As I was reorganizing I was reminded of some chargers I got at Pier One a while back. Even on sale, they were more than I wanted to pay, but at the time I just had to have them. And, this is the first time I've used them. They a very large and are heavy glass.
A already had the white tablecloth on, but I think they might look better on just the bare wood. (makes me shutter to think of it though!)
After I saw the photos I definitely decided I didn't really like the look of the cloth, so this week I redid the setting without a cloth or placemat (GASP). I also changed the flatware from the above (which is Pier one Tadpole long since discontinued)
I like the look better, but I'm not wild about not even having placemats (that Southern upbringing never quite leaves me). I haven't found a placemat I'm happy using. Hmmmmm sounds like time for a shopping spree.
Oh my, I just noticed I hadn't put water glasses on before I took photos. Busy getting dinner ready!
Yep, I think the brown of the table helped bring out the detail in the plate and the charger.
Added some beautiful Peruvian lilies from the yard.
The green dinner plates are from Marshall's and are from Portugal. On sale some months ago. The salad bowls are Yedi that I found on Amazon and just had to have.
Plaid napkins came from Ross. I thought I'd probably use them in the fall, but they work with the green in this setting.
The water glasses are from Dollar Tree, and the wine goblets are one of my favorites that I found on Ebay practically for only the shipping and I just love 'em.
And I do like the shell/mother of pearly chargers from Pier One.
I'd love to hear your opinions about tablecloth, placement and the like. With me there is just something neked about a table without a cloth or placemat. Old fashioned I know. You know what they say, "You can take the girl out of the South, but.............."
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