Sunshine on My Shoulders Tablescape

Today is the halfway point of Winter and I am celebrating with a sunshine yellow tablescape. Welcome, Friends, to a table setting featuring sunny, sunshine yellow table linens and a few plates as well. Do you remember the old John Denver song, “Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy.” This week I was looking for a little sunshine to counteract the gloomy skies.

I started this table setting with a yellow and white twin quilt that works quite well as a tablecloth. The straight lines and swirls quilted into the spread add a nice textured background to the table.

I added a Pottery Barn placemat on top of the quilt. The deep yellow place mat is embroidered with flowers and vines that looks great with the quilted background.

I kept the plate stack really simple using a newly found rattan charger as the base. A Mikasa plate with a beautifully embellished rim in flowers with a basket weave component came next. The dinner plate was followed by a Pier 1 salad/dessert plate in bright yellow with blues, greens and reds in the fruit design on the plate. This last plate picks up the colors in the quilt and place mat.

Here’s a side view of the stack. Love how the rattan charger adds additional weave to the place setting. The rattan also makes the stack a bit more casual.

A matching Pottery Barn napkin held with the new Waterford napkin rings is placed on the top of the plate stack. The napkin rings pick up the light and sparkle making the napkin rings very special.

Cut glass Waterford water and wine goblets go beautifully with the napkin rings. Waterford always does a lovely job with their crystal. It’s a pleasure to use it on the table.

The flatware is an elegantly simple pattern by Mikasa. It doesn’t detract from all the subtle patterning that is already in the table setting.

A golden stylized tree sits in the center of the table flanked by cut glass candlesticks with hand made golden candles. The patterning on the tree adds to the overall look of the table and the cut glass candlesticks fit in well with the other cut glass on the table.

Here’s a look at the table from above. All the texture and patterning blends together to create a pleasing whole. Love to use quilts on the table when I can. Everything on the table was thrifted which always warms my heart.

Here’s a look across the table. All the yellow lifts my spirits and makes for a happy table in the middle of Winter.

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