So...I've been a fan of Rosanna dish sets for awhile now! (http://www.rosannainc.com/) I LOVE cute dessert plates and cake stands and I've yet to find a set or anything really that I disliked of hers! Most of which is just too cute for words!
Anyway- Rosanna holds an annual table setting contest. My sister, Sascha, told me about it this year...and I was finally able to put together my table this last weekend! I seriously would day- dream about how I was going to set it all up! :-) So...this is what I did on my Sunday afternoon...and LoVEd it! It fed my soul to be able to create this "work of art"...that sounds weird, I know...but honestly...being able to outlet my creativity in this way is so much fun! BUT....I really hope I win.... :-) If I do- that means I'd get $500 credit to Rosanna's website store! :-) Ahhhh...I think I might just be too excited for words if that happened. :-)
So- the only thing I actually bought specific for this setting was the roses (and croissants). :-) Everything else I had on hand. The damask print plates are Rosanna and I actually have TWO sets of four of this dish set! :-) The cute green plates underneath are Crate and Barrel- but we actually got them for a present for our wedding 5 years ago! I wish I would have registered for like 10 of them though! I use them all the time and just love how they really can be dressed up or casual-ed-out. :-) The gorgeous placemats I actually got in Norway- while Ronny and I visited this last winter. I haven't had a chance to use them- until I got to put my new white table out! They work SO perfect with this setting. :-) I also love that you don't have to spend a lot to make something special! The silver wine caddy, silver goblets/wine glasses, the silver plate under the center piece, and the bottle the OJ is in - I got all at Goodwill for not more than a few dollars each! Who would have guessed?
Check out the wine stopper! Its custom made by none than MOI! :-) Its one of the items I'll be selling at my etsy shop! I should have this one and many others posted for sale this week! :-) Whoo-hoo! :-)
So, these are my beautiful cake tier set that I got for my birthday a couple years ago. This is Rosanna too! Talk about C-U-T-E!
I only had two of the silver wine glasses- so I just used two other silver goblets that I had on hand as well. I don't think I've ever heard of a table setting rule that says you have to match everything perfectly! :-)
Part of not breaking the bank- when trying to make something special is just using what you have on hand. I wanted a lower center piece for easy talking- so I just used the box I got my damask dessert plates in and put a shallow bowl in the middle of it and placed the roses carefully inside! Turned out pretty cute- huh?
Now is the hard part! WAITING to see if I WIN! :-)