Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Part Two...The Green Challenge!

After the success of the Red Challenge, it was time to tackle the green linens...same runner, same napkins, different color, different challenge.

I was thinking that this table was going to need a feminine touch. Once again, I began with my frilly gold chargers.

Oh, I know I use them all the time, but they just work so perfectly here.  But now it's time for something really different.  Many, many years ago, I discovered these "Duke of Gloucester" reproduction plates from Restoration Hardware.

Covered with peaches and cherries, bugs and butterflies, they are rather charming.  Quite honestly, these were sold as picnickware, because rather than porcelain, they are tin!  Regardless, they look "royal" on my green table, and while a little fancy for my present day taste,

they certainly do look pretty on the gold chargers, layered with the gold trimmed linen napkins.

This table definitely needs some girly glassware.  My Romantika goblets and water glasses (Crate & Barrel, circa early 90's), with their pretty pink an blue details, are perfect.

Little gold glass tealights add a bit of a modern twist to this dressy tablescape.  Finally, a simple vase of Alstroemeria...

...and we're finished.  Wow, I don't think I ever imagined these green and gold linens inspiring this table fit for a princess!

Next...the final test...the Blue Challenge.


  1. A very pretty table and I saw those plates at RH and thought how great they were and never bought them -- silly me! seeing your table reminds me of what a mistake I made!

  2. Ooooh, the green version of this table is REALLY gorgeous! I would never have guessed those dishes were of tin! They are lovely, and they look great with your stemware. The flowers echo the ruffled chargers beautifully, I think!

  3. So beautiful.

    No matter how many time we use our collections, in every settings, they contribute another character and views.

    Happy TS...

    Greetings from freezing Stockholm,

  4. I love how you are challenging yourself and coming up with great ideas! Creativity the Mother of Inventions! Those dishes are spectacular and love the goblets. I can't wait to see your blue challenge. If you need some blue napkin rings I have some for sale on my blog but I have a limited amount left. Thanks for linking up to Centerpiece Wednesday!


  5. I remember seeing the enamelware in Restoration Hardware a number of years ago. The Duke of Gloucester reproductions are charming. Your tablescape turned out beautifully! Thank you for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  6. I am so glad to see this beautful table with the lovely Green linens! I also remember those plates and they are just perfect for this tablescape. The glassware is a great color with the dishes. Happy Tea Party! Pam

  7. Your table is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

  8. Oh my this is beautiful. I love your pretty tin plates. You did well with your green tablescape.

  9. So beautiful, it's hard to believe those plates are tin.

    - The Tablescaper