Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Fit For Royalty

It's Thursday and we get to play with our tables. How exciting! Tablescape Thursday is hosted by Susan at We all need to visit Susan's blog and check out all the creative tablescapes going on in Blogland. She has a complete list of participants.

Today, I decided to create a more formal table setting, using our Vogue China dinnerware, which has a 22K gold filigree accents, featuring a Colonial couple in the center. I only set a table for 2 since there are only 2 of us here. I will just imagine the servants serving us the food:-)

I picked the flowers in the tall Meissen vases from our garden. I thought these candelabra looks good for a royal setting. I got the idea from the Russian palaces that we visited.

I have so many plates and needed more storage so we bought this little cabinet which holds the Vogue dinnerware.

That French cabinet against the wall also holds a lot of our dishes.

A Sevres centerpiece.
Three sets of dishes are stored in the corner china cabinet.
I bought the wooden baroque gold plate chargers from Horchow.

I placed short vases with faux flowers on either side of the centerpiece. Don't worry, I have fresh flowers too. LOL!

I bought the tablecloth from Rhodes, Greece 2 years ago. I really like the crinkly material and the gold embroidery along the borders and the center. Here's a close up of the embroidery.
The flatware are bronze with mahogany handles. They were made in Thailand. My cousin who owns a pawn shop in the Philippines gave them to me. Someone had pawned them and never picked them up so their loss is my gain. She gave me a complete service for 12 with lots of extra pieces. I really like them so I went searching on Ebay and found another service for 12 that I won so now, I have a complete set for 24 people. Click and check out the details on the carving on the handles, really cool and it says "Siam" on them.
The forks, spoons and knives come in so many sizes.
Crystal stemware, the liquor and wine glasses are Mikasa in a tulip pattern, can't remember the pattern of the goblet.

I hope you enjoyed my tablescape. I enjoyed making believe it's for the king and queen. LOL! Thank you, Susan, for allowing us to play every Thursday!


ellen b said...

Hello Christine! What a very dramatic table this is. Such great pieces! Happy TT to you!

Martha said...

What an elegant table. So many treasures.

Chandy said...

That is just beautiful Christine! And I agree, any royalty would fit right in on that tablesetting!

Lovely table; well done!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Wow! Christine! I think this is my favorite so far! You have so many beautiful things that I don't know where to begin!My favorite is the Sevres centerpiece...magnificent! That flatware is unusual...I've never seen anything like it. Teh tablecloth adds the perfect touch. Hey...I'm going to hang around here until Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette arrive...OK?? lol I hope you are having a great week...hugs...Debbie

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

i expect queen Elizabeth and prince Phillip to show up any minute. This is really set for royalty. My favs are the china and flatward. I think the china is the prettiest I have ever seen. You got it going girl! Great Job, Cindy

Joyce said...

WOW and the tablecloth is gorgeous.

Unknown said...

Oh, Wow!! What a regal table.... fit for royalty.

KBeau said...

Christine, you have absolutely the most elegant things. I just love to see what you're going to bring out next.

imjacobsmom said...

Christine, Wish your daughter Tina a Happy Birthday from me. I would love to come and play house with all of your china. It must be fun to be you! This is an absolutely gorgeous tablescape. ~ Robyn

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh I do love that centerpiece! Your table is amazing to see!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Wow Christine, you have such beautiful things and it does indeed look like it is fit for royalty. I LOVE everything. The dishes are just magnificent and the silverware is so pretty with the carved handles. How lucky that you found more. The Sverves centerpiece is stunning and I love the Meissen vases. So pretty. BTW, you said you're building a pool. I can't wait to see it. Loved the wonderful tablescape. You always have such lovely pieces to show us. Hugs, Marty

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Christine, those chargers are gorgeous, and so s the china! This table does look like royalty will be served here. That centerpiece is unbelievably beautiful, and I've always loved that flatware. Your tablecloth is so unique and perfect for the table for the king and queen! And those candelabras are the perfect finishing touch! laurie

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Wow Christine! You never cease to amaze me. I've read your whole blog and really enjoyed it. Judging by your cooking skills, your dh will be eating like a king in this magnificent table setting!

Blondie's Journal said...


This is just so stunnung. I would surely expect the Queen to enjoy dining at your table!

I just love everything, your whole dining room!! :-D

Well, the Sevre centerpice is so beautiful and all the detailed flatware (what a steal), never heard of bronze but like it. And the tablecloth is fabulous. You must shop with a very swift and careful eye!

Another interesting and beautiful tablescape, Christine!!


Mary said...

Wow, truly a royal table!

Candy said...

All that glitters IS gold! Absolutely beautiful. Fabulous centerpiece and what a find from the Philippines. The tablecloth is so elegant. Great job to honor the king and queen.
Also welcome to my following friends:-)
Cheers, Candy

Kammy said...

Hi Christine !

I love your Tablescape. It is so
very rich. Your storage pieces are
beautiful. I would feel like a queen dining in your lovely dining
room !

Hugs ~ Kammy

Kathleen Ellis said...

Christine, this is beautiful! You know I love those dishes...some day I'm going to have some of those...I LOVE them!
Your ctrpce. is gorgeous!
So beautifully elegant!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Christine, I don't know where to begin. Everything is so elegant. You have so many beautiful and classy things. It was fun to see where you store some of your dinnerware. You new cabinet is wonderful. You my friend are a princess!! xoxoxo Terrie

The Raggedy Girl said...

Happy Table Scape Thursday!

I am stopping by to visit From Between Naps on The Porch and your classy antique table scape is lovely. Thank you for sharing.

from Roberta Anne = The Raggedy Girl

Amy said...

Hi Christine,
Your table is just amazing. The dishes are so elegant. I especially love the tablecloth. The embroidery on the bottom edge is so ultra fancy and beautiful. Happy TT! Amy :)

Silvia said...

wow Christine,beautiful!!!,EVERY single piece its just amazing!!!...your best table ever...
thanks for coming by my blog and your sweet comments i really appreciate them...have a great day.

SmilingSally said...

Your tablescape is indeed a feast for the eyes!

Unknown said...

Wow, Christine!!! Your table really is set for royalty! Beautiful, elegant, and soooo fancy!!! I love the silverware and your dishes go perfectly on those awesome Horchow chargers. Your dining room is beautiful!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

So very elegant and gorgeous! I love the little china cabinet!


"Blossom" said...

Oh, my
I feel like royality! This is so stunning. Could you get the butler please I'd like some history
on this tablescape and a nice glass of ice tea with lots of ice and extra lemon. Lovely.

Diana LaMarre said...

That centerpiece and stemware is just stunning! Such an elegant table. I love the detail on the tablecloth hem, too. Great job!

Michelle said...

Fit for royalty is right! How absolutely gorgeous and such precious pieces..each one!

Thanks so much for the dream tablescape.

So beautiful.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Very elegant. It is fit for a king and queen. That tablecloth is to die for.

B. J. Brooks said...

Awesome. The silverware is so creative and unusual. Love the entire setting.

Where's your tiara?

Have a Blessed day.


Cass @ That Old House said...

Absolutely to swoon for! That Sevres centerpiece is amazing ... and the flatware, just stunning. Wow. Gorgeous, gorgeous table. I, too, can imagine you being served by humble family servants at this table! :-)
thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

Wow, simply stunning! It looks fit for a queen. :O) Mary @Boogieboard Cottage

Together We Save said...

Beautiful. Stunning.

bj said...

What a magnificent table. Just stunning. I don't have a single thing in my cottage this fancy. So so nice.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine! Oh, my goodness! Your table is absolutely stunning! I've never seen one so very elegant! You have the most gorgeous things! Thank you so much for sharing! I would love to come and tour your home and prowl around looking at all your lovely things!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Dream Mom said...

Wow, what a beautiful, regal table. Everything is so beautiful. A real visual treat. I am pretty sure that there are so many beautiful things to see that if you had a dinner, you wouldn't need to serve any food!

And that flatware, let me catch my breath...that is divine. Thank you for sharing that. You can leave that to me in your will if you like...I am LOL!

Seriously, a beautiful job.

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Very B-E-A-U-tiful!

Jill said...

What a beautiful table set!
I can definately see servants serving...!

Justine said...

Woweeeeeeeeeeeee, now that is hoity toity elegance!!!!!!! That tablecloth is simply GORGEOUS.

Justine :o )

Robin said...

Oh so very elegant......your tablescape is very well could entertain royalty.
Thank you for sharing your treasures with us.

I hope your day has been beautiful.

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Your tablescape is very opulant and beautiful. The china is gorgious. Everything just a feast for the eyes! Great job. Hugs!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

That looks like the queen is coming! wow, just beautiful. I know you collect everything and you know that I don't , but we won't tell that on me...okay.

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Wow! this is one elegant table! You have some absolutely gorgeous pieces! Your table setting is beautiful! You're going out of town again!!!!! What a life to exotic places, buying gorgeous antiques and producing the best blog posts! You must be wonder woman! Have a safe and fun trip and God bless! Lauralu:)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gorgeous linens and dishes, Christine!! Breathtaking!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine, you never cease to amaze me with the attention you pay to details. This tablescape is particularly dramatic. Great job!



Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hello birthday partner! I have a little goodie for ya over at my place! Come and get it! God Bless! Lauralu :)

Connie said...

Hi Christine,
Beautiful dining room and also your dishes. I love your tour of San Francisco with all the water, hills and views.
Some dqy I would love to go there!
You take very good pictures and the Chamber of Commerce should hire you !

Anonymous said...

you're so right.this IS fit for royalty.i love everything,but especially those awesome chargers,i have a thing for chargers now...ann

Nancy said...

Just gorgeous. Everything in the room coordinates so well with the table setting.

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Stunning tablescape and thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment! I love your blog!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello my friend...

Girl, I'm still playing "catch-up"! I missed your tablescape post too...shame on me!!!

Christine, this table is absolutely exquisite!!! You mentioned something about adding the candelabras like they do in Russia...well my friend, this fabulous table looks like it was set in a Russian palace!!! It's just breathtaking..seriously!!!

I love the Vogue's one of my favorites! Of course, the fact that it has that lovely french looking couple and all of the beautiful ornate gold designs...may have something to do with it! Hehe!!! The Baroque chargers compliment the china so perfectly!!! Ooooh..I do love them! Your entire placesetting is fabulous!!! Ohhh...and the centerpiece...your Serves and Meissen pieces are so beautiful and that tablecloth is divine!!! My friend, this table is truly "fit for a King and Queen"!!! It's all so lovely!!! Oooh...I would love to dine at this table...hmmm...dreaming of royalty!!!

Love ya,

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