Monday, February 18, 2013

Re-post of my white and silver

This week I am sharing one of my favourite tables with you…… is just so simple with a combination of white and silver. This was posted when I first started my blog. Mr FH and I have been away with friends for the weekend and we also attended the funeral of a dear friend today so I really didn’t have anything new to share. This week I am helping DNo2 to decorate for a ladies evening called..Diamonds in the Dust. I’m hoping that next week I’ll have some awesome photos to share with you.
How is it that life just seems to get busier and busier!! I have had such a busy week - my gorgeous son is recovering from his surgery really well so that is making me feel a lot better. I have had a couple of trips to see him and that is a 3hr drive each way! We have also celebrated our grandson's birthday and I have worked at school and also worked for my sister at her nursery!!!  I'm too old for this!!Today I worked at my 'real' job at school and tomorrow I am back at the nursery/coffee shop for two days. Somehow in between I managed to get a tablescape together ready for Tablescape Thursday with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch. Amazing what you can do when it's something you really love!!

I decided to do a really elegant table this week in just silver and white... I had these gorgeous candles tucked away for sometime but I wasn't sure how to use them. It was a really balmy night here on the farm so I took everything outside to the pergola and just played around!

This is my everyday white china and I really love the embossed fruit around the edge. The silver chargers I bought for half price just before Christmas (my first set of chargers as we don't really use them here in Australia!!). I had bought these gorgeous white linen placemats recently at the Spotlight sale so thought they would be perfect - and they were!!

I love this little bit of extra stitching in the corner and the cutwork border - so simple!

These white candles I have had for a while - they are candles right to the base - how cool is that! Somehow they are not quite straight so I was a bit unsure of how to use them but I had these clear glass vases (leftover from DNo 1's wedding!) so popped the candles inside. I had to secure them with a little bit of blu-tak to stop them wobbling but I still wasn't sure they were right.  When I looked in my cupboard I saw some glitter I knew that's what they needed. I sprinkled them with silver glitter so they didn't look so bare.

I used the silver beads from the Christmas tree and laid them along the length of the table to add a bit of shine. These individual tea-light holders were from another wedding we attended and I just replaced the mulberry paper around the edge with plain white and they fitted right in!

I used plain white linen napkins but they looked a bit 'white' so I added a small silver paper napkin to the outside and secured them with plain white holders.

As the sun went down the silver started to really shine (probably cos I'd just cleaned it a few weeks ago!) and the table was looking very romantic.

How gorgeous are these candles??? I can't wait until they start to burn right down - I think they will look really wonderful when they are very low in the vases.

As you can see I added  a simple vase of white petunias and my vintage silver salt and pepper shakers.

Hope you like my elegant white table...


I'm joining-



Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I love the sparkle you've added to such an elegant all white tablescape. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Marigene said...

I can see why this is one of your favorite elegant.
I ♥♥♥ your header photo, my two favorite colors together!

Sarah said...

Lovely elegant white table! Thanks for sharing it again. It's worthy of multiple showings. '-)

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Suzy! I never saw this post, so it's new to me! Very sparkly!!! I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your friend. I hope you are doing OK. It's hard to lose friends. Best wishes helping your daughter with her project! I'm looking forward to seeing the photos!

Dawn said...

Love all the white with the silver touch. Perfect table setting. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin:)

Lisa said...

Classic elegance like this never goes out of style! Sending a prayer for your son's recuperation. Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven to say hi.

The Tablescaper said...

Love those candle stick holders!

Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Diann said...

What a pretty and sparkly table! Sorry I am so late in visiting from last week's party. It has been a hectic week. thank you for joining the party!