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Black and White Table For Two

Nothing but black and white.  This little table is set up in the corner of my shop displaying a romantic little spot for two.

Transferware from some of my favorite potters...Spode, Ridgway, Johnson Brothers and Meakin...sets the scene...

Layers of black and white...geometrics, florals, paisleys and scrolls

 These individual, covered soups are some of my favorite Spode pieces...aren't they wonderful?

 with just a touch of gold (ooops...I forgot about this plate having that so I guess so much for black and white only!)

Black flatware with ornate, silver detailing

Ralph Lauren Paisley Table Linens

Evening shots...elegant...cozy...romantic....
soft candlelight...flickering glow...

Care for a glass of wine?

Sources (click highlighted word to go to source site):
Linens:  Personally by Pat
Pillar Candles:  Zest Candles
Transferware / Black & White Dishes:  English Transferware
Flatware:  Hampton

I'm joining:
Between Naps on the Porch


  1. Ohhhh.... Ah.... I love this. I love the mixing of so many patterns and you do it so well. It's amazing how many different patterns you have going on there. Just beautiful.

    - The Tablescaper

  2. Oh my goodness... a very pleasant & elegant tablesetting I see today. Love the toile and, well, I love everything...

    Happy TS...

    Greetings from chilly Stockholm,

  3. A striking scene! smiles...

  4. This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!@!! Truly!!! Elegant & refined!


  5. Nancy, what a pleasant table for two. You'd think that the Ralph Lauren linens would be to busy with the black and white toile, but it isn't -- it's perfect. Love the individual soup tureens too. So cozy! Joni

  6. So pretty! I love black and white and paisley, all together they are wonderful!

  7. Nancy,It's been awhile since I've commented on your blog.Hope all is well with you and are having a good new year.When I saw you were blogging black And white I had to stop and take a peek ,Of course it's all gorgeous.Someday I will take the jump and join this new generation and purchace something on-line but as I told you before it's scary for my hubby.If I do,my first purchase will be a lavender plate or two from you.In your arcives do you have an all lavender post? I have to look.

  8. Ooh la likey!!! Wow!!! Those covered soup bowls are fabulous!!! Fabulous!!!

  9. These dishes are absolutely gorgeous!! Beautiful!

  10. So utterly beautiful!!! You must have so much fun playing with all your dishes :)

  11. I love it! The tablecloth and covered bowls are wonderful!!!

  12. This table setting is so chic Nancy. I can't say I 've seen a more stylish table...I love this~!!

  13. Love your black and white -- oh and gold.. It's lovely and you are correct, those individual soups are totally cool. Great tablecloth too.

  14. Nancy, once again you cease to amaze us with your talent and endless supply of goodies. Love all the black/white combos. Loved the the pattern of the tablecloth with the patterned transferware. Thanks for sharing!

    P.S. Great arrangement around the mirror!

  15. Oh, I like all the black and white transferware!
    Happy New Year, Nancy.

  16. Very romatintic and so pretty! I have those flatware too and I love them!....Christine

  17. Hi Nancy, Thanks for stopping by my blog and for letting me know about's very lovely and the black transferware is gorgeous....maureen

  18. This is such an elegant and classy color combination. b/w is always wonderful for a special occasion. Love the gold that adds that pop of color. Thanks for linking up with VIF,

  19. I hvae never seen this pattern, and I love it. Paired with the RL linens - it's perfection!

  20. Hi Nancy, Love the linens and the dishes. You have created another beautiful table.

  21. Beautiful combination Nancy- it is very elegant and pretty - the black and white is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this at my party! :)

  22. Very pretty, I especially like the plates arranged around the mirror on the wall.

  23. Hi Nancy, you have such an eye (and collection!) for mixing all of the black and whites. Thank you so much for sharing. Hugs, Kim

  24. What a wonderful vignette, Nancy! The covered soups are fabulous.

    It's fun for me to look at the various patterns that you use and see if I have any of them. It just so happens, I have a set of the Renaissance transferware that you used for your underplates -mine are in green.

    And the transferware around the oval mirror...I just love it all!

    Thanks for linking to my party. It's fun to see the beautiful transferware you link up each week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage


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