The table is layered in a pure white damask table cloth. Aqua raw silk placemats are then added to create our Tiffany's color story.
A matching white damask napkin is slipped into a sterling silver ring and then tied with aqua ribbon. An ivory dinner plate edged in gold was used and a cream and white salad plate from another pattern was laid on top. Silver flatware edged in Gold was selected for this table. Crystal goblets and water glasses also ringed with Gold completes the placesetting. Giant-sized acrylic "diamonds" were scattered around the placemat and the center of the table.
Of course a table in honor of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" requires the presence of none other than Audrey Hepburn herself. So short of calling back the dead, I used miniature copies of the original movie poster.
Adding more bling, I took vintage crystal brooches and slipped them over aqua tulle. This brooch is a replica of the one Marilyn Monroe wore in "Some Like it Hot". I was fortunate enough to acquire it from a friend in FL who was selling off her deceased loved ones jewelry. I couldn't believe she wanted to sell it, but she said it wasn't her style and so it would lay unforgotten in a jewelry chest if someone didn't buy it. I literally jumped at the chance.
This is another piece I purchased from the same friend. It came with matching earrings and dates back to the 1920's. The earrings are the old fashioned clips and I can't wear them but I am looking for someone to convert them to posts for me.
Here is yet another vintage brooch. This one has tear-drop shaped beads that dangle and sparkle in the light. It has a matching bracelet.
This is the only piece that is not vintage. I actually earned this piece at my Premier Designs jewelry party. I know these photos are a little dark but I couldn't use my flash because it washed out the detail.
I used a floral arrangement in all white blooms and mixed in mercury glass and milk glass candle holders with white pillars.
I clustered a white pearl necklace around the base of the centerpiece.
The salad plate is a piece from Aristocrat. The pattern is "Ambiance". It is an 8" square. I love the detail around the edge. The plate is cream and the raised detail is ivory.
The dinner plate is from Baum Bros. It is from their Formalities collection and the pattern is "Bernadotte Ivory". They are Fine Bohemian Porcelain made in the Czech Republic. I have several pieces from this pattern; plates, bowls, salad plates, platters, serving dishes. I try to pick up pieces when I find them. I have about 10 dinner plates and four to six of the small pieces.
I am using Crystal goblets and tumblers by Shannon. I do not know the pattern. These were gifts from my Mother-in-Law, Ann. (Thank you, Mama :-)
Here is a close up shot of the napkin. I simply tied the ribbon around the silver napkin ring to add color and to play off the famous satin ribbon tied on every Tiffany's gift box.
Well, I hope you enjoyed the table tour. This color scheme works great for birthday parties of your best girl friends, bridal or wedding showers, baby showers or Mother's Day brunches. It's so fresh and calming. Tomorrow is TGIF and I will be sharing a little project for turning family photos into an art gallery collection for your walls. I hope you will join me. Until then,