This tablescape features a very special family heirloom, a beautiful set of antique German porcelain dessert plates that belonged to my husband’s Nan. I was touched to receive them and ironically, they feature the same pattern as a set of dinner plates I found at Summit Antiques Center a few years back- I think they look beautiful layered. The set is back stamped with the Schumann shield mark and “Dresden, Schumann, Bavaria”, which should date to c1918-1929.

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I picked up the vibrant pink and rasberry in the floral pattern of the plates with this pink patterned tablecloth and coordinating napkins from Hen House Linens. The tablecloth pattern is called “dahlia blush pink” and the pattern of the napkins is called “spot on raspberry” which I featured in a previous tablescape post at


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I carried the color scheme into the centerpiece by filling this vintage Victorian pink and white cache pot (from Summit Antiques Center) with pink and raspberry colored flowers.


The flower arrangement is flanked by a pair of Westmoreland milk glass candlesticks that are hand painted with a border of pink roses, violets and purple ribbons (purchased at an antique shop in Chatham, Cape Cod, Massachusetts).

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I found this beautiful vintage serving tray at Home Sweet Home in Chatham, NJ.

serving tray Veuve 1How can I resist taking out some pink bubbly in that signature Veuve case!

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