Hello lemon-droppers! I hope you all had a good weekend. We had such a fun time with our family in Oklahoma..it was a great little getaway! Yesterday, we got a chance to do a little window shopping at some of my fave-o-rite stores: Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, and ZGallerie. Best. Day. Ever.
While we were browsing, I kept pointing out these beautiful spring/summer plates and bowls in delicious patterns and colors. As I oohed and aahed, I was always met with a blank stare and that slow, I-think-you’re-weird nod from Jordan. Finally, after pointing out the 12th floral plate, he said, “Dacia, we already have dishes.” I’ll pause for a moment so you can imagine me standing in the middle of Crate & Barrel with my mouth agape. I thought to myself, “Did he just say that? Doesn’t he understand that I need lots of dishes to mix and match for the fabulous dinner parties I plan to throw when we get a bigger house and I learn to cook?!” Granted, both of those things are most likely a few years away, but still. I’m a sucker for a pretty table setting, and in an ideal world I would have a bevy of dishes with which to set said table. But, since I’m not a Real Housewife of Indiana just yet, I will settle for browsing 🙂
via Crate & Barrel
Love these beautiful flowers..makes me want to set up camp on our patio and enjoy the warm summer weather!
via West Elm
These dishes scream elegance to me..nothing better than a white/gold combo!
Are these not adorable? They’re called ‘dessert excuses’ plates and they have things written on them like,”We’ll have two forks please” and “No, No, I couldn’t.” I love ’em!
But what good are all these dishes if you don’t know how to properly use them to set your table? Well, kids, our lesson for today: Tablescapes 101.
Now, obviously this is just a guideline so you can add or take away things that you know you won’t need. Also, in many decorative table settings, a charger is used under the dinner plate..it just adds another layer of decorating fun! And you might even add a salad plate in between the dinner plate and the soup bowl.
Also, you can always switch up the napkin placement. I think I actually like it better when it’s used in between the plates.
Isn’t that little gold dog on the plates so fun?! I’ve really been digging on gold lately..I’m a little obsessed. But anyway…now, for maybe my favorite tablescape of all..drumroll please…..
Gah! The plates, the colors, the little peacock feather accent thingy! I love it all so so much!
So, that’s what I’m dreaming of these days. And due to my
whining persistence, I was able to convince hubby to let me start my dinnerware collection with these beauties. 4 of the brown salad plates on sale for only $2 bucks a pop..can’t beat that!