August 13, 2015
At Home with Friends

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What’s on My Table: Game Night

Sometimes the table design comes first and sometimes – the menu. The chicken / egg question. In this case, I started with the feeling I wanted to create: Fun, fun, fun!

I knew I wanted bright colors and playful flowers, nothing too dressy or even sophisticated. I started out rummaging around in my butler’s pantry (a.k.a. my garage) and found the multicolored ramekins I bought on sale at World Market. I knew I’d find a use for them!

That set the color palette. From there, it was easy to coordinate the deep orange dishes and bright orange napkins.

I pulled out a vintage white linen cloth with a green trim, for the table. When I first set the table, the white was too serious, so I added deep wine colored liner runners.

The vintage Majolica Centerpiece was perfect. I filled it with gorgeous rainier cherries. I wondered if anyone would get the subtle reference to the “Life is just a bowl of cherries, don’t take it serious.”

Of course, my friends are so smart: Someone got it immediately!

Here’s what’s on my table:

Orange dinner plates: Pfalzgraff, Dolce pattern (available at my Amazon Affiliate Store)

Orange cloth napkins: World Market

Light green pedestal for the Mexican Fish Sliders: Mosser Glass (available at my Amazon Affiliate Store)

Long oval bone platter: Laurie Gates

Tulip planters: Vintage McCoy Pottery

Majolica centerpiece: Ebay

Crystal bowls for the berries: Vintage Steuben Glass

Dessert cake stand: Le Creuset Stoneware (available at my Amazon Affiliate Store)

Multicolored ramekins for the Dipping Sauces: World Market

Cheese Spreaders: Vintage Neiman Marcus


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