Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Roosters Meet Penguins in a Jeweltone Setting

It's Thursday again. Yippee! We get to play on our tables. Thanks to Susan of for making this a possibility.

I was quite inspired by the quilt I used for my spring table. I thought it worked very well so when I was about to put this quilt away, which is the quilt I use on the master bed in the winter, I thought I would try to put it on the table first. What do you think? It has very rich colors and it is handmade. I bought it from Rhodes, Greece a few years ago.
The fine china set is in the "Shima" pattern which I bought from Horchow or Neiman Marcus. Because it is Asian in design, I took 2 of my Asian figures from the home office and used them as part of the centerpiece.
Tea set is "Artesian" by Tracy Porter.
See the roosters and the peacocks? I used rooster and peacock S & P shakers, roosters in the centerpiece, pewter peacock napkin rings, red rooster charger plates. I got the ceramic rooster plates from Ebay ($12.99 for a set of 4). I thought that was a good price so I bought 2 sets of red, 2 sets of yellow and 2 sets of multi colored ones (blue, green, yellow and red).

So, Cindy (Applestone), those were part of the packages that I opened when I got home but there were so much more and I will tell you which ones as I post them. I went on an on line shopping spree while in FL, lol. There just wasn't enough for me to do there, in spite of helping take care of the 2 babies.

The flatware that I used are silver plated from International Silver.

The first pic below is the view from the foyer and the one on the right is the view from the mirror.

I borrowed the orchid (faux) from the foyer.

See the Asian figures? I bought them from Horchow a while back, about 2 years ago.

Isn't this a colorful tablescape? LOL! I was just playing, not really using it. I am going to be out of town from Friday to Sunday so I might not be able to respond to your comments. But, I will try to catch up when I get back. You all have a nice week!

Thanks Susan, for such an enjoyable meme.


Debbie said...

Hi Christine, and YES that was a colorful cute those roosters where, and gorgeous dishes you have!!~

kim said...

Christine, such vivid colors in your tablescape. You know I love color. If you find those peacock napkin rings missing, don't come looking here!

Mimi said...

Christine, week after week, you come up with the most fabulous tables...I am totally in awe! This week's table is just stunning. Thank you for sharing a talent that seems to come so very natural to you...I have to work at it and then it is never quite what I had visioned.
I have two sets of those chargers, one green and one yellow.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous table! I love the quilt you used and how everything blends so beautifully together! Great Job my friend! Love your tastes and it's fun seeing all your goodies too! Hugs, Cindy

Julie said...

Love your Table...So Pretty

Self Sagacity said...

Beautiful and colorful! I like your tablescape, it no doubt - missed anything that I would have had.

ellen b. said...

Your table is so rich in color and fullness! Lovely...

Maryrose said...

Hi Christine,
I love your table, your tables are always so unique and rich looking. I love visiting. The quilt you used is really stunning with your placesetting. So lovely.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Christine, this is so pretty. The china is just gorgeous and the candelabra and all the other accessories are just so beautifully done. You really do have some of the pretties things and you know how to arrange them just right. Beautiful table. Hugs, Marty

Sherry said...

I love the warm colors and the exotic feel of your table. Yes the quilt was perfect. So pretty, makes me want to to got to Universal Studios Orlando and stay at the Royal Pacific! My favorite hotel, except for some I have been to in Hawaii!!:)
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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Christine, I will be more than happy to link you up. Have a great trip. Hugs, Marty

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

A very delightful tablesetting. The colour mixture is fantastic.

Warm and so exotic. The Asian touche is also awesome.


Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Christine...what a great idea...using the quilt! Love your rooster chargers! The colors are so beautiful and vibrant! I can't wait to see all your great finds from your shopping spree! :-)

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

your table is stunning Christine. love all the colors and details.
Have a wonderful trip and do take lots of photos for us.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Christine, this is so rich and colorful. I could just dive into it. Such lushness....I love it!!

Barb ♥

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Christine, this is so rich and colorful. I could just dive into it. Such lushness....I love it!!

Barb ♥

Bill said...

Hi Christine,

Your unique style and vivid imagination are obviously at work in this delightful tablescape! The quilt is very special. I'm glad you decided to use it as the starting point of this wonderfully exotic table. Hope your weekend goes well. Take good care!

Warmest regards,

Really Rainey said...

Hi Christine! That is what I call eye candy! much to take in... who needs dinner... well I would cause I know you are a fantastic cook too!
Fabulous table!

Lady Katherine said...

Just beautiful! Oh, the rich colors of the quit, you have brought out every color with all your china, and lovely accessories! I love the tea set, roosters! I see a peacock! Oh, Christine this is so wonderful!
Yes, I will be glad to link your scheduled post for Tea Time Tuesday! Have fun while your gone! Wish I was going somewhere warmer! lol
Love this Table Setting!

Melissa Miller said...

Christine this is truly amazing! How do you do it week after week? The colors are just incredible and vibrant. Love it!

Have a nice trip my friend. ~Melissa :)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is all so pretty and so much to see here! Love your figurines -- so pretty. Thanks for your kind visit to my table this week!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, I love your chargers! How smart you are to use the bedspread as a table cloth. It looks great. I think you I were having a "most colorful table" competition, but yours turned out much more pulled together looking than mine. laurie

Diann said...

Absolutly beautiful Christine! the colors are wonderful and so rich. Very pretty table!

Kathleen said...

If I was getting drowsy that sure woke me up. What a wonderful mix of colors, and you have such beautiful dishes!
Hey, I missed you at my St. Patrick's Day Party!

Kristy Carberry said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful table with us! I have just discovered Tablescape Thursdays and plan to join in this week!

By the way, Rhodes is my FAVORITE place in the world. My husband and I were in the Navy and traveled there twice. We actually had our second date there! Hope to go back next year!

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