It was too humid to eat outdoors, so I brought the garden indoors. I’ve probably had this plaid tablecloth for 40 years! (You know I never get rid of anything.)
Each place setting begins with a woven, beaded placemat, topped by different pastel colored chargers (they are different colors, because they were samples being sold at a going-out-of-business sale years ago).
The salad plates each feature a different colored pansy (Classic Coffee and Tea, purchased from on line sale a few years ago). Under the salad plate, I used different colored pastel plates, which I am referring to as salad plate chargers. No, it’s not something I’ve ever heard of before, but I needed a solid division between the dinner plate and salad plate, so I have salad plate chargers (Another on-line sale by Classic Coffee and Tea).
The “salad plate charger” gave me a place for the salad fork and knife. Yes, my sweetheart likes a knife for his green salad. Apparently, I don’t tear the lettuce small enough for him (but neither does a restaurant).
Since this flatware is European, the monogram is engraved upside down on the back, so I’ve placed these utensils upside down on the plate. I ordered these from an Etsy a couple of years ago, because our last name begins with an “R”. Of course I had to have them.
Our dinner plates for this meal are Tableworks Chateau, purchased at an outlet store about 8 years ago.
My grandmother’s pink glass salt cellars top each place setting.
A pink striped napkin and pastel striped flatware complete the place settings.
The water goblets have blue and green swirls and dots, and the wine goblets are my pink plastic that I use frequently.
For the centerpiece, I cut some of our Crepe Myrtle blooms, and put them in juice glasses inside painted clay pots. Behind them, I used two metal trees.
Thank you for coming to see our indoor dinner in the garden. laurie