Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mimosa and Black Diamonds

My Mimosa tree has been in full bloom for the past few weeks and I’ve been wanting to do a tablescape using the blossoms.  Unfortunately, I almost waited too late.  Many of the blooms were gone…at least the ones low enough that I could reach them! 


Last week, I found some new salad plates and bread and butter plates at the thrift store.  The plates feature delicate pink roses with silvery gray leaves.  I love how the silvery gray design echos the scalloped shape of the plates.  This was just the push I needed to go ahead and do a tablesetting!


I wanted a change from all the pastel and summery colors that I’ve done lately, so I decided to pair the pink with black.  I started off with a black tablecloth and pink chargers.

black pink

Black dinner plates topped with my new salad plates were added next.  The salad plates are “Floral Fantasy” by Fine China of Japan.


I slipped black tassels over the pink damask napkins.  “Wexford” sherbets by Anchor Hocking will be used for dessert.


Silver liners hold the “Floral Fantasy” bread and butter plates. 


Black stemmed glasses with pink ribbons tied on  them were placed on each plate to hold butter.


For quite a while, I had wanted a set of black goblets.  When I found these a couple of years ago, I fell in love with them.  They’re called “Black Diamond” and are one of my favorite sets of glassware.  I love how the crystal diamond cut glass sparkles in the light!


Along with the Black Diamond goblets, I also used small crystal wine glasses decorated with pink tulips at the base of the bowl.


I love using this “Royal Baroque” flatware with black settings.  I just think it works well with black.


On each end of the table are 3 candleholders with pink taper candles.


A crystal vase in the center of the table holds an arrangement of Mimosa blooms.


The blossoms are so delicate and the most gorgeous shade of pink.  Mimosa blooms and leaves sort of close up at night…then the next day, they open back up.  I think that’s so cool!


Dinner is ready and it’s time to light the candles.


Silver sparkles in the candlelight…



A couple more shots of the whole table…



Thanks so much for coming by to see me today!  I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.






Dining Delight said...

Dream, I love your pink and black 'scape! I always think of the champagne and orange jce drink when I hear "Mimosa" so to see the actual flower was great! It reminded me of fireworks the way it opened up. Those Black Diamond goblets are fabulous, you were lucky to find them! I wish I could pop by and have a seat at your gorgeous table!


~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Tablescape is so Beautiful !!! I love the black with the pink, this is one of my favorate colors to mix together for a great table like yours ~~ I also love your Black Diamond goblets sweet lady. Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my pink victorian tablescape. Im also one of your old followes on your lovely Blog. I hope you have a Great 4th this coming week with your family.
XXOO Diane

Richard Cottrell said...

What a fun combination. Made your table look very important. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Marigene said...

DG, dramatic but very elegant. The mimosa centerpiece is stunning.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Sweetladyelaine said...

Very dramatic! Love it. I love your centerpeice. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings My Friend,

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I absolutely love the pink, black and white color combination!!
So strikingly pretty!!