My home in Ohio is very modern. The design is somewhat mid-century modern. Very clean lines. These white dishes, which I bought as pre-packaged sets from Target, are my every-day dishes. My china is very traditional, therefore, I have been using these for dinner parties for the past couple of years. I have a glass-topped dining table. I use these faux-snake-skin brown placemats, my white dishes, and contemporary flatware. I top them with a freshly ironed cloth napkin which features a brown on brown graphic pattern. For my most recent dinner party the dogwood was in bloom, so I clipped a little here and there to top the napkins. I love how the brown tips on the dogwood blossoms coordinate with my brown and white decor.
When I am having a ladies lunch I love to use these dishes, both which I purchased years ago. This is a girly-flowery table setting. I purchased the large floral plates years ago and used them once as dishes, as they are marked as ‘food-safe’. Unfortunately, the pattern started to peel off, so I now only use them as chargers. I also bought these pale pink luncheon plates years ago, and love pairing them with the floral chargers. The pale pastel tablecloth was a gift from a great-aunt, upon her passing, and the silver was also the gift of a dear friend after she passed. I was born in the month of May, Lily of the Valley is my ‘flower,’ and has always been one of my favorites. This time of year, I love bringing out this Lily of the Valley silver and picking some Lily of the Valley from my patch and adding it to my table. Don’t use too much Lily of the Valley around food, as the scent can be very strong and over-powering.
Then there are my dishes for Christmas. Once again, a Target find! I kind of fell for these because we had a lodge-style kitchen at the time, so I used to use these for everyday dining. I really liked these for holidays because there were so very many different kinds of dishes, particularly serving pieces. I bought them all!
Look at all the pieces I got and was able to buy:
When you see a bargain on dishes, be it at Target, an Estate Sale, Home Goods, where ever, go for it, and get some dishes you will love entertaining with!
What is your favorite place setting?