Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Black and White is Just Right

I want to thank Susan from Between Naps on the Porch for hosting Tablescape Thursday each week. It gives us an opportunity to play dishes and there are some very talented folks out there. To see all the beautiful tablescape postings go to Between Naps on the Porch.





Black chargers are from Hobby Lobby. Plates and bowls are Bella white stoneware from Profitt's. Salad plates are from Marshall's. Tablerunner and Napkins were made by me with my handy dandy Singer sewing machine.



Tealight holder is several years old and is from Yankee Candle.



Flameless candle lantern is from Marshalls. Decorative red bell peppers are from TJ Maxx.



The tall flameless candle lantern was another find at Marshall's a few weeks after I found the shorter round one. The green leaf dessert bowls are from Kohl's and are being used to hold additional candles.



The Chef brothers, Luigi and Paulo, have joined us today to discuss what we are having for dinner. I think they are planning to prepare something quick, easy and tasty. A crisp green salad and a big plate of spagetti. The green and red colors will coordinate perfectly with the black and white. Don't scratch your head Chef, I agree with you, it's a weeknight after all and quick and easy is the way to go.

The Chef brothers suggested dimming the lights and enjoying the glow of the candles while they work their magic.



I think they've done this before.



All the best,

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21 comments:

food with style said...

fabulous, love your style!

Terri said...

Wow, kinda coincidental that we both used French chefs in back to back posts! Beautiful tablescape.... black and white is always "right".

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Great tablescape! Love the black and white. Great style.

Tina

Blushing hostess said...

I love black and white always. Thank you for having me!

Martha said...

A very pretty table -- but there is nothing prettier than black and white and you did it very well.

susan said...

Anita--I love this, especially the harlequin pattern with the polka dots! You have done a good job of using elements from different places and making it look just right! I locw green accents with black and white (see my zoo post :)

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Anita, love your black and white theme. You've pulled it all together so well! Great job!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Hi again, I just noticed you're a TN gal. ME TOO!

Domestic Designer said...

Just love it! Black and white can't be beat!

denisemarie in Houston, TX said...

lots of fun and whimsy.

Traci said...

I have always loved black and white. It is so striking and crisp. Love the two little chef guys too.
Blessings,
Traci

ellen b said...

Hi Anita! What fun. I really like your black and white. Love the polka dots and the checkered plates!

Liz said...

What a super cute table! I love the black and white!

~Liz

Eileen said...

The black and white is great! Your pictures too are wonderful! Great job!
All the best,
Eileen

Chari said...

Hi Anita...

My friend...your chefs did their magic for sure! What a gorgeous tablescape...I love the black & white! The place settings...beautiful!!! Your table linens...I love!!! You are a talented seamstress, my friend...I just love the fabric patterns! Now...your centerpiece...what a showstopper! I love all the candle lanterns...so pretty! Beautiful photos...I especially love the candlelight photos! Beautiful table!!!

Just wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my Rose Faerie tablescape and for leaving me such a sweet note! Thank you!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Kim said...

I love black & white tablescapes. And great job on the runner & napkins. I need to sew me up some, but I've been too lazy.

Renee said...

Hi Anita,
Wow...you are so creative! You must have a LOT of storage space. (If you have tips for organizing all your tablescape components, please share!
Hugs,
Renee

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I really like this! The different patterns are all great together!

Nice job!

Katherine

Pam said...

Black and White is great... so crisp. I like the flameless candle and the checked salads. Terrific Table!

Shelia said...

Hi Anita! Oh, I missed your lovely table while I was gone! Love your colors of black and white with the pop of veggies colors! So pretty! I'm impressed you made your table runner and napkins! They're so perfect with your dishes. I sew too and have made my share of napkins! But I've never made a table runner! You're inspiring me!
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Kim said...

Beautiful! I love the fabrics you chose for the table runner and napkins. Right up my alley. Kim