“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.” William Blake
Readers have requested more table settings and I am happy to oblige! The inspiration for this tablescape was a gorgeous potted orchid I had in a sweet vase with a bluebird and a French inscription that I love.
I drew color inspiration of blue, off white and chocolate brown from the vase. I set the table for 4 on a smaller round table in the library for an inviting setting on a more intimate scale. The table was draped with a casual tone-on-tone embroidered cream linen tablecloth.
Even in winter I turn to the garden to see what I can use in table settings. My beloved witch hazel tree was blooming above its blanket of snow and I cut a large branch to weave across the table. This simple branch proves there is artistry in nature. A bare branch would work just as well. On the sculptural branch I pinned 2 golden bird ornaments with brown feathered tails. I just love the whimsy they bring to the table! Smaller witch hazel branches were added at each place setting. The square rattan chargers introduce another natural element to the table and provide textural interest in this casual setting. The heavenly yet delicate scent of witch hazel will lift anyone’s spirits on a cold winter day. To read more about my love affair with witch hazel, please click here and here.Sky blue casual napkins were tied with a brown grosgrain ribbon with blue stripes. A square cream-colored luncheon plate was topped with a transferware salad plate with a pretty botanical pattern in blue/brown/cream. Blue colored glass tumblers complete this simple yet whimsical table for a winter lunch with friends.
I hope this January Blues table setting has inspired you today!