For those of us who spend a lot of time “tablescaping” (and I know that this is not for everyone), I find it to be very revealing. This rather practical art form offers such amazing glimpses of personalities. When I see things on other people's tables that I own myself, it always makes me smile. Oh, the things we would have to talk about, and notes we could compare!
I like to keep the dining room table set at all times. It is one of the first things that I see upon rising in the morning, and it always makes me smile. Last week I decided to re-read an old Agatha Christie favorite, the Hercule Poirot mystery, Death on the Nile. As I closed the book I wondered what a visual representation of this would look like on the dining table. Here is the result. I like it.
I keep threatening to organize a book club in my neighborhood (hang on, ladies, eventually!) and thought about what fun it would be to set a table reflecting whatever book had been read. I think this is going to open up a whole new tablescaping world for me. I hope you'll come along for the ride, beginning here.
I can't say exactly why I chose what I did for this table. It was more of a feeling than anything finite. I wanted pattern over color, with neutrals and a pop of green. The centerpiece is actually one of the vignettes from atop the living room mantle over the fireplace.
This napkin fold is called Fleur de Lis. I absolutely love it for its ease of assembly and the very elegant way that it looks. With his Belgian background, I knew that Poirot would approve.
The placemats are some that Mr. O-P picked up. He had no interest in the pattern, just the flat style because he seems to think that most of my placemats are too lumpy (imagine!). I loved the pattern, knowing they would look wonderful with these dishes, so commandeered them immediately.
Runner – Pottery Barn
Placemats – Tuesday Morning
Round woven placemats – Pier One
Brown dinner plate – Pier One
Leaf salad Plates – Fitx & Floyd
Flatware – Oneida
Crystal - Mikasa
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