Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Classic Ivory Wedgewood & French Bistro Glasses

 If this setting looks familiar, you've been following my blog a long time and paying close attention. My spring patio is where I first staged this tablescape with my vintage Wedgewood china.

 I've loved the pattern, Queens Ware, since the first time I saw it in a magazine, and bought it the first time it crossed my path. There was a very long wait in between.

 Here, it is set up for a patio buffet with simple linen napkins by Williams Sonoma, and vintage flatware. Globe chrysanthemums center the table in an ironstone urn.

 The lid to the urn is shown with a few pieces of dinnerware, and highlights how wonderfully it all mixes together.

French import bistro glasses bring a few fun graphics to the setting.

 The highly textured plates stacked on top of a cake stand look much like a confection.

 This white on white embroidered vintage linen topper adds even more subtle detail.

 But the matelasse table cover steals the show.

 So glad you stopped by for a peek!
Ciao! for now!


I'm off to visit
The House in the Roses


andrea of ffft said...

SO gorgeous! I adore the linens as well, but the dishes are stunning! I still kick myself for not purchasing the nearly full set of vintage Wedgewood I found in a small town junk shop on a road trip... the woman knew Wedgewood was a name, so she was selling the seventy piece set for $150 instead of the usual $50. My boyfriend talked me out of buying "a bunch of old dishes that didn't go with anything we had" but I have never forgotten about it. *sigh*

Live and learn! Love your blog, it is beautiful! I am right beside you on the Porch, if you want to check out my blog :)

andrea of ffft said...

PS... where do you get French bistro glasses? They are brilliant!

Bella said...

Hi JQ,
Oh so so lovely!! Your tablecloth is stunning, but for me the show stopper is YOU ARE OUTSIDE!!!! So.. So jealous.. yes I am! nasty weather here, still have the "S" word taunting in the forecast. and that is the plumpest Baby's Breath I have ever seen, gorgeous:-))

Nancy said...

I've always loved Wedgwood's Cream Ware...yours is beautiful. The glasses are so cute too!


Linda said...

OH I would enjoy dining at that table...beautiful!

Liz said...

Very classy! Beautiful dishes and setting.

Debbie said...

Very beautiful! I've tried a white on white table, but I never like the result. I think what just makes yours is the eye to texture from those gorgeous dishes to the matelasse tablecloth.

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty...I can see why you wanted the china for so long. It's very versatile, too. I am also in love with the matalasse table cover...beautiful! I'm so glad you are getting outdoors!


Carolyn said...

I love the china and the whole setting. I am really looking forward to eating outdoors again-but it will be awhile yet for me.


Custom Comforts said...

So very pretty! So simple ~ elegant and charming. Just lovely Jacqueline.

bj said...

STUNNING. As always, your beautiful photos of all your beautiful things just takes my breath away.

Shelia said...

Most gorgeous! So lovely as always.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sharing Shadymont said...

Simply breathtaking!

Wanda said...

So, so pretty! Calming, soothing. The patio in the background makes me want to see more of it, too.

I've got a give-away going on over at the blog. Hop on over and check it out!

Wanda @ Just Vintage

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

White is beautiful on a table, and your table is a work of A-R-T! I am inspired by the matelesse tablecover. Oh, that is just gorgeous! And a perfect backdrop for your Wedgewood. I agree, your plates on the cake stand do look like a perfection.
There is so much that is wonderful in this table I could make a LIST! Like the fork and knife... so pretty! And the urn... and the tablecovering, ooops did I mentio that again? Well, it is so noteworthy. Thank you a million times for your inspiration!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Your table cover is wonderful! And I do remember you using those dishes before because I have been on the lookout for them ever since I saw them on your blog! All the whites are so pretty and you certainly know how to mix them. Linda

La Vie Quotidienne said...

the dishes are favorites and in combination with the matelisse just georgous!

vignette design said...

Love your little bistro glasses! And your matelasse is wonderful too.
Goes great with your Wedgewood dishes. A work of art!

classic • casual • home said...

Beautiful table cloth. Everything looks so elegant and then fun with the bistro glasses.
Mary Ann

Kelly_Deal said...

Beautiful table setting! Those bistro glasses are awesome!

Cheryl said...

I link I'm in LOVE!! My favorite has to be the bistro glasses..or, is it the matelasse cover....hmm...could be the pretty flowers in the ironstone urn!! They are so pretty...Thank you for the inspiration!!
Merci Beaucoup!!!

Gypsy Brocante said...

A gorgeous china set ... I don't believe I've ever seen that pattern ... it's just precious and plays up the French bistro glasses very well ... a fine tablescape if you ask me!

Thank you for sharing with all of us at The first Voila! party ... hope you'll be back often ; )


Olive Cooper said...

The matelasse cover does steal much but the china is wonderful still.

Olga said...

This is such a gorgeous white tablescape! I love those plates and bistro glasses!

Sherry said...

That is a beautiful china pattern. Very nice. I love your patio too.

Miss Char said...

Beautiful table, your white on white monochromatic theme is refreshing. I love all the elements and the china is perfect. Thanks so much for sharing.

Pamela said...

Yes the matelasse does steal the show!
Your wedgwood is gorgeous!!
Lovely table setting Jacqueline and the bistro glasses add that touch of fun!!

Pamela ox

Counting Your Blessings said...

Love your white Wedgewood! I only have a couple of pieces and they are very plain. But still there is something enchanting about Wedgewood, no matter how simple. Thanks for sharing your pieces with us.

Blessings... Polly
French Cupboard
Counting Your Blessings

Queenie said...

This is so the freshness of it... perfect for spring :)
Big hugs,

The Gilded Cherub said...

I love your dishes... they are so pretty, love the white on white.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Anonymous said...

Jacqueline it is beautiful.. the table cover and dishes are stunning..

Kay said...

I'm late to the party but have been so busy trying to stash away all my linens and things from the shop. I've missed your blog, and they are so beautiful!!! And I, of course, agree with Bella----you're outside!! Lucky you!! The matelasse and china are just so gorgeous, along with your previous posts. A lovely lift as always! Love, Kay

Tess said...

GORGEOUS! I love this Wedgwood pattern...I only have a few cups and bread plates, but adore them. This table is perfect. That matelasse cover is so rich.

I first saw this pattern in Victoria magazine and wrote them to find out what it was. They wrote back and said they didn't know; it was from a private collection. I found out seeing it used on a tablescapes. Could it have been yours? :-)

Rebecca said...

Your table is beautiful full of my very favorite... Wedgewood. I have stacks of it but no queens ware. I had a friend that collected it and I think she scooped up every bit of it in the area. The shell edge is sooo pretty! Your table is gorgeous and the flowers beautiful (FYI the ironstone urn is really a thunder mug/potty) but I won't say a word :)
Have a wonderful weekend

ahomespunyear said...

Just gorgeous...the white on white works to perfection, and I love the glasses!

Atelier de Charo said...

Wonderful dishes, so pretty pattern!
Love the glasses too!

Marigene said...

Beautiful, beautiful table...white on white is just so elegant.

Sarah said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The matelasse does steal the show, but the Queensware has truly stolen my heart. I long for some pieces in this lovely pattern. Fabulous post! ~ Sarah

Denise said...

Hi Jacqueline,

I do recognize your spring patio! Believe it or not, that was what first caught my eye on your blog, and afterwards, I made a point to try and view your posts. Isn't it interesting how our imagination is captured by the way other people live in different places? Having always lived in North Carolina, everything here is built from brick, frame, and occassionally, stone. So the stucco and adobe that is used in the western part of the country always looks interesting to me. I enjoyed watching House Hunters on HGTV for a while because it was fun to see those cute bungalows with Spanish influence in California and other parts of the western U.S.

As usual, your photos are lovely. I believe I saw the Wedgewood Queensware on a visit to Replacements, Ltd., and it certainly is beautiful. Hope you enjoy using it!


Sherry said...

Thank you very much for linking up! I love your gray background with the pink lettering! That has been a long time fav combo of colors for me. It looks good on your blog!

Susan said...

Oh, I love it all! Looks like a romantic wedding setting.

Phyllis said...

It was a treat to see your gorgeous Wedgewood china.....I am now a lover of white but may never be completely happy until I own Queens Ware....the most beautiful I have ever seen! And using the bistro glassware was a brilliant choice...loved the graphics element addition to the mix. I am now a new follower of yours.

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