Tuesday, July 10, 2012

It's Cottagey But Elegant

A pair of antique Dresden candle sticks holder are my inspiration for this table. We just bought them during my reunion with  my College classmates.

 I always enjoy seeing the reflection of the pool in the background when I set the table here.
 Faux African violet plant for my centerpiece, at least I think that's what it is.

 We bought this pair of antique Dresden candlesticks holder from our favorite antique store downtown called Melancon. I am so glad that John and I like the same things (for most of the time anyway) so that when I show him some things I like, he usually agrees to buy them. We bought these when the Melancons cooked for me and my classmates while they were visiting. Paul is such a good cook and we enjoyed the special meal (shrimp cajun pasta, Southern bread pudding, wine and soda) he prepared especially for us and brought to the store.
I thought I would share a picture taken when we had that dinner there. Thanks, Paul and Linda, for welcoming my classmates and making us feel so important! We really enjoyed our dinner and the special treat.
 I bought a set of ceramic roses from Richard of old historic house and used them for a name plate.

The plates are vintage "Cameo Floral". I have had them for a while.

Green goblets and pink wine glasses are a good combination.
 I used a quilt throw for a table cover. It makes the tablescape cottagey, I think.
 I got to use my green flatware that I bought from Horchow again.

 I love both these Meissen napkin ring (from Ebay, John found a few and I found more) and vintage lace napkin, which I bought while antiquiing with Vanna in Seattle.

I bought that pink ceramic roses tea light candle holder from an estate sale in Brookhaven.

I hope you enjoyed viewing my tablescape. I appreciate you stopping by.
Linking with these gracious hostesses:
Thank you ladies!
Kathleen for Let's Dish
Susan's Tablescape Thursday
Honey's Potpourri Friday
Kathy's A Return to Loveliness Party
Sherry's Home Sweet Home Friday
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Beverly's Pink Saturday


sabri said...

Beautiful Christine..

Debbiedoos said...

It is very pretty Christine! I love the napkins and the rings!~

Terra said...

Those are charming candle holders, and the napkin rings are cute too. The pool gives a great reflection in the background. Your table is so pretty, just bread and cheese would make a feast there.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love how the dishes, napkin rings, glasses and candle holders all compliment each other. This is one of your most beautiful tables, Christine, and I love it by candlelight!


Jojo said...

I love the femininity! Those Dresden pieces are beautiful!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Such a pretty and elegant table, Christine! I love your gorgeous dishes. Everything just complements each and every thing. The quilt table covering is wonderful with your new candle holders.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Christine, this is so pretty. I love the pic of you and all your friends, so neat. Hugs, Marty

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Christine, those candle holders are beautiful, and so is your table. Perfect summer floral tablescape. laurie

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful Christine, I love a table using pink. So soft and elegant. Great pic of your friends.

Anonymous said...

This is just my kind of table Christine!!! So pretty and romantic!

You find such pretty things and those cherubs are certainly keepers!

bee blessed

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Christine! Your tablescape is gorgeous! I like the table where you can see the pool reflection also. It all looks so romantic! I really like your Dresden candle sticks (and everything else)!
Have a great week!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I love the dishes, napkins and the rings! You set a lovely table for a special occasion.

Entertaining Women said...

So many gorgeous, elegant elements in this tablescape. Your new candlesticks are true treasures, and you've created a beautiful vignette around them. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Marlis said...

Christine!!! I am so glad you both have exquisite taste, as we get to see the lovely things you buy. I do love all pieces Meissen and these are some really pretty ones. The napkin rings, candlesticks and roses really go so well together. Love the choice of glasses with those dishes. And the quilt is perfect.. A real winner. be blessed, xo marlis

Dolores said...

The candle holders are so pretty..... everything looks beautiful. I sure like the plates.


Gorgeous Chris! I love the new Dresden pieces, I'm sure when you saw them you couldn't go without them!! Love how you complimented your table's pretty dishes with the green of the napkins and glasses. I love your pic with your friends, such a treasure of a visit. Everything looks so elegant and inviting. Hope you're feeling better!

Sarah said...

Beautiful details, Christine. I think it's great that John finds these treasures too. Cute photo of you and the group. ;-)

Debbie said...

Just plain gorgeous, which is exactly what I expect when I visit.

I love the whole table, but the two things that really steal the show for me with this one are the napkin rings and the little roses that you used for name plates. That's just perfect.
My mind is racing as to where to find or how to create some like that.

PAT said...

You always amaze me with your gorgeous tables, Christine!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Dresden pieces are always so lovely. I have a few of my grandmothers pieces. Some of the ones with lace but they are very brittle now. Beautiful table.

Chubby Chieque said...

How's the gorgeous grandmama? You look so busy overthere.

Wow... very romantic. Love the napkins §;-)

Happy TS and have a great pre-week-end, Ate Xine & Kuya John.

Hugs from Stockholm,

Marigene said...

Lovely table, Christine. Your new candlesticks are adorable.

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Christine!

All these beautiful floral pieces are so pretty and delicate looking. The dishes and 'tablecloth' blend nicely with all the other details.

I too have always loved the view out your window, especially by candle light and when the pool lights are on.

Thanks for sharing at my party :)

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party!

Sue said...

Christine, I really like the combination of pink and green for your table. I like using quilts as table coverings, too. You always set the prettiest of tables. :-) Sue

Elaine said...

Beautiful table, Christine! The pink and green is both sweet and elegant! Love reading where you found all your treasures, and I agree about the photos with the pool in the background!

Giancarlo said...

felice fine settimana a te...ciao

LV said...

You definitely know how and have the means to set a gorgeous table.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Must be so much fun to reunited with friends! Visiting from Pink Saturday.

Polka Dot Pink
Have a great weekend.

Beth said...

Love your china, Christine! The quilt is beautiful and makes a great tablecloth. I agree, the pool's glowing blue looks pretty in the background. Have a great weekend!
xo Beth

Tomarie said...

Hi Cx!

Thought I'd pop in and say Hi! Your tablescape looks beautiful...love, love, love the colors! And your china is simply beautiful!
Hope you're having a great time in Salt Lake! :-)
Love ya!

Cindy Adkins said...

Christine, your table is really lovely! I love your dishes and the candle holders...well, everything is pretty!

Beth said...

Hi Christine, I wanted to get back to you regarding the cactus and lantana in my garden. The cactus do come back every year. They are a hardier type than the ones that grow in the desert. They are prickly pear. The lantana is an annual here; I have to replant it every spring. We are having unusual weather this year. We had a very mild winter with little snow, an early spring, and a very hot and dry (but humid) summer. It's been in the 90s to 100s for 3 weeks now. My plants are thirsty, and my water and a/c bills are high! lol
Have a great week!

Lady Linda said...

Hi Christine. I love cottage! Your table is just fun to look at and study. I adore place card holders. Your's are just darling.
Always a treat to see what you're up to each week,

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Very cottagey & very beautiful !I love your tablescape!

cassandrasminicorner said...

So beautiful with lovely PINK stuffs:)

Visiting for PF- hope you can stop by..


Kathy said...

Hello Christine,
Your Cottage style tablesetting is simply gorgeous! I love the dishes, glassware, candlesticks, rose placecards, silverware, flowers -tablecloth - all appealed to my heart! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

Zumi said...

Hi Ms. Christine. Your post was great and the table setting really captured my heart, it looks so wonderful. You did a wonderful job. Thank you.

Zummi@frisbee Philippines

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