By Karin Brosnan - Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Thank you to Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for highlighting my napkin rings in her Tablescape today!!
Welcome to Centerpiece Wednesday!
Dinning in the backyard is my all time favorite..especially in the early fall when it is the perfect temperature outside.
I started with a sisal rug on the table followed by brown silky lining fabric on the edges that flows to the ground. I like the contrast in textures. For the centerpiece I brought out one of my white lanterns from Ikea and filled it with fall leaves and an orange candle. I also put a large grapevine wreath around the lantern to add a harvest look to the table.
On either side of the lantern I placed to small sized pots with a tall faux plant in each..to add some greenery. The little pots are cement colored with dark colored rings on the front.
I love the amber colored goblets...I bought the bubble glass goblets at JC Pennys. They add the perfect color of autumn to the table and some sparkle.
For the napkins I have used three different kinds. I didn't have enough of the red, green, gold plaid so I took 1 red and 1 gold napkin and put them together and placed one of my white napkin rings (.75 each if you buy a set of 12) around both for a fun new look..just using what I have.... and laid them across my leaf plates from Walmart!
Here are the plaid napkins with my white napkin rings.
Here you can see our pergula with white lights hanging from it as the dusk turns to night.
At night everything just glows.
Use what you have to create a centerpiece...gather things from around the house. Try using out of the ordinary things like rugs for a tablecloth and using all different kinds of textures to make your table really come alive.
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I am participating in Tablescape Thursday with Susan at between naps on the porch.