I think this is it. This may be the last “normal” table decor design of the 2017 tablescape challenge that is not some sort of seasonal or holiday theme. I haven’t decided 100% just yet, but I have so many ideas for the holidays, even for fall and autumn, that I really want to start seeing what I can create.
With that being said, allow me to share with you this simple but interesting, sari inspired table decor. I bet you can guess where I found this peacock sari in black and green…..that’s right: Goodwill.
How great is this color combination? Green and black offer a great set of contrast, but I think that soft peach offers just the right amount of softness to the peacock pattern to make for an interesting trio of colors.
Given the complexity and detail of the sari pattern, I didn’t want to cover clutter the table top decor, but rather keep to simple solids to highlight the fabric design. A simple napkin fold was just the right way to provide a pop of color over the black dinnerware. Be sure to scroll to save the link to the tutorial, this napkin fold is SUPER easy and will work with most napkins, starched or not.
Now, if you don’t know already, sari lengths can be quite long, far longer than necessary for a table overlay like what I used it for. To help keep this look from draping onto the floor, I strategically folded the end of the sari, with the detailed peacock print, to be centered along the middle of the table, creating a gorgeous setting for two.
As with all of my table designs for my 2017 tablescape challenge, I try and get as much as I can from the thrift store or tag sales, and reuse whenever I can. Let’s see how I did for this simple but unique sari inspired table decor in green and black:
- Black polyester tablecloth – most recently used on my black and gold tablescape, or my jungle for two look, but available on Amazon
- Green and black sari – found at my local Goodwill for $6 in the home linens section (amazing, right?)
- Black polyester napkins – also used in a few earlier table designs, but available on Amazon very reasonably
- Peach napkins – found at my local Goodwill for $3 for a set of 4 napkins
- Black plates – found at my local Goodwill for $3 for a set of 4 plates
- Black candles – reused from my goth inspired valentine’s day table decor
- Sprayed black beans (used to hold black candles) – reused from my goth inspired valentine’s day table decor
- Black votive holders / cups – found at my local Salvation Army on sale for $1.50 for a set of 4, they were 50% off for being the color of the week!
That brings our total to…….about $13.50 for this unique but interesting table for two.
I’d say it’s well worth it; how often do you see a print like this on a table? Plus, even if I never use the sari again, all the other elements bought are already signed up to be used in upcoming fall and Halloween tablescapes I’ve been brainstorming. As far as I’m concerned, this was a great use of money and time spent hunting.