Creating beautiful tables is really one of my favorite things to do and one of the things I miss most about my wedding planning days. I generally try to set a pretty table for holidays and special occasions, but admit that I have been terribly lazy about it as of late.
Recently I received some beautiful dishes and a gorgeous glass platter from Pfaltzgraff's Painted Poppies collection. I was so inspired to invite a few girlfriends over and have a lunch and coffee on my newly refinished deck!
The Painted Poppies are a rich and vibrant.
The poppies literally "pop" against the earthy beige background.
Because the dishes are so beautiful and make such a statement on their own,
I toned down my tablescape to let the dishes be the star of the show.
First I laid my favorite white tablecloth on the patio table. I pretty much use white tablecloths as my base for every table and then layer it on...but this time, I left the white alone. I added a simple centerpiece comprised of a glass cake stand (a must have), my Painted and Stamped Pots, some succulents, ornamental kale, and moss. To finish it off I tucked in some sprigs of chamomile.
It still needed a little "something" so I added an Everything Wreath with a burlap cover around the base of the cake stand for some texture and interest. So a pretty simple look to accompany the Painted Poppies...and look how these Pfaltzgraff dishes shine!
The dinner plates are so pretty.
Then I stacked the salad plate on top (these are my favorite!)
It is always cool here, so I used the coffee cups as part of the place setting. For a little something different and to make sure everyone saw how pretty the plates are, I rolled white napkins and placed them in the coffee cup...and added the sprig of chamomile again.
I think this is fun and so pretty!
Another beautiful piece form the Painted Poppies collection is the
Painted Poppies Rectangular Glass Platter.
The table is small, so I placed in on the Party (Serving) Cart
with the soup bowls (which I will be using to serve dessert).
I am so loving these beautiful Painted Poppies dishes and the platter is a work of art!
These pieces are available at Kohl's...but right now you have an opportunity to win either a a 4 piece place setting of Painted Poppies or the Painted Poppies Glass Platter.
THERE WILL BE TWO WINNERS!
The first winner (ONE winner) will receive a 4-piece place setting of Painted Poppies
The second winner (ONE winner) will receive the Painted Poppies Rectangular Glass Platter
Giveaway is open to US mailing addresses and runs from 3/4/2014 to 3/12/2014