These gorgeous little plates are inspired by the brightly colored and elaborately patterned textiles that Tracy is famous for. They even are edged with an 18-karat gold trim.
So pretty, but I must admit, this table was a bit of a challenge...so many colors to work with...where would I even begin? In the end, I went for an eclectic look.
I thought the dessert plates had an ethnic look to them, so I decided on this ikat table runner
with its adorable chunky ball fringe (Home Goods).
I chose my plain white plates to show off the vibrant colors and patterns of the dessert plates.
These ruffly gold leaf(ish) chargers were also the natural choice. I played with many napkins before selecting these gold trimmed navy blue ones,
tucked under the plates and secured with shiny gold napkin rings. Gold, gold, and more gold! What a great opportunity to use my favorite vintage gold barware.
It's finds like this that makes shopping in antique, vintage, and resale shop so much fun. Every table needs some candlelight...gold mercury glass votives perhaps?
And finally, something gorgeous (and gold) for a centerpiece. I just love these oversized pears by Michael Aram, a favorite designer of mine.
I think this table is a nice start to the holiday season... The Tracy Reese plates would make a perfect gift for your favorite dish lover, if you can find them! I wish you luck. I'll be visiting the following parties this week, so please join me.
Take another look, one year ago: Champagne and Curling Ribbon