This week I decided to do a very simple white table. Just simple. Just white - no real color other than gold trim. Nothing over the top.
There are three four-inch pots in this large Raj Party Bucket from Pottery Barn. It would have taken four of them but the store only had three. I like the gold etching on the outside of this cachepot.
There is no easier centerpiece than plopping a plant inside a planter or cachepot. Something you can do on short notice when company is coming. I like collecting a variety of these pots so I have a choice of which one goes best with the color of flower I purchase.
White Robe is the first macrophylla Hydrangea I had seen, so I was enthralled with it. I have white Annabelle's but only pink and blue macros. When the blooms croak, I am going to plant them in my shade garden.
For the table items line up, I started with this Anna Weatherley white charger. The rim has a slight ruffle and it is a great size. When I use white, I always reach for my vintage and antique mother of pearl flatware. Also using Durgin's Empire and Iris patterns to fill in. Don't know why I've never come across antique tablespoons in mother of pearl.
The dinner plate is from a porcelain maker in Poland called Wawel Recznie Malowane. That's a mouthful to pronounce, but I think their quality is awesome. Just as nice as Haviland. I had never seen Polish porcelain dinnerware before and was very impressed by the quality and I liked the gold pattern.
The cutwork tablecloth was made in China but I bought two of them in Canada. It is a bit more formal than my personal style is now as I have grown out of this look. I have layered it on top of a beige canvas cloth.