Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tablescape Thursdays-San Francisco
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This table setting is in the San Francisco apartment we are currently occupying for the duration of Dan's twin sisters hospitalization at UCSF Medical Center. I managed to set a table during the Little American's afternoon nap time.
It's a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condominium located on the corner of Baker and Haight Street directly across from Buena Vista Park.
I would describe the condominium's design as "contemporary Scandinavian minimalism". Surprisingly, although its far from my personal style preference, I really like the apartment and find it a refreshing change from my usual layered surrounding.
As for the table, I created a table setting that I thought was a good representation of the condo owner's lifestyle. The homeowners are a couple originally from Eastern Europe. They currently own a floral business called In Water with 2 locations in the city.
Although the apartment provided plates, I didn't think the pattern reflected the overall style of the space.
So, while out grocery shopping at a Safeway Supermarket,I jumped over to Ross which was 3 doors down to see if I could possibly find dinner plates that might make a better fit with the apartment's decor.
I found these earthenware dinner and salad plates for four for $12.00 total.
A close up of the pattern. The fork trays are actually the apartment's sushi plates. When I saw the plates at Ross, I immediately remembered the trays back at the apartment having a similar color which I thought would be a very complementary fit. It turned out well. The plates pulled out the same green in the trays.
Because this was somewhat an impromptu arrangement, there were no cloth table linens available. My only option for napkins was a roll of Brawny. The quicker picker upper. I thought the table looked fine without it.
I took the fresh Wheat grass I purchased for energy drinks and some votive candles and embellished the apartments oblong basket for the table centerpiece. I thought it also reflected the couple's zen like style.
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