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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Grey Day!


This is not my usual table...it is lacking in color!
The inspiration for this table were the grey dinner plates recently found at Savers. I looked at them, then started to pass when I got into a conversation with another shopper about them. She was looking for something that would go more with browns...I decided to buy them as grey is pretty hard to find.



I started the table with a solid black Vera tablecloth after looking through my stash and not finding anything with grey. I did find very pale grey Cynthia Rowley napkins, so decided to use silver/clear icy beaded napkin rings.






Each placesetting started with a black woven charger, a white Royal Stafford extra large dinner plate, grey Design Ideas Rilling dinner plate (the paper tag on the back calls them loden, but they are definitely grey), a Dalmeny salad plate and finally a Bordallo Pinheiro white cabbage leaf soup bowl.


The glassware is a smokey grey stem.


The flatware is Cambridge in grey pearl.


Centerpieces are always hard for me to put together...a couple of black/white candlesticks with white candles, faux white roses in an urn.


The rim shot.





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23 comments:

Anonymous said...

In the first big picture, the tablecloth is bright navy blue but then looks black in the other pictures. I really like this tablescape. bbb

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the grey patterned plate. Very elegant. You were wise to get them. Love the whole table.

hugs,
Linda

Anonymous said...

I just love the neutral tones....and the side view picture of the place setting makes it look so elegant!
Love you,
Jude

Pat Cantwell said...

Marigene,
You took an ordinary grey dinner plate and made an entirely gorgeous tablescape from a single hue, dear friend!!!
Love your stack of dinnerplates!!!
Those candlesticks are fabulous!!! I love the white roses in the urn!!! Grey dinner napkins and flatware are striking accents!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Bev said...

Gorgeous and I think you should invite me over to mess your pretty table up!! .
You do an awfully nice job with your tablescapes. Will see you one of these days
Bev

Deborah Montgomery said...

Very elegant. I love the gray plates. Everything goes together beautifully.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I think this is the most formal table you have ever set. Black tie!
All of your other setting have been so colorful. A nice change, really!
Thank heavens I am not the only one that is addicted to playing with dishes. :) I'm glad you like the ones I just found. No other pieces though...just the plates.

Lulu said...

I like this table very much, and you've done it justice with your photos. Maybe you've discovered a whole new part of you! BTW, I so appreciate your visits whether or not I'm posting about a table! Thank you.

Shana M said...

Looks really nice!

thepaintedapron.com said...

I love this Marigene! The harlequin candlesticks are so dramatic, and they definitely star on this table with a backdrop of the white tureens and the subtle tones of your plates and dark cloth~elegant!
Jenna

Anonymous said...

Marigene,
You are right, this is not a typical table setting that you do. But it worked out great. The men would definately like this one! Oh....the candlesticks...love them. Sue Z.

Jan said...

I ADORE the candle sticks and the entire table. Grey is such an under appreciated color when it comes to a tablescape and you did it proud. Well done!

Jan said...

I ADORE the candle sticks and the entire table. Grey is such an under appreciated color when it comes to a tablescape and you did it proud. Well done!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Love the gorgeous stack of plates, specially the new gray ones! I would have gotten them myself, lovely! I don't have anything gray either. I love the flatware too. Your tables are always fabulous!
FABBY

kitty said...

When I first read "gray", I was so surprised as that didn't sound like you at all. However, Marigene, your stack of dishes is so pretty and you still added some color. I love your candlesticks and your faux roses. Your table is always an inspiration.

The French Hutch said...

Hi Marigene, After seeing the results of this table setting I’m sure you are happy you didn’t let the plates pass you by. You always know just how to pull everything together. Beautiful.
Hope you are having a great summer.

Hugs,
Emily

Kathleen said...

I would have bought them too! I haven't been to Savers in about a year, may be time! Looks like a MC candlestick!

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Marigene,

This table is so pretty and elegant!! I like all your plates, but the Dalmeny salad plates are my very favorite. They're gorgeous!! I also love the gray pearl flatware -- so pretty. Your gray napkins, smokey gray stemware, and silver napkin rings are all lovely, as well. Once again, you've put together a first rate tablescape! :)

I hope you have a great weekend, Marigene!

Big Hugs,

Denise

Tante Mali said...

Oh, what a very lovely table! Grey is so elegant. Love your dishes!! Beautiful!
All my best from Austria and a happy happy time
Elisabeth

Connie said...

I have been going through many of your posts, and must say, that you have an amazing collection of dishes. It must be so much fun, mixing and matching them to create these beautiful setings. I am your newest follwer.
Connie :)

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

You are all set for a "black tie" affair.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Well...color or not..I loved it. The candlesticks, of course, were my favorites. I LOVE black and white..check. Just lovely all of it.
Hugs,
Mona

Meike ° eat in my kitchen said...

I love this table Marigene, it looks so elegant! I like the grey Rilling dinner plate a lot!
All the best from Berlin, Meike xx