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.

crystal stemware and votive

These gold napkin rings are Fiori from One Kings Lane.

napkin ring