Monday, April 4, 2011

Antique French Transferware

I just got some new to me antique transferware salad plates from Ebay and they became my inspiration in setting this table. There were 2 sets of 8 being auctioned and I got all of them, yep all 16 of them but I am only using 6 here.

I am linking with Susan for Tablescape Thursday at

The Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingie Thursday at

and Fresh Cut Friday at

The salad plates are black and white with some gold. Do you see how the borders are a little swirly? I love that about them.

They are Limoges made in France.

I did not use any tablecloth, instead, I used 2 table runners and placed them horizontally in the center of the table.

I used a pastry serving pedestal tray placed on top of a silver plated mirrored Baroque plateau for my centerpiece. I then cut some azaleas and placed them on the plateau.

I also went to the driveway and cut some white flowers from our neighbor's bushes. I don't know what they are called. Well, actually our neighbor does not live there and she just lost a tenant so nobody lives there right now. It's not stealing if I cut the portion that is in our yard, right?

I think the white flowers are really pretty, especially because I did not grow them, lol.

See the tall bushes lining the driveway? That's where I cut them from. It's har to see but in front of them is a row of holly berries where I cut my berries from, to decorate my tables during the Christmas holiday. They are still full of red berries and also a lot of green new ones just popped out. I will have plenty to use for next Christmas again.

And look at our Gingkho biloba trees. They have leaves now and I just love their shape. I have not researched it yet but does anybody know if I can use these leaves to make tea?

an antique silver plated tipping gravy server.

Black and white toile plate chargers.

My dinner plates are Princess House "Pavillion".

The salad plates have 4 different sceneries on them.

I bought this silver dome from the Seattle antique shop when Vanna of Delusions of Grandeur and I went antiquiing. It is signed but I cannot read it.

old heavy bronze candelabra

Fleur de lis votive candle holder

Thanks for stopping by and thanks to our hostesses for throwing these fun events!


Sonia said...


These table looks fabulous..looks right out of a magazine!! Love how elegant and warm it looks! Those dishes and silver pieces are just beautiful as is your entire dining room! Wonderful post!!

Miss Bloomers

Coloradolady said...

Christine, what beautiful dishes and what a breathtaking table you have set. I love all of it. It is so fun to play with new dishes!! Great finds. Happy VTT!

aimee said...

oh my goodness, simply beautiful! you sure know how to dine in style friend.

Rosy Inspiration said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, your tablescape looks opulent.

Debbie said...

This is so pretty! I was hoping someone would comment and tell the name of those white flowers. I'll have to check back again because I've seen some around here and wondered what they were.

I think your new ebay plates are lovely, and I'm crazy about your toile chargers. I want some of them!

Marlis said...

Christine.. I love your table today. It's so lovely. Not not stealing if they are on your side ;-).... Those limoges plates are amazing. I have never seen any like that. Omg. Great great table my friend.

Janay said...

Very elegant Christine,,, I truly enjoyed looking at all your lovely things!

Laura Wilkerson said...

Love the new plates Ms. Christine! When you said it's not sealing if you cut the portion that's in my yard...that reminds me of the scene in Steel Magnolias when Ms. Ouiser says to Drum
Ms. Ouiser-"Did you get those magnolia's out of my tree?"
Durm-"the judge has not decided who's tree that is"
Ms. Ouiser-"it is MY tree"
Love it! I say the flowers are just too pretty to not have someone enjoy them so cut away! :)

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is gorgeous. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas!

Blondie's Journal said...

Everything is so pretty, Christine...I love your centerpiece and your new dishes are stunning! I am sure you got a great deal! ;-D Your silver pieces are also beautiful and I love the candelabras! You did another wonderful job...with the flowers, too!


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Such a beautiful table Christine, very fancy! I'm lovin' your swirly plates too-enjoy:@)

Deanna said...

Christine, tried to send an email yesterday but it came back to me:

Just a quick note to let you know that your box of gifts is getting sent out on Friday. I hope you enjoy it!

Thanks so much for playing with us...we had a blast!

Deanna :D

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

You found some beautiful dishes on ebay! I'm always reluctant to buy without seeing. You are lucky to have nice flowers hanging over your property line! Linda

Anonymous said...

Oh my Christine, how I do love this! Beautiful!!

Jacqueline said...

Christine, this is a table fit for royalty (and so is your elegant dining room.) It is always so much fun to see what you put together. ( I have really loved peeking into your storage places, now as I look at your tables, I envision where you might have pulled them from.) Everything is so regal. Where did you get the gorgeous chargers? they are so lovely too.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So very pretty - You did a great job setting that table.

Richard Cottrell said...

Ms. C. I think this is your most beautiful table yet. I love your new plates. And don't worry, I get flowers out of my neighbors yards all the time. It will be our secret. The white flowers look like some kind of flowering tree. I think they really added to your look. I love your home,I can see it is a very special place and full of love. Richard at My Old Historic House

C'est moi Claudette said...

Christine, you have one of the most elegant homes in blog land. Unreal.
AMAZING. SO so so diff. than mine : )
I have NEVER seen a Gingkho blob tree. How cool it that? I have no idea if you can make tea with those leaves.. but why not? They obviously come from a tree right?
Loved your "cupboard" too. Isn't Shelia so sweet? Did you know she was traveling here to Canada for my "summer breeze " get together in July? Yup she'll be here with a few other ladies you know.
Going to tweek my blog now. I love playing with it. So much fun compared to my other one ; )
Have a great day
Love Claudie

Willow said...

Your table is so elegant. The dishes are just beautiful.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What an elegant tablescape, I also looked at the last post and cannot quite believe how much china you have, you must do a lot of entertaining.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous!...WOW! so elegant!
Hey Friend, you can entertain Queens and Princesses with this beautiful setting.
Love that black and white tiole charger.
Your Gingkho biloba trees are fantatic, don't know about the tea, I'll check.Come be my guest at LazyonLoblolly

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine, I think those might well be my favorite plates you own. Stunning table! I say that about them being my favorite, and there are others I adore, too. LOL! You've got lovely things.


Sheila :-)

Donnie said...

That is all so elegant and stylish.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is a beautiful and very elegant table.

bj said...

You have such beautiful things..these are just stunning. The thing is, too, you know HOW to set a beautiful table. This table is a masterpiece..great job, my sister friend.

lvroftiques said...

HI Christine! I'm playing catch up. I was out playing with Mary Ellen on Monday! *winks* Girl your table looks gorgeous!! And I absolutely love all your plates! (I bet you're not surprised haha!) And durn it that you got to that fab silver dome first lol! I just couldn't grab that one away fast enough *winks* Anyhoo girlfriend anyone sitting at that table of yours would be getting the royal treatment! Vanna

Kathleen said...

Love your new dishes! The centerpiece is beautiful! So many lovely pieces!

Julio Muao said...

Standing ovation!!!! a setting fit for royalty. Fantastic table Christine. Thanks always for sharing your gift.

mississippi artist said...

Beautiful. I love black and white transferware! Everything is just perfect.

Anonymous said...

Great set, so beautiful!

Marigene said...

So elegant, new china is gorgeous. I love all the silver pieces, especially the gravy boat.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

My Goodness!! What an exquisite table!! So beautiful and incredibly elegant!!


Traci said...

What a gorgeous table!!

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