Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Nice plates..if you can get them.

Oh, Target...not again!  Remember the Missoni collection that sold out instantly??  This holiday season, Target teamed up with Neiman Marcus and a whole host of designers to feature a collection of gift items. Released just this past Saturday, I rushed over to my nearest Target to see the Tracy Reese dessert plates. You guessed it...GONE!  I didn't even get a chance to see them!  Luckily, they were still available online and are the inspiration for today's table.  One is prettier than the next, and the quality is superb.

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 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 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.

Centerpiece Wednesday (The Style Sisters)Tabletop Thursday (Between Naps on the Porch)Feathered Nest Friday (French Country Cottage)Home Sweet Home Friday  (The Charm of Home)Potpourri Friday (2805)Seasonal Sundays (The Tablescaper)Let's Dish (Cuisine Kathleen)Open House Party (No Minimalist Here)

Take another look, one year ago: Champagne and Curling Ribbon


  1. This may have been challenging, but you did an incredible job of putting this table together! Everything just works together beautifully, and I am EXTREMELY coveting those plates!

  2. I love the plates. There's probably no chance of finding them now but I'm going to Target tomorrow just to see.

  3. You met the challenge and nailed it! I will have to check online for these.

  4. Breathtakingly stunning! Wow.. I noticed how fast everything sold out. Just flew like hotcakes. I love this table. The Ikat is perfect with the plates and the gold pieces you've used as accessories.. just stunning.. xo marlis

  5. Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home and have a Merry Christmas!