Welcome to the Blog, today. I’m so excited to share with you how I used a recent find, some Wedgewood salad plates, in two very different table settings. The place settings share the Wedgewood salad plates and some Wallace Bee flatware that I’m especially fond of. Everything else about the settings changed so there are two different looks.
This first tablescape is simple and elegant. As you can see in the picture above I started with a soft green tablecloth. Then I added a rattan charger. A white dinner plate by Mikasa acts as the base for the Wedgewood salad plate in white. Keeping to the white theme I added Battenburg lace napkins held in place by some stunning bee napkin rings in gold.
Here’s a close-up of the Wallace Bee flatware. I love using this in the Spring, Summer and Fall. The bee and the filagree are high-lighted in gold and it makes the image stand out beautifully.
For this setting I used vera Wang crystal. It’s quite elegant and adds some height to the table. Keeping the crystal matching helps create a simple look for this table setting.
For the centerpiece I used some gorgeous sage from the garden. A low cut-crystal container is used to display the sage. In order to separate it from the green of the tablecloth and draw attention to this simple arrangement, I placed it on a circular, embroidered, linen cloth. The cutwork allows some of the green to show through from the tablecloth and you can see it matches the sage color of the leaves.
Here’s an overview of the table. You can see how everything comes together to create this tranquil look. The sage also smells wonderful…very fresh and clean.
Here you can look from one place setting to the next and then out the window to the garden.
A close-up of the bee napkin holder and the napkin as they rest on the white plate stack appears in the picture above.
The next place setting started with the centerpiece and the tablecloth both in pinks and greens. I was trimming back some hydrangea bushes and didn’t want to throw away the blossoms so I displayed them in this pitcher. Together the flowers and the tablecloth set the scene for this next tablescape.
It’s all about those lovely, soft, pastel shades. Here you can see the plate stack that consists of a pink or green porcelain charger, a Nikko flower plate and the Wedgewood white salad plate. The flatware is the same as in the first setting. The napkins and napkin rings also pick-up the pinks and greens in the centerpiece and the tablecloth.
This lovely white, embroidered placemat is the base for the plate stack. You can see the beautifully embroidered pink flowers with lovely green stems and leaves. It even has a little blue to tie in the plates.
This is the Nikko dinner plate. I think it’s quite stunning with the birds at the base of the beautiful flower pattern. The plate is rimmed with flowers and has a scalloped edge with a thin green border.
The salad plate sits in the center allowing the flower border to show. When you remove the smaller, Wedgewood plate you are treated to a lovely surprise.
I used two very different crystal glasses for water and wine. They add some interest to the table and hold their own with all the patterning already present.
Here’s an overview and you can see how well the colors blend. It creates a lot of movement in the table setting. Even though there is a lot of patterning everything works together to create a cohesive whole. I really liked how this turned out. It’s quite fun.
I really enjoyed creating both these tablescapes and using the newly thrifted Wedgewood plates in each one. Everything except the flatware and the bee napkin rings was thrifted in both settings. It’s amazing what you can find thrifting to blend with what you already have.