I chose aqua for this tablescape because I had an antique Royal Crown Derby set of pedestal dessert stands, a LRL Limoges fish platter and an aqua gallary-wrap canvas in aqua tones that I had been wanting to use.
The dessert pedestals are marked 1878. There were 12 matching plates until 2005 when a lady decided to 'help' me and broke 5 of them when she dropped the entire stack while I was entertaining the guests.
This is what the canvas looks like that I made in various shades of aqua and light blues.
Love the hand-painted flowers on this cake plate.
For the centerpiece, I chose to use white Siberia Oriental Lilies in three Anthropologie vases that have red/orange applied Chrysanthemums.
If you follow me, you know I put my tablecloths on backwards. I need 108" to have the cloth touch the floor, so I put two 70x108" cloths on overlapping in the center to make 140 x 108". These are from Williams-Sonoma called Spring Butterfly Jacquard with aqua in the fabric.
I find lit candles on the table too much of a hazard so use flameless ones like the Pottery Barn aqua ones here inserted in white coral containers.
Here you can see a close up of the fish plate's incredible edge cutouts. Gotta love people who purchased these sets and put them in their china cabinet for 100 years and never used them. This set is mint as it was in the 1800's. You can see the close up of the beads in the napkin rings, too. Acrylic flatware is turquoise not aqua but it blends.
When guests finish their salad they are surprised to find that this chameleon has been munching on their lettuce and catching bugs.
Dessert plates are aqua colored Royal Crown Derby's Darley Abbey.
Napkins are from Yves Delorme and napkin rings from Kim Seybert via Neiman's.
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