After the excess, flash, and color of the holidays, I feel ready for a neutral, calm look.
We had some new friends over for dinner, and I didn't know their taste, so I decided to keep this clean and simple.
These dishes are from Z Gallerie and they are so versatile. I picked these natural rough linen napkin rings up at the Atlanta gift show from a beautiful booth by Tourmaline Home. I also bought them in a pale aqua linen, and a beautiful rust colored velvet. I'm so tickled with them and I could have ordered everything in their booth. Check out their site here.
These very fine linen placemats are used over a white cotton caterer's tablecloth because they are so sheer and the embroidery doesn't show up on the wood. I chose this dark wooden-handled flatware again. It has somehow become my go-to choice.
These tortoise colored water glasses and raffia covered stemless wines added a little weight to the table.
In place of a bread and butter plate, I chose these little square fluted dishes and they added a bit more interest.
Doesn't this say "stay a while and re-group with us"?
Marching down the table, I placed three single potted hydrangea blooms.......
placed in birch covered pots with reindeer moss over the dirt.
I thought they looked fresh and were a nice change from poinsettias.
Antique barley twist candle sticks with simple white candles gave interest but subtlety.
A simple white porcelain covered butter dish,
and these faux bois salt and pepper shakers are some I use everyday.
It made for a serene table where the food was the star.
Don't you love it when casual acquaintances put their feet under your table and become friends?
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