I'm Elaine, a real estate stager, and my business is all about making things pretty. My favorite part of the job is working with what the homeowner already has, but over the years, I have collected quite an inventory of accessories. My basement looks like a store--a very messy, disorganized store!
I chose the title "Red-ed Bliss" because I was just married in May, and my sister gave me most of what is in my tablescape as a wedding present. I had been complaining about the lack of pretty patio dishes. I know she had fun picking them out!
When she asked me what color I wanted, I really didn't have a clue. I tend to shy away from red, but look how glorious this table looks!
I found the bowls and the lantern on clearance at Pier One. Reds are often hard to match, but I had no trouble with this shade (I call it Chinese red, but I don't really know why!) and the salt & pepper shakers I bought at TJ Maxx fit right in!
The glasses are part of my inventory and they were a fabulous find! Eight of them for under $3 at Goodwill!
Red is such a strong color, it definitely needed the yellow flowers to break it up!
Layering the plates couldn't have been easier! I went with white napkins, though I had tried green.
As the sunlight started to fade, the table took on a very nice pinkish glow.
I hope you enjoyed my first post! Come back any time! Next up: My favorite Parade of Homes features!