Last year, I put together an Ole Miss table for my daughter's alma mater. And a MississippiState table for my husband's and son's alma mater. This year, I put together a University of Tennessee table for my alma mater. My daughter also attends graduate school there.
Now I am the first to admit that orange is a difficult color but so I started with a softer orange gingham tablecloth that I made. Another tablecloth that I was unable to find in the stores.
Next, I added my always versatile white chargers.
Orange plates, if you are going to live in East Tennessee, invest in some orange dinnerware.
My fabulous football bowls.
Brown tortoise glasses that help to anchor the table.
Love the ivory flatware...
Football Themed serving pieces... with these cute orange polka dot bowls.
I love the football picks... imagine them in fruit or meatballs, cocktail wienies or cheese cubes.. very versatile.
The napkins were a Pier One find at Easter... who knew carrot orange would work so well with these plates. The Watchband napkin ring replicates the gingham pattern.
A stack of orange dessert plates, not even the same orange as the plates but they work with the orange flatware found at a tag sale.. Who would get rid of orange flatware in East Tennessee?
Football Salt and Pepper
I hope you like my University of Tennessee football table but you notice that not one piece has the school name on it. You can create a beautiful table that reflects your school spirit without all the school stuff... some football bowls with your school colors and it works.
I am joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.. She has some of the most beautiful tables either on her blog or in her party.
Linens: Farmhouse Fabric
Napkins: Pier One
Napkin Rings: Ralph Lauren Watchband
Football Bowls: Tuesday Morning last year
Flatware: Home Goods
Serving Pieces: Tuesday Morning