The calender seems to call for something a little romantic on the table so I have recruited my Haviland Limoges for the task. I love an old-fashioned feel for romance and so everything you see here is vintage except for the tablecloth.
Even the paper place mats are vintage. Except for a decorative use here and there I have managed to save a packet of them I found at the thrift store years ago. But I'm sure there is still something similar available out there. Just a touch of lace goes a long way for me, and I like the contrast of a dark surface to bring out the details. I've been using my damask linen tablecloth from Williams-Sonoma a lot since Thanksgiving. (It gets softer with every wash, and I don't iron it.)
Ruffled napkins in a milk glass compote are part of the centerpiece, and daffodil silver plate adds to the suggestion of spring.
I love vintage glassware and am using a lot in this setting. It makes more of a statement when you use a lot of it together. I love the romantic etched pattern of this drinking glass.
I wanted a bit of a farmhouse feel too. The shakers under glass are certainly not a novel idea, but I like the whimsy they add with all the frou frou.
I was looking for a way to use the papers I found at Rue de Lillie Antiques a few weeks ago. They are from a pad of paper I thought I might make napkin rings from. I just love the designs. (And some of you were wondering what I bought from that fabulous place, and this was it!) They make a nice menu card or place card. I love this garden theme. (That post is here.)
Each packet has two pads.
Are you thinking of romance too?
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