Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wherefore Art Thou?

I've been creating tablescapes for several weeks now, showcasing wonderful finds from discount and thrift stores. It's been fun, and next week I will resume tablescaping with bargain dishes. But, my good china was getting jealous and could stay in the cabinet no longer.





It is the east, and Juliet is the sun...




I would like to introduce you to Wedgwood's Juliet.










That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.







 



Another one of my flower explosions! Silk and real roses!

 






We purchased the stemware first. I love how tall they are!













With stemware this tall, I chose candles that sit low on the table.










I almost used a tablecloth, but I love the reflections of the candles.

 









 Parting is such sweet sorrow...



If I could give one piece of advice to young couples like Romeo and Juliet, it would be don't wait for a "special" occasion to use good dishes! Every day that you are together is a special occasion. 

A special thank you to Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for hosting Tablescape Thursday.

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22 comments:

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What an elegant table! Each and every single picture is stunning.Love your beautiful settings...yes, every bit of it. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Gina said...

Oh how very elegant! This is such a lovely tablescape. I love the stemware.

Robin said...

Your dishes and glassware are SO beautiful! I love them. They show up so well against the wood table (happy you didn't use a tablecloth). Your flowers are magnificent. You hit a home run with this one!

Robin

Alycia Nichols said...

Amen on your advice to modern day Romeo and Juliets!!! Every day that we have with our loved ones is a gift and we should treat it as such! I can see why your "good china" was getting jealous and antsy, wanting to come out to play. It's beautiful! That soft, romantic china pattern is fabulous! The name is befitting! I like the shine of the polished wood beneath the place settings. It looks very rich! Well done, Elaine! This is so pretty!!!

Marigene said...

What a beautiful table...I love everything about it, china, crystal, silver, flowers, right down to the candles! I especially love the china and stemware...green is my favorite color.

Lizabeth said...

Ditto on what Alycia said! Truly beautiful and lovely! I do love that pattern! Soft and elegant. Your stemware is very pretty with it too! Your floral arrangement is so pretty and I love the roses laid on the plates!

A Perfect Setting said...

Hi Elaine, your china and crystal is stunning! I like it that you didn't use a tablecloth, I think it draws more attention to that gorgeous china. Sooooo pretty with the rose on each plate! Your centerpiece is beautiful, can't tell by looking at the pic that the flowers are silk, they look so real! I love the romance of it all, Thanks for visiting with me and your kind comments!!

carolinajewel said...

What a beautiful china pattern and a beautiful table! Love your advice about using good china instead of waiting for a special occasion also!

Entertaining Women said...

I'm so glad that you took the good stuff out of the cabinet. You are so right...it needs to be used well and used often. The goblets are stunning. Do you know who made them? Thank you for inviting us to your beautiful table. Cherry Kay

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I am a big fan of tall stemware, and yours is gorgeous. I'm glad you didn't wait for a special occasion to use the good stuff! It is lovely and begging to be used!

Marlis said...

OOh I'm drooling over the pretty Juliet dishes.. They are fabulous.. Love the stems you have too. the cutwork is so pretty. I too have been known to mix real and faux.. the arrangement is so gorgeous. I love it.. great table.. xo marlis

Kathe said...

Oh my! How beautiful is this!? I love your stemware and your dishes. Using real flowers with faux is just genius in my book.
I’ve awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award because you’re tables are so inspiring! Go check out the details after 4:00pm Mountain time today (Thursday) at www.kathewithane.blogspot.com

Denise at Forest Manor said...

This is such a pretty post. I really love your beautiful china! I perked up when I saw "Juliet", because my fine china is also "Juliet", but mine is by Royal Doulton. I didn't realize Wedgewood made a Juliet, but it truly is beautiful. I picked mine out about 25 years ago, and I still love it just as much today. I've done a couple of tablescapes using it; you can see them on my sidebar. Your whole table looks lovely, and your stemware is gorgeous! I signed on to follow your blog. I just started blogging in January of this year. Thanks for sharing and have a great week :)

Denise

Sweetladyelaine said...

Elaine!
Your table is beautofu...I love the centerpiece and yur dishes are to die for! Just so pretty!
Thank you for sharing.
Blessings My Friend,

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Elaine, it's so nice to meet you! Glad you stopped by. I love vintage too, so much so that I sell it. Your table is gorgeous and I am impressed that your guest all get a real rose. Do you know that I have only used our good china maybe 5 times in the 41 years we have been married. Sad huh? And now it's vintage! Maybe my kids will enjoy it more. I also read your other blog....very funny and the one about men not being able to find anything....yep....that's Bobby G. all over the place. Great blogs...both of them. I will be a follower in just a minute. xo Lynn

lulumusing said...

You know, I don't even own a tablecloth so I'm delighted to see the china and glass sparkle on the wood surface of your table. I'm right with you when ir comes to using "good" dishes. Why should they stay in the cabinet?
Thanks for your visit. Do come again.

Jo's This and That said...

Gorgeous table love the china and stemware,Thanks for sharing,Joann

Kay Ellen said...

Very pretty! I agree never wait to long to use the formal dishes...

BTW
You got it.... I am headed off to join you as a follower:))

xo
Kay

Mary said...

Oh I love seeing the grain of the wood on a table~ the reflections of your votives are beautiful! I'm a fan of tall stemware too~ yours is so elegant! Love your stems across the plate!

Zuni @ Chickadee said...

I like so many things about your post...:) I love your goblets, your beautiful china, the fact that you left the table alone so the beautiful wood would show and reflect light...and I love your advice to use the good stuff. Life is so fleeting, especially nowadays, that it's imperative that each day be considered special. My philosophy is that I have the good stuff for MY FAMILY. Why would I use it for others, and not for the most important people in my life? Thanks for a beautiful post.

Zuni said...

Thanks for visiting me backk and for following me! I wanted to follow you but can't find how, and can't find how to email you to ask, so I'm resorting to a Comment. I want to follow both blogs--I like what you're doing! :)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh my this is quite gorgeous! Fit for Juliet and her Romeo. Thanks for your very sweet visit too. I love your flowers---what a lovely centerpiece arrangement.