I love these black compotes and bowls that I have on my online store, little blue dish. (They are made by an Italian glass company called Nason Moretti.) I like to fill vessels with candy for quick and easy centerpieces and also fill the felt favors you see tied with black polka dot ribbon with candy as well for guests to take home. This color palette could really work for any season and any occasion- and for more formal gatherings add a calligraphed place card for each guest within the palette. I alternated black cards with cream calligraphy and cream cards with black calligraphy for each guest. For a pop of peach/pale pink I made a rose syrup and sparkling water drink (or you could add champagne and garnish with a pink rose petal). This is a vintage glass I show here that I found at a yard sale for the rose drink, but I have many beautiful glasses on my store as well. Keep reading for all the links and sources on this table setting.
Black bowl, compote and champagne coupe, $62-385, rose syrup, $21, Alessi Serie 40 black handled flatware, $140 per 5 piece place setting,black belgium linen napkin, $22 each, Mud Australia salad plate, dinner plate and salt cellar, $22-33 each, all from Little Blue Dish. Candy beads pearl black, candy beads pearl white and vanilla taffy all from The Candy Warehouse. Ribbon from Masterstroke Canada. Felt favor pouch, $12.50 for set of 3, from Little Blue Dish. Calligraphy from Gail Brill Design.