In just a short time,
it went from this,
this. Each place setting is a black octagon dinner plate and a milk glass salad plate atop a silver charger.
I love how the star candle created this shadow. I have alternated white stars with silver rose candles (because I only had 2 star candles). I would have used all stars because they work so well with the 3 big star candles. I used quite a few big chunky white candles down the length of the runner.
A combination of white and black stemware was used.
The napkin is a very formal crisply-ironed white linen with beautifully-detailed edges.
These candlesticks normally hold tapers, but today I wanted the chunky look.
An octagon coffee cup will hold the coffee or tea poured from these family silver pieces from the 1950's. I usually like to do fun contemporary-type tables, but this time I went more formal and traditional.
This is the first of my trio of new runner tablescapes.
I've made three table runners in the past couple of weeks. Here are the other two that I plan to use.
I bet the next two tables will look quite different than the traditional, calm, serene, one of today's post.
at Susan's blog on Thursday. Have fun!