It has finally arrived! I have set a simple and elegant tablescape at a new dining table and am so excited to share it with you! There are more things coming in this room, a rug, plantation shutters and curtains and a new chandelier, but I have a beautiful new table!
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I have a nice traditional, rather formal dining room now. It makes me so happy to dig out my very first China and set a pretty table. I just want to sit there and enjoy it!
I can’t even remember when I ordered this table, perhaps as early as November last year. Ballard Design was easy enough to deal with and advised me up front that it would be a few months until it arrived. It seemed that the Farnese Dining Table was just beginning to be made in Italy. I love the curved stretchers on this trestle style table and the contrast between the painted legs and the polished walnut veneer top.
I drove over to the Ballard Design store in the Tampa, Florida area and they were so wonderful. They even provided me with a couple of samples of the finish I chose on the legs of the table so I had the color to compare as I worked on the room. The color I chose is distressed blue gray.
My China pattern is Lace Point by Lenox. Back when I was VERY young I picked out this pattern because it was not overly dramatic, rather formal and didn’t have a lot of color. There is a platinum rim and a fine pattern that circles the plates with a touch of gray and very pale pink. This pattern is discontinued, but can still be found regularly on Amazon and Replacements.com.
I nestled the goblets on some gray lace to protect the tabletop and blend the “lace” of my dishes with the centerpiece.
To go with my platinum rimmed China I chose some old silver goblets. I simply arranged some all white flowers in them, miniature carnations, statice and baby’s breath. Here in Florida, I am often able to just step outside and cut my greenery. In this case, I used fox tails from the yard.
I chose to set this table rather simply, with both the dinner and salad plate matching from my china set, and then topped them with these pretty dogwood blossom dessert plates. My flatware is Classic Shell by Oneida. I have had and used this flatware for years, but I have noticed I am missing some forks and plan to order some more from Macy’s. I am fortunate that it is still available!
Simple crystal water glasses and Brookside by Waterford wine glasses add the sparkle my simple and elegant tablescape needed. If I invite you to dinner, we may just enjoy it right here!
Shop This Room and Tablescape:
Flatware – Classic Shell by Oneida
Linen Napkins – Macy’s
Crystal Stemware – Marquis by Waterford – Amazon
Crystal Water Glasses – Home Goods
Chargers – Plain Chargers
Dining Table and Chairs – Ballard Design
Silver Goblets – Purchased years ago
Small Pink Salad Plates – Home Goods
Lace Point China –Replacements.com
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