Monday, March 4, 2013

Edelstein Maria Teresa Bavarian China

This is one of my favorite china set but I do not know why I have not used them until now. I have had them for at least a year.
 Since I am using one of my favorite china, I thought I would use one of my favorite Lladro figure too, as a centerpiece. I think the color blends, especially her skirt.
 Isn't she beautiful? I got her from Grand Cayman.
I bought the French tablecloth from the flea market of St. Maarten on the French side.
 I love the gracious and dainty pattern and colors and I like that the color of the edging is silver since most of my china has gold rims. I found this set on Ebay and it is a big set, service for 12 with lots of extra serving pieces.
 Heavy silver plated figural napkin holders flanked with silver plated flatware. I think the flatware set is vintage William Rogers & Sons but I cannot remember the pattern name.

 The purple glasses are La Rochere's Lyonnaise. The big ones are Italian made.
 Lavender bundle S & P shakers.
 Pretty and swirly S & P shakers.
 Love the shape of this serving bowl.
 The set did not come with a coffee or teapot but it had sugar and cream servers, so I just dug out another pot that has some purple in it from my teapot collection.

 Gravy boat
 The set also came with a tureen but it had no lid so I just used it as a vase.
I almost posted a St. Patrick's table, which I put together last night. Good thing, I double checked the date of Kathleen's St. Patrick's Day table challenge. Be sure you don't miss it on the 13th.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this tablescape. I really do appreciate your visits very much. I also appreciate all the hostesses.
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Terra said...

Wow, all these beautiful things come together with your artistic touch. I also like the man on the horse in one of the photos. What fun it must be to dine at your house.

Jann Olson said...

Christine this table is stunning. I love the dishes. And because I love a little bit of mix match the different pattern on the coffee pot is fabulous! Your Llardo goes beautifully.

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there once again at long last lovely lady Christine,

My oh my!...Where to begin?

Your lovely Lladro figure is simply divine with those dishes, your favorite china. Your beautiful heavy silver plated napkin holders, with silver plated flatware go so well with your overall tablescape theme and vignette. The purple glasses re lovely also...

And what adorable Lavender bundle Salt & Pepper shakers. Love the swirly ones too.

What a artistic, yet exquisitely dramatic table setting Christine. I love the coordinating coffee pot on the cake stand that went so well with the cream and sugar, set up on the buffet. A dream!

Have marvelous week and thanks for sharing with us all.

Cheers, blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee


P.S. ~ I thank God that after a very exceedingly long respite due to illness, I finally have the strength to come back and visit you, my precious fellow tea and blogging ladies.

Trish said...

You have set a very beautiful table!
Simply stunning, in fact!

Entertaining Women said...

A classically beautiful tablescape. All of the elements flow together perfectly. You LLadro maid is a treasure! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Mary Massot said...

Hello, I am french I leave at Versailles and I don't speak good english. But your table is so beautiful ! all is perfect. I love very very much and I dream to have the same.

Susan said...

Christine, I think this is my favorite of your table scapes. I absolu1tely love your china. It is so beautiful!

Johanna said...

Hi Christine,
whow thts a tablescape for a big event. Do you plan a wedding? All looks fabulous and very elegant. Thank you for sharing.
Best greetings, Johanna

Diane said...

Christine - this table is wonderful and I do love that china. Every piece on the table is so special, down to the darling "lavender" salt and pepper shakers. My favorite part of the post, though, is when you were able to pull out the teapot from you teapot collection. I cannot imagine how many you must have! It really made me want to have a peek at them. Maybe, when The Tablescaper does her next, "Where do you keep it all?" - lol!!

Bernideen said...

What a glorious table - beautiful dishes!!!

Debbie said...

It's absolutely exquisite. I love the china, and the way you were able to do things like compliment it with that coffee pot is just wonderful!

Can't wait to see your St. Pat's table. I am so glad I am gaining some extra time to enjoy table snooping. Maybe someday soon I'll be able to do a table of my own again.

Debbie said...

It's absolutely exquisite. I love the china, and the way you were able to do things like compliment it with that coffee pot is just wonderful!

Can't wait to see your St. Pat's table. I am so glad I am gaining some extra time to enjoy table snooping. Maybe someday soon I'll be able to do a table of my own again.

Snap said...

Christine, you've done it again. Your tablescape is just gorgeous. I can see why the Edelstein Maria Teresa is your favorite china. I love the violet accents you have added and the lovely teaset. Happy Tea Day!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Christine, you have the most amazing collection of dishes and you always create the most beautiful tablescapes. Thanks for joining TTT.
Hugs, Marty

Antiques And Teacups said...

A very pretty and elegant dish set. I really like it! And your table is usual! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Alycia Nichols said...

Oh, Christine!!!!!!!! This is absolutely exquisite!!! Look at that china! Oh, my gosh! It's just gorgeous!!! I literally SQUEALED when I landed on your post! The Lladro piece is perfect for the table and adds that little extra "spice" that makes a table unique. I like it that you were so easily able to find othe pieces in your collection that work so well with this set. My goodness...I am just floored! The muted coloring is so pretty, and the table is just OOOOOOOHHHHH WEEEEEEEEE!!! :-)

Martha's Favorites said...

You are amazing! Love the table today. Blessings, Martha

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

What a gorgeous table. The china is very delicate.

Crystal Grandeur said...

What a great scape Christine....This is like watching a dining area in a historical movie.....great dishes...I con'tpick which one looks good...everything looks stunning...Hugs....:):)

bj said...

Hi, sister friend,
This is the most stunning table. Just beautiful.
I have not been visiting much..trying to sick for a solid week...decided that I AM going to live, tho. :)
hugs, bj

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

This is so elegant that I hope you really had a chance to use it...your guests would have been so impressed!

‚Ą≥artina @ Northern Nesting said...

Oh Christine I love everything about this tablescape!! The china is beautiful along with that llardo figurine and I love that beautiful tablecloth! Well done my friend!!

Linda said...

OPULENT. Need I say more?


sabri said...

Xinex..It's Just Gorgeous ! You Did A Awesome Job..And The Peices Are Pretty Also.. :)

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous french table cloth and your china wow! You set a beautiful table.

Lavender Cottage said...

A pretty china pattern and I really like the chargers you've paired with it.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a beautiful table setting, Christine, and those dishes are gorgeous! Love your Lladro figurine, too. I have several in a curio cabinet, although I haven't collected any new ones in awhile.

Creations By Cindy said...

BEAUTIFUL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Terri said...

Oh Christine, just when I think you have delighted me the most, you go ahead and delight me more!
I adore this setting. These colors, textures and patterns are just luscious together.
You really are gifted : )

Dianne said...

This is truly beautiful. I too have Edelstein Maria Teresa china, but mine is a dfferent pattern. I love the delicate feel of the dishes and the beautiful edges. Mine came with a coffee pot and the sugar bowl actually still had sugar in it! I have a lid, but no tureen. Too bad the patterns aren't the same. I absolutely love how elegant this table looks. The S & P stole my heart. Dianne

Marlis said...

Christine, this is just gorgeous. Breathtaking actually. the colors are so rich and elegant. I love the Lladro on the table.. The crystal is very pretty and goes with this set beautifully. Gorgeous table linens too.. xo marlis


Stunning tablescape my friend. The china is beautiful, such lovely shapes and design. I love your cute S&P's too. The silver flatware is lovely. Beautiful! Thanks for your visit to see my gifts. I'm at Let's Dish too. Big hugs,


Oh, I love your Lladro girl, I love the brown look too, as much as the blue and white!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Such an elegant table setting. Love your pretty Lladro lady! How pretty the gold trip gleams on those layers of pretty china.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Christine,
What a lovely table! Your china is stunning and the lady, very pretty. You have such a wonderful collection of china; how fun! Thank you for sharing and coming to tea.


kitty said...

What a beautiful china pattern Christine, and how lucky that you found them on eBay. You've set your table so pretty!

Tricia said...

I can see why this pretty pattern is one of your favorites! And I always love sets that come with lots of interesting serving pieces. The delicate pattern is really lovely, and you've shown it off to perfection on this table.

Laurie Ritchey said...

Christine, this is gorgeous! That china is just beautiful, and I love the Lladro figurine. I also love the color of that tablecloth. It's such a pretty choice with this china. laurie

mississippi artist said...

Another beautiful set of dishes! Love the Lladro lady too. I am ready to get outside , what about you?

The "Home Girl" said...

This is so very elegant!!! My son and I were looking at all these beautiful pictures and he said "She must be a professional!" You could do tablescapes for a living! We Loved your gorgeous plate and chargers, and everything was put together just perfectly! Thanks so much for linking this to the FESTIVE FRIDAY FIESTA! Have a great weekend!!!

Marigene said...

Very elegant and beautiful, Christine. I love the Llardo figurine.
You have the most amazing collection of china, is fun to see what you will be using each week.

Sarah said...

Christine, you've out done yourself on this one. This table is full of elegant details and the Bavarian china is exquisite. Love the colors of this table.

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

This is just gorgeous! I can't believe you have never used this pretty set yet! It's beautiful. I love everything about your tablescape!

Kathleen said...

Glad you checked the date, LOL!
Thanks for the shout out too.
What a beautiful set of china, so rich looking. Beautiful table, fit for a queen!
See you Wed. for your Irish table!

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