Wednesday, August 22, 2018

A Pastel Table with Turquoise Accents

August has brought with it high temperatures and repeated thunderstorms. I've retreated inside once again to avoid the heat and rain and to set a table that feels refreshing and serene.


I started with the placemats and napkins that I bought a few years ago. I'm smitten with their soft, pastel colors and thought they would bring a visual coolness to the table.

For a centerpiece I used similar shades of faux flowers in a pretty crystal vase. 



I added swirl-patterned glass plates that vary from aqua to turquoise, depending on the amount and angle of light they receive. Sometimes they're more on the blue side of aqua, sometimes on the green side of turquoise. Sort of chameleon plates! Watch the color change from one photo to another.

Besides the colors, what attracted me to the linens is that they're a modern take on a traditional design.

Picking up the turquoise from the table linens are the vintage candle holders found in antique malls (the pyramid-shaped ones were used in Blues with a Dash of Turquoise).



With the table set, you can't see the beautiful center design on the placemats.

Light levels were a challenge for this neophyte photographer....

I used two sets of salt and pepper shakers, both silver, one Art Deco, one classic in design.

  

Contemporary glassware and crystal rounds out the place setting. The iced tea glasses with a blue stem were used 'here' and 'here'.
 


Thank you for coming to Dinner at Eight!



Table Resources
Plates | Pier 1 Imports 'Alabaster'
Iced tea glasses | Schott-Zwiesel 'Conte Sapphire'
Wine glasses | Towle 'Tiara'
Candle holders | Homer Laughlin 'Fiesta'

  

  

   

   


12 comments:

  1. So beautiful! One of my favorite color combos, so many pretties!
    Jenna

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    1. Thanks, Jenna! I'm hoping the cool colors will help with the heat the rest of the summer.

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  2. I love the dishes! It's fun how they take on different shades. Hope it cools down for you. We are getting cooler weather this week. I'm loving it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks, Jann! The dishes kept calling to me, lol! We're still sweltering...

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  3. Barbara @ Fair Meadow PlaceAugust 28, 2018 at 7:28 PM

    This is so lovely. I love the dishes and the Fiesta candle holders. The linens complete a perfect combination.

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    1. Thank you, Barbara! I never really noticed Fiestaware before my daughter started buying it. Now I find such interesting shapes. And the colors!

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  4. Very pretty. I love the pink and teal. I recognized the Fiesta candle holders. My Granny had the "originals" ... wonder where they went??!! Have a lovely week.

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    1. Thank you! Pink and teal feel so modern. Hope your Granny's ended up somewhere they're happy

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  5. Refreshing and serene is a great way to describe this beautiful setting. I love the plates and the colors here work very well together. Thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story and have a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Sandra! I was pleased to discover that the plates went with more of my table linens than I expected, so you'll see more of them.

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    1. Thanks, Katie! I think the color aqua changes shades based on what it's near, which can be so fun.

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