I like the versatility of a nice cloth napkin. The ones with the script that I'm using as place mats today came from Pottery Barn a couple of summers ago. I thought they would make a good backdrop for a mostly white themed table.
I wish I had fresh white roses at my table every day of the week (or at least whenever I want them), but I pull out these fabric rose napkin rings as a substitute now and then. Today they are both slipped over a soup spoon at each place, and are also part of the centerpiece. Rachel Ashwell had these at Target a few years ago, and I got a few in blue and pink as well on closeout.
I followed through with a postal theme for the place cards.
All of the china is ironstone cafe ware. Some vintage, and some more recent. Bistro glasses are from Williams-Sonoma.
The coffee service is already set up on a cake pedestal with the cups and saucers laid in a willow basket as a centerpiece. A linen and lace doily is set underneath, and I have an extra pair of hands for the small silver spoons for whimsy. The square creamer is one of two from an old Cunard Line cruise ship. I'm crazy about travel stuff so they are a favorite of mine. But I also like the art deco design.
I have folded another whimsical linen runner into the basket at center. This one doesn't get enough attention. What fun it must have been to crochet this little butterfly motif!
The napkins all have a different motif at the corner. You would never get confused at which one was yours!
Each of the bowls holds a different small shell as well.
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