Seeing Red

This is one of my favorite table runners made by the hands of a Vietnamese person with disabilities working in a state run workshop. Funny how it has been used dozens of times and I’ve never paid much attention to the red.  Usually, it is the blue and orange tones that dominate my thinking.

Not today!  Red has totally grabbed my eye which was reason enough to pull out the crocheted placemats made by my mother-in-law.  I smile as I think of her trying to teach me how to crochet.  My hands were so awkward with a crochet hook, and I didn’t get much farther than casting on with a chain stitch.  Red is not a color I use much on a table, and I’m not sure why because it is one of my favorites.

Maybe it was the flowers on the runner that drew my eye and made the red seem more important.  Whatever the influence, it made for a very happy table.

There was no need to add more color, so white dishes provided the finishing touch.

Later, when chili was dished up, I had to laugh when even it had traces of red.  On this day, red was meant to be.

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17 thoughts on “Seeing Red

  1. Great tablescape – I can see why the red and blue table runner is one of your favorites. I love the jewel-tone colors.

    1. Thanks, Sheryl. It’s always nice to hear from you.

  2. I love red too. I bought Mikasa White Swirl dishes last year – they look great with any color!

  3. Wow the red really is show stopping! Beautiful Linda!!

    1. Thanks Jenna. If nothing else red is happy!

  4. I am so loving this red table Linda!!!….It is such a fun and vibrant table…just like you!!!

  5. It is a very happy table. Love the red and how it pops!

  6. Beautiful tablescape and exceptional photography and styling. Love your special crocheted placemats.

  7. The red,blue and crisp white are quite striking! I too rarely use red. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  8. Linda, I love the runner and its vivid red and blue! Your table setting is the perfect complement to the runner. What a treasure having the crocheted placemats.

  9. Linda, RED is my favorite color and it shouts happiness with those white dishes. Such a beautiful table you have created.

  10. Enjoying the red against that blue in the table runner!

  11. What a stunning table. I love the color red but have never really used it in setting a table. You’ve inspired me

  12. entertainingwomen April 12, 2018 — 4:20 am

    Going monochromatic with the vases and flowers was a stroke of genius. Very sophisticated. I love it. CherryKay

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