Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Monaco Breeze Tablescape

So I have been on a small sewing kick lately, or I should say, I've been on a: I just bought another yard of fabric kick, so I think I'll make something....and since my sewing skills don't go much beyond a straight stitch, I've been making table runners. So for someone like me with a fetish for dishes and playing pretty with them, that's a good thing.

I found this fabric and just fell in love. I don't usually go for true/navy blues, I'm more of a turquoise gal, but combined with the brown and green, it is great. Later, it dawned on me that it reminded me of THIS duvet cover at West Elm, that's probably why I bought it.

I kept the centerpiece really simple because the fabric is super busy.
I found these candle holders at Big Lots (you might have read that yesterday) and took too many pictures of them used them. White pillar candles and moss not only for interest, but I love that green.

Some milk glass vases with hydrangeas complete the simple centerpiece, I love how the ribbing on the candles are repeated in the ribbing of the vases. Cool.

I used a couple different styles of charger plates, isn't that the fun of setting a table? Mixing it up? I found two dark expresso colored wooden chargers at the Goodwill and combined then with some inexpensive plastic ones that I spray painted green. Ivy Leaf Green? Yep. Krylon? Yep.
Here's the expresso ones, the green are pictured further down.

I love these plates, I found them at Dollar Tree last year. They've got a neat starburst slash ribbing effect and a little age around the edge. They look very Summer-tiki to me, I'm not sure why. I pulled in the ottoman to seat six, I won't have to worry about that anymore since my chair score this past weekend!

Did I show you the candle holders yet? :)

The napkins are from World Market. They have a fantastic array of colors and come in a set of six. This color is called Lagoon Blue, so pretty.

The glassware I've had for some time, from Nell Hill's.

I used a starfish at each placesetting for even more summer details.

Some evening photos.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you're inspired!

Joining Susan

In case any of you guys want to know where I bought the's from Name and item number: UJ-231, Magnolia Home Fashions. Color: Monaco Breeze


  1. I love it...that fabric is wonderful! And just so you know you have me HOOKED on Krylon Ivy Leaf!!! I think others must be, been sold out in several Wal-Marts I have been to...WHY does everyone have to use my color when I NEED it;)

  2. Your table is gorgeous! Mine looks so dull and utilitarian now...

  3. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L :) you are so stinking inspiring! I swear you make me want to spray paint husband better not sit still too long...or he could be next!! I lol when you talk about your sewing skills, I am the same...but I do plan to buy a machine and get on the runner band wagon! I have to tell u I made the coke crate flag arrangement & the bottle cap stinking cute!!! I posted them on my fb and bragged on you too. thanks so much for your awesome ideas and sharing them with us!! by the by, the table is the blue/green combo..makes me happy! Donna Tullis

  4. Love the look! Of course anything with that bright green, a starfish and the shade "lagoon blue" has to be gorgeous!

  5. Love the look! Of course anything with that bright green, a starfish and the shade "lagoon blue" has to be gorgeous!

  6. I can see why you fell in love with the fabric, sooooo cool!!! Beautiful table setting. I too love dishes!!!

  7. Gorgeous! I love that fabric! The blue is just perfect!

  8. Beautiful! I have that Krylon green too. Can you tell me where you bought the fabric? I love it!

  9. Mela, I bought the fabric on, but for some reason, I can't find the name...I'll keep looking and let you know.

    Thanks for the nice comments everyone!

  10. Mela, finally found it and included the info in the post.


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