While looking for candles that might go with this fabric, I came across some little stubs that must be over ten years old. Normally I would throw these away.
Lucky for me, they managed to find their way to the bottom of a candle box because they are the only colors I had that would work. In fact they worked rather nicely as you will see. There is just no limit to what I will spend to set a unique table. This Hull drip glazed dinner plate is reminiscent of caveman days, don't you think? The dark table needed to be lightened a bit, so I used the glass butterscotch chargers. My original thought was a dark metal charger, but the look was too dark and heavy.
I always like to mix in a little something with sparkle. These amber Tiara dishes worked nicely for the bit of bling I needed. A real orange in each sherbet dish completed the setting. My dinner guests are really in to natural foods.
I also thought my guests would appreciate the natural aspect of the two large pottery vases full of twigs and cattails that I chose for the centerpiece. I surrounded the vases with the little candle stubs in chunky dull-finished brass candlesticks.
The different sizes of the stub candles worked beautifully with the two taller black candles I used.
I used two different stemmed glasses--one light amber and one dark amber/orange.
I think my dinner guests enjoyed themselves.