Thursday, July 29, 2010

Visual Feast


The first time I laid eyes on this creamy china all I could say was YUMMY!!



It's the perfect shade of white for me, and I almost never manage to find it.




The subtlety of the roses suits me as well, so I decided to play up the creams and keep the pinks only suggestive.




In fact it's only when you sit down that you notice roses at all!




To punctuate the pink, I had a potted daisy on hand and dressed it in a linen towel for the table.




A candle and small pitcher round out the centerpiece.



The details of this Whitechapel translucent thermoware, as the back stamp has it, are fabulous! The fancy rims excite the pattern.



I have a mixed vintage group of glasses to accompany the matching dishes.



And monogrammed silverware that echoes the fluted edges of the china. This was a find rather than an heirloom. I would love it anyway, but the monogram fits!



I'm always looking for ways to use tags from Cavallini and Co., and these bird motifs are perfect today for either favors for my guests or place tags.



But the table linens are as big as part of the show as anything in this setting.



I used nubby off-whites to compliment the creamy tones of the china. This woven linen table square covers only the table top.




An even heavier linen weave skirts the bottom.



Best of all are the puffy napkins used, which are really antique damask linen towels!




I photographed the drape of them on the table to give you a sense of their size. You are seeing them folded in half! A luxurious napkin goes a long way toward pampering dinner guests.





Thanks for stopping by! Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline


I'm linking to Between Naps on the Porch
My Romantic Home, Show and Tell Friday
Funky Junk Interiors, Saturday Nite Special



35 comments:

Kay said...

Indeed, it is a visual feast! Once again, I have to say how beautiful and gorgeous the dishes and linens are. I love the edges on the dishes--and the sweet roses! Also that pitcher with the roses is sooo cute! Love, love, love the lace cloths! You must have some little china and linen angel on your shoulder guiding you to where these beauties can be found! So pretty!
Kay

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I have a very similar table cloth if not the same one. Now you've got me thinking where mine is?

Carolyn said...

It is all so pretty -love the china and the linens!

Carolyn

Sandi said...

This china is beautiful! I have never seen it before. So dainty and pretty. Love your whole setting. I will be right over for lunch! lol
Blessings~

Alaina said...

I love your table setting. I am sure your guests will have a wonderful time. I love the linens and the monogram is my favorite.

Bella said...

Hi Jacqueline... You have set a gracious table as always!! The giant napkins are certainly luxurious! Of course I am in love with that little pitcher... roses and creamy perfection:-)
Bella

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Beautiful setting and beautiful linens and dishes. Those napkins are huge.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty this is with just the softest touch of pink. Lovely.

Victorian1885 said...

Beautiful table setting! The china is so pretty and I love the use of vintage linens..take care.

Wanda

The Tablescaper said...

So beautiful. I love the little touches of pink. All of the detail and antique lines are just beautiful.

- The Tablescaper

Entertaining Women said...

This one has me salivating. I love everything about it! The linens are spectacular. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Dining Delight said...

The white with the pop of pink is very stunning and fresh looking! Fabulous linens, especially the large napkins!

DD

Celly B said...

Beautiful linens and setting! The rosebuds on the china are so delicate and charming!

Mimi said...

The china is beautiful, so delicate looking. The linens, gorgeous. Your guests are going to have a hard time leaving that lovely table once they are seated.

Fatima Santos Silva said...

The table is charming and delicate.The china and the antique lines are BEAUTIFUL! Fatima-Scrapart

Barbara said...

I love all the subtle details on this goregous table - the linens, the details in the dishes, the quiet colors. Lovely!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Just beautiful JQ as always, love your linens and that silver is scrumptious, and yes, I'm a Cavallini groupie too, They have the most fabulous designs!
xo,
Debra

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

A beautiful white table! Your linens are so pretty and I love the little bird tags!

Donna

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Gorgeous photos and tablescapes. I love white dishes and the hint of roses is so pretty.

Marlis said...

i think you found the perfect color of white. I love the roses. and your table linens are a visual treat. what a pleasure!

CIELO said...

Everything you have is so lovely, and romantic... just my style! ;) Love coming here and love your sense of beauty and style....

cielo

Beeutiful by Design said...

Love the tags - love the linens - love the rose dishes - love it all! Jennifer

Debbie said...

I'm loving this whole setting! The linens are beautiful, as are your dishes, and the little pitcher(LOVE it), the glassware, and even your chairs!!!
So, so pretty.
Debbie@houseatthelake

xinex said...

a beautiful table setting! The linens are are pretty and the dishes are are so adorable and dainty. I love the pattern and the subtlety of the design. Soooo pretty!...Christine

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Beautiful setting. So light and cool. Thanks for sharing.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

such lovely table setting.. love the dishes you used and is that a Johnson Brothers pitcher? coz I have a creamer with sugar bowl that look the same as your pitcher!

Amy Kinser said...

Your table is just beautiful. So romantic, feminine, and lovely.

Partying with you tonight.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Love the white linens!! And the small, romantic, warm glow of the votive candle.


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AshTreeCottage said...

Charming setting and those are the sweetest dishes!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a beautiful and serene place setting!! Lovely in pink and white!!

Debbie

Claudia said...

The dishes are so lovely - I love the delicate flowers and the sweet edges.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Beautiful!
You bring the china and I'll bring the goodies :-)
Another friday's favorite!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Your table, dishes and photographs are beautiful. I am going to come back and look over all of your old posts! Linda

Tricia Rose said...

So pretty - I agree about the big damask napkins, they look and feel so sumptuous! wonderful finds!

Victoria said...

Everything is so pretty! So white and serene:) I think I'd be terrified watching guests eat for fear they'd spill on that gorgeous table cloth!!!

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