It was time to have dinner for five of us. We had a scallop and spinach dish with a green salad, and a very casual, lovely evening finished off with some red wine a truffles we picked up during our sight-seeing tour .
I put the serving pieces and dessert plates on the table before I decided what the menu would be. As it turned out I didn't use them after all.
I wanted a nice look, but nothing too formal. I had a lot of trouble deciding what to do with the napkins so they just ended up in little squares. Not sure how that happened.
And of course any opportunity to use my five amber etched glasses and goblets is welcomed!
I used a white tablecloth and napkins with a fish net looking overlay for some texture and color and give the table some softness and warmth.
Kind of funny, but we opted out of bread even though the setting included a bread plate and knife. I usually put on more silverware than we use so that I wash it to keep from having to polish it.
We had a terrific meal and a great evening.
The charger came from Big Lots several years ago (they are a little orangey rather than golden, but they match the gold color on these plates patricularly well);
the etched amber wine and water glasses were on sale at Pier One about a year ago;
the tablecloth came from a discount store a long time ago and the overlay is just a piece of fabric that I hemmed;
the silver is Francis 1 from Reed and Barton;
the dishes are Sango "Chateau Pattern".
Thanks so much for visiting me. I am joining Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for her Tablescape Thursday Party. Check on my sideboard for this button and you will be in awe of the postings there.