloth was begging to be transformed into an ocean of blue!  I am using my "new" vintage Homer Laughlin Riviera dishes in mauve blue with a vintage Fiesta cobalt 8" vase and bulb candle holders, topped off with sapphire votive holders.  The vintage dishes are paired with whimsical clear fish plates.  The flatware is an older Fiesta design by Cambridge Silversmith called Evita Mirror, the napkin rings are silver tone fish, the glasses and napkins are recent thrift store finds and help complete my deep blue sea.  

Please drop by soon for some coffee.. We're sharing these tabletop oceans for Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Through Life.