My cute daughter, Madeline and I got out a bunch of my dishes, table cloths, napkins and odds and ends and came up with a bunch of ways to set the table using what had on hand. It was fun and interesting to see how we could make things work together.
Madeline also happens to be a great photographer..you can see more of her work on her blog at www.eyesofmad.blogspot.com
We call this "Ella's brunch". My mom had given me this adorable "girlie" salad plates a while back and they just look like brunch or lunch with the "girls". We set the table with a purple tablecloth and we used striped scrapbook paper for a placemat! I love that...think of the possibilites of using scrapbook paper to set your table and can we say cheap!!! We used a set of white cups in a long skinny white platter filled with roses from the backyard as a centerpiece.
I love goblets and this one in particular with the bubbled glass. By putting a folded napkin into the goblet it really shines.
This is one of my favorite ones. The bright yellow plate with a lime green salad plate is so bright and fresh. Then we added the bright yellow napkin folded into the "rose" with the daisy plopped in the middle. It just popped when we placed a second napking (red) underneath the green salad plate. Then Madeline placed the silverware underneath for a fun new look.
We used some great old fashioned looking fabric and placed a piece of striped scrapbook paper as a placemat for this one too! Then we found some dark brown fabric I had and turned it into a fabulous folded napkin that holds the silverware so nicely. Madeline is quite the creative napkin folder.
We have more ideas on our other blog at www.beyondthetable.blogspot.com and we will also show even more on our website at www.thestylesisters.net so check back soon!