These photos were taken by my old camera and they are not nearly as good as I would like. I am especially disappointed in the fact that the white tablecloth photographed as blue, but enjoy them just the same and I promise you can expect better in the future!
There is something about coral that is timeless and iconic. It is often used in decor and accessories. I love it used tabletop. I actually use it often, especially if serving seafood for dinner. For warm weather, which we are still having plenty of in Georgia, I use this crisp orange and white combination, and most often outside. I've set a table for two outside on our white deck. We have waited all summer for "dining weather", so we will probably be eating outside quite often for a while.
I started with a white square tablecloth that I bought at a restaurant supply outlet. I got four of them and I wish I had more. I could never guess how often I use them myself or loan them out. The centerpiece was inspired by a piece of white coral I have. I just sat it on top of a piece of oasis and then stuck flowers around it.
The gerbera and white daisies keep it very simple and fresh. Can you see the coral?
I started the placesetting with an orange woven placemat from Homegoods. These will be given a work-out between now and Christmas, I'm sure. The dinner plates are by Murval and I bought them at The Plantation Shop last summer. The flatware is some I've had for a long time, and I can't remember who makes it, but I use it often.
The salad plate is from Homegoods and it is by Mix and Max.
I bought the bowl when I got the plates. I love the
little coral design inside as well as the outside pattern.
These stems are actually acrylic and came from Homegoods, and the water glasses, also acrylic, are from Walmart. I laid them on their side so you could see them better. I don't mind mixing china with plastic, especially outside. I even do it inside from time to time. Some plastic has such style, that there is no reason not to.
I bought these cotton napkins with the embroidered coral design at The Plantation Shop at the same time I found the coral plates. They offered them in turquoise, too, so what do you think I did? I bought them in both colors, of course! I'll use the turquoise napkins in another post. The napking rings are from Pottery Barn, last summer.
This little glass fish plate makes a cute bread and butter plate, don't you think? I was hoping I could get a photo where it would show up. Who knows where or when I bought them. The tea lights came from Pottery Barn.
I think I got the porclein starfish at Boxwoods, but I'm not sure. I store them very carefully, as they are quite thin and fragile. I just love the way they are painted and the texture they give the table.
Next week I'll finally break out the fall dishes, I promise!