The place settings:
I have been collecting these Royal Stafford or Victorian English Pottery salad plates whenever I have seen them at Home Goods. You can certainly find them on Amazon and at Replacements.com. Spode also has a beautiful line of Woodland plates along the same line, with a much wider variety of animals.
The thing I really like about the set that I have is the oak leaves and acorns that adorn the edges of the plates. Like most of my place settings, I tend to collect patterned salad plates and mix and match them with solid color dinner plates. I feel like that gives me more opportunities to create different table top looks.
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The two different names on the bottom of my salad plates got me wondering about their provenance. It was time for a little internet detective work. It turns out that “The Victorian English Pottery” is just a marketing trend used by Royal Stafford. You may read more about it and about the history of them at Staffordshire Potteries.
Wood handled flatware seems an obvious choice for this table setting. I have used this set of flatware over and over again. I would love to have a set of
I always feel like the centerpiece is the star of the show. What do you think about that? Do you think the centerpiece is the star or do the place settings deserve the starring roles? For this centerpiece I began with a paper table runner. Keeping with my love of oak leaves and acorns this year I used this Hester and Cook runner.
I have a little secret, or actually two about this centerpiece! Shhh! Don’t tell! When I went searching for small to medium size white pumpkins this year they all seemed to be bruised or stained, or whatever happens to pumpkins as they grow in the fields. Sooooo…I just helped them out with a little paint!
I know my guests enjoy sitting around the table long after the meal is finished and place settings have been cleared. The centerpiece is still on the table. Do you do that? I guess that is why I consider it the “star”.
Shop this tablescape:
- Oak leaf and acorn napkin rings
- Wood handled flatware
- Lead crystal water goblets
- Lead crystal wine glasses
- Flameless candles
- Brown cloth napkins
- Victorian English Pottery Pheasant salad plates
- Victorian English Pottery Turkey salad plates
- Oak leaf and acorn table runner
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