As always, I am up to that challenge, why? Because here in Western NC, Walmart is pretty much the only choice, lol!
I am using the Mikasa "Brava Yellow" that I chose as an accent for the "Brava Rooster," which you still have a chance to win HERE. I only changed a few things from last week's table to show you some versatility.
This salad plate is from the Walmart Better Homes and Gardens collection. I bought it for an accent, but never used them. Then I got the yellow, and it just worked perfectly! I am using again the vintage Bakelite flatware in addition to the Mikasa "Italian Countryside" flatware. The amber glassware is from Pier 1 a few years ago.
I am in love with the Waverly "Sweet Pastimes" toile. These colors are so rich, plus it washes very well even though is says dry clean. I have to have linens that are washable as we use them, so I pre-wash everything *before* I make it in case there is shrinkage, etc.
Since we'll be using this table for dinner, I added tall candle holders and cream candles tied with raffia.
And now, another option...I used bamboo napkin rings from Bed, Bath and Beyond for a more casual look, and added Hull "Brown Drip" coffee mugs and the vintage iced tea glasses by Indiana Glass "Whitehall" in amber. BTW, these are our everyday glasses. I also have them in pink/coral and clear in three different sizes. I love these and they are easy to find on ebay.
Mr. Rooster came back for this one...
Love the school bus parked under the table! Cristian also loves the rooster, and has claimed it as his.
Now we are getting that beautiful pre-fall afternoon sunlight streaming in through the french doors.
I love the sunlight with the amber...
Here you have a couple different ways to use the same linens, flatware, chargers and napkins with different dinnerware for a different look. I have found that I have a lot more combinations with the yellow than I had anticipated, so I'm glad that was the choice I made.
You sill have a chance to win 8 place settings of Mikasa "Brava Rooster" in the round!! Click on the photo on the top right for directions on how to enter. I am so thankful for everyone who has entered, and especially those who are new followers! I am getting around to all of your blogs slowly but surely:-)
This is such a generous giveaway from Mikasa, don't miss it, and be sure to tell all your friends!
I'll be linking this table to "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch, so go by there and be inspired!!