I love the look of neutral colors accented by dark wood! The ballance of light and dark, soft and hard, bright and shaddow brings interest and eye appeal. Dark pieces mixed among neutral or whites brings depth and weight. This is my very favorite way to display white.
This table was posted last year, but I thougt I would bring it out again, revamp it and repost it.
The table is simply set. There are so many beautiful elements that can stand alone that wanted them all to shine.
An ivory cotton lace tablecloth was bought years ago at a large outdoor antique market. This beauty was spread over the bare mahogany table. It was love at first sight. So beautiful and delicate. I like that there are many intricate pattens that blend together- a work of art.
Each place was set with a combination of white and brown dishes. I got a little carried away with the layering, but it was so fun! A white tulip greets each guest and mirrors the arrangement.
Brown ribbed glasses continue the natural theme. I used a stem glass, because I have no place mat or table pads to protect the wood.
Crisp napkins with thick cotton lace edges are folded next to the plate. Brown pearl handled flatware flatters the brown transferware plates. (HomeGoods)
The white footed ironstone bowl has a pretty fluted edge. Filled with potted tulips and willow twigs this bowl is transformed into a centerpiece. White moss covers the soil and a little stick bird's nest brings a natural brown element to the centerpiece.
Tall glass and tortoise shell inspired candlesticks topped with a creamy white candle give added height to the table... And a little drama too!
Another recent purchase was this pretty white pitcher. I love it's graceful and curvy lines. It reminds me of something a poem would be written about.
The salt and pepper shaker are Mikasa Italian Countryside and match the dinner plates and the sugar bowl and creamer.
It was a wonderful evening with people we love.