Before my flowers die, that my sweet husband gave me for Mother's Day, I thought it would be fun to use them as a centerpiece on a country table setting. It's not everyday that I have fresh flowers lying around!
I wanted to set a table that you could really use. So, it's not full of extra dishes that you may not use and it's not full of too much "bling" either. It's really a basic table setting with some character thrown in.
So let's get started. I first started out with a bold color place mat to set the color scheme for my table.
The nice thing about the flowers, is that they are full of color so I don't need a lot of other colors going on elsewhere on the table. My place mats came from Target. They are reversible. I chose the side with a little contrast in the center.
Next, are the dishes. I used a simple white dinner plate, with a dish towel (found from Ikea and Walmart) that looks like an old textile. They will be used as napkins. I placed the silverware in an X pattern on top for fun. This is not a serious table setting!
Next, I brought in my blue ball jars to be used as drinking glasses. I like the extra color and character they bring to the table.
And lastly, I softened the chairs by bringing in a variety of throw pillows that add even more character to the table.
But there was still one more thing that I needed.
Let there be light!
Unfortunately, we're having a very cloudy day today. It was hard to get the usual sunny pics that I share with you. So, today, we're using a lot of lights in the house. But I think this table brightened my mood a bit.
Now, it's time to serve a country dinner here!
Thanks for stopping by.
~ Kelly ~