Schumann Wild Rose

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Elvis' Birthday Tablescape

Today is Elvis' birthday, and we wanted to celebrate it. As you know (from last August's memorial tablescape in memory of the date of his death), I like Elvis Presley. So.....I talked Pat into doing another table dedicated to him. She used the same small accent plates but changed things around a little. This time, the table is set using gold and black as the theme colors. Pat wanted to use yellow roses (Elvis' favorite) but they did not look quite right for the centerpiece - so she chose red. They look great.

Over view of the table

Close up of the place setting

Pat started with these fabulous checked capiz placemats from Pier 1
Next she added a square gold leather mat
The black Mikasa Color Spectrum charger was topped with a gold dinner plate
Elvis sits on a black Waechtersbach salad plate

The lines in the flatware coordinate with the lines in the dinner plate
Black glassware is from Artland Glass Company
Notice how Pat placed the glassware in a very atypical way - directly above the plate
Flatware is Gold Ionic by Wallace Silver Company
The candle holders are black Depressionware glass
The napkin fold consists of a black napkin, an ivory napkin, and a gold overlay
Pat used Elvis playing cards to "decorate" the flower arrangement - the centerpiece is made from black Depression glass from L.E. Smith Glass Company and sits on a goldleaf charger
Pat put these beaded gold votives around the table
"Be still my beating heart......."
One last look from the other end of the table


Capiz Black and White Checked Placemats:  Pier 1 several years agoGold Placemats:  Tuesday Morning
Gold Flatware:  Gold Ionic by Wallace Silver from
Black Charger:  Indigo Black Color Spectrum by Mikasa from
Gold Dinner Plate:  "Gold Leaf" from Pier 1
Black Salad Plate:  Fun Factory Black by Waechtersbach
Glassware:  Black Midnight by Artland from
Napkins:  Hand made by Pat
Napkin Rings:  Hammered Gold finish ring from Pier 1
Black Depressionware:  mostly L.E. Smith Glass Company (1920's-1930's) from eBay
Gold Candles:  Michael's
Gold Votives:  Pier 1 two years ago


  1. Black and white paired with gold. I'm going to remember that. Lots of black and white in my cupboards. ;-) Love the capiz placemats. Wish I had seen those. Thanks for sharing your beautiful table and Happy Birthday, Elvis!

  2. Happy Birthday to the late Elvis! You gave him a great tribute with your beautiful table...Christine

  3. This has to be the most creative table of the week! What a great idea! I know Elvis would have approved - the table is so glamorous! Love those black and white chargers - they are stunning! Happy Birthday to Elvis from me (a little late - lol)!

  4. I did know that it was Elvis' birthday! One of my sisters and cousins were huge fans of his. We even had an EP Club, but I said the letters stood for Environment Pollution Club -- not such a fan! Those plates are something special!

  5. What a wonderful tribute to Elvis...beautiful table. Thanks for sharing.