Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Contemporary Animal Print Tablescape 2015

Since Easter is a bit away, I thought it might be fun to put together a tablesetting using my usual black, but also a leopard print.  I had found a leopard print table runner year's ago at Hobby Lobby which was drastically reduced in price and I purchased it and stored it away for a future tablesetting challenge.  Well it was time to put it to good use.  However, this pattern was out of my comfort zone.  What color, patterns and textures could I possibly use with it?  I had to dig really deep inside to find some creative thoughts on this one.  What better way to begin is by bringing out some of the neutral items I had on hand, such as a white tablecloth, napkins and, of course, my basic black items such as the black placemats, stemware etc.

Well, black and white seems to represent a contemporary style to me, so out came the mirrors, the cylinder candle holders and clear crystal votive holders and apothecary jar.  So now the question remained, what accent color to use?  It was rather simple....moss/avocado green.  It happened to be what I had a lot of in my collection.  I love the moss/avocado green Indiana glassware and wood plate chargers that I happen to find at a really nice thrift/antique store.  I get so much usage with these glasses and for so little cost.

It is amazing what just one table runner can do for the entire look of the table.   Now you can tell me if I lived up to that challenge.

Here are some evening photos:




And some day time photos:







Thank you for visiting.  Stop by again and I will post more details under Frugal Frittering about making this paper rose from music sheets.  Super easy and delightfully inexpensive and could make a great place card holder. 

 

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    1. Thank you Martina. It is by no means a match to some of the lovely and elegant tablesettings that I have enjoyed viewing in the Share Your Style group. Such artistry!

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  2. Love allof the detail. It's amazing how different the day and night photos are. At first I thought it was a different table.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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    1. Hi Alma,
      It does look like two different tablesettings, don't they? Our lighting is not the greatest, but at night the dim light and lit candles do provide a cozier setting. I prefer taking pictures during the day so that the colors and details show up better. However, I thought everyone might like to see them both.

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  3. I love it! The table runner looks beautiful and all the details make it fabulous. I think you have a winner!!

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    1. Thank you Susan. Coming from you, I feel it is a true compliment. I always love your tablescapes and I look to you for beautiful and creative (and at times, whimsical) ideas. Thanks for the kind words.

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  4. I love the green with the animal print. Your table looks great!

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    1. Hi Julie,
      Thank you. I am glad it turned out better than expected. I am not use to a contemporary style in a tablesetting. I like vintage/victorian, french country, rustic and most other styles, but I haven't done much with a contemporary style. Always more to learn.

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  5. You set a beautiful table! I love the animal print with the green. Your wine glasses a unique. Love them.
    Blessings My Friend,

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  6. You set a beautiful table! I love the animal print with the green. Your wine glasses a unique. Love them.
    Blessings My Friend,

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    1. I appreciate your nice comment, Elaine. It took me several tries with adding and taking away various items to get it to where I felt comfortable with the look. The runner was my inspiration piece and what followed was a little bit of trial and error. With the bitterly cold weather, I was able to take my time to experiment.

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  7. Stunning table, absolutely stunning! If that is out of your comfort zone you should go there more often.

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  8. Hi Christine,
    Since I received some nice feedback on this table, I just might dabble more with a contemporary style. I do think a contemporary tablesetting is among the top styles that can be sophisticated and elegant. Thank you for taking the time to send such a positive comment.

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  9. Very clever use of animal prints! Love your goblets and the feathers.

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    1. Thank you Bev. My neighbor tells me that the tablescape has an "Audrey Hepburn" style? Not sure what that means, but I think it was a compliment.

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  10. Marsha, I love the leopard print runner and the table is beautiful. I am a new email subscriber.
    xx,

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    1. Howdy Sherry,
      I often admire the women who can wear a leopard print and look so glamorous. I, on the other hand, need to keep the leopard print on the table. Thank you for being an email subscriber. I feel honored.

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  11. I just want to be invited over for the party for this one! I love the animal and the elegance together. You have outdone yourself!

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  12. All are welcome. I really didn't know what I was going to achieve until I actually started putting the pieces together. When the tablesetting is entirely finished, I then some times challenge myself to think up of ways to change out a few pieces and make it an entirely new look. That is hard to do. I think I will keep this one as it is, don't you think? Thank you for your nice comment, Jacqueline. Come again and stay a while. -----Marsha

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