Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Spare tablescape!!

Hopefully life is starting to get back on track again. As yet I haven’t had time to set a lovely table but that will come…luckily I had a ‘spare’! Didn’t your mum always tell you to have a ‘pair and a spare’? Somehow I don’t think she meant a spare set of photos though.
My ‘spare’ table was set with some lovely black and white tablemats I bought on sale somewhere. Usually I can remember details like that but I think I have overload at the moment…(I have some exciting news to share with you soon, I hope!) so I’m not even trying to remember. In fact I need to have a quick look at the photos just to refresh my memory on what I did actually use. OK let’s have a look…
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I have been wanting some black stemmed champagne glasses for ages and recently found these at Big W. Three glasses (not sure why there was three) for about $8!! Perfect. I had also recently purchased two sets of four of this great flatware – it was originally $60 per set and was reduced to $15. The handles are unbelievably long but I think it is really great for a change. I will probably take this to the beach house to use as they match everything there a little better than at the farm house.
I spray painted some small terracotta planters with blackboard paint to use as candleholders. I love that stuff! Not sure what I’ll paint next but I’m sure I’ll find something.

Suzy

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24 comments:

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Your black and white table is just stunning! What a statement the bold black and white makes. Love it! Pam

Pamela Gordon said...

I like this classic black and white table. Very pretty! Pamela

Snap said...

Suzy, I love black and white and your terra cotta pots are so cute! Great idea! Happy Tea Day!

Antiques And Teacups said...

A wonderful and striking tablescape. Love the modern shape of the teapot. A wonderful setting. Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Suzy,
Your black and white theme makes quite a statement. Love the floral napkins! Thanks for sharing with Tea Time and enjoy your day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a great table! I love how striking the black and white is, and the checks and candles, and those pots too!
Well done,
Cindy

Princess Kate said...

I passed this on to my girlfriend since we both absolutely love black and white tables. Thanks for sharing. Yours is beautiful.

Terri said...

Hello Suzi, I am excited for you and I don't even know what it is! :)
I wish you the best in it!
Your 'spare" table setting is fab...black and white! My favorite thing you mixed in are the napkins. They really make a great contrast with the toile style napkins.
Hugs,
Terri

Aledia said...

What a dreamy table! I love black & white and your dishes are just so pretty! I love how you decorated your candles and the little pots, just too cute!!

Thank You for sharing and have a wonderful night!

Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Mama Jodi said...

I love the black and white. I especially like that little plaid plate. Beautiful.

Marcie said...

This is too cute. Darling table! Would love for you to share it on my linky party!
http://www.igottatrythat.com/p/blog-hop-linky-colde.html
Thanks, Marcie
www.IGottaTryThat.com

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Suzy, thank you very much for coming to Your Cozy Home Party. I had not done tablescapes until I started blogging and was intrigued with beautiful tables like yours. I am enjoying learning how to create a pretty table. Your black and white theme is wonderful with very interesting items such as the cute candleholders. You did a nice job!
Shannon

twelve-O-eight said...

Love black and white together, your table looks beautiful. Chalkboard pots are super cute. Now following, would love for you to visit and follow me too :)

Tanya

Diane said...

Darling table! I really like the fabric of those napkins and the cute graphics on the placemats! Thanks for sharing!

Kathleen said...

Sweet tablescape. Love the black and the checks. Flower pots are adorable!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish and leaving such a sweet comment.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your black and white Tablescape is so classic !! You did a wonderful job putting this all together for us. I also love the placemats with the napkins sweet.
XXOO Diane

Holly Legare said...

Love this! Do you remember where you got the gingham plates? I’ve pinned it to my "Entertaining" board and would love for you to share on our Creative Corner Blog Hop. It starts on Monday’s and is open all week - http://hollysstampingaddiction.blogspot.com/2012/05/creative-corner-blog-hop_28.html
Holly
http://hollysstampingaddiction.blogspot.com/

ann k said...

Nice job! Love what you put together! the chalk board pots as candle holders are cute.

Judy Bigg said...

Great spare you have. Love the black and white tablescape and those napkins are perfect.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I just love black and white together and your beautiftl tablescape has only proven it is a perfect combination!!

Stunning!!

Hugs,
Deb

Jody and Stan said...

Congrats for the second highest viewed on your Beach House post on Simple and Sweet Fridays and also Thanks for sharing this black and white theme tablescape too! It is just perfect! You're so creative...

Jody

Shel said...

The perfect combination.
So elegant.
Thank you for sharing.
Shel

lulumusing said...

Black and white always gets my attention, so you can bet I love your table, especially the gingham plates and the clever way you have used the flower pots.

Tanya@takesix said...

I love black and white. Such a great tablescape. Cute idea to do the chalkboard paint on the clay pots! Have a great weekend.