Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A Romantically, Musically Inclined Tablescape

Toile de Jouy, music, the Violin, English transferware, sentimental inherited items, poetry, antique linens, roses and lace...some of my favorite things are all gathered here for a Valentines Day table.  All of these things, to me, create an alluring table filled with romance, nostalgia, and love of music and family.
I hope they bring some of the same feelings to you.
Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.
~Ronald Reagan~

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
~Maya Angelou~


If music be the food of love, play on.
~William Shakespeare~ 
I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense.
~Robert Frost~

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
~Plato~

  If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
~Henry David Thoreau~

Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.
~Napoleon Bonaparte~ 


Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
~Lao Tzu~
Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.
~Martin Luther~ 

What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music.
~Soren Keirkegaard~


I call architecture frozen music.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe~
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
~Victor Hugo~
 

I have a sweet tooth for song and music. This is my Polish sin.
~Pope John Paul II~
A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!
~Oliver Wendell Holmes~
 I listened, motionless and still; And, as I mounted up the hill, The music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more.
~William Wordsworth~
 There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.
~Pythagoras~

Music can change the world because it can change people.
~Bono~


My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.
~Martin Luther~




Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
~Ludwig van Beethoven~


Music is what feelings sound like
~Author unknown~


You are the music while the music lasts
~T. S. Eliot~



 
Tablescape Sources:

Sheet Music: At each place setting I displayed an antique, hand written piece of sheet music sent me by a wonderful Etsy shop, La Pomme.  These came from a music school in Aigues Mortes, in the South of France.  They all date to the very early 1900's.  
Toile fabric:  Either Schumacher or Waverly.  This is a large remnant, at least 15 years old, left from some custom draperies. 
Red Transferware Plates:  My Shop, www.nancysdailydish.net
Creamware Plates: Crown Ducal

Flatware: Barenthal, France 
Violin:  Ashton's ;-)
Wine Hocks: Waterford Clarendon
Tumblers: Indiana Glass, Ruby Flash, Kings Crown Thumbprint
Pink Damask Napkins: vintage and found at a yard sale
Beige cocktail napkins: Cayman Islands gift shop...long time ago
Pink Lace under centerpiece:  Kalyn's...it's a vest, all scrunched up.
Heart Confetti: Walmart
Silver Heart Shaped Bowls: Inherited from my Great Aunt and Uncle.




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