Sunday, July 28, 2013
BLACK & WHITE DAMASK for Cuisine Kathleen
Cuisine Kathleen has issued a challenge for this week's
"Let's Dish" party, using just white & one other color for our
tablescapes. I decided to use all black & white damask.
I love damask & seem to have a great deal of it around The Gazebo House.
Aprons, oven mitts, pillows...One of these days, I plan to completely re-do the guest room with it, even!
I combined a variety of patterns for this table...polka-dots, stripes, florals & LOTS of damask! I have several gift containers on the table for decoration, as well, since my daughter's birthday is this coming week & they just happened to fit the theme beautifully.
I started out with the flowers in a juice glass that I inserted into the decorative wine tote, but then I changed my mind & decided to use this pretty vase that usually sits on my piano in the den.
I intend to fill the polka-dot tin with my daughter's favorite cookies, as one of her gifts. She rarely has time to bake these days.
You've seen my little teapot & cup combo before, HERE. Since I cracked it, I have to just use it for decoration now.
~insert sad face~
This book actually opens into a trinket box, to hold special mementos for her. I'll have to think of something special to tuck inside of it.
The little monogrammed "L" plates are from Tuesday Morning, last year, as well as the napkins & damask plates beneath. The white cups & saucers go with my American Antilier, 'Bianca Leaf' set of dishes.
The flatware is my 'American Harmony' by Oneida.
Even the cupcakes are BLACK & WHITE!
Devils food CHOCOLATE cupcakes with WHITE frosting.
I found these edible papers in the damask pattern (Tuesday Morning, again) & just had to try them out.
At first, I cut them out with one of my stamping punches, but that wasn't working out too well. Precise positioning was a problem. I ended up using kitchen shears to just do round circles.
I know that Shelia, of the precious blog "Note Songs" has this same music themed vase, as I've seen it on her blog several times.
Mine was a gift from my dear FL friend, Barb L. & sits on my piano most of the time. "Hi Barb...and thank you again!"
I turned it a wee bit so you could see some of what is on the other sides.
Every time I look at it, I remember the fun times Barb & I had together, golfing & shopping, when we lived in Florida. She has her black belt in bargain hunting...I miss my shopping buddy!
Obviously, I'll be linking to Cuisine Kathleen's Let's Dish party on Wednesday, as well as Yvonne's Tutorials, Tips & Tidbits & Susan's Tablescape Thursday & The Tablescaper's Season Sundays parties.
I've had some *issues* with my 10 year old computer this month & have not been able to visit these gals as much as I'd like, nor respond to comments left on my last post. I fear it is time to bite the bullet & upgrade. I hate change!
I hope to do some catching up real soon!
Thanks for stopping by The Gazebo House. Help yourself to a cupcake to take with you as you leave!
Posted by Rettabug at 7/28/2013 11:42:00 AM