Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tinseltown Tablescape

Today, I am quite excited  to share with you a simple table setting for a family dinner on Father's Day. In fact, my son helped me to lay the table as I told him it's a surprise for Daddy. I wanted to give it a contemporary look with bold accents.So,there are very dominant colours like black and white with a dash of silver and blue. 

  These are the kitschy placemats made out of a collage of pictures of the stars from Tinseltown, primarily actors and actresses from Bollywood (the Indian film industry). 
One of the sides is displayed above. The back of the same placemat is below.

The simple straight lines of these white square plates and bowls, with the single blue flower appeal to me:
I loved these silver trivets at first look; they were stacked together with the spoons and table wares in the kitchenware section of a  home & lifestyle store. I was careful to use these trivets so that the hot food served does not melt the laminations done over the collages. They add to the aesthetic and utilitarian values. 

  With these colour coordinates and the tinsel town accents, suddenly a magical ambience was created, and I found myself smiling after I saw the total effect.What was missing was some romantic Bollywood music to be played in the background to create the cinematic magic, and a clapstick to clap and call out  "Lights, Camera, Action!"

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my Tinseltown tablescape. Have a great weekend!

 Hugs Arani.
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Marlis said...

What a great idea for a table. I love those placemats and could think of many things that would work.. how about anniversary pics, birthday pics.. Your trivets are stunning. Love those dishes too. I'm sure your husband loved this table.. who wouldn't! xo marlis

Alycia Nichols said...

What a super idea!!! I like how you used the black in the background to allow the placemats to really show well. The simplicity of the plate design doesn't interfere with it, either, and softens the look. I saw those plates a couple of months ago and went ga-ga over them. I was on a self-imposed buying hiatus, so I didn't get them. Sorry I didn't! :-( I also like the idea that you steered away from the obvious. It would have been very easy to go color, color, color all over the table with the Bollywood actors, but you gave it more of an almost film noir look. Very nice!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Very nice! It made the tablescape quite unique...and added a manly touch. ;)

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday.

Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

Kathleen said...

Your table turned out beautifully!
Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish!

Elaine said...

What a clever idea for a tablescape! The placemats are so fun, and the plates add great drama. Very unusual trivets, too! Thanks for sharing!

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