With my antique French Limoges fish plates hand painted by Purvis, I am using Vietri tortoise flatware and Anna Weatherley chargers as dinner plates since I am using placemats. Chargers are in the colorway honey. Striped placemats are by Tommy Bahama.
I love old fish plates and I use them often but not for fish. I like starting the meal with them used as appetizer plates. I think this keeps them from getting knife cuts on the hand painted surfaces.
This vanilla colored rim soup looks almost pale yellow. The set went to my garage sales a few times but didn't sell. Now they are useful for this tablesetting to hold butternut squash soup with Granny Smith apples that Mr. Swede makes.
The other stemware I am using is the Bella Iron Gold pattern from Hawaiian artglass artist Rick Strini HERE.
The plaid silk on the Henredon host/hostess petite wing chairs looks good with the colors in this tablescape. The silk fabric is just too nice to pull off to recover the two chairs in white/beige neutral fabric so they live upstairs most of the time and are brought down when I'm doing a tablescape they don't clash with. At some point when they look ratty, I will recover them as they are very comfortable to sit in while dining.
Good looking pear.
I am participating in Tablescape Thursday this week on the blog Between Naps on the Porch.
To see all the entries, after 9:00PM Eastern on Wednesday, go here: