white tablescapeI liked  last week’s assortment of whites, so I thought, why not use them again, tweaking here and there to give a different look.

white tablescapeThis time around the whites are laying on our dark wood dining room table.

white tablescapeSurrounded by glowing candles, the look is still simple but more dramatic.

tablescapeNot wanting to take anything away from the white, the color on the table will lean toward darker tones with some neutrals.

tablescapeOnce again the familiar square black plates from Ikea are called into play as are the spooky stems that have enlivened October tables.

tablescapeFor a different look, placemats are turned vertically, slightly overhanging the table edge, and napkins are done in my favorite accordion folded shape that is oh so simple and adds that little something extra to a place setting.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhen all is said and done, this variation requires little modification to give a whole new feel to the table.  For me setting the table is the fun part of any meal, and I especially like it when I can use the same things in a new way.  How about you, do you find challenge in repeating differently?

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20 thoughts on “Variations

  1. This table has such a dramatic impact. I do love the way you made the white pumpkins the stars of the table. Also, love those cute black glasses with the spider webs!

  2. Liz @ Infuse With Liz October 24, 2013 — 8:25 am

    So nice and elegant. The turned placemats are a good idea. Those are nice stemware pieces!

  3. Bravo! I love this one, so simple but so elegant, my favorite!

  4. I may try to do the white pumpkin table setting 🙂 Thank you, Lulu!

  5. The stems on your gourds are wonderful, I just adore the long curvy ones and they look great piled in the center of your table. I love the placemats too, great looking table!

  6. I loved how you took the gourds and then made it into a tablescape. Those glasses are wonderful. Everything is so pretty!

  7. I think this is fabulous that you’ve (beautifully!) re-utilized the white/neutral pieces, seen anew with the darker table/candles, etc. I just did a similar thing with my tablescaping 101 series, so I heartily concur!!! LOVELY JOB!!!


  8. I love those white pumpkins with the black dishes, elegant Halloween! Those wine stems are fabulous.
    Have a wonderful week, Linda…

  9. I love all your wonderful scaries…love the wonderful white pumpkins with the great stems…love the black and do love those Ikea Plates, they are wonderful and love those glasses…thanks for sharing your spooky, scary, chic and glamerous table…

  10. Love the simplicity of this color scheme!

  11. I like those white pumpkins too and I am glad you used them again. Beautiful table!….Christine

  12. Great idea, Linda, in using the white pumpkins for another variation. My favorite part is how you turned the placemats vertically. The spooky stemware is elegant with the black Ikea plates. I love the accordion napkin fold, too.

  13. Somehow, I missed the first table with this darling white centerpiece. So glad I didn’t miss this, it was a 2 for 1 treat with this beautiful dramatic table. It is perfect for this Halloween season, but so much more elegant that most Halloween tables. Dianne

  14. Very, very pretty. Your table is modern-looking and elegant. I love the way you’ve turned the placement around. How creative. A great job! Rosie

  15. White pumpkins……… the look for the season. ‘-)

  16. Beautiful table setting… Love it..

  17. Beautiful tablescape. I love the black and white and the boo centerpiece is stunning. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that goes live Monday afternoon at 2:30 PT. Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

  18. Wow! Such a dramatic tablescape! I love the play of black and white on your table…especially those black spider web stemware…how adorable! My favorite is the assortment of white pumpkins used as centerpiece…absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful job! Happy weekend! Hugs, Poppy

  19. elegant! love this. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop Hugs!

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