As most of you know, once in a while, Pat and I want to do some tablescapes featuring the famous "world traveller and detective," Carmen Sandiego. This week, our version of Carmen landed in Holland.
Over view of the table - simple, uncluttered
The place setting - it features these great "Windmill" plates from Universal Potteries (1936-1954)
Pat wrapped a simple luncheon size ivory napkin in a blue napkin ring for the first layer of the place setting
The charger is a Spice Route "Ginger" dinner plate from Pier 1. Notice how the European style flatware is turned over.
These are one of my very favorite sets of flatware - "Pure" by Gourmet Settings
Pat used an amber Depression goblet and simple red wine glass
The wooden Dutch shoes are the perfect accent for the table
What's more Dutch than tulips?
OK - so the windmill centerpiece is actually my bird house that Pat took from me before I had a chance to put it in the yard......you know my sister - anything for a tablescape.....the poor birds....
One last look from the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Blue Placemat - "Bistro" Woven Vinyl by Benson Mills from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Gold Charger Plate - Ginger "Spice Route" from Pier 1
Windmill Dishware - "Windmill" Camwood Ivory by Universal Potteries from eBay and Replacements
Flatware - "Pure" by Gourmet Settings from eBay
Amber Goblet - Depression Glass from our collection
Red Wine Goblet - "Entertain" by Libby from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Yellow Candles - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Napkin - Handmade by Pat
Napkin Ring - PVC pipe cut into 1" rounds and spray painted with Fusion Spray Paint
Silk Tulips - from Michael's
White Windmill Birdhouse - from our local Garden Center
We will be joining Christine's "Table It" at Rustic & Refined this Monday: http://www.rustic-refined.com/
We will also be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch: http://betweennapsontheporch.net/
For fun, check out the "Cuisine" section of the Holland Tourism website (http://www.holland.com/us/tourism.htm) for some great ideas for Dutch food.