Do you ever wonder where your fellow bloggers find the inspirations for their posts? Many times, I seem to be at a loss for something new and different. However, recently, I was walking around Jo-Ann's and spied this:
It was a cute red metal tricycle with a plant holder on the back and it was on sale! I was excited, because I already had these:
I purchased these adorable red bicycle napkin rings last year at Steinmart and used them in a post that you can read Here.
In the last post, I had used blues and reds together, so I needed to think of something different this time. I knew that I wanted to use greenery, so I tried to decide what to use on the table to hold the plants. I have a couple of great black trays, so I thought why not plan a red and black color scheme? I knew my University of Georgia friends would be thrilled (yes, Bonnie, I really thought of that!). Bonnie is a wonderful friend of mine who loves her Bulldogs!
I have several check tablecloths in different sizes. However, a white tablecloth was already on my breakfast room table, so I decided to go with that and use my 52-inch square red and white check one as a table topper.
I put the black tray in the center of the table. I added some ivy and knock-out roses to the tricycle. Then, I placed a couple of topiaries that live upstairs in my house on the tray and a centerpiece was born!
The place setting was the easiest decision of all - Mikasa "Yardley" dinner plates with red Biltmore "Louisa" salad plates.
I chose black and white check napkins to use with the red bicycle napkin rings and black flatware from Target.
Black "Ebony" Celebrity crystal was added last. I first discovered this pattern on a shopping trip to Smith's Antiques in Destin, Florida. I fell in love with the modern shape of these hand-blown water goblets and have continued to add to this pattern, since I first discovered it.
Well, now you know where I got my inspiration for the week - where did you get yours????