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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Kick up Your Wedding China - Seasonal Sundays # 193

 

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As major holidays approach, such as Easter or Passover, many start to think of how they will entertain. It’s time to bring out your wedding china and kick it up a notch.

Last Easter’s table was an update of a set of my mom’s china which you can view HERE Easter Dinner 027. Recently my friend Tina was hosting a luncheon and wanted to put a new spin on her wedding china.

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Kick up wedding china - The Tablescaper10Tina has a beautiful classic set of Royal Doulton Princeton.

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Traditionally she would have set the table with a white linen tablecloth and napkins. Changing the color of the linens created a lot of impact.

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Adding the mesh runner provided interest and texture.

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Her gorgeous Waterford glimmered while…

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…a new napkin ring added a touch of whimsy.

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Continuing to add interest…

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…we used candlestick holders of varying heights. We also used candlesticks of color, not white or cream. We “shopped the house” and found these candlesticks in Tina’s living room. At first there was concern as the plates are a true white whereas the candlestick holders are Lenox cream but everything blended beautifully.

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Rather than a traditional centerpiece of cut flowers, a matching bowl was filled with a combination of natural and manmade elements.

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Her sideboard typically held an array of d├ęcor that rarely varied. We changed it out and set up the dessert service…

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…which perfectly complimented the table.

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Adding a little treat that coordinated with the color scheme was the final touch to kicking up Tina’s traditional china. It’s easy to apply these tips to any season.

Kick Up Your Wedding China

- The Tablescaper

43 comments:

Pat said...

I love how the china looks with the navy linens. Beautiful! The china pattern is gorgeous.

Miss Jane said...

A beautiful table, the blue linens brink out the beautiful detail of the china. The gold flatware and coffee set are wonderful!

AshTreeCottage said...

These are great tips! So much fun to shake things up a bit. I am happy to be joining you once again. Thanks for hosting.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Mindie Hilton said...

Thanks for hosting. Have a great Sunday!

thepaintedapron.com said...

Love the dark blue cloth, it makes everything pop!
Jenna

kitty said...

What wonderful tips, Alma. Thank you so much for all your information and thank you for hosting.

Dining Delight said...

Great tips! Its true that most non-tablescape fanatics like us, will use their wedding china for special occasions and it's wonderful how you've helped them "kick it up"! Thanks for hosting SS!

DD

Kathleen said...

I recently read an article about this topic. It said you shouldn't use all the matching pieces, slip in a solid or something. I haven't tried it yet, but I do use different color linens when I use it.
Very nice wintery table, pretty china! I am sure you had a good time!

Dianne said...

The china is stunning with the dark linens. What a great choice!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful table with gorgeous china and dark tablecloth to pop it out, plus the runner sure made a statement. Very pretty accessories for it all too. Thank you for the tips and the great party dear Alma.
Have a lovely sunday and week ahead.
FABBY

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your wedding China is Gorgeous with the gold flatware. Thanks so much for all your great Ideas. Hoping you have a wonderful weekend with your family. God Bless xxoo.
Diane

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Hi, Alma. Thanks for hosting! Your friends table turned out great! How beautiful with the deep blue cloth! ~Zuni

Martha said...

Add the color really "pops" the china! I love it! I usually use all white as well, I may have to rethink that!

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Lovely as usual! Thank you so much for sharing and hosting! ❤❤

Sarah said...

Excellent suggestions! Your friend's table is lovely. Pretty dishes and the blue textile does add a nice punch of color. Fun idea to stack the cups and saucers for the dessert buffet. I'm going to remember that!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for hosting!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Simply Suzannes at Home said...

Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

Thanks so much for hosting!
Have a great weekend,
Suzanne

Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

Your tablescapes are always so inspiring. Thanks for hosting.

The Vintage Chateau said...

What a gorgeous table setting! I love the dark tablecloth to really set off the plates.Thanks for hosting a great party,
Karee

Dzoli said...

am so happz to see zour blog again.Alwazs elegant,beautiful and full of ideas.Great!

hookedonhomes.net said...

Great tips and ideas Alma! Have a fab Sunday!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Wow, the blue table cloth really makes everything pop! I love the way the table is decorated - it feels very royal :) Thanks for the party, Alma! Autumn hugs from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

The Tuscan Home said...

Beautiful tablescape. :) Thanks for hosting!

Babs R said...

The dark blue tablecloth really highlights the blue design in the china. Really pretty, and the gold runner is an unexpected addition. Great tips for "kickin' it up". Thanks for hosting and the reminder.

Poppy said...

Hi Alma,

How wonderful to be able to use one's wedding china in such an array of beautiful ways! Thanks for all your amazing tips; the tablescape looks very pretty; gorgeous presentation!

Thanks for hosting and have a happy week!

Poppy

Cottage and Broome said...

Tina's china is beautiful delicate and so pretty. The blue linens give it a dramatic feel! Thanks so much for hosting, Laura

Cottage and Broome said...

Tina's china is beautiful delicate and so pretty. The blue linens give it a dramatic feel! Thanks so much for hosting, Laura

Carol said...

Wonderful tips! Thanks so much for hosting!

Marilyn *Pink Martinis and Pearls* said...

So, so pretty! :)

SizzleandZoom said...

I wish I had posted my Paris table post with you. This is such a good idea-punching up weeding china. I like yours. Nicely done! I am running so behind all the time. I am always playing catch up.

Diane said...

Oh, I know Tina was very pleased! The table is beautiful and I do think that darker tablecloth makes her beautiful china "stand out". Thanks for the advice - we all can use some updating (china, too - lol!).

The Charm of Home said...

Great idea to spruce up the china. Thanks for hosting!
Sherry

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Absolutely exquisite! I appreciate you hosting,
Kathy

gentlejoy said...

Beautifully set table! Nice attention to detail. Thank you for sharing this........and for hosting the link up. :) Gentle Joy

Lulu said...

Amazing how a few changes make something old and familiar seem so different.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Beautiful table. Thanks for hosting.

Lady of the Manor said...

Lovely table and great ideas for changing up what you already have. It's so fun to look at things through fresh eyes. Thanks for hosting!

Sarah said...

Beautiful! It's nice to use the same china and get different looks for the table. Our wedding china is simple so it's easy to change it up with different linens and accent plates. Thanks for sharing the tips.

tablescapesbybev.com said...

Beautiful table and I love the blue tablecloth. It really makes your dishes show up so well.

Kathleen said...

Thanks for linking to the challenge.

Entertaining Women said...

I'd say that when it comes to kicking up your china...you're a Radio City Music Hall Rockette....the best of the high kickers! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Candy S said...

I love this lovely china pattern. The classic blue with gold pops against the dark blue tablecloth. The gold accents of the flatware and the chocolates enhanced the gold trim on the china perfectly. Vintage is beautiful! The runner adds enough interest along with the variety of the candlesticks to bring a wonderful new look to this beautiful tablescape.

Debbie said...

The first word that came to my mind was regal. I thought the rich blues and the gold touches were perfectly beautiful. The sideboard might have actually been my favorite part. I love the way it looks all ready for business.