Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Let's Dish ~ Santa Fe Setting for Two

Let's Dish 

~ A Simple Santa Fe Inspired Tablesetting ~

I shared this table last year,

 but in light of my recent trip to Santa Fe 

I decided to feature it again.  

I hope you don't mind.

As the sun sets on the beautiful

Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Santa Fe . . .

The table is set for an impromptu dinner for two.

Candlelight and perhaps a zesty Margarita on the rocks.

The vibrant woven threads of a Mexican serape,

Talavera pottery, and flatware with a "twist"

provides interest and texture to the glass top table.

White cotton napkins tucked in small bowls,

one mustard yellow - the other rusty red . . .

Add a pop of bright color to the white dinner plates

rimmed in indigo and topped with fanciful floral salad plates.

A quiet spot for evening 

conversation with one's companion . . .

As each reflect on the day spent enjoying

the sights, sounds, and flavors of Santa Fe.

~ Tip and Tidbits ~

When you find yourself with the need to set an impromptu table, 

look around you for inspiration.  A tray of candles can easily 

substitute for flowers and offer beautiful ambiance.  No table cloth 

or placemats handy - simply use a textile such as this Mexican 

serape, or pull a scarf or throw into service.