Anniversaries are occasions to celebrate. Twenty-five years of marriage is a milestone and should be treated with beauty and glamour. Silver not only represents a quarter century of wedded bliss, it can turn an ordinary table into a fabulous one.
A successful monochromatic look is difficult to achieve. The mahogany dining table offers a nice contrast to the tone-on-tone setting. Everything would have faded away had I use a coordinating table cloth. Without one, dishes and accessories really sparkle and shine.
Layering on a table, as in other areas of design adds depth and interest. Formal white plates with a double row of silver borders and center royal crown are stacked on basic silver chargers.
Get creative with napkins and napkin rings. You no longer have to fold napkins into neat rectangles and place them to the left or underneath the fork. There are so many ways to fold them and dozens of different rings available; I rarely fall back on tradition. A simple accordion fold and these great mirror mosaic napkin rings placed on the dinner plate complete the ensemble. Setting the table is a lot like getting dressed!
You all know I’m a Goodwill shopper. I love a bargain. I could have used any crystal I had in my cupboard, but I wanted to stick with the theme. I lucked out when I discovered these silver rimmed glasses. You never know what you’ll find!
Tall hurricane candlesticks and silver balls are all this table needs for a centerpiece. I sacrificed flowers for simplicity and to stay with the white/silver them. The table setting is beautiful without them.