Here's the table before I removed the centerpiece and replaced it with bowls of condiments
The place setting
Flatware is "Montana" by Gourmet Settings - I was afraid that the older folks at the table might have a problem using it because of the thin handles, but it worked out fine
Now here was the problem - I love this placemat....but it is a killer to actually use. Glasses do not sit flat, and it was hard for older folks to set a glass down without toppling it.
Glassware is inexpensive "Starfire Ivy" by Anchor from Ross
Another tricky thing - come up with a centerpiece that works for Easter and for a Mexican Brunch. This one did.
From the other end of the table
Loved this one, but too "Pier 1" (neither Pat nor I really like the charger, but it looked OK on the terracotta tile.)
Then Pat tried the place setting on just the tile - I wish we would have used it instead of the uneven placemat.
The table set with the terracotta tiles
Where it came from:
Placemats - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Dinnerware - "Botanical Garden" from Pier 1 this season
Bread/Butter Plate - "Sunflower" Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from Replacements
Glassware - "Starfire Ivy" by Anchor from Ross
Flatware - "Montana" by Gourmet Settings from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Napkins - Handmade by Pat to match the Bread/Butter plates
Napkin Rings - from Pier 1
Yellow Candle Holders - from eBay
Candles, Mexican Flowers, Flower Container - Michael's
Terracotta Tiles - inexpensive tiles from our local Building Supply Center that I coated with a stone sealer
We will be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch: http://betweennapsontheporch.net/