Tuesday, July 6, 2010

White and Oval Baroque

Now that Independence Day is over, I eliminated blue and red from my tablescape, leaving the white.
My inspiration are the oval Baroque plates that I bought from Neiman Marcus (or is it Horchow?). I am very fond of oval dishes but they are mostly just available in servng pieces so when I saw a whole dinnerware set in oval, I had to have them.

For a centerpiece, I used my wire basket, took my oval Dresden compote with cherubs and placed some white flowers in it.
I took some various white pierced candle holders and added them on the table including an egg shaped one.
I used white pearls for napkin rings. The napkins are embroidered linens. I also used my Bernardaud Limoges tea light candle holders. I got them from Ebay.

The 2 cherubs and the basket that they are in were a gift from Lady Katherine of http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com/ during our Magnolia Southern Belles get together. Thanks, Lady Katherine, I love them!

The vase holding the magnolia is also oval shaped.

Oval wooden chargers are also from Horchow or Neiman Marcus. I have had them for sometime, maybe a year or 2. The dinner and salad plates and bowls are all oval. Even the saucer is oval.

Even the silver plated flatware are kinda oval, isn't it?

I bought the wine glasses from the Dollar Store before Christmas. I paired them with Marquis by Waterford tea glasses.

This covered server is not all white but I wanted to use it. I bought it from the Villeroy & Boch store in Fort Myers that was closing, at a very discounted price, while I was staying with my daughter after she had her baby boy . I think I paid around $14 for it. It's not oval either but it has oval fruits, lol. Are those cherries?

All white tea set from Ross. The pierced cake pedestal is also from Ross.

The busts that are displayed on my dining room wall are white.

I am linking with White Wednesday at

and Tablescape Thursday at

Thanks to these gracious hostesses for hosting.
And thank you all for visiting!


Dredd said...

Hi Christine! I am gasping... wowwowww... your tablescaping is absolutely stunning!

Sailing Simply said...

So pretty! I love all the white! I really love your dishes, they are gorgeous! Love the size of your table too. Very nice!

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Dolores said...

Oh my goodness, Christine........ your white table scape is so beautiful and elegant...... Wow, breathtaking!

awal.ny said...

The table looks beautiful!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Everything is beautiful!

But I especially am in love with your dining room wallpaper! Oh be still my heart! :-)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Christine, your dining room is so beautiful, and this tablescape is absolutely stunning. I love every detail. Exquisite. Hugs, Marty

Deanna said...

Christine, You have created such a lovely Dining atmosphere that eating at your table would be a sweet pleasure! So very pleasant.

Love the white dishes and think the white theme is glamorous...such fun.

Please come by for a chat sometime!!!
God bless and hope you have a great week,
d from homehaven

Anonymous said...

Christine that dining room of yours is just gorgeous! I am loving this tablescape it seems to just fit this room perfectly! So elegant!!

Hope your having a great summer! Busy here- getting ready to head north for another camp- DH is speaker-

bee blessed

PAT said...

This is gorgeous, Christine. I love those oval dishes and now I'll have to keep an eye out for them!

parTea lady said...

Your white dining room tablescape is fabulous. The richness of the dark wood and lovely wallpaper is a perfect backdrop. I love how you're not afraid to mix your fine china and glassware with bargain pieces.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Christine, I love the table all set in white. There is just something about white and how pristine it is. I love your flatware.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful table setting-I've not seen one of those for a long time-everyone's went so casual!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Christine, thank you for visiting and commenting on my table this week! Your gorgeous tablecloth really sets the stage for your elegant, sophisticated table. How fun to find the oval dishes! The whole table is just lovely.

Julio said...

Hi Christine!

A belated happy independence day to you. Another fabulous setting. The first 3 photos are breathtaking. The table reflects the style and sophistication of the entire room. Bravo my dear bravo!


~~Carol~~ said...

What an absolutely gorgeous table! I especially like the centerpiece. It's really fit for a queen!
Happy White Wednesday!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

OH! These are gorgeous! I love Polish Pottery, but I also love all white ... cutout pieces... the candles...Oh...well...let me just say...I love how everything looks :o)

Blessings & Aloha!

Janie's World said...

Beautiful and elegant table. So serene and soft. I love the contrast of cream with the dark wood.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a beautiful table! The detail in the votive of the 10th photo is just amazing-enjoy!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi! I am super impressed with this very, very lovely table. Such unusual dishes. I'm trying to take it all in and wishing I could see it in person. Love it!

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Wow...I don't know where to begin. It's all gorgeous!

Melissa Miller said...

Christine your tablescape is dreamy and gorgeous with the glowing candlelight. I adore the ivory plates and all of the elegant scroll details. Stunning job. :)

Nicole said...

That dining room is unbelievable! Love all the white dishes layered on top of each other. Very classic.

GrannySue said...

The table of just breath-taking. Every single piece is a joy. The cloth, the goblets, oh, oh, oh. And your dining room is incredible. The chairs are so increcibly pretty. A wonderful post. Thanks so much for sharing it.

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

Your dining room is gorgeous and I love your table settings! Beautiful!


Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi sweet lady...

Girlfriend, I just read your note...so happy that you stopped by for a visit! I do apologize at being so long to come by...it's been so busy at my place...between Russell being home (vacation time) and summer projects! I haven't spent nearly as much time at the computer. Anyway, I am sooo glad that I DID finally get over! I sure wouldn't have wanted to miss your fabulous summer white tablescape! It's absolutely gorgeous...just exquisite!!! Ohhh...and your new oval dishes are soooo pretty! I love the ornate detailing! I also just love all the pretty "cut-out" dishware, candleholders, etc! They just look so lacy...don't you think? Not only did I really enjoy your fabulous table but I also loved getting a peek at your beautiful dining room and some of your pretties that you have displayed there! Thank you so much for sharing your exquisite table and beautiful home with us...such a treat, my friend!

I can see that you have been really busy this summer as well! I visited your last post about your trip to Florida! Ohhh...what a beautiful place! Yes, it's just horrific what this oil spill has done to our beautiful beaches! Like you, I pray for a solution and SOON!!! Well Darlin', I will talk with you later...again, I am so sorry about being so long to get by for a visit!

Love ya,

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

C/X this is just to die for beautiful...I love those new dishes you got...all the photos are just beautiful..I'm so glad I got to see more of your awesome dining room...I hope all is well in your world my friend...Mine has been busy doing double duty taking care of Candace with her on bed rest and my own house ha ha!! Take care my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

marlis said...

Christine, your table just blows me away. It's so lovingly done and each piece accompanies everything else in perfect harmony! Beautiful as usual.

once in a blue moon... said...

such an elegant room and table, i love the chargers~

emptynester3 said...

GORgeous table! Love the white! Thanks so much for your visit! Love, ~Nana~

Donna at The Scarlet Petticoat said...

simply stunning!

craftyles said...

This looks as if it should be in a magazine. Just beautiful. I love all the whites with the silver!

Barbara said...

Christine, this is so beautiful! I love your tablescapes, each and every week. The dishes are so unique and look lovely with all your other details. Those chargers especially appeal to me.

Johanna said...

Christine, you catched the baroque theme so beautiful. I love all the white relief patterned china, espcially the little lithophane candleholder. All look so breath taking and very romantic. Your table has, what Bill requested in his post. There is MAGIC in it.
Greetings, Johanna


Beautiful tablescape!!! Love your formal space!
~ Julie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Oh, Christine, how gorgeous! I love all the details! How neat to find oval china, very unusual! You have so many lovely things to work with! Great job!

I really like the two lady busts, as well!


Debbie said...

No other word for this than STUNNING! Looks like it is set for the President and first lady!

Mary said...

Your table is so pretty, I love your dishes! Mary

Kim said...

So elegant and stunning. I am in awe!

Denise said...

Beautiful table Christine. Your link at my blog took me to your MySpace page?!!
Have a great weekend.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a beautiful table, Christine. I love the oval shape.

Please join us for the FrenchGardenHouse Table Linen GIVEAWAY~Lidy

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine, this table looks so cool and summery. I love it. It's elegant and so pretty.


Sheila :-)

Shelia said...

Hi Christine! Oh, this table is just too beautiful! I love your dishes and all your accessories and the candlelight just sets it off!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, the candlelit table looks so romantic and beautiful. I cannot believe the deal you got on that V & B server! I've never seen oval dinnerware. You have some amazing pieces. laurie

Rettabug said...

Christine, you've topped them all with this confection!! What a fabulous summertime white tablescape! It's absolutely gorgeous!!

I also enjoyed your vacation photos & the peek at all your purses! LOL GREAT collection! ~~BIG SMILE~~

Just Breathe said...

You always do the most beautiful tables. Have a nice weekend.

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, your table is to "die" for!
I must sign up to be one of your blog followers!

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