Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Romantic Vintage Limoges Table For Two

One of the hundreds of Haviland Limoges patterns graces my table for two today. Whether dressed up or down, this soft setting always makes for a bit of refinement to sit down to on occasion.

This assymetrical design has a spray of flowers in the center and a few different ones around the rim.

I only have a few pieces of this particular pattern, but it mixes with others so well I can use it to extend my other settings.

A vintage pair of gold rimmed martini glasses serve as wine stems here. Old glass has such character and adds a bit more interest to the layout.

All is laid on a vintage pink linen embroidered cloth from Madiera, Portugal. A vintage Peach colored Damask tablecloth serves as a the table skirt.

Napkins are vintage damask with a hand crochet hem. Super soft as well.

Here a detail of the applique table topper makes for a little more interest and romance.

The woven detail in the under layer does too.

Here's a sample of the variation in the plate pattern on the rim that is so typical of Limoges.

There's also a rose design on the vintage flatware.

A couple of lit candles completes the scene.

A glass art deco double candlestick is the only centerpiece for this small table. The cranberry base makes for a nice contrast for all the pastels.

A little soft music, and maybe a French menu, makes for a perfectly romantic celebration table for two.  

A covered butter dish is one of the interesting pieces I have in this pattern.

The small bread or dessert plates repeat the pattern of the dinner plates.

I'm sharing this table at

Ciao! for now!



  1. Beautiful! Springy and Romantic! Your Limoges pieces are stunning and I adore the soft lacey napkins!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  2. what a beautiful tabe setting...totally lovely it to see the use of that beautiful China.

  3. Lovely table setting Jacqueline! I have never seen this pattern before. That covered butter dish is gorgeous!!! Love the napkins with the trim. Such an elegant setting!!

  4. Hey J,
    Well this is so swoon worthy!! Limoges always is!!! A covered butter, I am jealous:-) You have set a lovely table, I hope Mr. Cottage is cooking up something special, enjoy:-)

  5. You always set the most beautiful tables, Jacqueline...every meal would feel like an occasion!

  6. What a lovely table! The limoges plates are so dainty. The table looks so romantic and very charming...Christine

  7. Hi Jacqueline,

    What a pretty table. I love your Haviland Limoges and vintage martini glasses, but the table topper from Portugal is just exquisite. Your napkins remind me of the ones I have in my tablescape this week. All these elements combine to make a lovely and romantic table. Enjoy!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  8. A very pretty table and there is nothing like Limoges -- yours is very pretty!

  9. Such a pretty table Jacqueline! Great dishes and I love the candlestick! The napkins are so dainty, I always appreciate the work that goes into crochet:@)

  10. Jacqueline ~ what a lovely pattern! Do you know the name of this pattern? I have a few of these in all those Limoges saucers I found at Goodwill and they are so soft and delicate. Your table looks so inviting.

  11. What a beautiful table scape ~ Just lovely ;-)

  12. Love that beautiful china. The table is very romantic.

  13. Que hermoso! Your china its a dream of every lady! The table scape is stunning! Rose marie

  14. What a beautiful table!! I love your china,and linens.


  15. Just beautiful! I love limoge, so beautiful the designs bring a smile and a feeling of relaxation to me.

  16. I ALWAYS ENJOY visiting your blog - sate with luscious photos, both the current photos and the photos of vignettes along the right side on the page. So pretty and always changing with new romantic, pretty pictures.
    Thanks for sharing your talent and home.
    (ps I usually amend something in my home after looking through your inspirational site)

  17. Your dishes are so very beautiful. Such a dainty pattern. A lovely table!

  18. Ethereal! I love your table. The Madeira topper is elegant and so very pretty. The dishes, well they just take my breath away. Love the candle holder and the domed butter dish too. Jacqueline, thanks so much for bring us this beautiful creation!

  19. I love visiting your blog. Lovely and romantic indeed. Your table looks fabulous.



  20. Lovely table, the dishes are so pretty!!!
    The table is stunning!
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  21. Thank you for the comment at my place today about the crystal spoon/fork servers. Yep - - - $30 was what they were valued for ONE. I did find them for less on e-Bay, but who's counting that???

    I LOVE this table. The dishes are gorgeous and I'm in deep covet mode over that butter dish.

  22. beautiful and totally romantic,i love limoges!

  23. Oh wow, Gorgeous ! I really fell in love with your lovely tablesetting, really beautiful !

  24. Perfectly lovely. Limoges is a favourite of mine and I especially love the delicate pattern of your pieces x

  25. I adore the covered butter dish! It's all so dreamy and romantic!

  26. How lovely. Your china is similar to that which I have inherited from my mother. It would be fun to mix and match the two.

  27. rose covered dishes antique linens beautiful flowers on silver...the best party ever!

  28. Jacqueline,
    Thanks for coming by and leaving the caring comment about the tornado victims. It's still a mess but all of our roads have finally opened back up.
    Now, I want you to know that this table is one of the lovliest ever! I love the layers of fine linens and the china is to die for.

  29. Hi Jacqueline! Oh, your table is so pretty! Love the delicate looking dishes and your linens are so lovely.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  30. i love your table setting! thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
    cheryl x

  31. I love it all! I'm a sucker for pretty edgings like your napkins. Not to mention my weakness for vintage floral dishes. You made a very lovely cottage table setting for us to enjoy today, so thanks for sharing!

  32. I adore Haviland China, my first set was a vintage 1863 set, yours is breath taking. What a beautiful table scape. Wonderful.

  33. Beautiful dishes Jacqueline! That table scape is just so pretty. Loved this post!

  34. I just love old china, linens and lace! Such a beautiful post!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  35. Hi Jacqueline,
    Beautiful china- love the little flowers. I want to wish you a Happy Mother's Day

  36. Love Haviland china. Love the butter dish. This pattern whispers Spring. Happy Mother's Day and PS.

  37. Soft and pretty, (OK, I'm laughing here because when I first read it, I thought you said "French men", instead of "French menu", ha ha ha.) That's what happens when it gets too late. love you, dear. Thanks for always being here!!! xoxo Debra

  38. As Always... oh so pretty!
    Enjoy your weekend...

  39. Those are such beautiful dishes! Have a Happy Mother's Day, Marcia

  40. Jacqueline,
    You Limoges is lovely! It has the most gorgeous fairy-like quality about it. I love the shade of the tablecloth. If I find one like that I will get it. Just beautiful! Thanks for linking it up!

  41. What a beautiful setting...hope you had a lovely dinner!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

  42. Your china is beautiful, I love that pattern. Hope you have a Happy Mother's Day .


  43. Hi Jacqueline~ How absolutely beautiful your table is! I love your gorgeous china~ Limoges is a favorite of mine too- so delicate and pretty! I love the setting for your table as well. Sharing this on Facebook~ Thanks for sharing at FNF~ Have a wonderful Mothers Day!


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