"A Taste of West Indies"
Green and Yellow Bordallo Pineapple Collection
Bordallo Green Pineapple platter-$40 reg; I paid 70% less.
Here's an aerial view. The serious look of the greens and golds reminded me of the West Indies decor plus the pineapple design against the dark table made me imagine gauzy white drapes, dark chocolate canopy beds with pineapple finials and coffee (in my case, hot cocoa), in the veranda soaking in the moist sea air... I tucked in the napkins so that its whiteness won't detract from the soft white frost and off white backgrounds. The irregularity of the runner and mats just added to the character. I chose my low ball "Fire and Ice" glassware so it didn't detract from the mugs and overall look of the table.I love how my $1 "Spectrum Stripes" plates helped the plates pop against the weaved runner and mats. And my "Lace" flatware gave it a little romance. My frosted white and green hurricanes is set on wooden candle holders that put the dark wood color on the table. My mugs were 50 cent finds at Kroger on January 2008. The cake stand is also a Bordallo "Bunny" collection for 50% off. The edge have celery and carrots around. How I wish that I had my husband put up my white gauzy drapes, opened the window and give you the full West Indies feel. I guess I'll just have to do this tablescape again, huh?
Here's another closer look...
Here are some evening shots...
Another aerial view
I am loving our dark colored table more and more! It is so versatile! I think I'll have to grab some French dinnerware and see if I can make it work, too! I'll start looking much later; believe it or not, I get tired of looking at all these plates, I want to have some fresh eyes. So instead of buying more, I'll grab dh and ask him to head to the storage, and grab my other ones to play with!
Coconut Shrimp Skewers
Garlic Fried Rice
Grilled Pineapple Wedges & Mango Slices
Citrus Coolers (Virgin)
Cinnamon Hot Cocoa with Chocolate Whipped Cream
Thank you bunches to Susan and Leigh for being our gracious hosts for today!