Shades of Grey

I’m sure that the title of this week’s tablescape evokes thoughts of the popular book out there.  But when I was putting this tablescape together, I found myself humming the song Shades of Gray by the Monkees. It’s such a pretty melody.  If you don’t know the song, you can find it here.

Here is my Shades of Grey tablescape.  I hope you like it.


The inspiration for this tablescape started with the china.  It’s EMPRESS CHINA – ESSEX.  I stayed with the white, grey & silver colors from the china.

Shades of Grey tablescape.

Shades of Grey

I started off with a plain grey tablecloth & then covered it with a white lace tablecloth overlay.

Shades of Grey          Shades of Grey

I didn’t want to detract from the china, so I didn’t use a place mat or charger.

Shades of Grey Tablescape

I kept is simple with white linen napkins & clear napkin rings.  I like the way the flatware goes with the color scheme.

Shades of Grey

I added my favorite Wexford goblets.

Shades of Grey

Keeping everything simple, the centerpiece is a silver tea set that I’ve had for more years than I want to admit to.  I added a set of Wexford salt & pepper shakers to go with the glassware.  Four mercury glass votive holders & some clear iridescent table scatter finished it off.

Shades of Grey

And I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t light the candles.

Shades of Grey

And a view from the top:

Shades of Grey Tablescape

I hope you were humming the song as you viewed the photos, I know I am.

Happy Creating everyone!

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