The trade off for little or no seasonal weather is we have "green" all year long. Gorgeous Redwoods fill the landscape. Everything is always lush - that is, if you can see it through the fog........ I forgot to mention that. We have lots and lots of fog all year long. Lots and lots and lots.........
Anyway, Pat chose green (for the landscape) and blue (blue for the ocean) for the tablescape. And since it rains most of the winter, she added flashlights and candles. Yes, Humboldt County is forever losing power in the Winter. Most people have a "kit" for just that emergency (and did I mention one for earthquakes? And one for windstorms? And one for Mud slides that close all the highways in and out of the county?)
Overview of the table
Close up of the place setting
Hammered style flatware adds texture
Simple, sleek glassware from the Dollar Store
The casual napkin fold consists of blue and lemongrass green napkins placed in the soup bowl
Pat used a Scarlett Fiestaware Salad plate to hold the Dollar Store soup bowl
The next layer is a Lemongrass green Fiestaware luncheon plate
The dinner plate is Fun Factory by Waechtersbach
The huge charger is a 13" Cobalt Blue Espana charger from Tabletops Unlimited
Pat made sure each guest has a candle "nearby"
Pat chose Rainy Day Betty for the centerpiece
Each guest got a favor - naturally a flashlight
The five piece place setting - the hammered handles reminded Pat of rain drops
These beautiful votives are from Tuesday Morning
Ralph watching over the table....
I told you my sister had a wicked sense of humor - poor Ralph..........
One last look
We are linking to Cuisine Kathleen's Let Dish http://www.cuisinekathleen.com/ this Wednesday evening.
Blue Chargers: Cobalt Espana byTabletops Unlimited from eBay and Replacements
Red Dinner Plates: Red Fun Factory by Waechtersbach from Replacements
Lemongrass Luncheon Plates, Sauce Bowls, and Bread and Butter Plates: Fiestaware by Homer Laughlin from Macy's and Kohl's
Scarlett Salad Plates: Fiestaware by Homer Laughlin from Replacements
Grass green Bowls: Dollar Store last year
Hammered-look Flatware: from Costco
Glassware: Dollar Store
Napkins: Handmade by Pat
Betty Boop Centerpiece: from Heuer's Florist (locally owned store)
Cobalt blue Votive Holders: Tuesday Morning
Votives, candles and Mirror: Michael's
Flashlights: Hardware store