The idea for this week’s tablescape began with this vintage Hall black and gold teapot. I found it at Country Antiques in Pluckemin, NJ and almost did not buy it because it was missing its lid. But when the shop owner suggested I put some fresh flowers in it and use the teapot decoratively, I could not agree with her more.
As luck would have it, I found these black and gold candlesticks at Summit Antiques Center that coordinated perfectly with the teapot.
These plates were made by G.L. Ashworth & Bros. of Hanley, Staffordshire, England, in the late 19th century. The pattern is called Persiana-featuring a bird flying towards a rustic table with intricately-patterned flowers and leaves. The printed mark on these plates date them around 1880 (see prior post).
The Waterford crystal stemware is from Think Twice Consignment in Gillette, NJ. The crystal votives are from Orrefors. The champagne flutes, purchased at French Bleu Vintage, are from the first year of issue of the Limited Edition Anemone & “PJ” Design featuring white Anemones on Gold Stems interlaced with Gold “PJ” Initials- “Perrier Jouet” is etched onto the base of each glass.
These gold napkin rings are Fiori from One Kings Lane.
Victoria Mische said:
I have to admit that overall I’m really impressed with this particular site especially on your table settings! It is easy to observe that youre enthusiastic about making this stuff. Love this idea!
Beautiful elegant table…the plates are gorgeous.
The Tablescaper said:
What a beautiful combination. That tea pot with those candlesticks is just outstanding. The black and gold is wonderful. I’m also loving those plates. Gorgeous detail.
– The Tablescaper
Was just waiting to leave for a dinner engagement and took a few minutes to look at more tablescapes – boy, I’m glad I did. This is beautiful! That teapot couldn’t look more lovely with the tulips and I love, love the tablecloth. This is just such a lovely tablescape. Thanks for sending me on my way with truly happy thoughts.
Alycia Nichols said:
I really like this because it reminds me of something I would see in modern Colonial Williamsburg. It has a lot of tradition to it, but a modern twist!
I agree with the shop owner…that teapot filled with tulips is a stunning centerpiece. Low enough for flowing conversation , yet quite elegant!