A delicate Haviland Limoges china pattern is perfect for a spring table. But all of my pastels and florals come out of the cabinets and dressers this time of year.
Laid on a pale pink tablecloth of Madeira linen, this setting is a little dressy. Sweet details like the rose cutlery, and a lace trimmed napkins keep it soft.
Mixing patterns and textures liven up a different table set with yet another Limoges pattern. The lacy foundation keeps things light and breezy, while the vintage glass bowls add sparkle. Salad plates from Anthropologie provide a subtle punch of color.
White on white napkins are also vintage.
Just a touch of brown transferware in these few china accessories coordinates with the salad plates, and serves as a low key centerpiece.
Is there a better time of year for a bit of frothy lace?
I only have a few pieces of this cheery vintage Knowles floral china. But I think it's the happiest pattern I own. The background is a yummy creamy ivory. The vintage creamware bowls are similar in tone, and warm up all the whites.
Another lacy cloth is laid over a vintage pink Bates spread which both highlights the pretty pattern in the lace, and lets through a suggestion of color. I also just like the look and feel of layered linens at the table. A solid linen napkin tones down the lace.
More china accessories on an ironstone platter serve as a centerpiece here.
It's time for me to pull out all my flowery vintage print tablecloths. I don't think I would be exaggerating if I said a spring table requires almost nothing else! But just in case, a few springy teacups and saucers are set up and ready for tea time.
These are such busy May days. So many final exams, and graduations, and spring recitals. A small pause at lovely little table can make any simple ceremony a sweet celebration.
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