ZEBRA WITH A TWIST!
Here is a table setting I did a couple of years ago for a local kitchen tour. I was asked to stage the homeowner's dining room, which was empty except for the rug, table and six parson's chairs.
I brought in the French arm chairs and Italian side table. While I loved the existing taupe walls and pure white trim, I felt the room needed a punch of COLOR, so I added needlepoint pillows and a lime-green raw silk throw to my own taupe burlap upholstered chairs, lime green pillar candles in tall white ceramic candle holders from Vietri, decoupage plates and artwork to the room.
The zebra patterned dishes are from The Mane Lion, hand-crafted and painted ceramics from Italy. All pieces come in either raspberry or lime, but I decided to mix them. (They also now come in mocha.) I particularly love the square shapes of all of the different pieces. The melon shaped candle holders are mercury glass. The pink handled serving pieces are Via Veneto pattern, from Modigliani in Italy.
The adorable turtle and lotus chip and dip server is also from The Mane Lion. French napkins and tablecloth are from Garnier-Thiebaut. The pearl handled flatware is French.
The light green ceramic tavern pitcher is from Vietri.
All flower arrangements were done in old milk glass compotes.
To lighten the very dark brick wall of the hearth in the background, I featured a large bright painting by my husband, Jack Dickerson, on the mantle. This seemed a natural since the stripes in the parrot tulip echoed the zebra stripes of the dinnerware.
The green bubbled tulip glasses and pitcher are from Biot, France. The clear bubble stems are Italian, from Vietri.
A close-up of Jack's tulip painting.
An Italian side table, hand painted with faux marbre top, holds a collection of decoupage dishes by John Derian and Ben's Garden. Notice the fiddlehead ferns in the floral arrangement. (I'm so sorry I don't remember the name of the florist who did these.)
To view tablescapes by other bloggers, every Thursday, visit Between Naps On The Porch, where they are all linked in. Enjoy!