WELCOME THROUGH MY RED DOOR!
This is a table I set a few months ago…before fall to be a little more exact, because I can see the leaves still on the trees outside!
I was browsing through my picture folders and realized I never posted this tablescape and wondered why I hadn’t.
So as I was putting these pictures on a new post and trying to figure out what I was going to write about, I realized maybe why I didn’t post it before.
I love this color combination of black, white and red and I’m pleased with the general look of this setting,
but I realized there were a few things wrong in these pictures! I see where the little problems are and maybe you do too! I won’t point them out though.
I think this would have been a great table for the post Susan at ‘Between Naps on the Porch’ did a while back of the mistakes she made in certain settings.
Oh, so maybe I will point them out! Because they aren’t THAT bad! Just a lot of them.
Looking at some of these pictures makes me feel like I’m on a ship that’s tossing about in the wide open ocean. Things look tilted!
Flatware on one side is positioned
differently than on the other side.
Candles weren’t lit.
The centerpiece is very lopsided.
Fixed one thing! But you can really see how the candles are tilting here.
I found this cherry checked tablecloth at an antique show. It appeared to have never been used. Great condition. A little too short for this table though. Looks like Jack noticed!
My favorite pitcher from my little collection of white pitchers. But no glasses to pour into.
This are my grandmother’s crystal that I introduced in previous posts. Here I’m using the largest size of the collecction, but meant for a shrimp cocktail appetizer or something to start dinner off with. Not water.
So enough complaining. Now for more positive notes.
I found this centerpiece cage at one of my favorite stores Finders Keepers. It was a gray color, so I lightened it up by spray painting it white. It has an opening on the other side wider than what can be seen here, so you can fill it with what will fit through.
Here you can see the wider opening better.
I stuck a red candle in the pot of ivy.
I love how these checked napkins fit into the setting. I love even more how they aren’t napkins at all. They’re dish rags!
Wrapped in Style Sisters napkin rings.
Added a few more votive candles around the table.
Another pitcher for the other side of the table.
So what I’ve learned from this particular table is that it would probably be a good idea to make a checklist for future settings, because I’ve now noticed I tend to repeat some of the same mistakes.
Thank you once again for visiting. Come again soon!