I wanted a long table for here but instead of buying 1 rectangular table, I chose to buy 2 square tables with 4 chairs each. For larger groups, I intend to put the 2 tables together to create a rectangular table good for 8 settings. But for now, I will only use a square one.
I started with the natural fiber plate chargers I bought from World Market for $3 each. Unfortunately, they only had 4 left of the pear green color or is it chartreuse?.
I used melamine plates which I use here often because I have little grandchildren eating here at home when I am here. I bought the plates from Homegoods. I like the postal pattern which I have been using a lot in the decor of this house. I also like the butterflies which make it perfect for outdoor use.
Burlap bird napkin rings were found at HG also, I think.
Bird and flower tealight holders were brought from our MS home.
Isn't the color of this orchid pretty? I bought 3 plants from a vendor selling by the roadside. I am hoping my daughter does not kill them after I leave, lol. I bought 3 with various colors and will leave them under the screen so that they get watered when it rains. I also instructed my daughter to water them if it does not rain for 2 weeks.
I wasn't able to bring some stemware here so I bought these from the dollar store. Guess how much!:-)
I sent this set of flatware from the MS home. The pattern is very simple but it is a place settings for 16 and very heavy. I sent them using the flat rate box to save on postage. I don't have many choices of napkins here but I will bring more upon my return.
I took a picture of the chargers in the morning to show you their true color.
Thank you so much for your visit. I appreciate all the hostesses so much too.
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