Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Elegant in White, with a Touch of Green

Kathleen of "Let's Dish" is having a white challenge tablescape. Only 1 other color is allowed and I chose green. That's because I want to use my green jade plant in a green planter that is already on the table for my centerpiece. That will save my time thinking cause time is something I do not have right now, in fact, I am uploading pics in advance since I will be in FL during this challenge and the only white dishes I have there have turkeys on them.
 I started with a lace table topper with fringes only on 2 sides so I placed them diagonally. Maybe it is supposed to be a shawl but it is big. I bought it from an antique shop downtown Natchez. Then I added ceramic white chargers that are made in Portugal. I used my oval off white or ivory "Baroque" for the dinnerware. I bought them from Horchow. I have oval plate chargers too but they are wooden brown so I did not use them.

 I love this silver flatware set that I bought from Ebay a while back. I think they were made by William Rogers but I cannot remember the pattern name. Don't they look elegant and delicate?
Embroidered vintage napkins I bought from an antique shop downtown, wrapped in pearl napkin rings.
 Ceramic place card holders from Southern Living at Home.

 Ceramic candle holders with birds from Ross
 I added my white peacock figurine for more whiteness.

 The bigger stems are made by Waterford. The small wine crystals are from Ross.
Salt and pepper cellar from an antique shop in a neighboring town called St. Francisville.
Again, I thank you for visiting. Now, let's visit the other participants. But before doing that, I would like to thank our hostesses for more fun memes.
Kathleen's Let's Dish
Susan's Tablescape Thursday
Kathy's Home and Garden Thursday
Sarah's Homemaking Weekend Link Up party



First...so nice to see you around my friend! The lace tablecoth is gorgeous, along with the lovely White dishes and chargers! I adore the ceramic candle holders, Chris. I have pink and lilac stemware and sherbets, plus the White...I hope I'm ok. The flatware is lovely too. Beautiful! Hope you post from Flo. Say hello to the kids!
Big hugs,

Vel Criste said...

You never cease to amaze me Christine! Despite your super hectic travel and party schedule, you still manage to come up with fabulous tablescapes! Love it!

Entertaining Women said...

The lace throw sets a perfect elegant tone for your table. The exotic bird is a neat choice. It adds an interesting movement to the whole table. Beautifully done! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Christine Graves said...

Gorgeous Christine....love the edges on those dishes...they are wonderful!

thepaintedapron.com said...

It looks gorgeous Christine, the flowing white peacock just makes it! See you over at Kathleen's!

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness, what you just achieved with so little color is amazing. It's downright elegant, and my favorite part of all is the white peacock. I think part of what makes this so pretty is your use of different shapes with the place setting.


Denise said...

I so enjoyed this post :)Gorgeous tablescape. My favorite piece on the table is the exotic looking bird.Denise

kitty said...

Wow Christine, that lace shawl makes a beautiful tablecloth! Your table is so elegant with the perfect touch of green. I chose green as my accent color for the challenge, too.

Diane said...

Christine, this is lovely! Your dishes are perfect with all of their textures and the salt and pepper set is adorable. Love the touch of green in the centerpiece!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Love your beautiful table, the white is so stunning and I love the layering you have done...the detail on the dishes really pop out and I have always wanted to do a white on white, I am inspired...

Sarah said...

A very elegant table, Christine. Your layers of white with the candlelight give it a romantic touch. Beautiful details!
Have fun with your family while in FL. ~ Sarah

The Tablescaper said...

Happy to hear you're away having fun! Love the details on your plates.

- The Tablescaper

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Christine, All your pieces are so elegant. I think it's very funny that your only white dishes have turkeys on them! I wonder what Kathleen would say? Have fun on vacation! Linda

Beeutiful by Design said...

So pretty! I love your flatware the detail is wonderful - Jennifer

Marigene said...

Beautiful table...love those gorgeous dishes.
Have fun with the little ones in Florida, Christine!

Cathy said...

Table is lovely, really like all the different plates. Safe travel and have fun.

Cathy's Cupboard Calamity <;)

Dianne said...

Beautiful, I am in love with all your white textured dishes. The tablecloth is amazing. Dianne

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Very nice. I love the salt & pepper cellar. I have never seen one like it. I hope you have a great trip!!

bj said...

Oh, my...what a lovely table. I am so in love with the lace tablecloth..in fact, I love every single thing on that beautiful table.

My daughter and family are in Florida for a week's vacation. They flew out yesterday for some beautiful beach and they are all so excited to go....:)

Hope all your babies are doing good.
xoxo bj

Holly said...

Hi Christine - your tables are always so beautiful and this one as well. Love the accents, the napkin rings, and the taper candles. Hugs, Holly @ coconutheadsurvivalguide

Kathleen said...

I love those dishes, such interesting lines! You did a great job with the challenge!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

xinex said...

Thanks, Holly! I cannot find your blog to thank you there....Christine

Traci said...

I love those dishes!! So pretty!

Suzie Wiseman said...

You did a beautiful job...and the dishes are gorgeous!

I'm your newest follower! I would love it if you would stop by my blog - Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too and follow me back!

Suzie @ Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too

Loretta Thomas said...

The lighting changes the colors, but Christine the tablescape is exquisite!!! Love the patterns, textures, etc..

Crystal Grandeur said...

So pretty .Love the candle stands and the white peacock is a awesome piece.Beautifully done.everything looks lovely Christine...:):)

Sweetladyelaine said...

Everything is so pretty! I love your dishes, tablecloth & your peacock! Just perfect!
Blessings My Friend,

Jewel Sauls said...

This is a gorgeous table! I love the lace and the flatware is one of the prettiest I've ever seen. Delicate describes it well!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Oh, MY WORD! Christine! This is very elegant in white! your tablecloth is beautiful. LOVE your dishes - the candlesticks and the gorgeous bird - beautiful tablescape. I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

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