Melon Colors: Cantelope, Peach, Nectarine, Apricot and Tangerine.
I am showing today a switch up on my St. Patrick's Day tablescape. If you follow me, you know that I like to do back-to-back events to maximize the effort by making changes to switch up the first tablescape into a new creation. This allows me to use the same floral centerpieces twice. This is particularly great if you have weekend guests so you can do one table Friday evening and change it out for Saturday. Even slight changes will make a big difference.
I am using the same 30" flower tower arrangements. These are the appetizer plates which are French hand-painted ones from Limoges with tangerine and melon colors in the paint. I've also switched out the English Primrose cachepot for these peach colored seashells.
Here is what the plates look like close up. They are signed Puvis who was a well-known French china painter and very prolific. You can fairly easily find his work for sale today at various auction houses. There were 12 plates and a platter in the set when I purchased it. You can see the platter on the console table. Each of the plates has a different fish.
The layering of the table starts with a canvas tablecloth and then green round placemats from Pottery Barn that I think are made of abaca fiber but am not completely sure. The peach charger is from French maker, J. Siegnolles in the Diplomate pattern. Napkin ring is Kim Seybert and hemstitch melon napkin is from Martha Stewart via Macy's.
Here is a good example of mixing vintage glassware with new. The vintage peach ice tea glass is the Whitehall pattern from Indiana Glass. Green crystal is Varga. You know how I love to mix everything up.
There is peach coloration in the leaf of the waterlily plant on this plate. I like the beetles and bugs the artist adds.
Dessert plates are hand-painted French fish plates made in Paris around 1880-90.
This week we are test driving this new Swede Collection dining chair in the Swedish Empire style to see if any changes need to be made before more are produced. I like to make sure a man can sit in it comfortably. Mr. Swede is happy with it.
This week I am linking to:
Centerpiece Wednesdays: http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/
Tablescape Thursday: http://betweennapsontheporch.net/.
Show and Tell Friday: http://romantichome.blogspot.com/
Seasonal Sundays: http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com/