A Roll of Tablecloth

November 19, 2011

20111119-063946.jpg I found the coolest paper tablecloth on my last buying trip to New York. It comes on a 50 foot roll, with oversized vintage silverware graphics running throughout. Yesterday was the day to change out the dining table at the shop, and I could not wait to unroll the paper tablecloth and get the table set.

20111119-064310.jpg I chose vintage mix & match silverware to mimic the images that are on the tablecloth, which by the way, is a quite beefy kraft stock. Juliska bamboo border plates complete the setting. Simple clear French etched glassware seemed fitting with the vintage silverware.

20111119-064640.jpg This time of year, I really like to use an ornament at each place setting, as a little gift for each guest. In this case, they also serve as initial place cards.

20111119-064939.jpg We also recently acquired some stellar clear vintage apothecary jars. I clipped a white lily stem fairly short, and have the entire bloom & stem in the jar, so it almost has a terrarium feel.

20111119-065212.jpg This paper tablecloth is that mixture of high and low I adore. The motif is a bit formal, and the fact that it is made of paper just screams of a relaxed (and maybe a bit messy) lobster dinner or doodling in between courses.

20111119-065455.jpg For years we have sold these candles that look like wine corks. I just love the idea of using special bottles of wine you have had and re-using them with these candles. Here, I created the centerpiece around a grouping of these bottles. We also sell candles that are shaped like champagne corks, which are fun too.

A happy, happy Saturday to all!