Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Black and White with a twist of Lemon

I have an affinity to all things black and white, and for some time, I've been wanting to do a B&W themed tablescape, but wasn't sure about the accent color or any details.
The other day, my wonderful husband brought home some sunflowers for me and I thought they'd look nice in this black and white vase... and then, Voila! My tablescape bloomed in my head.














I was as happy as a pig in mud when I found the black and white damask salad plates at Marshall's...$2.99 ea.






I already had the tablescarf, stole it from one of my B&W bedrooms.









Tablecloth and napkins where "nabbed" on a Goodwill Hunting expedition. $3.60.




























I decided to fold each person's napkin differently... what the heck!







The black octagonal soup bowls where also a GW find for .50 ea.























































Now, if only I had just as much FUN cleaning and cooking , as I do tablescaping, I would have invited some friends over for dinner! :o)
Nice thing about blogging is that when I'm ready to hostess a dinner party, I can just look at this post and it'll be a no brainer!

To see food that I would serve with this tablescape, go to , When Life Gives You Lemons....Eat Them!
Please enjoy more creative tablescapes over at Between Naps on the Porch!

46 comments:

salmagundi said...

Your pictures are stunning! And your tablescape is equally so! Sally

Pinky said...

Rose, I just love your "Twist of Lemon" table! It is gorgeous!!!! I would love to come to dinner, what are we having???:):) Hugs, Pinky

Marsha's Mpressions said...

How classy! Love the black and yellow - great combination and your photos are amazing!!! GREAT JOB!

Happy Thursday!

Janie's World said...

Absolutely stunning black and yellow table! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Nancy said...

That is GORGEOUS!!! Now I want some sun flowers...I'll have to leave my hubby a hint..lol ;) Nancy

Lori E said...

I just did up two birthday baskets with black and white tablesettings in them amongst other things. It is such an elegant theme.
As a Santa collector of over 100 I think yours is lovely.

Stacey said...

Wow! That is one beautiful tablescape. I can't believe how you lucked in to finding pieces here and there. It all came together so well!

Terri said...

Wow! This is absolutely one of the most beautiful tablescapes ever! I love how the yellow adds a hint of surprise to the stark black and white theme.

marty39 said...

This is absolutely stunning. I love all the gorgeous black and white and the yellow is just the perfect accent. I can't believe you had a tablescarf to match the dishes. That is fabulous. Everything is beautiful. Hugs, Marty

D said...

I love the black and the white and the yellow! I'm feeling inspired. :)

D @ Sunny Side of the SP

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

I'm usually not a fan of black, but you have really made me change my thinking. You have the prettiest table I've looked at tonight! Beautiful!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, how I love this tablescape! Your attention to detail is amazing, and the colors just pop. Those dishes are as cute as can be, and I love how you folded all the napkins differently. The centerpiece is great, too. You get a big A plus on this 'scape. It's perfect.

Happy Tablescape Thursday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Tootsie said...

this is absolutely stunning!!! I think I need to go look some more!!! I love this one!
I finally got your blog to update on my sidebar...it said you hadn't posted for 2 months yesterday...blogger glitch...I have had a few doing that off and on!!! boy am I glad not to have missed this one!!!! {8-)

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love the black and yellow combination. Gorgeous!!! The sunflowers really pull it all together. I am thinking of doing my guest bedroom in black and white, with an accent color. Your theme is beautiful!! Love & blessings from NC!

ceekay said...

Gorgeous. You know I love the black and white and with the yellow it just pops. So beautiful and I love all the details.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Hi Rose, The lemon is a beautiful choice to accent your black and white! I love every single detail! I love the pattern on the vase and your damask salad plates.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful table.

Tina

Dining Delight said...

What a striking table with the yellow and black! You had so many things to tie it altogether and at such great prices! Sunflowers are one of my favs and yours look wonderful in that vase. Great touch with the lemons!

Dining Delight

Jane said...

Your table is absolutely gorgeous! I love your use of yellow, black and white. FABULOUS photos!
This is my first time taking part in Tablescape Thursday. I am so inspired! Looking forward to seeing more of your designs.

abeachcottage said...

oh lovely, the yellow and the black and the daisies just go together so beautifully.

happy tablescaping

Sarah

Kelly Bergsing said...

It looks beautiful!! I love the black and white with the sunflowers!!

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Wow! Love the black and white!!! You can't go wrong with a damask! Sunflowers are beautiful! Good job!

bj said...

I love your black and white. The table is just stuning. Your photos really are fabulous..I do love these larger photos most are using now.
xo bj

Shelia said...

Oh, Rose! This is so stunning! I love everything and your photos are marvelous!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Lou Cinda said...

This is so elegant! I love it! And with the pop of yellow, that just makes it!! Love the lemons!

Just beautiful!!

Lou Cinda :)

Linda/"Mom" said...

* Wow! You reeeally put together, & beautifully photographed, a WONDERFUL TT!!!

You took "nice" black n' white plates" and married them up with simple, yet classic accent colors, and "VOILA"!!! ~ 5*s are BORN!!!

Blessings,
Linda in AZ *

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Rose, this is incredible. Absolutely stunning. I love the black and white theme with the yellow...your photos are out of this world...hugs ~lynne~

squawmama said...

Wow Rose, I just loved your tablescape... so dramatic and just plain gorgeous... The hint of yellow from the sunflowers and lemons set it off wonderfully... Thanks for sharing it with us.

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Justine said...

Oh boy, this is one of the most fabulous combos of colors ever! I just love the pop of the bright yellow. gorgeous! And, as always, your pictures are stunning!

Justine :o )

Kristi said...

Your tablescape is so elegant. I love the black and white with the yellow!

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE your table... the black, white and yellow and the music... PERFECT!!!

Chandy said...

Stunning pictures and what a beautiful color scheme! You just gave me another idea. Thank you! What a beautiful floral arrangements and all your pieces are so good together!

Charlene said...

That yellow & black just POPS! Love it! And thrifty shopper you. Getting those things at those prices are amazing indeed!

Brenda said...

How elegant! I love the black and white and yellow combo. Very rich in detail. Love the photos and the sunflowers. The damask plates are stunning!
Brenda

Kathleen said...

Love that color combo! Your table is super! I have those plates too...
Such a pretty centerpiece!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

LOL! I know, if only cooking was as fun as dressing a table! It's just stunning! I love black and the combination of the yellow just is so perfect. Beautiful!!

Manuela

Anonymous said...

I just love the way you display your pictures, there beautiful! And the tablescape is absolutely great!

printersdevil said...

The black and white with a touch of lemon is stunning. Very nice photos and overall table.

susan said...

I'm so glad I got by before we went out of town--I would hate to have missed this!!! I love it! The black and white is elegant and the yellow gives it that POP for fun! Isn't it a shame we're supposed to put food on these plates? :) --heck, throw a Lean Cuisine on there ( and have it with your lemon martini)!

Blondie's Journal said...

I never thought black, white and yellow could look so good together!! And it is amazing how your plates are almost identical to the tablescarf you had!! Each picture is so pretty. So much detail and so classic.

Bravo!!

xoxo
Jane

prof en retraite said...

Oh Rose...This is just beautiful! I love those pops of yellow with your black and white! Sunflowers are just the perfect touch! Lovely! Have a great weekend...hugs...Debbie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is gorgeous!! Yellow is my favorite color and I absolutely love this!

Katherine

mishebe said...

Wowee!! I just love it. Love the yellow with the black and white .

Risa said...

Such a cute tablescape!! I love black and yellow :-)

Jolyn said...

How beautiful this is. I think it is by far one of my favorites, the lemon yellow just did it. Wow, the pictures were gorgeous..That tablescape is a definate keeper. Thanks for showing.
Have a Blessed day,
Jolyn

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just beautiful rose...love the POP of yellow with the black...May you have a great day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Rhonda said...

This is one of my favorite tablescapes I have ever seen!

Phenomenal, stunning, breathtaking, striking, and beautiful!!

Thanks for sharing!