I have been playing house again. :-)
I was in TJMaxx on a field trip...just browsing you see.
I consider this to be part of the "hunting and gathering" that house obsessed people do.
A Ralph Lauren floral blue tablecloth caught my eye. I like floral tablecloths but I rarely buy one. The dishes I use on a daily basis are solid white, and cream white, so they would work, but still, I usually buy solid colors.
My dining room is BM westminster gold, with white wood trim.
The wool rug is mostly indigo blue. I think I am afraid to mix a floral cloth with my patterned rug.
Or, maybe I am afraid that a floral tablecloth is not formal enough for most occasions in the dining room.
I know...I need to step outside of the box and mix it up. Well, I did. I bought that floral cloth, put it on the dining table on Saturday, and started playing with dishes.
I needed to pull those dishes out of the cabinet to inventory and to wash them anyway.
I like to pull out my white china and pottery for cleaning from time to time even if I do not use them. (How does that dust get inside of cabinet spaces anyway?)
I have Spode blue and white dinner plates...but they were too busy looking to place on this floral cloth. What do you think?
Here is a small white Spode candy dish that my mother gave me several years ago. Is that too much pattern on pattern?