Table setting with gold and navy. And antlers.
A few weeks ago the Z Gallerie that is near my office closed their doors and marked everything down on a tremendous discount, on top of post-holiday sale prices. This resulted in my coming home with these quirky-but-awesome dessert plates that I probably would not have paid full price for. (They are on sale on Z Gallerie’s website still, but probably not for much longer.)
The plates have a mix of silver and gold (which I have never mixed before…in anything) and have the head, shoulders and horns of a ram, deer, moose, or antelope (one each for a set). I like that these are a little masculine, I think I like both the silver and gold (I’m still getting used to it, to be honest), and because they were priced so low I decided to take them home and see, just in case.
The more I arranged and rearranged things, the more I really liked these plates. And when J-Mo came home he gave them two thumbs up–Montana boy that he is–so the plates are staying!
I had very few other things that were gold, but a little gold spray paint, some washed tin cans, and $7.00 of grocery store flowers and greens were the beginning of this lovely, simple centerpiece. The votive candles are old, old, old, and I found the garland on sale at Micheal’s right before Thanksgiving (used in this autumn table setting). I like how the navy tablecloth sets of the gold so nicely, it seems to be the workhorse of these little tablescape adventures!)
The gold metallic chargers are from Michael’s, bought on sale with the intention of spray painting them to something other than gold. Luckily for them (and me?) that hadn’t happened yet and probably won’t due to how much I am liking this end result. The napkins I got from West Elm on an end-of-season sale (they were marked down more in the store than they are online, so it wasn’t nearly so much of a splurge). A friend loaned me the gold flatware (thanks, Shelbs!). Of course some gold-rimmed wine glasses would look wonderful here, but I don’t have any and my regular old plain ones work just fine.
The rest of this setting is Cobalt Fiestaware dinner plate, a wedding gift, and a salad plate from our regular every-day dishes.
Gold Chargers: Michael’s
Cobalt Fiestaware Dinner Plate: Homer Laughlin
White Salad Plates: Pottery Barn Caterer’s Box
Antler Appetizer Plates: Z Gallerie
Gold Ikat Napkins: West Elm
Gold Flatware: Borrowed
Wine Glasses: Pier 1 (old)
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