Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Romantic in Red, Black and Lace

I set this table even if the surrounding is a mess, lol. If you have visited lately, you would know that I am reorganizing the kitchen and my dishes.

Anyway, I decided to use red and black and white for this tablescape.

I was invited by Mary to join her Masterpiece Monday party so I am linking at . Thanks for the personal invitation, Mary!

I am linking with Susan for Tablescape Thursday at

and Leigh for Thrifty Thursday at

I was going to fill this ceramic basket with red wooden rose buds but I could not find them. I remember moving them from one cabinet to another but I have searched everywhere and still cannot find them. I bought them from Villeroy and Boch outlet store and they would have been really perfect here but, oh well, I'll just improvise.

Do you see the lace runner? It's really not a runner but that is what I intended of using it when I saw it. I have 2 of them. I bought them from one of the vendors in the store for $5 total. That would be my contribution for Thrifty Thursday. I think that is a real good price since they are pretty big and they are heavy lace. I can even make one of them into a blouse, lol.

I layered another black and white runner on top of it. See how much wider the lace is?

The dinnerware is made by Biltmore in the pattern Holland Platinum. I used Lace plate chargers.

I cut more holly berries from outside and stuck them in a black vase.

I hope you get to visit our gracious hostesses. Thanks, Susan, Mary and Leigh!

And thank you all for stopping by.


Beth said...

Christine, Love your dishes, your goblets, your flatware - and the pretty table runners! Lovely charger too. Pretty in black and white!
Blessings, Beth

The Charm of Home said...

Your table is really beautiful. I love the lace layered with the runner over that red. It is just perfect. The dishes are very pretty too. Gorgeous for a romantic table.

Anonymous said...

Your table is beautiful Christine! I love the Biltmore Holland Platinum. Gorgeous and striking!

lvroftiques said...

Beautiful as always Christine! I love the contrast of the lace with the damask. Vanna

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty, Christine. Red and black are so elegant together. I'd use this for a dinner party! Your lace runner is just beautiful and I like all of your layered dishes. The silver is just stunning.

I wish we had those holly berries. I would have them everywhere in my house!

I hope you are staying warm...unless you are in Florida already! Al leaves for Myrtle Beach on Friday for a business/pleasure trip!


Debbie said...

I think that every single thing about this table is just lovely. I even like your "improvising" with the centerpiece when you couldn't find the bowl. It works! The lace runners were an unbelievable steal and pretty to boot.

Red, black, and white is the theme I'm working on for my kitchen redesign. I'm using this as inspiration. Thanks!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So very pretty! Really like the flatware.
Black and red together definitely makes a statement.
If you like toile , stop by as I am having a giveaway.

Chandy said...

Wow, that's a beautiful and romantic table! Those are such great combinations! Perfect for Valentine's Day!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It's a beautiful table. Love the dishes and silverware. said...

Beautiful as always. I really like the centerpiece with the hearts. Hope the cedar wax wings don't show uo or you will be out of holly berries!lol

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh that's so gorgeous Christine!
Elegant and pretty, perfect for a romantic valentine meal.
I really love the china!
Just gorgeous!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Christine...

Ohh my...I love the red, black, and all of that beautiful lace, my friend! certainly did get a great deal on that pretty lace! It looks beautiful with the red tablecloth underneath it...really shows out the beautiful pattern! And...I like how you added that beautiful black and white runner as well...soo many pretty layers! Girlfriend, I am trying to remember but I don't think that I have ever seen your Biltmore china before! What a beautiful and elegant pattern...very regal looking! It certainly sets a fabulous table! Thank you for sharing all of your pretties with us today!

Sounds like you have your hands full...if you are organizing your dishes! Hehe! I can only imagine...I think you have more sets of dishes than anyone I know! Hehe! Well dear friend, don't work to hard!

Love ya,

Dredd said...

Spot on! It's really gorgeous plus the view of your pool from the dining table is so inviting ;).

Chrissy said...

Hi Christine, I just adore this tablescape, there are so many gorgeous tresures :) What a great deal on the lace, would love to have a piece of that for my table. I will be looking around for some, for sure. The Biltmore setting with those lace chargers is to die for. You just did an awesome job with everything.
I just found your blog and now am a follower.

Kathleen said...

The lace is beautiful! Such pretty dishes too. And I like that white basket holding the hearts!
Very pretty! I can't believe you did this with all those dishes surrounding you! :)
Hope you are making progress with that!

Jacqueline said...

Tre romantique!! I love the red black and lace, it is the ultimate in romance. Everything is gorgeous. Love the black flatware, I may have to get some of that too, yours looks like the same pattern as my red. I have black but it is very modern. The lace runner really highlights the romance and I love how the red peeks out the edge. What a pretty table Christine. You always have such lovely tables. I love coming to visit on my favorite - Tablescape Thursdays.

Unknown said...

Hi Christine,

I'm loving you beautiful snowflake dishes, so pretty. Very romantic.

Sarah said...

Beautiful table, Christine. Love that little basket of hearts with words.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine, this is such a lovely table. I adore all of the colors and that china is just magnificent. You did a wonderful job with this, and I think you got a deal on your lace, too. It looks like it might be hand tatted and crocheted. That would be my guess from watching my sister do things like this.


Sheila :-)

Tricia said...

What gorgeous lace! And what a lovely foundation for your romantic table! The color scheme is wonderful, and I really love the dishes you chose. Let me add that your header photos are so precious -- what darling grandchildren you have!

Traci said...

Love, love, love this china pattern!!!

Luncheons at the Junction said...

I love the pattern of this china! I have never seen anything like it! LOVE IT!!!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Christine, I really, really love the layering of fabrics you placed down first...and then on top of the fabrics, you wowed us with those BEAUTIFUL dishes. It is all so pleasing to the eye. Nice job!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Your table is beautiful. The design in your china reminds me of a snowflake. I LOVE that large piece of lace -- it's stunning!

Anita Diaz said...

Beautiful Christine! Those colors are favorites of mine. I really love the layering of the linens too. Thanks so much for stopping by:-)

Mary said...

This is a very pretty table scape! I would like to invite you to link this up to my new link party, Masterpiece Monday, at Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week. Take care, Mary :O)

Mary Bergfeld said...

You've put together another lovely tablescape. It is distinctive as well as beautiful. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Richard Cottrell said...

Well I would not believe it, If I had not seen it. Black for the dining table. But, it really does work. You re-arrange project looks like a mind bogler. Where will you put all that stuff. You need a butlers pantry! Stop by and see my latest blog. Richard

Marigene said...

The black and white look wonderful on the red. The lace runner is gorgeous, Christine.

Janay said...

Gorgeous! I love your black stemware!!! (note to self: look for black stemware)
I'm a brand new follower and am looking forward to seeing your other "works of art".

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