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Thursday, September 16, 2010

The last of Summer's Chintz

I didn't have any appropriate chargers or place mats so I used some
pastel raffia that I had picked up from our local Pottery Barn outlet
for next to nothing after Easter.  The silver is a pattern I've
been collecting  from Pottery Barn for the past few months,
 its called Maxfield Hotel.  I love that each piece of a place setting
 is a different pattern.
  I did this table for a group of friends recently.  The china is Summer Chintz and its one of my summer favorites.  It looks beautiful from Easter until the leaves start to change.  I picked the pieces up at a local antique store for $1 each.  I was in china heaven that day and I placed my treasures in the back of my car.
The pink bowl was a great find for next to nothing at Goodwill.
I served fresh rolls from the oven in it for this particular luncheon.

Unfortunately I didn't get a close up of the silver but on this
 single place setting you
can see that each piece is different.

The small dessert plates I used were a gift from my daughter. 
She purchased several sets for me in the cute little holder
tied with a pink ribbon.  The napkins were made from
some leftover cotton fabric I had in my stash.

This is the last of summers tables, next week its on
to fall and more earthy tones.

 Tablescape Thursday


Madame Meg said...

Did you really get that china for $1 apiece? What a great find! It is absolutely beautiful with your new flatware! Pretty table!
: ) Meg

sweet violets said...

I am in love with this china, so delicate and the right price!!! Also love the flatware....Cleo

Cathy said...

Gorgeous Char! You are so talented!

Mimi said...

Beautiful table...very pretty china, so feminine looking...perfect for a ladies luncheon. Don't you love finding beautiful china for so little? Thanks for sharing...have a great weekend.

Designs on 47th Street said...

I love looking at this tablescape. The only thing better would be sitting at one of the place settings. Such pretty dishes for a song. Nothing better than that!

PS...I am a new follower of yours! ;)

southerninspiration said...

What a find, Char...I had forgotten that you found that for $1 apiece. You lucky dish collector, you!
This is just a gorgeous table setting. I would hate to put food on it and mess it up! And the Raffia, how clever!
Move over, table setters....there's a new kid on the block! ;D


Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Pink bowl & your flatwares are so pretty.

You got a good find. Very fascinating.Have a happy TS...

Greetings from Stockholm,

Bella Michelle said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!! One day when I am hosting a Bridal luncheon (one day, far in the future) I hope you will come do the tables.

sheila from life @ #17 said...

the absolutely most beautiful table top setting I've ever seen :)

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Very, very pretty....LOVE the china ;)


Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Char, your china is so pretty--it's hard to believe someone gave that away! And I do love that silverware from Pottery Barn. It would be so interesting to have it on the table. Linda

Kathleen said...

I love that pattern! What a deal you got on it and your table looks so sweet!

Low Tide High Style said...

What a beautiful tablescape! My mother had that same china, my sister now has it, and it is such a pretty and delicate pattern, perfect for spring or late summer!

Happy Birthday to your Son! I hope you have a wonderful visit with him!

Kat :)

Barbara said...

What a lovely, lovely table. It is so sweet and feminine. What a price!

Entertaining Women said...

I don't know that I could put away that beautiful chintz dinnerware just because summer was passing. It is so lovely. I've admired the hotel silver when in Pottery Barn. You must be so excited to have enough to use now...that's wonderful. Your tablescape is so pretty; I really like it. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Love your Summer Chintz! What a pretty pattern! It looks great with the other pink elements, and I'm impressed you made the napkins. I always mean to try that.... Thank you for your lovely comments on my table. I'm glad to have found your blog!