This is a tablescape that I did several years ago but I wasn’t blogging then and didn’t take very many photos so I decided to recreate it. I changed out the centerpiece but the rest is the same as the original version. It is one of my favorites. It started with a vintage tablecloth that I am using here as an overlay over a black tablecloth I bought on Amazon. I will show a bit of the smaller card design tablecloth later. I bought it on Ebay several years ago. It has a diamond shaped card design but it’s buried under things!
I have four different place settings with the four different card suits and then I repeated two. For each place setting the salad plate design matches the small bowl, the base of the clear glass, and the place card. For fun, I added the names of some of my female ancestors on the place cards although I suspect a few of them would think card playing was inappropriate!
I had found a different set of card salad plates at a garage sale years ago and that with the tablecloth started the design of the table. Then I found this set somewhere, maybe HomeGoods and I decided to use them instead. They were made by I. Godinger & Co..
I really like the card suit design around the edge of the plates.
For design purposes there are two extra plates in the plate pile on this table. The next plate down is my every day red Fiesta salad plate. When we remodeled the kitchen a couple years ago it became a white kitchen with red accents and I bought new red every day dishes.
The next plate down is a black dinner plate, Fun Factory made by Waechtersbach in Germany. I use this plate often, black plates are very versatile. I think I found it at HomeGoods.
This large dinner/charger plate is from Pottery Barn, pattern is Cambria in red. A charger plate needs to be about 11”-12” in diameter and this plate is about 11 3/4”. I keep looking at the other colors because it is a great plate and can be used as both a dinner plate and a charger. It is microwave and dishwasher safe too. It would be a great plate to start a charger collection. (Currently some of this collection is on sale, 5/22/19.) The final plate down is my Antique Beaded charger from William Sonoma that I bought several years ago.
The flatware is made by D & D Inox in Italy. I bought it at Neiman Marcus or Bloomingdales during a major sale a few years ago. There are similar patterns available online now. This set pops up quite a bit in my table settings.
The red goblets are Waterford Marquis, I use them frequently in tablescapes. I just found the same goblet in clear at HomeGoods and snapped them up! These goblets are a bit taller than most and I like that. The black goblets came from Ebay, they are Premiere by the Libbey Glass Company.
Can’t remember where I found the clear card glasses but it was in the middle of planning the first card setting I did and they were perfect! Each one has a different card suit on the bottom. They are really fun!
I bought the small card suit bowls on Ebay several years ago.
Can’t remember where I bought the napkin rings but it was probably Crate and Barrel or Pottery Barn on sale. They were some of the first ones I bought. I had someone on Etsy make the napkins for me. I love the way they look on this tablescape.
I took off a place setting to show the overlay tablecloth but it really doesn’t show the design that well. When I take down the tablescape I will take another photo and replace this one.
I think I bought the place card holders at Oriental Trading online. They are a good source for small inexpensive table theme items.
Found this salt and pepper set and the following one at garage sales.
I found the large red dice at a garage sale, it has a top that opens and it actually swivels on the base. It is sitting on the box that some of the salad plates came in. I had to rescue that box from my husband trying to throw it away several times over the past couple of years. I knew it would come in handy someday! Can’t remember where I bought the card theme glass garlands but it was online somewhere.
Ready for dinner and a game of cards!