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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sugar Plum Fairy Table


The season has brought out a little of the Sugar Plum Fairy in me. But if you can't pull out all the stops for a fancy table this time of year when can you?





I sometimes get a little stage fright if I really have to pull some magic out of a hat for a special occasion, but entertaining a handful of close friends can be nothing but fun to set up. No special occasion required.




I have a few things that seem to never see the light of day. And the vintage French tablecloth I'm featuring here is one of them. There is nothing understated about it. Might as well pull out all the frothy stuff to go with it.




My grandmother used to put all her nice things away in a chest. And they never came out.




If we're not enjoying our fine things often, why have them?




































China is vintage Wedgewood Queensware. Flatware and linens are also vintage.


















Happy entertaining!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline


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44 comments:

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

So very beautiful. Love it!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Simply beautiful! Love your silverware design. So elegant.

Carolyn said...

This is so very beautiful! I love each and every picture.

Carolyn

Cindy said...

Ohhh such a beautiful tablecloth and napkins, the setting is so pretty and romantic, and i love the pillows on your sofa in the background too. I'm so glad you are using your pretty things...

Cindy

Ozma of Odds said...

...love, Love, LOVE!!!
i can hear the "dance of the sugarplum fairies" in my head
and i envision these fairies in beautiful tutu's twirling around in delight to be invited to such a candlelight fete!!

now, where is MY invite ~ hhhhmmmm???!!!!
LOL!!
xo, Rosemary

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful! I love all the whites and the lovely linens. Pamela

Beeutiful by Design said...

Lovely! Can I come stay at your house? It's always so beautiful - Jennifer

MaryAnn said...

So pretty, I would love to sit and have tea there...

Gayle said...

Very lovely, I felt like I was ask to tea!

Bloggymom said...

Beautiful!! I agree.... pretties should be used!

Cottage and Broome said...

Love that tablecloth, the cut work is beautiful! Laura

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Beautiful! Pat

Sylvia said...

Very feminine with a soft and kind of fragile beauty ...I love everything here .

The Tablescaper said...

So soft! Love ALL of the detail.

- The Tablescaper

Phyllis@Around the House said...

All I can say is those napkins should be mine...along with the silver ser and don't forget the silverware...ok I will take the cloth too...I think that will do it for me...love it all...stunning

Phyllis@Around the House said...

I forgot I need the dishes too, and the couch...thanks

Julie Harward said...

That is the most beautiful table scape, and the cloth is the prettiest thing I have ever seen! ;D

jeanetteann said...

I love to see your beautiful linen. Everytime I come visit, I see more and more of it,and love love, love it all. I think I will go and put some lace on a table cloth I have which is similar cut embroidery. Thank you so much Jaqueline for the lovely ideas. xx j

Mary said...

Sugar Plum Fairy Indeed! I've died & gone to linen and lace heaven! Perfectly beautiful~

sissie said...

What beautiful things and yes, they should be brought out and looked upon! Too pretty to hide.

I love the softness of the linen cut cloth and all the decor.

hugs
Sissie

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh this is quite stunning! The white and silver is such a compliment to each other. So good that you are enjoying your pretties and not just packing them away....of course we're all delighted too.

Willow said...

I love the sugar plum fairy. Your setting looks so romantic and beautiful as always. A joy coming to your blog.

Hartwood Roses said...

It's lovely to see the cream-on-cream Queensware! It's my favorite.

Melissa said...

I love cut lace table clothes. Gorgeous photos.

Marlis said...

Now that is the way to entertain! I love all the beauties you pulled out. The tablecloth and napkins are certainly exquisite. You do have a wonderful sense of composition.. be merry.. xo marlis

PinkGranny said...

Simply stunning.

S said...

So so pretty, all that white really lets us see the details. So so pretty.

Tess said...

This is so beautiful and elegant. I love your Wedgwood (I have a very few pieces of this) and I love your sterling...is it Wallace Rose Point? Gorgeous!!

Linda said...

How I would love to share your exquisite table, Jacqueline. What an enchanting post!

I adore your tablecloth, the cover on your sofa and your cushions, too...Lol Hmmm...I think I can taste vanilla! Haha It is all just so gorgeous and dreamy.

Linda at Beautiful Ideas

once in a blue moon said...

another beautiful vignette...

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Jacqueline,

You're so right about enjoying our things. I agree completely! And, I have to say that I think your tablecloth is absolutely gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Nancy

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Oh your photos are always sooo soothing! Thank you for sharing & Happy Holidays to you! :)


XO's,
Jessies

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love that tablecloth! Your photos are beautiful!

Curtains In My Tree said...

what beautiful things I love it all

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Stunning linen, specially the tablecloth and napkins. Everything is lovely and thanks for sharing. Happy weekend. FABBY

Marigene said...

I know I have told you before, but once again...you have the most beautiful linens!
This table is so beautifully elegant.
I totally agree with you about putting things away instead of using them...if I don't enjoy them, no one will! I use all of my many dishes/silver/crystal/linens...if I don't it only because it got pushed to the back of the cupboard!

Sarah said...

Full of elegance. You have the most beautiful things.

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Gorgeous! It always makes me sad when people pack away their treasures and don't use them. So glad you don't!

Honey at 2805 said...

Everything you do is so gorgeous! The tablecloth is a fabulous confection!

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for linking this wonderful post to Potpourri Friday!

Katie said...

Simply stunning! Beautiful photos!

Lady of the Woods said...

oh my gosh...I was there, how could I not be? I was one of the twinkling lights, and the breeze that moved the lace cloth. I was so moved I had to bring some of it home. Thank YOU! Lady of the Woods.

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Jacqueline...What time is tea? This is so beautiful. I have a room in the same colors and cream ware and I could see doing this. What an inspiration you are to me and to so many. Lovely, just lovely.

Nann

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lynn said...

your whole blog is so very charming, jacqueline:) i esp. love your lace table cloth, but everything is beautiful:)

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