Welcome to the 435th Tablescape Thursday!
Recently I received an email from Gina saying, “Some friends gathered at our house for the annual New Year’s dinner and the blue and white china was used. It’s was a fun time in that we discussed what we learned and (won’t do again) and what we expect to accomplish for 2017.” What a fun dinner that must have been. I would love to have heard what everyone shared!
Gina sent along a few pictures she snapped of the beautiful table she created for the evening. Being a huge fan of blue and white decorating and blue and white table settings, I couldn’t wait to share it with you! (See more posts including Blue and White Design/Tables here: Blue & White Design/Decor)
For her New Year’s dinner party, Gina brought out her collection of blue and white porcelain and other blue and white collectibles to create a stunning centerpiece. Red dragons add an eye-pleasing pop of color to this wonderful table.
The china Gina brought out for her New Year’s celebration is by Ralph Lauren and the pattern is Mandarin. Salad plates are available here: Ralph Lauren Mandarin.
Love the cute pea-pod place card holders! So perfect for this table that Gina called her “Ming Dynasty” table.
When I saw this gorgeous dishware, it reminded me so much of a room in my home. Can you guess which one?
Notice the pattern on the bedskirt and pillow shams, it’s very similar to the pattern of the salad plates. This blue and white bedding is also by Ralph Lauren, found many, many years ago in Macy’s. I remember the pattern name had the word “Porcelain” in it.
You can see the pattern a little better in this close-up from a previous year’s Valentine’s Day tea. I love that Ralph Lauren carried this pattern in so many forms, including bedding and china! Love his style!
Oh my gosh, look at these adorable knife rests, or in this case, chopstick rests. So cute!
For her stemware, Gina used the beautiful blue stemware that I know many of us have collected from Dollar Tree. They’ve also carried this same stemware in a really pretty green color. This is a great example showing how it’s possible to blend less expensive pieces into your table settings to stretch that decorating and entertaining budget.
Thanks so much to Gina for sharing this gorgeous table! I know her guests must have gasped in delight when they walked into her dining room and saw where they would be dining that evening!
Dinner/Salad plates: Ralph Lauren, Mandarin
Small Dessert Plates on Tier: 222 Fifth, Blue Dynasty
Chargers: Trellis, Horchow
Stemware: Dollar Tree
Red Cordials: Vintage
Chopsticks: World Market
Chopstick Rests: Ebay
Pea pod place card holders: Williams Sonoma, a few years back
Napkin Rings, S&P: Bombay
Floral Centerpieces: Bombay
Candlesticks, Votives: Homegoods
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