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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Starting Off The New Year With Gold And White!

Inspiration for this table came in the way of a box of beautiful lines from my friend, Carol in California. In it was this beautiful cutout table topper and napkins. The handwork is exquisite. Thank you again, Carol!



It took a couple false starts before I finally settled on the dishes.
Recently I purchased 13 Royal Bayreuth Chantilly cream soup bowls from eBay at an amazing price, so I knew I wanted to use them on this table, too.





The charger is Royal Stafford topped with a gold unmarked plate. I believe they were originally from TJMaxx where I had purchased them in white, aqua and sage. These were found at Savers a couple months ago.




The glassware is Cris D'Arques Longchamp.



Once again, I have used the Oneida Louisiana flatware. I added the smaller Wm. Rogers soup spoon to go with the cream soups.



The simple lace edged linen napkins are held with a brass napkin ring...I couldn't find the gold beaded ones!



Having been under the weather since right after Christmas, I haven't been out of the house but once, so the centerpiece is a white ceramic pineapple and a couple of candles.










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25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Simple but elegant! Really like the white pineapple....and the cream soups are beautiful!
Love you,
Jude

Carol in California said...

You don't know how happy I am to see you putting those linens to such good use. Beautiful table. You are very talented.

Carol in California said...

It makes me so happy to see those linens being put to such good use.
I love your tablescape!

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful table, I love the timeless classic beauty of white and gold. That linen cloth is beautiful . xo

Anonymous said...

Tablescape perfection as always, especially love the table topper. Brrrr, bbb

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I sit here in my jammies and robe, eating a plate of pancakes (aren't pancakes - and jammies and robe - just the thing when the wind howls and the trees thrash in the rain?) and think how my food would NOT go with your lovely dishes. But they go great with my tummy - and a cup of hot tea.

I love the golds and shinies and candles and oh that pineapple - my son would be so jealous - he does love pineapple things. The table linens are so wonderful - what a dear friend you must have to send you such loveliness. Everything goes so well together - the silver and crystal just sparkle - perfect for the winter.

I'd like to see more about those square plates in the second picture.

Hope are feeling a lot better - I was down with the cold and cough over Thanksgiving - no fun.

I see you upside down in a spoon. Hee Hee

Sarah said...

Marigene, your table is a stunning way to start off the new year. Those linens alone set the stage, then add in the beautiful white and gold dishes, and it all makes a grand statement. Beautiful!

The Tablescaper said...

What a beautiful way to start off the new year. Love those creamed soups.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Anonymous said...

Marigene,
Haven't got to check your last 2 table settings. However, I love this one. The table cloth and napkins are very simple and love the way you put them on the table. I am in love with those gold unmarked plates with the design in the middle to. Looking forward to what you have in store for us in 2014! Hope you are feeling better! Sue Z.

Laurie Ritchey said...

Those linens are beautiful, Marigene. What a wonderful gift from your friend. And oh my, those soup bowls are stunning, and so is your crystal! As always, you have created such a pretty stack of dishes. So sorry you've been sick, but glad to see you are better. laurie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Linens, gorgeous! Soup bowls, gorgeous! Table, gorgeous! You did it again. Thanks for joining TTF!
hugs,
Linda

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a lovely gift! The linens are beautiful and the elegant place settings are perfect for them.

xinex said...

The table topper is exquisite, Marigene. What a nice gift! You picked the right china, very pretty. I am sorry you have been under the weather. Hope you feel better soon....Christine

Entertaining Women said...

So...I'm thinking that Lady Mary of Downton Abby would have chosen this tablescape for one of her tea parties. Just lovely. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

I love your pineapple in the center of the table (is it a cookie jar?) I also have these gold plates and never thought to match them with white - have to remember that! And your linens are lovely! Pretty table!!

kitty said...

Oh Marigene, I'm in love with your new cut work topper and napkins. Your table is just beautiful. Happy weekend to you and I hope you feel better soon.

Diana Petrillo said...

Your table is absolutely lovely, Marigene :) Thanks for stopping by Adirondack Girl @ Heart! Blessings, Diana

Christine Graves said...

Beautiful table....Love the flatware and dishes you used...

Diann said...

Oh, what a gorgeous gift! The table topper is so pretty! And each of the dish setting are stunning. Love your new soup bowls! I have had the hardest time finding pretty soup spoons. It is one of those things one my "I want" list! And I think the white pineapple is the perfect centerpiece for this table! Thanks for joining TTF. I know you don't do FB but, I am featuring this post tomorrow on TTG FB page. Just thought I would give you a heads up. :)

Patricia Hinkel said...

Beautiful linens, and your white pineapple makes a nice center piece.

Patricia ( Pat )

Barb @ A Life in Balance said...

Wow! Such a beautiful table. My favorite piece is the pineapple.

tablescapesbybev said...

Beautiful color scheme! Love those cream soup bowls.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Marigene your setting is stunning! I love this table with the lovely cut out linen from Carol, you did a magnificent job with it! Thanks for popping in to see me, sweetie!
FABBY

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Beautiful table setting, Marigene. I love the little cream soup bowls. You have a gift for combining elements in such a lovely way.

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

This is such an elegant table! I love the soup bowls and the linens are just beautiful. Sorry to hear you have been sick. I got sick New Years Eve and while I'm much better, I am not well yet. I've only been out a couple times to do errands. There are some bad bugs out there this year.

Hope you are feeling better!