Monday, August 6, 2012

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

Let' Dish 


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