I tried some brown-handled flatware, but in the end, I decided that my gold flatware worked best with these dishes.
I had fun making my own wine label.
I just printed it on an Avery label and stuck in over the original label of this white wine... just a little touch that makes your dinner party more special. Notice that tree on the right side of the artwork?
That tree inspired my centerpiece. I was having some difficulty coming up with a centerpiece to go with these dishes. I wanted to use only items I already had. While looking out the kitchen window I noticed the Sedum Autumn Joy and thought, why not give it a try.Do you see the resemblance of the tree and this dead sedum Autumn Joy that I picked from my garden? I added some dead silver artemesia to give it a bit of spark. Seriously, this is a bunch of dead flowers that overwintered in my garden-- I would normally toss these on the compost heap! It's amazing what can be done with just a bit of thinking outside the box!
What a stroke of luck--I had glasses that seem to be made for these leopard dishes!
I added the small gold liqueur glass because it matched the gold-beaded place mat and the flatware.
I also made a menu - it's amazing how easy all of this is with computers!
Just for kicks, here is a sepia-toned picture of my table.
I am thinking leopard and hot pink! I think these Mikasa leopard dishes are going to be very versatile. I may even do a third table and mix them with my zebra dishes.
I received these dishes from Lifetime Brands, Inc. a nationally branded kitchenware, tabletop and home décor resource. They asked me to set a table and do a candid post about their dinnerware. I have done exactly that and I hope you enjoyed seeing these unique dishes.
I have linked to Marty's Tablescape Tuesday at a Stroll Thru Life. Check out all the inspirational posts over there.