ic Kathe With an E: An Elegant Table

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

An Elegant Table

This is probably the most elegant table I have ever put together.  The inspiration comes from the napkins, found at Home Goods and the china set that was an anniversary gift from Mr. B back in June.  They are marked as Made in Italy, Limoges.  I love the simple silver pattern of fans around the edge.  If you look closely you can see small white flowers.




The silver napkin rings were also a gift from Mr. B, as are the crystal water goblets.  Again, my tablescaping enabler comes through.

The table starts with the same white tablecloth I used for the beach table you can see here. The runner is black velvet shawl found in my closet.

The tall crystal compotes, used to hold candles,  were an auction find.  I love the pattern on them.  They do not match but are close enough that you would not know if I hadn’t told you, but I am keeping it real here. The crystal candle hurricane in the center is the same pattern as the water goblets. The silver plated flatware is Rogers and the pattern is called Four.  I won them on Ebay at a great price.








 
The set of china included a tea pot as well as a sugar and creamer.  I am on the hunt for a buffet table for extra storage as well as a place for seasonal displays.  Lacking that, we have a small table in the corner that our 10 year-old rescue Jack Russell Terrier, Max, uses to hide under during thunderstorms.  Max let me borrow it this one time to use as a coffee station.  I covered it with a black tablecloth which I think really lets the set shine.
 
I hope you have enjoyed this table as I much as I do.  To me, with all of the thoughtful gifts from Mr. B, it really is a table of love. 

20 comments:

  1. So very elegant! What a sweetie your husband is to indulge your passion.

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  2. Your table is beautiful! I really like the napkins and the way you have them displayed in those pretty napkin rings. I'll have to remember that for a future tablescape. Great idea to use your shawl as a runner; your creative thinking comes in handy with your tablescapes! So glad little Max allowed you to set up a coffee station. It looks great!

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  3. You have created a beautiful and inviting table!
    A pleasure to see.

    Stopping by from bnotp for Tablescape Thursday.
    d

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  4. How sweet that your husband plays along.. love the china!! Your napkin rings and glasses are lovely.. I love the candles in the center.. so pretty. I love your table.. xo marlis

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  5. Oh my, such exquisite china and crystal. Your tablescape is stunning. I love that your DH is so kind and generous to you and enjoys all the beauty that you create. Such a blessing. Beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  6. Your husbands plays along with this beautiful and elegant table, just great! I love the way you did your napkins. Gorgeous china and crystal, I love it! I'm just visiting from TT at Susan's, see you there! Hugs, FABBY

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  7. Wow, love your crystal. And the china is so elegant. The table is so nice looking, it is really beautiful.

    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  8. Hi Kathe, your table is lovely and indeed, really elegant. I love the colors....really inviting.

    Barb

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  9. The napkins did set the tone of your tablescape...very beautiful and elegant.

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  10. Quite elegant, indeed! The napkins served as a wonderful inspiration! It must be nice to have a hubby who actually gifts you with such beautiful thing!!! My husband is just kind of like, "Buy whatever you need, but leave me out of it!" :-) I love the crystal compotes. They are a wonderful complement to the rest of your crystal!

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  11. What a lovely tablescape you've created! Your china is beautiful and what a treasure to have all of those special pieces given to you by your hubby. Thanks so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  12. What an elegant table! Gorgeous china. Love the crystal compotes. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  13. It's a beautiful and elegant table inspired by the napkins. It's so sweet of your hubby to present you with such a sweet gift.

    I am so pleased that you linked to Potpourri Friday. Your participation certainly makes the party more successful . I appreciate you, the most! I hope you will make this one of your regular stops each week!

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  14. The black is stunning...thank you so much for linking up to my Open House Party!

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  15. Well, I'd give Mr B. an A+++. He recognizes talent when he sees it, and you have a marvelous eye for design. Love those napkins. I think that the 'fan' plates would also be outstanding in an oriental designed tablescape. Thank you for sharing your beautiful, elegant design. Cherry Kay

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  16. What a beautiful table.... you have a keeper there. The napkins were a good find as they go well with the dishes. I hope you served Mr B a nice dinner at this gorgeous table.
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  17. I love the glass and the contrast between the black, white, and silver!

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  18. You have such a very creative and imaginative mind! Amazing how you made those wonderful tablescape using the black and white color motif.

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  19. I love a man who enables us tablescapers! He knows exactly what to buy and you know rock it when it comes to styling a table!
    Thanks for linking up with me Kathe!

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