When I purchased this fabric on Saturday, I immediately knew that my old Curiosity Shop plates would be perfect for the Geek pants green plaid.
I purchased these dishes about fifteen years ago while we were on a day trip to a Flea Market. On the way we stopped at a junk shop. They had quite a few other pieces of this pattern, but I only bought the dinner plates for $1.00 each.
When we got to the flea market, I saw the same plates for $9 per plate! I felt pretty good about my earlier purchase and on the way back we stopped at the junk shop to buy more, but they were already all sold. Over the years, I have picked up a few other pieces.
I walked around the house with an eye toward items that I thought would work with the table:
The butterscotch glass charger was perfect to bring in the secondary color -- gold--but I thought the setting looked a little flat. I am not going to use a salad plate because I don't want to hide the pattern. I couldn't put a napkin across the plate for the same reason. Yet I needed something!
Finally I found the perfect napkin fabric. I put it under the dinner plate and was quite satisfied.
The two glasses I chose also pleased me.
Now I needed chair backs. The dull gold I used was also a bit flat. Hmmmmm, how about some more of the napkin fabric?
I liked using the same fabric twice on the table. It seemed to tie it all together. Now I had to scrounge up a centerpiece. I needed height. I took a tall candle holder from a nearby table and put the weaved patterned apple on top. Then I added a matching pear and my corn king covered casserole.
A few pieces of wooden fruit and tiny sunflowers finished this area. I scattered six candles around the table. A bottle of red wine was placed near the host chair. The chair you see against the wall is just an extra chair sitting in the corner. I like to decorate any extra chairs in the dining room so that everything goes with the table. I even brought in a stack of avocado green boxes to place on the chair to further distribute the green color.
. Now I am just waiting for my pork roast to finish cooking.
Don't forget to go back to Susan's blog to find all the other Tuesday tablescape posts. You will find a lot of talented table setters.