I think we all know I have a Homegoods problem. If you don’t know, you might have guessed, and you would be right— you’ll find proof all over Instagram. It might come off as a true sickness, but let’s play nice and call it
an addiction a hobby. Once a week (okay, maybe twice) I’ll head to Homegoods, shop, and bring home a cart-full car-full of various odds and ends for the house. I try everything out, and then head back a few days later to return the vast majority of my impulse buys and start the process all over again. You know, it’s not a hobby; it’s a lifestyle.
Lately, I try my best to steer clear of the plates & glassware for obvious reasons, and instead opt for artwork and decor. In an ironic turn of events, my collection of Christmas decorations has grown exponentially since I first criticized the early holiday displays. Homegoods: 1, Lindsay: 0.
Aside from my now impressive collection of food-themed ornaments (lasagna! a parmesan wheel! a taco complete with a foil wrap!) I’ve found lately that I’m drawn to yellow. Shocking, I know, considering my affinity for neutrals. I can only assume that as the days grow shorter and the weather colder, my subconscious is screaming at me for leaving the Florida sunshine.
In a rare display of self control, I’ve left behind a massive yellow pitcher, several flower pots and a collection of ceramic lemons because there is truly no place for them in my home. But the table is another story— one where I’ll play with color. And on this dreary day, halfway through the first Nor’easter of the season, I couldn’t think of a more perfect theme than yellow.
A simple centerpiece of yellow roses is an anchor for other pops of color. Vintage teacups & saucers, a glass creamer and a sugar bowl will tie the rest of the table together.
Yellow is a day-time color, so consider this a brunch setting. I’d be lying if I told you I serve a lot of coffee or tea at my brunches, but some people like to double fist. These lemon teacups & saucers fit perfectly on standard appetizer plates. I chose to mismatch mine with an assortment of entree plates because I love me a mismatch moment.
A few tips on mismatching:
- Choose a color scheme: I’m working whites and ivories.
- Play with texture! Dots, lines and swirls make everything more interesting here.
- Be random: each setting should be different from those across from it and next to it.
Read my full how-to here!
Now, let’s just have a moment for this Italian blown glass sugar bowl…
And this spiky little creamer…
Put it all together and you’ve got a happy, sunshine-y tablescape, perfect for breakfast or brunch. Happy Tablescape Tuesday! I’m going back for those ceramic lemons…