How cool is this! Chalkboard napkin rings .....placesetting name tag and napkin ring in one! I found these online at MoMa Store (click on the name) They are pricey at $65.00 for a set of four! But why not make some yourself. Paint the chalkboard paint on some wooden napkin rings that you already own and Voila! You are good to go.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
These are some photos I got from Sur La Table and Pottery Barn. I love the dining table at the bottom with all the glass candle holders hanging overhead. I think I will do this next month and have it be like fireflies are dancing above our heads while eating outside.
DINING ROOMS! I love them. They are the place where the family gathers for those special meals when the "nice" dishes come out of the closet. It is also the place where we bring our guests to make them feel special. I love putting fresh flowers on the table,I like to use chargers with a nice dinner plate and sometimes a salad plate or soup bowl. A freshly laundered pressed napkin (if I have the time to iron them) with a some sort of special touch...a ribbon, a flower or just a fun napkin ring.
I love the white sideboard table with the urns and large glass bowls holding silver balls. Look how they changed up the ratan chairs by adding a white cloth over each chair back. And Hello...look at the chandelier made to look like a nest using grapevines and then adding pearls! How funky is that!
Please let us know if any of these photos inspires anyone of you to do something out of the ordinary in your dining room by leaving us a comment or two.