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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Black and White Setting

Although we’re into fall now I still have not taken out my fall things; so today’s table setting is in black and white with green highlights. I wanted something fairly cool and serene, yet with a bit of dramatic contrast.
The linens consist of one Waverly "Country Life" Toile in black on cream runner with black tassel at each end, and four Waverly "Country Life" Toile in black on cream oval placemats with striped fabric on reverse. The napkins are white with a black scroll design.




The black and white theme started with the Royal Stafford checked bowls. They are set on Bordallo Pinheiro "Cabbage"dessert plates, which in turn rest on vintage cream Wedgwood Etruria "Edme" dinner plates. The silverplated flatware is the 1941 vintage Holmes and Edwards "Youth."



To go along with the clean looks of black on white I decided on clear glass accessories. Three pairs of clear crystal candlesticks with green taper candles, and two tulip shaped votives with green votives form the centerpiece with green hydrangeas from a previous table setting.



Next are four Durand "Vendange" goblets and four vintage footed glasses in etched crystal w black/ amethyst base.

A set of four crystal salt cellars and tiny spoons add more sparkle:



A pressed glass butter dish and "Youth" butter knife rest on a doily on a shell-shaped black glass dinner plate.



Four fabric napkin rings in the Waverly "Country Life" toile are supplemented by rectangular silverplated napkin rings.




The full place setting




I am joining


Susan at Between Naps on the Porch ,where we can enjoy more Tablescape Thursday posts.

Suzanne with Vintage Thingies Thursday at
Coloradolady.


Cindy’s Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home.



24 comments:

The Tablescaper said...

Black and white seems to work with everything. Your mix with green is a wonderful twist to the traditional Fall colors.

- The Tablescaper

Jacqueline said...

there is no season for black and white and luscious green! I am with you, I can't possibly do orange pumpkins for 3 full months! This is just gorgeous. Those linens are wonderful

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Looks fabulous! Love the green highlights!

C. Joy said...

Beautiful. I would love to sit down to a dinner at your table, thanks for inspiring me.

Chaos Cottage said...

My kitchen curtain toppers are that Waverly pattern. I love it. I especially like black and white patterns. So I love your table setting and the Waverly runner and place mats.

Sarah said...

Black and white is always a winner in my mind. I like it with the green.

Marigene said...

Those touches of green look so nice with the black and white. Love the napkins and table runner.

Alycia Nichols said...

I love the "Country Life" pattern. I have it in garnet red, and it is a favorite...even if I've never used it just yet! :-) I really like it in the black & white. Very nice!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Love the classic black and white!

Tanya@takesix said...

What a gorgeous table. I love black and white, and the green looks awesome with it. Love your runner.

Scribbler said...

Thank you so much for visiting me today. You have used one of my most favorite color schemes in your lovely tablescape. I love this particular fabric so much that I have it on two chairs + ottoman, and a window treatment. In my last house, I have an entire room built around black, cream + apple green. This is definitely one I am filing away!

Lady Linda said...

Thanks for visiting my blog...it so fun to meet people this way! Reading your description, I know I will want to return to yours often. I am a junker, thrift store nut and LOVE to go estate sailing! Your table is lovely. I have two dear friends in MA-you live in such a pretty part of the world.
Happy Fall.

Chubby N Chieque said...

Million thanks for visiting Stockholm...

Wow! this is amazing. Your colour combo didn't came across my mind, but you really done the best job. So much inspiration in here and I will be coming and visits you again.

Happy w/end.

Greetings from Stockholm,
/chie

romance-of-roses said...

Love the green. I remember my grandma had all green glass plates, cups/saucers, salt shakers, you know we see them now in antique shops. Wish I had them all. Beautiful table setting. Hugs...Lu

Jilly said...

I bought same plates from online shop. Black and white seems to work with everything. Your mix with green is a wonderful twist to the traditional Fall colors.
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Coloradolady said...

the black and white plates are stunning!!! So pretty. Happy VTT!

Ellen said...

Hi Carrie, I just love your table, there is something so sweet and romantic about black and white. Your table runner is just lovely. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment.
Hugs,
Ellen

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love your gorgeous black and white table. The green really makes it pop!
I've never seen it done with the clear glass. I think it allows the black and white to really speak. Thanks for sharing!
New follower,
Patti

Karena said...

Carrie I adore this color palette; gorgeous!! So good to find you!

I would love your thoughts on my Autumn decor so far, oh and I have a new giveaway as well!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Martha said...

A very pretty table -- love the black and white with that touch of green!

Diann said...

What a pretty table you set for us! I love the linens and your dishes are lovely.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Your table really caught my eye. I love the black with the bold green color. You always share such beautiful things. I would love to visit and have tea with you. Wish we were closer. Blessings, Martha

Entertaining Women said...

This table is so right up my alley. Love the blacks and whites with shots of apple green. Thank you for inviting us to your table. Cherry Kay

The French Hutch said...

I love black and white and I love a pop of color with black and white. Love your tablescape, the toile runner and the checked bowls. Wow, you sure got a great deal on your blue and white. Lovely for a mosaic........

~Emily
The French Hutch