Monday, August 6, 2012

Let's Dish ~ Black & White & A Pop of Yellow




Let' Dish 

about

Black and White 

with a touch of Yellow





A few weeks ago, blogging friend  


shared her version of a black and white table for summer.





The cupboards at HFTS have plenty 

of black and white so I took 

Kathe's inspiration and set a B and W table 

for a Friday night dinner party with friends.




My stack:

Black Woven Placemats  

Pottery Barn chicken wire chargers

MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check chargers

Simple Black Plates and Bowls from the $ Store.






The Sunny Days of August 

provided the pop of yellow for the centerpiece.






I looked to my summer garden to provide 

a few blooms to pop into my mini Courtly Check pots.





The perfect low centerpiece.




I would have liked to use these 

sunshine yellow napkins from World Market,

but alas I only have four of these.




So instead I pulled these 

black and white paisley ones into service.





Used my collection of vintage 

napkin rings that were a thrifty 

"find" at Round Top two years ago. 




The beautiful sterling initials 

make these very special.




I love the way they compliment my set of

 vintage flatware with the French "ivory" handles.

The spoon was a recent find at 

an antique shop in New Braunfels.

I picked up a pair of these specifically 

to use with these knives and forks.  

They are Reed and Barton.




They round out a place setting of six to use with these spoons 

that were my antique souvenir from Maine last summer.

The Cherished Home is a wonderful shop in Belfast, ME.

They were having a great sale the day we visited.

These four coin silver chowder spoons were $25 for the set.




The two like this one are marked 

Oertelt with crossed swords and the # 12.

A simple TH is the monogram.

An update about coin silver from Johanna @ Silver + Roses.
After reading this post, Johanna created a post about the coin silver flatware that has been in her family for generations.  Be sure to stop by Johanna's post here for some interesting insight.




The two in this pattern are 

marked Fifield and Brackett 

with the monogram "N J Furber".




Dessert offered the opportunity to bring in 

more black and white with a touch of yellow.




These cute demitasse spoons are Sabre Paris.

I bring some of this flatware back each time I visit Paris.  

It's reasonably priced and 

found in several Paris department stores.





For a quick and easy light dessert serve

a bowl of fresh summer berries 

topped with whipped cream   .   .   .




Offered with some pretty and tasty treats


Sarah
Sarah

The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.

103 comments:

  1. Sarah, your table is wonderful! I love the black and white with the pops of yellow. I was so delighted to see the Mackenzie-Childs chargers because I just found some online somewhere recently and was tempted to buy some. Loved seeing them in action in your table setting. You have such a talent for mixing the perfect pieces. Loved this!

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  2. Aw Sarah, I'm so happy I inspired you to create this beautiful table! The pop of yellow is just perfect! I love it all to pieces! You even have checkered food lol! Perfect perfect perfect!

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  3. You table is beautiful and I'm wildly jealous of those napkin rings! ~ Maureen

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  4. Sarah, you have definitely covered the B&W theme with elegance and whimsy. Love the napkin rings. What a splendid find. hugs, olive

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  5. Love your black and white theme. I am very envious of your Courtly Check charges and pots!

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  6. The black and white theme is handsome and I especially like the center pieces with the pop of yellow from the flowers.

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  7. Oh, dear Sarah, you do set the most beautiful tables. I so love the flowers in the adorable pots..my kind of centerpiece. You have sooo many beautiful things and the talent to know how to show them off so perfectly.
    xo bj
    I NEED some of those mini pots...must ck prices on them...so cute and so many uses.

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  8. I would be stuck if I wanted to set a black and white table - but I certainly love it! The yellow is a pretty pop of colour. I'm taking notes about the flatware you bring home from France.

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  9. Such a beautiful table scape! Black, white and yellow is one of my favorite color combinations. I also love your napkin rings! Great job!

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  10. Hi love your black and white combo table setting,printed napkins are different from the usual ones,thanks for the share,regards,

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  11. That's a fun table setting Sarah! Love your pretty centerpiece(s) and the cute yellow spoons:@)

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  12. Sarah~ I have Courtly Check Envy! Your mini pots are adorable and provide the perfect row of vases for your sunny bouquets! I adore you vintage napkin rings paired with your French ivory flatware! And your collection of demitasse spoons...one more reason I need to visit Paris! I hope you're surviving this heat! Thanks your sharing your inspired table and your collections :)

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  13. Simply gorgeous, Sarah.
    Love the b/w theme and the yellow just pops right off the screen.
    Love the spoons from Paris will have to try and find some on my next trip up.

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  14. What an elegant table setting, you have lots of beautiful china in your home.

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  15. So sophisticated! I love your mix of antique and contemporary pieces. LOVE the coin silver spoons...can't believe all four for $25, and the napkin rings are fabulous. What a great find.
    Babs

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  16. Love this, Sarah! Those Courtly Check pots are adorable and just perfect with the yellow gerberas! I love that you even had black and white checked cookies to carry out your theme -- so cute!

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  17. Sarah I love your black and white table. The pop of yellow is perfect! Now I'm inspired to try my hand at a another black and white table. Love those napkin rings, very unique. Oh I want some of those spoons when I visit Paris! hugs, Linda

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  18. Gorgeous!!!! This is the funnest part of creating a dinner party, doing the decor! I love the pop of yellow with your black and white!

    ~ Violet

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  19. Black, white, and yellow (also key lime) is one of my favorite color combinations, so I love what you've done here. The fact that you managed to bring in the same pattern and color in your dessert is nothing short of amazing!

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  20. Oh Sarah, I love so many things in this post. I have always wanted someof those chicken wire chargers, and of course, the Courtney checks are wonderful, and the yellow flowers are such a perfect pop of color. I have also always loved that ivory flatware, and have searched everywhere for some for myself, but of course, I am searching for a reasonable price and therefore can't find any. Those monogramed napkin rings are so special and they really are perfect with the flatware. I don't remember ever seeing those cute patterned yellow demitasse spoons. Love those too. Can you tell I love everythig on this table? laurie

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  21. Sarah, you KNOW that I would love to be sitting at this table! Lovely flatware! And I have herbs in my CC pots...so now I will consider using them for fresh flowers, too! Enjoy!

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  22. Sarah,
    Black, white and yellow is such a classic combination! This Spring, I became quite smitten with that buttery yellow hue...and the affair continues! This tablescape is stunning!!! Iadore the yellow spoons from Paris...the one with the bees is calling my name! Thank you for sharing the tip about a light and easy dessert! Have a blessed week, dear friend!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  23. Love the black and yellow. Great combination and your centerpieces are so cute. Great job and wish I could just have one bite of the dessert.

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  24. Your table looks so cheery and inviting. Love the checks and even checks on the cookies. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

    blessings,
    Danielle

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  25. As always Miss Sarah, you have the cutest dishes and table settings. LOVE the bandannas, and the pretty yellow flowers are a perfect touch.

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  26. Wait, those are not bandanna's? LOL...they sure could pass for them.

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  27. Dear Sarah,
    this theme is a nice possibility to show the best of your black and white checked dishes. The Gerbera blooms look like little suns, shining on your table. Beautiful and I love all items, especially the antique ones The napkin rings are treasures and so are the ivory forks. Also your chowder spoons are old treasures. You surely know that they might be true coinsilver. The 12 is an old mark for 800 silver in Germany. What cute flatware is this french one. And the checked cookies are a wonderful addition. Thank you for sharing this wonderful table. Your friends have surely blown away of it.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  28. OH SARAH, you are using one of my favorite patterns and color schemes here! AND I have a similar set of French ivory flatware! I even have a checkered floor in my kitchen and dining room!

    Thank you so much my dear for coming to visit and for viewing my Etsy shop. I am having SO MUCH FUN!!!!!

    Have a marvelous week. Anita

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  29. Oh Sarah, your table is so pretty. I really love the MC courtly checks. The mix of yellow is really pretty and your flatware set is beautiful...Christine

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  30. How clever you are! Well done.

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  31. Hi Sarah
    Thanks for the comment. I miss you too! Your table looks so beautiful and when I have time I'm coming back for a longer visit and get caught up on everything you've been doing!
    Hugs, Rhondi

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  32. I feel cooler and more refreshed just perusing your post. Love the Sabre Paris flatware. First time that I've seen it. You've created a beautiful tablescape. You and I also share the MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  33. Two thumbs up on the tablescape.

    Popped in from Wow Us Wednesday.

    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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  34. Absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful table, you've set, Sarah! Looks so elegant in black and white with pops of yellow that makes it so warm and inviting:)Loving the vintage chic napkin rings, compliments the paisley napkins beautifully!My absolute favorite: the Sabre Paris demitasse spoons, so prettily displayed:) Thanks for setting such an inspiring table for us and for leaving the sweetest comment. I found the wire metal garden cloche at Stein Mart last summer for $10 and couldn't walking away from it:)It came home with me that afternoon! Thanks again for stopping by and have a wonderful evening!Hugs,Poppy

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  35. Hi Sarah, Oh my, this is such a beautiful tablescape I don't know where to start. You know how I love CC and the black and white with the yellow flowers, well just gorgeous! The yellow napkins are pretty but so are the black and white. Love your vintage napkin rings. Dessert looks great and I love those demitasse spoons. My favorite, those CC flower pots! Beautiful…….

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  36. We're both on the black and white theme this week, Sarah! I love your pop of yellow. Those demitasse spoons are wonderful. Love your bowl of berries, too!

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  37. Beautiful tablescape! I love the pop of yellow with your black & white. Those spoons are fabulous!! Hope you are having a wonderful week!

    (hugs)
    Aledia

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  38. I certainly love the yellow with the black and white. I really really love the monogrammed napkin rings! Especially with your flatware. Sarah, this table is amongst my favs! xo marlis

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  39. Hi Sarah! Oh, your table is so pretty! Oh, your little pots are adorable and your flowers are so beautiful too! My little mason jars couldn't hold a candle to yours! :) I love your beautiful dishes and the napkins are so pretty.
    Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  40. What a lovely table, Sarah! Isn't black and white with a big pop of color so much fun!
    Thanks for the dessert tip! I think fruit and very cool cookies make a great end to a meal. LOVE those checkerboard cookies!
    Thanks for joining TUTORIAL TIPS AND TIDBITS with your beautiful happy table!

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  41. Great table Sarah. I love the pops of yellow. That Sabre flatware is gorgeous. It's hard to believe that it's reasonably priced in Paris when here it seems so crazily priced.

    - The Tablescaper

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  42. Sarah,
    Your tablescape is just beautiful...lve those PB chargers and the pretty napkin rings. Thanks fo coming by:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  43. What pretty table settings! IUt's such a classic color scheme, yet has a great retro/modern vibe to it. The yellow blooms really perk it up and make it cheerful!

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  44. Gorgeous tablescape, black and white with a pop of color is always a winner but the way you've put it all together is stellar.

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  45. Perfect timing for a summer tablescape with the black and white table with the touch of yellow flowers in the darling planters. I see you are visiting some of my antiquing trails in Round Top and New Braunfils. It rained today so out we went to some antique places around Texas. I found 8 Bicentennial plates for $20 and my husband said they would make a great patrotic table. If you are in Round Top at the La Bahia Pavilion or Canton 1st Monday in the civic center check out Flow Blue Brothers and tell them to send you to my favorite couple who sells pink and blue Mason's Vista! These are great people and they have lovely antiques! Gorgeous and creative use of your lovely collections! Happy Antiquing! Pam

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  46. Sarah,
    What a gorgeous tablescape! Black and white is so classic and the pop of yellow is lovely!
    Rebecca

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  47. Sarah, what a beautiful table setting. Black and white is a colour I wouldn't normally use, but you have persuaded me otherwise. Your French cutlery with the ivory handles are absolutely beautiful. What a treat. Best Wishes Daphne

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  48. Sarah --
    This table is a home run! Every detail works perfectly. but nothing is too contrived or fancy. I'm quite sure that your guests felt very special and comfortable dining at this lovely space.
    Linda @ A Toile Tale

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  49. Sarah --
    This table is a home run! Every detail works perfectly. but nothing is too contrived or fancy. I'm quite sure that your guests felt very special and comfortable dining at this lovely space.
    Linda @ A Toile Tale

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  50. LOL I would love a courtly check cookie! So cute, Sarah. I love black and white and yellow together...my high school's colors are black and gold, so I love this cute little tablescape!

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  51. Beautiful black and white table, Sarah!

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  52. I just love this table. Your chicken wire chargers and black and white checked chargers are fabulous!

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  53. I love all your unique touches!! The silverware is gorgeous and I love black and white and yellow! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday on my blog and share your ideas.
    Karin

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  54. I'm sure your guests were dazzled! What a fun table. I especially like the napkin rings!

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  55. I am a huge fan of buffalo plaid, so I adore this table! Yellow is a great accent color, and your blooms are so pretty! Love reading where things come from!

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  56. Love this table...all the black and white and that pop of yellow ...yellow is my happy color and it always looks so great on a table! The courtly check is so pretty and those cookies are fantastic! Now thats coordination!
    Hope you are not roasting down there in Texas...up here in OKC we certainly are!
    Miss Bloomers

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  57. What a wonderful table Sarah! I love the mix of your terrific dishes. and I really love those napkin rings! I think the great mix of flowers just makes the whole table.

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  58. I love this color combo! Reminds me of bumblebees.
    Brenda

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  59. Sarah,
    What a pretty table. The flowers are wonderful and a nice pop of color with the black. I have never seen chicken wire chargers those are different, and unique.

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  60. Oh Sarah, You're killing me with this tablescape! So fantastic! Love everything about it. Those napkin rings are amazing and the little demitasse spoons! Love the color combo too! Bravo! ~Delores

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  61. The yellow accent really sets off your wonderful collection of black and white. The yellow napkins were nice, but isn't great how there is always something else in the cupboard we can use creatively. The coordinating dissert just takes the cake. Ha ha. Your guests were lucky to join you at this table. Dawna

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  62. such gorgeous flowers! the yellow looks great with black and white.
    x

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  63. Your tablescape is stunning! I love, love black and white. Your centerpieces are gorgeous in those checked pots.
    The dishes, flatware...I love it all.

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  64. That's a beautiful table setting. Those chicken wire chargers from Pottery Barn are great! Great job!

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  65. These are the cutest demitasse spoons ever. Must I book my trip to Paris?
    I love the Courtly Check cookies too. Good find :-) I'd be most happy sitting at your beautiful table Sarah. I have those sweet CC herb pots too, and I went to a pool party where they were using them for plastic utensils. Very versatile.

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  66. Beautiful table, Sarah. All the black & white with the yellow is just lovely - and the cookies aren't too bad either :) Linda

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  67. Love your colors and textures which are emphasized by your wood table. I'm glad you found your way to the Cherished Home when you were in Maine. So many fun things there.

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  68. Love your colors and textures which are emphasized by your wood table. I'm glad you found your way to the Cherished Home when you were in Maine. So many fun things there.

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  69. I know I am late but I finally got here to see this BEAUTIFUL table!!!!You KNOW that I love black and white with anything! I don't know how to choose my favorite thing on your table! I have been coveting those chargers since the first time I saw them; I adore the spoons from paris, especially the one with the BEES; the little pots are FABULOUS, I need to find some of them. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful collections and TALENT!!!!! Have a beautiful weekend. XO, Pinky

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  70. Dear Sarah,
    thank you so much for the link.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  71. Your table is so pretty. I always think of black as being so formal . . . I am now inspired to play around with in. A few years ago I was in the bargain section of a kitchen shop and spied a stack of woven black place mats. Do you believe they were priced as close-out 10 cents a piece. Well, I bought the whole stack . . . around 15 or so. I thought they would be nice for Thanksgiving or for when I wanted to set a formal table. Thanks for sharing your lovely table-scape . . . now I am going to have some fun seeing what idea I can come up with that has a more casual twist. Have a great day, Connie :)
    P.S. I adore your ivory flatware.

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  72. What a lovely table. The little touches of yellow really make a difference. I love the little yellow spoons and those napkins rings are just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing, Sarah.

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  73. Hello Sarah, Thank you for the lovely compliment on my bedroom re-do. I'm glad that I left the door, too. Thank you so much for following my blog, I truly appreciate the encouragement and support. Connie :)

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  74. Sarah, I have been gone to much to do any tables for a few weeks but so glad to have a few minutes to visit my blogging friends. CRAZY! Not that I can complain, I will hate to see summer go. What a beautiful table. The pop of yellow is wonderful. Your cookies look marvelous too. You are amazing!

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  75. This tablescape is fabulous! It has to be one of my all time favorites!

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  76. I am so happy you came and linked this wonderful table setting loaded with colors!

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  77. Sarah, thank you for stopping by and wishing me well. I love and adore silver and pewter and was given by my dear mil her set and her great grandmamere's set. I discovered that the more lead it has, the higher or deeper blue the pewter takes on with age.

    Looking for that yummy checker board short bread cookie recipe. Perfect for a southern tea quilt party here in the south.

    Happen to have a link for that?

    Thanks for following and will follow you too!

    with love,
    Cotton Peony

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  78. I love this colour scheme. I'm partial to yellow the the black sets it off so beautifully!

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  79. Oh my I love this! I adore MacKenzie Childs dinnerware! I want to own some! You did a lovely job on this! Love the yellows mixed with the black and white! Those mini check pots are too darn cute and so are your demitasse spoons!
    I haven't done a tablescape in a while..I need to get back in gear for my other blog!
    Liz

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  80. This table just makes me happy to look at it. I love every detail. I adore black, white and yellow and you have done it to perfection. I hate to sound stupid but what is HFTS?
    Thanks for sharing this lovely. Ginger

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  81. Hi Sarah

    I love a pop of yellow and against the black and white it looks so lovely.

    Your quick and easy desert is a great Summer go to recipe too.

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend dear lady.
    Carolyn

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  82. Your table is magnificent! It's so cheery. I love the yellow daisies and the silverware is just too cute.

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  83. Sarah I really enjoyed this post. I love everything about it from the dishes to the flowers to the flatware. I love the picture of the flowers in a row. I showed my husband the picture of the demitasse spoons and told him to bring me some back when he travels to Europe.

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  84. Sarah, your table is wonderful with the black and white. I just was visitng Designsbypinky and noticed she also has black and white with green. Your flatware is lovely and so are the napkin rings. Isn't the $ store great? I have enjoyed my visit and see many others have as well. Enjoy your day.

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  85. Love all the black and white, Sarah...and the pops of yellow just set it off! Those chargers a fabulous! And...perfect cookies! :-) Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

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  86. Sarah, this table setting is pretty and dramatic. I always enjoy seeing black and yellow used in combination. Those little spoons are just the cutest! It seems you thought of everything including the fabulous desserts that match so well. Thanks for the nice comment about my doll collection. You said you played with paper dolls. Well, I enjoyed them, too. My Mom had played with paper dolls as a child, even designing clothes for them, so she passed the love of playing with them to me. Thank you for visiting. I enjoy your blog very much. There is always something lovely to see.---------- Shannon

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  87. Beautiful table Sarah! Love the black/white theme with a little bit of yellow.

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  88. I love the combination of black and white with a splash of yellow, Sarah! The checkered cookies were perfect accompaniments! I love the yellow spoons you purchased in France. I always find Europeon silverware like this so well made and cheerful.

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  89. Wow, I love your table setting. I have a set of the first silver you showed. It's all so beautiful, and the chicken wire chargers sound awesome. I have never seen those before. I think I need a set of those!!

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  90. I "LOVE" a black & white setting! It's a touch of formal, crisp and clean "AND" just plain FUN! Oh My I LOVE how you put it all together. How special those cute Sabre Paris demitasse spoons are. LOVE,LOVE,LOVE them! Next to chocolate my FAVORITE thing to temp my taste buds is lemon, "SO" I'll have to add those onto my wishlist,hehe......
    Have a wonderful week,
    Big Hugs,
    Donna

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  91. Hi again, Sarah! Thanks for popping in to see me and I'm still loving your pretty table.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  92. Wow! Sarah, this is an exquisite, elegant tablesetting - I love your dishes and all the patterns combined. My daughter is a terrific fan of black and white - she'd adore this tablesetting. I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  93. The black and whit dishes are so timeless!! I love the splash of yellow that you added. Laura

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  94. Hello there Sarah! It's nice to meet and follow you! Your table is beautiful, I love decorating too.

    The yellow was the perfect touch!


    Hope you'll visit me too!

    Ciao Bella
    Sensible Sarah

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  95. Oh my goodness dear Sarah, I'm sorry I didn't come by before to see this fabulous, black, white and yellow table!!! The check votives with the flowers are terrific and your layer of dishes, couldn't be prettier..love, love ALL these everything about this tablescape!!!!
    Have a blessed week and thank you for your lovely comments on mine.
    FABBY

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  96. Elegant, dramatic and striking. Would love to know more about the Paris department store where you bought your spoons. Are you talking about Galleries Lafayette or Bon Marche?

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  97. I guess people loved this table, I do too!
    Love the pop of yellow, you put it all together so well!
    Just lovely!
    I have one of those little MC pots, my only mc piece, a gift from Debby.
    Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish!

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  98. Very beautiful ~ I love the color combination!

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  99. Sarah, the yellow and black look so well together. I have never heard of coin silver before. Love your new spoons. My sister lives in San Antonio and they love going to New Braunfels for a daytrip. I love the Parisian flatware. It gives your dessert bar a fanciful look. Joni

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  100. Great colors and I love the vases in the middle. I am dying over the yellow flatware....Looove them. I found you from Stone Gable and am looking forward to following you.

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  101. Wow!! I want to eat at this table. Black and white checkerboard, my fav and those cookies look so tasty,
    Kathysue

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