It's time for Tablescape Thursday again! This is the day we get to visit lots of our blogging friends to see what they've set on their table this week. Thanks to our wonderful hostess, Susan of "Between Naps on the Porch". This past weekend my husband's college roommate and his wife stopped by for lunch on their way from Williamsburg to Washington D.C. They've just moved back into the area and it was great to visit and catch up again. I was looking for a simple tablesetting...nothing too fancy but still welcoming. So I decided to use my black and white toile. The black and white combination seems to be "The little black dress" of tablescapes.
Welcome to our toile luncheon table.
Of course, there's a place set just for you!
With the black and white placemats, I decided to use my black iron treble clef flatware. Very heavy and substantial feeling flatware. And not too fancy.
Black and white checked cloth napkins with white ceramic napkin rings.
A pop of color comes from the paper napkins in the glasses.
An overview of the table.
Pressed glass stems used for shrimp cocktails.
The black and white toile salad plates came from Marshall's about a year ago are layered over the white Gollum dishes from Big Lots last summer.
I was able to use the same flowers from last weeks tropical table. I pulled out the blue and orange flowers and arranged the pink, purple, green and yellow ones into smaller containers, mixed with tealights and set on a cake stand.
A tabletop view.
One last look at our toile table. It seems that toile is either something you love or hate. I've loved it long before I even knew what it was called. My grandmother had a toile bedspread in her guest bedroom when I was a young child and I was enchanted by the "old fashioned" people. It wasn't until years later that I realized that fabric was toile.
Be sure to visit Susan this week at "Between Naps on the Porch" where you'll find many, many tabletop inspirations.
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