Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Use For Tablescape First Before Selling

I am linking with Susan for Tablescape Thursday at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ and
Kathleen for White Wednesday at http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/

I am always looking around the house now to find items that I want to get rid of, to sell at the store. I came across this china set that I bought from a thrift shop a few months ago. I brought them to the kitchen near the door to pack them for the car but I have not used them. So I thought I should use them to create a tablescape first before I let them go. And so I did, lol.

I walked around the house and gathered stuff that I know I could use and came up with this. I took some silver plate chargers, pulled 2 silver candle holders from the closet, brought the 2 cherubs with ivy and then took the lion silver plated ice bucket from the dining room and placed an ivy in it. I used an old lace tablecloth that was thrown in with some auction winnings last year.

This table was set so fast, in about 10 minutes, I think, or maybe 15 including the picture taking, cause I was really on my way out to stock up the shop.

Oooops, I forgot to add the stemware, Lol! I told you this was a rushed job.

Since the dishes have silver edges, I used my silver pewter peacock napkin holders and brought out a silver pineapple S & P shakers.

I bought this ice/champagne bucket from an antique store in Destin when we went there for Independence Day weekend. I am not sure if the price is good but I paid $70 for it but I just could not leave it. I just love the lions on it and it is a very heavy silver plated piece.

I bought the Baroque silver plated flatware from Neiman Marcus. They have been hiding in their wooden case and this is the first time I have used them. I love their intricate design.

Here are some shots at night which I took after I got back from the shop. I left the dishes that I used on the table and brought the extra ones to the store, but I posted a picture of the tablescape and wrote the number of pieces available to display at the store.

A lovely shot at night with the pool in the background.

Thank you Kathleen and Susan for hosting these great memes.
And thank y'all for coming by for a visit.


Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

This is SO beautiful!!! I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE those napkin rings!!! I really like evening pictures and your setting has such a gorgeous romantic glow...
Hugs, Donna

mississippi artist said...

Very pretty-as usual. I like the napkin rings too.Love your use of the ice bucket for a container. I like to shop the house for unusual things to use as containers.

Debbie said...

Hi Christine...I love all the shimmering silver. Very pretty cherubs too. You do a beautiful joB!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Christine...

Girlfriend, you know how I love anything and everything "silver"!!! So this fabulous tablescape is right up my "design alley"! Hehe! Well, dear lady...for only taking ten minutes to set a table...this is simply stunning...but then, you are a very talented tablescaper!!! I love this pattern of china...bet it sells right away! It really is beautiful accented with all the silver...love it, Christine!!! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous table with us...before you sell the dishes...wink!

I just read your sweet note that you left on my veranda! Thank you, Christine...I always enjoy your visits and sweet notes!

Have a wonderful day!
Love ya,

Deanna said...

Especially think your candlelite table is charming and a lovely sight to see.
I can imagine how pleasant this would be dining at.

May you have a sweet life and God bless,

Debby said...

It's a beautiful table. I can't think of anyone better at finding beautiful things to sell.

Shelia said...

Hi Christine! OH, what a beautiful table! I love the wine bucket and I do believe this is one of the prettiest ones I've ever seen!
You're the best tablescaper of them all.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

The photos with the pool are just beautiful. I can tell you are having fun with your shop. The ice bucket is wonderful. The estate sale I went to had a silver punch bowl...it was stunning. It was only $50 and I didn't buy it. Where would I put it? When would I use it? But, it was so pretty.

Entertaining Women said...

The silver with the soft aqua accents is stunning...beautiful...I wouldn't be able to take them to the shop to sell. Cherry Kay

Debbie said...

Wow! your setting is beautiful! LOVE how the light reflects off the silver pieces.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful Christine! Maybe I should try packing up some china to sell. I might end up doing a really pretty tablescape! laurie

Pam said...

That ice bucket is gorgeous. And the peacock napkin rings are very cute. Love it.

Rebecca said...

You picked out some wonderful and pretty things for your tablescape!

Virginia said...

Absolutely beautiful!!
Joy & Blessings,

Lady Katherine said...

Just love your rush job! It is so beautiful!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a fun table! I'm lovin' the ice bucket and those napkin rings!
Thanks so much for posting the Barnyard Bash:@)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Christine, this is just stunning. I love your china and I know someone will be thrilled to get it. The silver pieces are so pretty. Love that champagne bucket and your napkin rings are fabulous. Such a pretty centerpiece with the cherubs too. I love it all. Good luck with the shop. Hugs, Marty

Marlis said...

I look forward to your posts! You are very creative and don't you just love it when it all comes together so effortlessly. the dishes are stunning. As to the lions champagne bucket.... my motto is "if you love it, then price is no object!" Great job again. Good luck on the store.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is really beautiful! You work well under pressure! You should set it up in your shop like that, I'm sure it would sell quickly! Don't sell those peacock napkin rings though! Good luck!


Mabel said...

Such a lovely tablescape!I adore the candlelight pictures.The dishes look very elegant on the silver plate chargers!
Greetings from Europe!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Wow, you set a gorgeous table in no time flat! This is a good lesson in shopping the house! Those peacock napkin rings are amazing, and I love the embroidered napkins, too. The silver adds so much elegance!

Kathleen said...

Christine, that is so pretty and elegant! I don't know if I could let that china go! Love the candlesticks and bucket too!
Can't wait to hear your store adventures! You may have to start another blog! :)

lulumusing said...

Good idea to use the dishes before giving them up because they make for a pretty elegant table. So, have you decided to keep them after seeing how well they work?

Mimi said...

Beautiful table...so elegant!

Atticmag said...

How smart to use the dishes for a scape before unloading. Christine, you always get it right. The table is so elegant.

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Miss Merry said...

So lovely and I see you caught the blue light! Your table is so elegant and sophisticated. The dishes are beautiful, but your flatware is terrific! A very pretty table.

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

This is just beautiful! I totally covet those napkin rings!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh my! How lovely. So pretty and elegant. Love that champagne bucket -- the lions would have charmed me as well. Thanks for your sweet visit to my tropical table and my what a lovely garden you have!

Debbie said...

This is a beautiful table. I somehow missed a whole section or something because I'm visiting Susan's Porch this afternoon and keep finding ones that I missed. Glad I came back!! I love all the silver,and those napkin rings are perfect. Love how they stand up.

It's really lovely!!

All The Pretty Dishes said...

This is a GORGEOUS tablescape. It looks very elegant.

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