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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A Tribal Table


I needed something calming after all the color of the last month with the Easter settings. I found this piece of zebra fabric several months ago to cover a small foot stool. There was more than enough left for a table runner. Right now I just have it folded, not sewn. I am calling this my tribal table!


I pulled out the double sided black and white polka dotted napkins, then started on the dishes and glassware.


The plate stack began with white wood chargers, a large white dinner plate, being used as a charger, a black dinner plate and finally a black and white transferware salad plate.


I chose solid black glassware.


The flatware is International. I still haven't sat down to look up the pattern, one day soon!


I had tried a couple different black napkin rings, then remembered black masks I bought a couple years ago for a NYE tablescape, but never used. We can pretend they are tribal masks.


The alstroemeria and carnations were still looking good from the Easter table, so they served as the centerpiece on this table.







The last picture is the rolls I made for a family dinner with family, that I ended up not being able to go to, due to my back being out of whack for a few days...it seems to be almost back to normal, now.
If you want to make very easy, delicious rolls, here is the recipe.

Thanks for visiting today, hope you will come back next time.

Zebra fabric-Savers
Polka dotted/print napkins-made by a friend, Joen
Black Masks and flowers-WalMart
White wood charger-Pier One
White oversized dinner plate and transferware salad plate-Royal Stafford
Black finner plateWaechtersbach
Flatware-International

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24 comments:

Valerie CottageMakingMommy said...

Love the color scheme and I can almost smell those rolls from here.

Anonymous said...

An eye-popping tablescape. Sure wish I could get those rolls for my husband that loves them so much. bbb

shortybear said...

very nice.

Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

Love this, Marigene! Your tablescapes always look so impressive!

Anonymous said...

WOW! What a cool tablescape! The zebra print is really striking with the black glasses and the really sweet masks!
Love you,
Jude

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is a really fun table. I love the black and white, but the masks add the best touch! The rolls look so good. Hope your back is better.
hugs,
Linda

Jacqueline said...

There is nothing I love more than fresh rolls - probably more than chocolate, if you had to pick one over the other. That is a huge batch! So sorry you couldn't make it with your back - they are so touchy aren't they?!!
Your tribal table is fabulous. I have a friend who loves anything tribal - she would die if I did this table for her! Love the masks and the splash of purple!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh my!!!! That is simply gorgeous - so striking. Love how you used the zebra fabric and the polka dot napkins - and those masks are perfect. The spot of color from the flowers just sets it off perfectly. Wonderful table!!!! So sorry you missed the family dinner - hope you are all better now.

Janneke said...

An ever so special tablescape, love it! I'm always fascinated about your lovely tablesettings and I really wonder how many different chinaware, transferware and so on you must have. Anyway, I always enjoy looking at it.
Regards, Janneke

Debra Pashkowsky said...

The table setting is very eyecatching. I would have never thought to take a piece of fabric to create a runner like that. You certainly have a knack of pulling it all together.

DD's Cottage said...

Wowza-what an eye-catching table! Love the masks on the plates!

Katie Clooney said...

LOVE your table!! The chargers are great!! You have a great eye! Have a good week.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Wow, Marigene, that zebra fabric makes for a stunning, dramatic setting, doesn't it? You've set the table perfectly for the effect.
I know how good those rolls are, for sure! I hope your back is getting better everyday.

Pat Cantwell said...

Marigene,
I can almost hear Tarzan in the background!(wink!)
Love the masks as napkin holders!
The "stack" of dinnerware is stunning!
Luckily, there are no vines on the Prairies,
so I know you won't be swing away!
Fondly,
Pat

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is soooo beautiful! I love the way you put your tables together with unique color combos, etc. I scrolled down to see all the gorgeous colors used in the others. I always enjoy seeing what you do! You are really good at creating tablescapes!

Happy Spring!

Katherine

A Joyful Cottage said...

Beautiful flatware. This is a very dramatic tablescape, Marigene. My favorite pieces are the black transferware. (Swoon)

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Hope you are feeling better!

What a fun table! I am SMITTEN with your black transferware. My favorite is Royal Staffordshire's Blacksmith's Forge and I have been on the hunt for sooo long, it is hard to find or really pricey. I think those beautiful flowers offer the perfect pop of color. The rolls look fantastic, off to see the recipe...thank you for sharing!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Glad I didn't miss this table, so very cool! Just love the drama of the black and white together and polka dots always have my heart. The Masks are great and I'm glad you got to use them. Hope your back is feeling better, I've been there and that is no fun. The rolls look amazing I am going to get your recipe, thanks!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Very cool table Marigene. Love the tribal look! Black and white is so dramatic and the mask is a lovely addition. Have a wonderful weekend. Thank you for the birthday wishes.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Beautiful combination of pieces and the zebra table runner is perfect for a dramatic flair. These rolls look heavenly, just bet they were so light and fluffy.
I hope that your back is on the mend.
Thank you so very much for joining us in Thoughts Of Home On Thursday.
Jemma

Christine said...

Exotic tribal tablescape, Marigene! The masks worked out well. I am glad your back is almost back to normal....Christine

Christine Graves said...

Loving this table! I almost donated my burlap animal print table runner and dishes. Now I am feeling very inspired by yours.

Beautiful table!

thepaintedapron.com said...

Fabulous fabric Marigene, I love that it inspired you to go wild! Black and white drama is always a favorite with me, and I love those masks! The purple flowers are a great pop too. This is ultra cool!
Jenna

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

I missed this before. Love the wild print! I have some dishes with a zebra print I keep meaning to use. I need to do this. Great inspiration!