Thursday, July 5, 2012

Black, Pink and Me

Time for a little freshening up our kitchen table. I have always loved the colors of pink and black together--in clothing and on my table.  A black table cloth provides the perfect blank canvas to show off my pink place mats. 

Now before you think I have gone around the bend here, the fabric of these place mats and matching napkins really are the most delicate shade of pink trimmed in you have ever seen trimmed in stark white battenberg lace. The napkin ring is an attached battenberg lace butterfly (see smaller picture below). 

Because these are so fragile, I just bring them out once in a blue moon. These bring back so many wonderful memories. This set of four place mats and matching was the very first thing we bought as husband and wife when we were honeymooning in St. Thomas many years ago there.

Pictured here is a vase of cut Astromeleria, also in a pink hue with a hint of salmon, which is the centerpiece! I am using an old set of black octagon shaped dinner plates. Wine glasses with black stems sit atop a white linen coaster.

Attached Butterfly Napkin Holder
Always remember that eating gluten free begins with an elegant table setting, and maintaining a gluten free "diet" is really just a terrific lifestyle!

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