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.