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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Royal English China



At the center of the show today are some of my favorite pieces. English transfer ware! It's my small nod to the upcoming royal event of the new century. The small teapot is Royal Staffordshire by Wilkinson in the wheat pattern. And my little cow is Charlotte by Royal Crownford. How appropriate.


I'm usually not one to fuss with too many layers, but it just felt like it this time. So I have one more layer than usual, and lots of pattern and movement. Because the colors are quiet, we get a lot of detail without it being too busy.



Everything is laid in lacy vintage linen. Only the best will do for such an important occasion.



Vintage silver with the family monogram.



A Haviland Limoges pattern is at the base. Sometimes you get to be the star, and other times you're just the supporting actor. Next is a set of salad plates from Anthropologie, topped by lacy glass bowls.


The tureen is also English, of course, by John Maddock and Sons.


The airy details make it a good spring choice.


There is a very subtle blue in the flowers that I love.


My little transfer ware shakers are shaped like teacups with a bit of pastel color on top.


A cut work tablecloth drapes the table.


The details in the tablecloth almost become part of the place setting.








Glasses are assorted etched vintage stemware.


Each of the set of four salad plates is different.






Thanks so much for coming by for the show! I hope you enjoy all the festivities, if you're into that sort of thing. I have a friend who is taking off work to get up early for the wedding. I may still BE up for it, night owl that I am.

 Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline




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33 comments:

LadyV said...

Your table setting is fit for a queen...Or a princess. It's quite lovely. I especially love the linens.

carolinajewel said...

Lovely! Your English transferware is beautiful! I especially love that tureen!!!

Bella said...

Hi J,
Haha... I WAS gonna say a table fit for a queen but Lady V beat me to it:-)
Your table is gorgous, My mouth fell open (just a little) at the tablecloth, it is stunning!! Love the pressed glass plate toppers too.
An all nighter, indeed:-)
Hugs,
Bella

The Tablescaper said...

You have some beatiful peices. Love the shakers.

Hope to see you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Pamela Gordon said...

Jacqueline, everything looks just perfect for a princess or a queen or a commoner like us ;-D
I'm looking forward to watching the wedding which is on at 3:00 AM here but I hear it really doesn't start until 6:00 so I'll sleep in for a bit. LOL Have fun with your 'royal' tea! Pamela

Marlis said...

Totally awesome! A supporting character is just as important as the star.. Your choices are always the best. A truly great tablecloth. So much beauty in one spot!

Sarah said...

Jacqueline, you've given this the royal touch for sure. The star for me is that precious Charlotte cow piece that I covet each time I open up to the header on Cabin & Cottage. Such a charmer! And the salad plates are lovely. Are they a current item or one from the past?
I don't plan to wake at 5 for the royal wedding, but know plenty of friends who will. Thanks for sharing this beautiful table. ~ Sarah

Jo Farmer said...

I love it all... quite beautiful!
Jo

Linda said...

Oh this is lovely, Jacqueline! I'm in love with the beautiful tureen and the tablecloth and napkins, especially! Enjoy the wedding!

Olga said...

These pieces are gorgeous and so beautifully put together. I love your tablescape.

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Oh this is beautiful. Everything is perfect. Fit for a Prince and his Princess. . Yes, I am into it. I will be staying up to watch it all. I too am a night owl. I love the beautiful linens. That tablecloth is to die for. Enjoy watching the wedding. I will. Thanks for sharing.Karie

Marigene said...

Your beautiful table is fit for royalty...the linens are exquisite. Thank you for sharing.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

What a beautiful and serene table. Love the mix
of plates and that cutwork tablecloth is to die for. So lovely!
Everything is perfectly lovely.
Blessings, Nellie

Shelia said...

Hi Jacqueline! How romantic and lovely! You always have such beautiful posts! Love your olden linens and your dishes! Perfection.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jo Ann said...

I love your blog and I know that when I "virtually" visit you, I'll get a feast for my eyes and a lifting of my spirit! Thank you!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Thank you so much Jo Ann! I appreciate hearing it!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How beautiful!

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Oh Jacqueline, this is so beautiful. Loving that brown transferware.

Hugs,
Judy

Jacqueline said...

Jacqueline, every piece was just a jewel in and of itself. I adore the stemware and the flatware. That tureen is just wonderful. What treasures you have.

{ T G L } said...

Really lovely! Are you based in England? If so, I am sure you're familiar with Fortnum & Mason, the grand department store in London.

I love all things tea-related so looking forward to more posts. Will start a series on tea on my own blog soon :)

Blessings,
The Good Life

awal.ny said...

It must be so fun to have dinner at your home with such beautiful table settings.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty! I'm lovin' that cute cow on the lid! Have fun watching the festivities:@)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your linens are beautiful, Jacqueline! The detail is just gorgeous. I love your transferware, too. My favorite is the brown and white/cream.

Kathy said...

Hello Jacqueline, This table setting is so you! So well done and the detail in everything shines! Just love the cutwork tablecloth - the lacy dishes - the transferware -simple and elegant at the same time -
Love it!
Kathy

Petite Michelle Louise said...

so royally lovely! i especially LOVE that tureen. how divine! another gorgeous table setting. tfs!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

love your vintage table. I think I will pull something special out to eat off of while I watch the wedding!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Jacqueline, Every single thing on your table is gorgeous! The transferware and vintage linens are so beautiful. Thank you for joining my party.
xo,
Sherry

Entertaining Women said...

The cutwork cloth is really special, and I love the Anthropologie plates and the glass bowls. Wonderful texture. I'm with you...if I see the wedding, it will be because I'm still up...not because I get up. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Cherry Kay

Debra said...

Very pretty! I also love English Transferware.

Kelly said...

You always have the most lovely table "things!"

deb mills said...

absolutely stunning! love the colors and softness.

Sherry said...

Jacqueline,
This is really pretty! I love your mix of Limoges with a modern plate. Two things I always drool over when I visit you; your vintage linens and your brown transferware! Love it all! And, viewing this reminded me I bought a little cow creamer and I haven't even got it out of the bag yet! I need to take a picture! Thanks for linking it up!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Gorgeous pieces Jacqueline! I love your transferware... just so pretty ! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

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