Monday, November 22, 2010

Dare to DIY: Week 2

I am jumping in feet-first to Kim's DIY Blog party.

This week is "Dare to Entertain".

I don't host Thanksgiving, and I'm not quite ready to breakout the Christmas garb just yet, so I decided to set the table for a sweet lunch for some special ladies in my life.

Someone last week requested to see the fine china I registered for the wedding.  However, I have a confession to make:

We didn't register for fine china. 

A  couple years ago, I fell in love with some china in an antique shop.  I think I picked up eight place settings for $120.  I decided to pull it out, and use it for my lady-like lunching.

After being inspired by my outing with my BFF Eddie Ross, I decided to try to mix some antique pieces with new by using the plates we did register for- Martha Stewart's Hudson in Green:

I thought the green band in the newer china really brought out the darker greens in the antique design.

Each guests seat was marked with their name and a small bouquet of seasonal flowers

I wanted to keep the stem wear light and airy because the table was small and intimate

This is my attempt at being seasonal- a $2.50 wicker pumpkin I found at Target in the clearance bin.  I was really attracted to it's natural texture, but I enjoyed the whimsy of the berries and curled vines

Ladies,  shall we sit and lunch?

Do You Dare?  Come join the fun at The Newlywoodwards!

Always & Forever,


Cindy @The Flipping Couple said...

I love how you layered the china. The green is so beautiful and really complements the flowered china. Looks like the perfect set-up for a wonderful lunch!

Erin @ Domestic Adventure said...

Very lady-like. I love the layers and textures...very nice!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

The china is lovely, and it totally coordinates with your Martha set. I love it all together. Love the layered look. I really need to try that more.

Great job on the table. So elegant and classy. Love the flowers and placecards.

Thanks for linking up!

Emily said...

So cute, and I love the layered china, too! I'll be over for that ladies luncheon ASAP (I'm invited, right?) :)

Lynett said...

Looks great! I promised myself I would participate this week and I failed! Pre-thanksgiving cooking tookover!!!

Shannon said...

I'm liking that modern/antiquey mix! Look at you being all learn-ed and whatnot. Eddie would be proud. In fact he'd only be more proud if you filled a tiny dish with matching green m&m's.

bethany said...

I love your china! When I get hitched, I plan on getting an antique set, too, rather than registering. They're so classic and beautiful.

And, I too eyed the $2 clearance pumpkins at Target! I didn't know I'd be coordinating a dinner for 12 at the time...or I'd have grabbed them all. Jealous of you.

Your whole tablescape looks great!

P.S. Hooray! So happy that the birdies finally found their way to you. :)