Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A TOUCH OF ROMANCE ~ TABLESCAPE


I found these dishes on EBay awhile ago and feel in love with them the minute I first saw them.

The lovely shade of a light aqua blue rim and the beautiful flowers are a perfect match for me.

They are from the 1940's. I have a set of 10 and I love to think about all the wonderful meals served on these dishes.


Using accents of pearls and lace gave this Tablescape a Touch of Romance to it.


I used this blue candle in my Sea Side Tablescape and I really liked the way the pearls looked wrapped around the bottom. So, I put this candle and it's pearls in my bathroom.

Then when I was doing this Tablescape I knew it would be perfect to use the candle again as the blue goes great with the plates and I was using pearl napkin rings.


The tablecloth is a vintage linen and lace one that I found in an antique store a few years ago. It's actually the first time I have ever used it.

The napkins are hand made lace trimmed napkins that I got at a thrift store. I know they are hand made because the lady I bought them from was the one who brought them in. She said her neighbor made them and then donated them to the thrift store.


The color of the plates seem to change as the shadows and sunlight shine in different ways on them.

Sometimes they photographed a brighter blue and sometimes they look almost like a pale grey.


The top color of the bowl is the actual color. It is such a pretty shade of aqua blue. The plate is the same color as the bowl. Though for some reason it looks super light in this photo.


The bowls and plates are by the same maker but are actually a different set. If you look at the photo above, notice the bouquet of flowers. The go back to the photo of the bowl and you will see the flowers are different.


The little bread plate is the same pattern as the bowls. But, I think they all go perfect together.


The weather has been so pretty out the past few days. So, I decided to set the table outside in the garden area with all the flowers blooming.


I hope you enjoyed this little touch of romance as much as I do.

If you have not yet gone to Between Naps on the Porch and read through all the great Tablescape Thursday posts, you really must. There are so many great posts to read and dream about.

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33 comments:

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Your tablescape is beautiful and I love your plates. So pretty!! I especially love the pearls wrapped around the bottom of the candle. I am going to try that out myself. Great idea! Love & blessings from NC!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Luv your romantic pastel tablescape...it's sooooo PRETTY!

Blessings,
Linda
I’m having a GIVEAWAY…come by and enter…I think you will like it!

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

I love it....looks just like Springtime!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Gorgeous...
gorgeous...
gorgeous!!!!

I love this pattern and your table is yummy sweet!

Becky
:)

Kim~Alchemist Dreams said...

Enchanting! Love it, Joanne! The plates are exquisite. What a great color and pattern.

Love the pearl strand around the candle, also.

You're a talented lady!

Nicole said...

So dreamy! The pearls and the pale blue with the sparkly sun... Just so beautiful.

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Those dishes are the most beautiful, they are so soft and lovely, wow, they look so elegant and could also be used in the garden, They were a great purchase they are so romantic....Phyllis

Atelier de Charo said...

So beautiful dishes, yes it's full or romance!!!

Hugs
Charo

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Really pretty, love the soft colors!

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

This is just beautiful! Beautiful china and looks so fresh with the setting. Gorgeous! Love the linens too!

Kim said...

This is one of my favorite tablescapes! I just love the dishes & the pearls around the candle.

Rach said...

This is one of my favorites! Very pretty.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Ohh, your table is so pretty...love the dishes! What a great idea of using the pearls around the candles.

Thanks for your visit to my Italian buffet and your sweet comment.

Lee Laurie said...

Your tablescape is so romantic and pretty! I love your dishes. The color is so beautiful. Looks so 'Springy'.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Tricia said...

Lovely and elegant! I agree -- it's fun to imagine all the meals served on vintage china and the hostesses who enjoyed setting their special tables in the past. Yours is a really lovely pattern.

Mimi said...

Joanne, what a beautifully elegant table...that pattern and soft color are so pretty.

Blondie's Journal said...

Joanne~~~

This is a beautiful tablescape, so dreamy and elegant. The pearls and candle really lend to that feeling! I love the shade of blue of your dishes and the the flowers are precious. So pretty.

Nicely done! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Atticmag said...

Dreamy colors in your table. -- Jane F.

The Tablescaper said...

What a lovely set of dishes!The pearls are the perfect touch.

- The Tablescaper

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, it is beautiful! It took my breath away. Good thing I didn't see that china on ebay. We would have been bidding against each other. I love it. Your pearl accents are the perfect touch on that gorgeous lace tablecloth. laurie

Kathleen said...

I love that color..so soothing. It is a beautiful table..what great finds! The pearls are a nice touch too!

Carey said...

The china is beautiful. I love the colors. I wish I had seen them, I would have been bidding against you.But I am glad you have them. You did a wonderful scaping on your table.
Carey

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

I love your table setting. It is just wonderful. I love your light blue china-it is just amazing. I am a new follower to your blog. I hope you have a chance to come say hi. Cheers, Lia

Johanna said...

Hi,
this plates with the bouquets and aqua are really exquisite. The different bouquets for plates and bowls are made like handpainted porcelain. They show often different bouquets for each plate. The luster of the pearls complements the fresh impression of the color Aqua. That's a brillant idea with the pearls around the candle. And the lace ornaments of the tablecloth are made in the technique "Occhi". I have seen such lacework often in Italy.
Greetings, Johanna

GrannySue said...

It is all perfectly lovely. I am glad to be reminded of the pearls and hope I remember to use them for my Mother's Day tea coming up. Thanks for sharing this post. Those dishes are so pretty and elegant.

Ridgely (Grandma J @ Dear Angelene) said...

My very next tablescape will have pearls around the candles!! What a great idea -- and the pearls go so well with the soothing aqua. Those plates were a find, and you're lucky to have a set of 10. What a nice thought to have -- about all the wonderful meals those plates have seen. I like that! Thanks for a very beautiful tablescape.

Carolyn said...

Such a pretty tablescape-soft and romantic!

Carolyn

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Those dishes are gorgeous! They would go perfectly in my home :)

I'm heading down to Sea World with my Brownie troop this weekend. Do you have any trips planned? I love hearing about your travels!

Sherry said...

I love your china and crystal! That color is dreamy. I also love the pearls on the candles. So romantic!

Denise said...

Your plates are so pretty, the table looks so elegant and charming, you did a wonderful job. It's all so beautiful. :)
Thanks for taking the time to comment on mine.
hugs
Denise

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

They are gorgeous dishes Joanne! So elegant!

Amy said...

I just love this table setting and china pattern. Would you be able to tell me the name and maker of the china pattern? Thank you for such beautiful inspiration.

Sweet Melanie said...

I have one of these plates and have cherished it for years. What is the name of this china, do you know? I would love to have more! Your setting is absolutely gorgeous!