Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Romantic Whimsical Table for Two

This post will be short on words.  This week has been so busy with school, four kids in soccer and the endless amount of taxiing them to and from jobs, practices, etc. etc.  I'm so ready for a good nights sleep! ;-)
Hope you all had a safe, relaxing and fun Labor Day weekend!

Here's what happens when you combine  linens with lace, birdie tureens, candles, Parisian toile towels, hand stamped roses, vintage chenille,  a little silver, a little brass, old English transferware and a wee bit of imagination...
a romantic and whimsical table for two.

  Elegantly ribbed, Manor taper candles in ivory by Zest Candles add just the right touch of romantic light.
The hand crafted Parisian Glass Coasters displayed around the table and tucked into the cabbage roses are available in sets of four at TZaddishopAren't they beautiful?

These plump bird tureen / canisters came from Decorators Friend. They sell matching accessories too.  Cute, aren't they?

I have no idea what the item below is...found it at GW and thought it would be cute as a tealight holder.   It consists of two pieces, the pedestal base and a small bowl with a hole in the bottom.  It has a frosted finish that I thought was pretty.

 My tablecloth is a vintage chenille $5 at a thrift store and it's in perfect shape!

 I used a few shades of blue ranging from very pale to aqua.  The light blue Fostoria crystal ice tea glasses are from Bid&Bought.  This Ebay carries a gorgeous selection of glassware.

I mixed flatware and tucked it into lacey flatware caddies.  The aqua blue lace is a little coaster from The Golden Turtle tucked inside for added color and texture.

Sage / Olive green transferware is unusual to see and quite beautiful. It blends with so many colors.  I combined two patterns in this colorway at this tablesetting.    The dinner plates are Romantic England and I have some in my Etsy shop, available HERE.

I used the coffee service as a centerpiece above a mound of mixed roses and Frenchy objects like the hand stamped roses, clothespins and glass coasters.  A Little Scrappy is an Etsy shop I love and a great source for hand stamped ribbon and the like.  Her pricing is sooooo reasonable!

Mother of Pearl demitasse spoons come from simply4classic

Romantic England cup and saucers come from my shop, available HERE

I love this pattern on the platter as well as the shape itself.  I have one or two of these left, HERE.

I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life. 
~Dean Koontz

Linking to:

Vignette Friday
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Flaunt it Friday at Shoestring Decorating
Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Making the World Cuter
Toot Your Horn Tuesdays
Bargain Hunting with Laurie
Funky Junk Interiors 
Hodgepodge Friday
vintage Thingy Thursday
Centerpiece Wednesday at the Style Sisters
Brambleberry Cottage
Blue Monday at Smiling Sally

Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home


  1. Love the brown and aqua. Such a great mix.

    - The Tablescaper

  2. Very romantic table for two! Nice details, too!

  3. Hi Nancy,
    That table is just beautiful as always :) I love seeing the way you put things together and how yummy it always turns out! I love the soft shades of blues and browns and greens too!
    Sally :)

  4. I think I would feel almost regal sitting at that gorgeous table!! Thanks!

  5. So elegant and beautiful...I just love it all ...the dishes and the chenille bedspread are wonderful..I bought an old spread at a thrift store too...haven't used it as a tablecloth yet..what a great idea! I'm stealing this idea!! LOL!

    Miss Bloomers

  6. i can't figure out which i love more--the dishes the tureens or the Koontz quote?!? thanks for all of the inspiration! (think i'll be borrowing the quote for my facebook page!)

  7. So much detail and beauty. My favourites are the blue glasses and the chenille tablecloth. Great ideas!

  8. Once again, you have set a stunning table!!! Hand stamped roses??? Have never seen them before, did you make them or purchased them????? I have to have them......Cleo

  9. Simply divine! And... if you ever want to sell the chenille bedspread just scoot me a message !

  10. Oh, my goodness! I don't know where to begin! Your table is so gorgeous! I've never seen anything like those darling bird tureens! Even your napkins are birdies! Your dishes are stunning and what a lovely romantic table you've set! I love it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  11. My favorites: the bedspread for tablecloth, the aqua blue color with beige (gorgeous combo), the little birdies mixed in, the paris know how to layer Nancy. WHERE do you store all your glasses and dishes?? I am waiting on that post.

  12. LOVE the greens on this table and I MUST go check out those tureens- just beautiful!!
    xoxo Pattie

  13. The tureens are adorable! I love how you've mixed everything together and the end result is a true winner. I love all of it.

  14. Hi Nancy,
    What a delectable table setting! Loving it all, especially those sweet bird tureens - you MUST be pleased with them too.

  15. Stunning as always, Nancy! I love the brown transferware with the cute bird tureens. Thank you for sharing your treasures with us each week.

  16. Nancy, your talent, ability and skill ALWAYS amazes me!! I love that you have a shoppe and fill your home with such lovely pieces. Your kids have lived among such a loving Momma.

    I gotta have those canisters to match my flatware I got from with the birdies. OMG, they are amazing.

    I mentioned you in my Tablescape Thur post. I think I'm #100.

  17. Everything looks so fancy and elegant! Just a beautiful setting!

  18. This is a charming tablescape, Nancy! I love all the different elements, and the chenille gives it a touch of whimsy! Just hopped over from Vintage Inspiration!

  19. Hi Nancy,

    Shades of blue displayed alongside brown tones create some of my very favorite color combinations. Loved the romance, the whimsy, and the touches of casual elegance. Fostoria Heritage is one of my favorites among the company's many, many patterns. I have clear ones, but I always admire the blue whenever I see it in an antiques shop. Love that you used a bedspread as a tablecloth (I did that too this week!). As always, your treasures are beautifully displayed and artfully photographed!

    Hope you have an enjoyable weekend -- get some rest if you can! ;)


  20. Hi Nancy, what a gorgeous and well planned table you have put together. LOVE the green transferware! Thanks for linking up to VIF.

  21. The brown and aqua are so pretty together. Everything looks so classy!

  22. Oh Nancy! Thanks so much for linking up to Vignette Fridays this week! I love your vignette. So beautiful and original - and most importantly: INSPIRATIONAL! This is so beautiful! You thought of every single detail! Stunning. All the best, Artie

  23. This is exactly what I need help with - this lovely layering and placement of so many elements that just look perfect together. The color scheme is so pretty. I enjoyed looking at each and every detail.

  24. I never have anything that pretty at my table.

    Just visiting a Sorority sister ;-)

  25. Charming tablescape and I love the touches of aqua.

  26. What a beautiful table setting! I love your transferware dishes... gorgeous! There are so many pretty things to look at... thanks for the inspiration!
    I found you over at Debbie's Vintage Inspiration Friday.
    Have a great day!
    ~ Jo :)

  27. Love those colors and the chenile sets everything off perfectly. Well done!

  28. This is beautiful! I am hosting a 50 dollar CSN Giveaway. Do drop by My Dream Canvas for a visit.

  29. Love the transferware~unusual colors! So pretty!


  30. Just found your blog through Debra's VIF and so glad I did! I love the blues and natural tones mixed together...great combo! and that chenille spread is a real beauty!
    now a follower!
    Take Care!
    Tammy :-)

  31. Hi Nancy- WOWSERS!!! I was reading through your past posts about transfer ware- 4000 sq feet of transfer ware? Omygosh I would love to stand in that space and just stare! If anyone would know about the green I have in the buffet and that it is mostly Ridgeways- it would be you! You will have to check out my kitchen post (when I get it done) I have a whole collection of my very favorite transfer ware- red!! LOVE IT!!!!!!! It was the first set I found- bought at a yard sale. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comment! :)

    Beautiful table setting btw, love the birdie tureens!

  32. The chenille cloth is perfection. I love the shades of aqua and blue, and the sage transferware is ethereal. This is one of my favorites that I've seen on your blog so far! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

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  34. Oh did it again! Even tired you create this!!!! No way can I keep up with you.

  35. G'morn, Nancy ~ I don't know where to start or end ... this is absolutely a fabulous presentation. So inviting, warm & elegant.

    Have a beautiful week ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  36. Love that sparkly blue.

    Happy Blue Monday, Nancy! Check out my book giveaway.

  37. Hi Nancy, You have such a wonderful talent for arranging. Your table is romantic and filled with lovely pieces. Thanks for sharing.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  38. Beautiful table setting. I love the covered bird tureen. I love blue and brown together. Most of my home is done in those colors. I love the chenile table cover. It just makes everything pop. Thanks for sharing. ~~Sherry~~

  39. Oh wow! This is just breathtaking and oh so romantic! You know I just love this!

  40. What a beautiful tablescape. Love your transfere ware and china set.
    Happy Blue Monday!

  41. Beautiful table settings!

    Following you now from Toot Your Horn Tuesday Blog Hop. Please follow my blog of inspirational messages. Now on Twitter!

  42. Wow, this is just exquisite. Everything is just stunning. Beautiful china and accessories. Your linens are fabulous. This truly is lovely. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  43. I never tire of seeing all your lovely transferware. I have the same style coffee pot, creamer, sugar, and cups and saucers as you have pictured...just a different color. And I have cups in saucers in the exact same color and design as your platter.

    Thanks for linking to my party. I would love to have you join me for one, or all three, of my parties each week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  44. I'm a new follower from Toot Your Own Horn Tuesdays ~ your blog is wonderful...

    Have a great weekend!

  45. I got my 2 love birds in the mail. Hubby chuckled at me but that is because I haven't had a romantic dinner with him with them yet. lol

    I'll post pics when I get them out.


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