There’s something about a simple white table setting that is so elegant and perfect for special occasions. I’m coming to realize that “special occasions” occur every day and your table setting should reflect that simple truth. Welcome to the Blog today, Friends. Rest your eyes and your senses from the explosion of color that is Fall and focus on the simplicity afforded by white on white.
A fellow tablescape enthusiast recently sent me a picture of her beautiful white on white table setting. Thanks R. B. I was so taken with it that I decided to put one together myself. Hope you like the result. This was a case where I pretty much saw it in my head and then executed it on the table. Took about 15 minutes. I am not always so lucky.
The table setting began with this beautiful Battenburg tablecloth. It has wonderful cutouts and the central outline as you see in this picture. The edges are all beautifully cut out as well which gives the tablecloth a formal look. I gathered together three mercury glass candlesticks of varying heights and thicknesses into the center of the table.
I knew that the only accents would be in silver. This square charger is a burnished silver and looks quite authentic. It’s not…..but it looks good.
Wegewood’s Windsor dinner plate came next. It’s quite plain with some simple embellishment around the edge of the rim. Mikasa’s English countryside salad plate is a nice accompaniment to the simplicity of the Wedgewood. Finally, I added a fruit/bread and butter plate by Franciscan. This is a lovely little plate rimmed in silver.
A matching napkin was laid between the dinner and the salad plate to showcase the design. Setting the napkin at an angle worked out well. The flatware is International Silver’s Jubilee pattern and one of my favorites.
Beautiful crystal stemware is a must for this type of setting. Rockfort by Noritake was used for the water goblet. It’s lovely flaring bowl and cut crystal seemed perfect for the tablecloth. It was paired with Vera Wang crystal wine goblets. I love the design in this Duchesse pattern…….elegant but classic.
Here’s an overview of the table. There’s no color to distract the eye from the variety of patterns displayed in the tablecloth, china, flatware and crystal. I find it soothing. I hope that guests will feel the same.
Here’s an across the table view. Everything on the table reflects light making the setting quite airy.
If you need a rest from all the gorgeous Fall color, try a simple white on white setting to refresh the spirit and the eye.