Homage to Marilyn in Black & White
This table was inspired by the black & white napkins I got at HG several months ago. I had been putting this table together in my head for several weeks but felt something was missing. Then it hit me. My younger brother used to get me collector bottles of Marilyn Monroe Merlot wine and this one has my favorite label, so sleek, so sexy, so Marilyn. And so, this table is for her.
She sits on a piece of Candlewick glass inherited from my grandmother with a small red silk rose for a subtle touch of color.
I started with a white tablecloth and added a black velvet shawl as a runner.
Each place setting is a black charger, my great-grandmother's Epiag china, my much loved crystal water glasses resting on estate sale silver coasters, plain wine glasses, vintage silver flatware and the black and white napkins from HG with silver napkin rings from DH
The centerpiece is a silverplate tray on top of a silverplate revere bowl I purchased at an auction last weekend. On the tray is a crystal hurricane that matches the water glasses and glass votives. On each side are crystal compotes from the auction last week that I am using with candles.