Saturday, July 7, 2007

Place Settings

There are so many ways to enhance a special dinner with table place settings when entertaining your guests. The rule of thumb is to keep all of the place settings in the same color scheme, but the dishes themselves do not have to exactly match. I was invited to a brunch with friends one time, and the hostess had a beautiful table set out for us. She served a spring salad with potato soup, and a mandarin dessert with whipped cream topping.
The table settings were in a cream-colored background with little orange flowers, and tiny green leaves. None of the patterns matched; but because she had not deterred from the color scheme, the table was very elegant! She had purchased inexpensive fabric and had hand sewn dinner napkins to match the dishes. Later, I had a lot of fun searching for place settings at the resources I mentioned above. A beautiful peachy-orange solid fabric, that I made a tablecloth from, really set off the creamy-colored dishes. I crocheted a four inch cream-colored border around the tablecloth to add charm and elegance.

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