Sunday, January 19, 2014

Black and White Table

Do you dream in Black and White? 
 To be honest with you,  I'm lucky to remember even parts of what I dreamt in the morning let alone to remember if it was in black and white or technicolor!  But I was inspired to do a black and white table when I found these black and white floral lace design plates.
For some reason they reminded me of old black and white photographs or a romantic dream.

My original thoughts where to do a black and white table using snowflakes this time of year, but since I fell in love with these floral plates - I didn't think they should go with snowflakes! 

 So I tried to go with the romantic dream feel that they gave me.  
 I partnered the black and white dish stack with the script napkins doubled up with black and white checked napkins tied with a simple black ribbon. 

What better way to add romance by making some book page roses from an old  romance novel!

I found a tutorial for theses paper roses on Pinterest.  It took me a while to hunt down the original post, there were many pins for this tutorial but many did not go back to the actual website to give credit where credit was due.  I believe I found the original source to be 100 Layer Cake. The only thing I did differently was to ink the edges of the petals to give them a little more definition.  To do this I just picked up my ink pad, mine was black but you could use any color, in one hand and my paper petal in the other and rubbed the edges of the petals onto the ink pad.   These were pretty easy to make using a toothpick to shape the petals giving them that little bit of curl. Once you ink the edges and curl the petals, they go together pretty easy with the use of a glue gun.

I filled my hutch with black and white plates, pitchers and accent pieces.  I also took some of my favorite photos and copied them on my black and white printer and stuck them in some simple black frames.

The only thing that was new for this table was the top floral plates and the paper flowers I made for next to nothing.  

Tablecloth, Large plate with swirled edge, Black and white check plate - Marshalls last year
White Chargers - Old Time Pottery - last year
White Plates - Pier One- still available
Black and White Floral Plates - Royal Stafford designed by Carly Dodsley - Home Goods
Script Napkins - Pier One
Black Check Napkins - just some old fabric I had
Black Square Placemats - World Market
Black Flatware - Marshalls

I am linking up at the following parties:
Seasonal Sundays @ The Tablescaper
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Tablescape Thursday @Between Naps on the Porch
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. Ann, you know I'm a fan of black and white, so this table really speaks to me. Your new plates are dreamy. Great find! I'll have to try my hand at some of the book page posy stems. They are a nice touch. I like the way you added more black and white to your hutch. That really sets the stage for your tablescape. Well done!

  2. You definitely hit the black and white "dream feel" perfectly! The flowers were a great addition, too. Nice job!

  3. Hi, Ann. Visiting back because you visited and commented on my Tartan winter post, and I'm so glad to be here. I think your table is so pretty. I don't have anything black, and I marveled at what you were able to do with it. It's such a pretty table! Your plates are beautiful too!

    Thanks for visiting! ~Zuni

  4. Ann, that is a drop dead gorgeous tablescape....LOVE it! I love those black and white plates....

  5. Oh my goodness! This is beautiful. I found you at the Under the Table and Dreaming link up.
    I'm here from I'll be back for sure.

  6. Your table is so beautiful, Ann. I love the black and white plates. I love all the table accessories you added, it all looks so romantic...Christine

  7. Love your table - somehow you got my portion of creativity, too!!! Did you buy the beautiful plates with the Xmas gift certificate I gave you?

    1. Yes!! I did Barb!!! I should have given you a shout out!! Dishes compliments of my Sister's wonderful, thoughtful Christmas gift :)

  8. Ann,
    Black, white & green are one of my all~time favorite tablescapes color palette, dear friend!!!
    I am totally smitten with your romance novel paper flowers!!!
    I, too, like to add ink to the edges of my creations giving greater definition to the object!!!
    Thank you for the source for the flowers. . .and for the inspirational tablescape, dear one!!!
    Visiting from A Stroll Thru Life!!!

  9. This is a gorgeous tablescape! It does give me the feel of a black & white romantic dream. I love your black & white dishes and your paper flowers, too.

  10. This is gorgeous Ann!! I love black and white in any way shape or form, and you have created such a fabulous table! I have those text napkins and never thought of using them for anytime but Thanksgiving, so clever. Your book page flowers in the candlesticks are so cute!!I just love it all!!

  11. This is such a pretty table! I love the black and white, they are elegant and romantic!

  12. Perfect, perfect, perfect. Love your black and white table. What a great choice, love every element and especially the floral plates and your paper roses. So I see now that you are crafty too. I just bought some black and white scrapbook paper to make some black and white cards soon. I love romance!!

  13. Love it so much that I am pinning it. I haven't been shopping or out much since my knee replacement.

  14. Over from The Scoop...
    I love black and white with a passion so I am totally lovin' your table. :)

  15. I love this post on so many levels. First of all, I LOVE the black and white theme (I am "crushing on it" as you were "crushing" on my sleigh ride plates with the polka dot edges -- which, to confess, is one of the reasons that I got them, sooooo many uses, stay tuned to see what I do!). I would really like to see each one of your plates in its entirety. What brilliance to use black and white and all sorts of patterns, and to continue into the napkins and those flowers. The flowers! I have wanted to learn to make these ever since my son and daughter-in-law had them made from sheet music for their wedding. Just think of the possibilities! You could reproduce old letters, old documents, well the world is your oyster. I'm babbling here, I know, just wanted to tell you how much I love the place setting. Pinning!

  16. Love this and every little detail. Just wonderful.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  17. You have created an elegant and creative table. So impressive.

  18. Every detail is glorious! The new plates are gorgeous, the napkins are perfect, and hat's off for the paper roses. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

  19. Ann, Gorgeous table of black and white. Love the paper flowers.

  20. So very pretty. I love your dish stack with all the patterns and textures. Your table is romantic and sophisticated. Bravo! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  21. What a beautiful and elegant table. I love those flowered plates and the paper roses. Beautiful! I'd love it if you would share this at "What We Accomplished Wednesday," at Green Willow Pond, if you care to. It is live Tuesdays at about 6:00 EST. Have a great week!


  22. Hi Ann,
    Dropped by for the first time from glad I did! Your tablescape is absolutely beautiful! I'm so loving black & White.....I think its perfect for V*Day! I'm headed over to the tutorial for making the paper roses..thanks for sharing!

    Lois @ Pineridge Hills

  23. I adore this black and white tablescape. please tell me where you got the script napkins they are so special and could be used in so many different decor of tables. I am going to make the flowers and thank you for the tutorial.this was so beautiful.Susie

  24. Hi Ann! I am your newest follower and am enjoying myself this afternoon looking through all your tablescapes. Lovely. Looking forward to more from you.

  25. This is such a spectacular table! I love every element. So pretty, and different! Thank you so much for sharing!

  26. Beautiful table Ann, love the black and white. So nice to see you tablescaping again. I see that you moved and have been remodeling. We did the same thing so I understand your work in progress.