I have discovered that when you are asking someone to serve on a committee, that the best thing to do is to ask over a meal. Today, I am not just asking to fill a committee position, but to fill a board position. In my book that means not a restaurant meal, but a meal in our home. Wouldn't you feel you had to say yes?
So today's inspiration was these square floral plates. I found them at Homegoods and I thought that they just said "spring". I think I am going to wish I had bought more than four. I tried several different tablecloths, but this crisp white hotel linen looked so fresh that I went with it. Then I narrowed the entire palate to orange and apple green.
What flowers could I use but orange tulips with this plate?
Then I put them in this little square pot from the floral wholesaler. The birds seemed perfect for a spring table, too.
As you can see by these photos, the vibrant colors went well with our area striped area rug and apple green checked draperies.
I have about a dozen of these square bread and butter plates. I think they were from Homegoods, too, last summer. I sometimes use round and square plates together, but I think I really prefer to keep similar shapes together.
Bright green napkins are held with a simple white wicker napkin ring. I chose my mismatched silverplate......
and mother of pearl handled knives.
These green water glasses are from Swoosie's and the wine glasses are from Tiffany's. (I thought wine might make her more likely to agree to the position.)
I served individual quiches from this serving dish since it had the same colors and echoed the butterflies on the plates.
Orange/pineapple sorbet was perfect in this flower dish from Michael's on these orange square plates.
And she said yes!!!!!!!
I'm linking with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for her Tablescape Thursday blog party. Be sure to check it out each week for great inspiration.
Also find me linked to three more fun blog parties:
Sunday Favorites at Happy to Design
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper
Favorite Things Saturday at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie