Here's a Royal Blue Asian runner from Mrs. Lin's Kitchen dot com. Isn't it pretty? Happy Blue Monday to all and a big thanks to Sally for hosting!
For today's Met Monday, I decided to show how I convinced my dh that my first find at Goodwill is just as versatile as my other dishes.
Remember this pattern, "Stockholm"? A stoneware made in Japan.
My dh wasn't thrilled about the look of this pattern; it reminded him of the 1980s. Or the fact that I've never really dabbled in any Americana decor that this may fit in. So I had to figure out a way to prove him wrong before he begs me to give it away! I created a tablescape to not only incorporate it but make it shine as well!
First, I consulted "Red" my dining area guard rooster. He immediately took the center spotlight and introduced himself to the two golden foil chicks I won from Robyn of "There's Always Thyme For..." They got along just fine. They looked a little cold so I had them huddle around a warm candleglow. I looked for more things to add and I spotted my very first pitcher embossed with veggies. I rescued the mums and poofed them on top.
Then, since I didn't have any blue on my centerpiece, I tried to find a way to make this pattern work. So, remembering my Canopy "Golden Wheat" dishes, I used it as a charger to spread and tone down the gold. To achieve a casual look, I used our everyday plastic placemats and runner that do a great job blending in with the table. So then, I set my oddball pattern and set the table with my Hampton "Lace" flatware and Anchor Hocking "Fire & Ice" highball glass.
I added my Bordallo "Hen and Rooster" bowl for the menu. "Red's" comb was nicely complemented by the red on the plates. By not using blue anywhere else, the plates stood out beautifully and the centerpiece with the simplicity of the pattern reminds me of the simple beauty of being down in the farm at dusk...
What do you think? Is he right, or I am right to keep this pattern?
"Farm in the City"
No, I didn't bribe him with his favorite dessert, "Butterscotch Banana Bread"! It was for the foil chicks! ;-) LOL
Happy Met Monday everyone! Thanks Susan for being our gracious host once again!