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A Simple & Elegant Tablescape at a New Dining Table

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!

A Simple & Elegant Tablescape at a New Dining Room Table

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The Table:

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!

Blue and Walnut dining table for a Blue Dining room

Bue Dining Room

Farese Dining Table

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. Detail of my new dining table set for an elegant dinner

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.

The Tablescape:

Lace Point China by LenoxMy 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

Simple and elegant tablescape with white floral centerpiece

I nestled the goblets on some gray lace to protect the tabletop and blend the “lace” of my dishes with the centerpiece. Silver Goblets for flower arrangements

White flowers in silver goblets 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.
Lenox Lace Point tablescapeI 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!An elegant Tablescape with china and crystal

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 –

I will be sharing this at the following link parties:  The Creative Circle | Tablescape Thursday | Amaze Me Monday | The Scoop | Create Link Inspire | Tips and Tricks | Make It Pretty Monday | Totally Terrific Tuesday |  Brag About It | The Creative Circle Link Party | Sweet Inspiration | Dishing It & Digging It


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  1. Your new dining table and chairs look wonderful! How fun to get something new like that after such a wait. And you have set the table perfectly in order to show off the gorgeous wood and details. Enjoy!

    1. Thank you Lori! I am so glad to have this house coming together and not looking at a dining room with just chairs sitting in it any longer!

  2. Your table is just beautiful and I know you are so pleased! That’s enough to make a girl really happy!

  3. Chloe, I LOVE your new table – well worth the wait! And, I have the same Parsons chair covers from Ballard’s – I obviously love those too. Those colors just sing to me! Your tablescape is classy – your choices as a young bride have stood the test of time. Beautiful.

    1. Oh Rita! How fun! I almost ordered a different fabric until I saw an entire yard of this one…that was it!

  4. Sigh, it’s gorgeous Chloe! LOVE your new table, and the simple way you’ve set the table is elegant! Your china is so pretty, I still remember my mother’s advise when I choose my china pattern, she said, “choose something simple and without too much color, and it will last a lifetime” She was right, I still love my china to this day. Your new table is going to be so much fun to play with!

  5. The table is beautiful and worth the wait. Love how the color complements the chair print. The table setting is beautiful….I found your using your first china so special and romantic.

  6. I absolutely love your new dining table and gorgeous chairs!!! I love the fabric on the chairs and the color of the table ties back beautifully. Your tablescape looks stunning on your new table.

  7. Those chairs look so comfy and I love the walnut veneer! I know this is the first of many beautiful tables you will share with us and I know they will all be fabulous.

    1. Thank you Sandra, you are so kind. The chairs are comfy, but they are on casters and REALLY slippery. It will be a little better when our sisal rug goes in.

  8. Love your table, Chloe. The upholstered chairs look great too. I like the color combination.

  9. I love your table but then I love anything from Ballard Designs. The fabric on the chairs is gorgeous as is the table setting. All in all it is perfect.

  10. Love that Ballard’s table. And ironically Lenox’s Lacepoint was my first china choice too. I have always enjoyed serving with it and over the years have found some fun pieces to spark the place-settings up with.

  11. Chloe that is one beautiful table and well worth the wait. It has beautiful lines and the color is perfect. I also love how you paired it with the pretty print chairs. Lots of style and class in this room.

  12. Chloe that is gorgeous, your table and your scape too! Please come share this with us at the DI & DI Link Party, I think our followers would love it.

    That color blue on the base is just stunning and I am loving the legs too!

  13. Love the new table! And the fabric on the chairs. Thanks for linking up and sharing at Dishing It & Digging It 🙂

  14. Your dining table is beautiful and love the chairs too! I also like the pretty tablescape you created, so elegant.

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