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Pretty in Pink Table Setting



Welcome everyone to this "Pretty in Pink" thrifted table setting. Sometimes you just need to be a little "girly". What is more feminine than a white tablecloth with pink flowers and white dishes with pink flowers? There is something so fresh and simple about pink and white.


The table setting was inspired by some recent plate acquisitions. I wanted to see if I could put something together that would use these new finds.




With the dishes firmly in mind, I decided to use this really pretty pink flowered tablecloth that I ran across a couple of months ago in a local thrift store. You can see there is a green border that goes all the way around the bottom of the circular cloth. There is a little bit of purple in the tablecloth as well as several shades of pink green leaves and stems vining throughout the tablecloth.


I used the flowers on the table above to pull together the pinks and the whites in other aspects of the table setting. Love how it is so light and airy.




The plate stack starts with a round, white, woven placemat. The white is a great backdrop and helps the dishes stand out while adding some texture to the table.


Next is a dinner plate by Nikko in their Provincial Pleasures line. It is airy like the tablecloth with all the same colors and the vining repeated around the rim.


We were having a shrimp pasta dish for dinner and so I used some white pasta bowls by Mikasa in French Countryside. The thrifted silver-plate is etched in flowers but is not the least bit overwhelming. It soothes and blends rather than jumping out at you.




Napkins in the lighter pink shade are folded into a "Bishop's Hat" design. It gives a bit of height to the tablescape and adds some interest without introducing yet another color.




The beautiful flowered salad plate that accompanies the place setting reinforces the flowers in the dinner plates and in the tablecloth. These are charming, older china dishes from Czechoslovakia. I love the old world flowers and the subtle greens and blues that are hand painted onto the plate.




Crystal stemware in two different patterns accompany the plates. The water goblet is Park Lane by Mikasa and the wine glass is Caspian by Calvin Klein. I love how these go together with the crystal vase in the background.




I'll leave you with this close up of the flowers. I picked these from the garden right before setting the table. We are so fortunate to have these beautiful blooms available to add dimension and gorgeous color to this or any table setting.

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