A Beautiful Peacock Inspired Spring Table Setting

Welcome to the 656th Tablescape Thursday, a blog party sharing beautiful table settings for all occasions!

Have you ever fallen in love with a beautiful china or dishware pattern, but then had a difficult time using it in a table setting? Then one day it happens–all the elements just click and come together perfectly! That happened to Warren when he came across this beautiful peacock-designed dinnerware. Warren shared the story of his several-month struggle and ultimate success in creating a beautiful spring-Easter tablescape using this beautiful dinner china that was for him was love at first sight.

“I have a passion for all things “peacock. Not surprisingly, I fell in love with these Toyo (Japan) peacock dinner plates when I first saw them on eBay.”

Peacock Plates

 

“I was determined to create a tablescape around these plates but their color palette was not complimentary with the color palette of my store of peacock table decorations. Thus, ensured a three-month period of experimentation, a perusal of tablescape websites, eBay, Etsy, Amazon, and Google–and frequent visits to HomeGoods and the Christmas Tree Shops.”

Peacock Themed Table in Pastel Colors

 

“The far end of our dining room table became my laboratory and my wife, Kathie, became my exasperated critic. For three months, I tried various combinations of tablecloths, placemats, chargers, glasses, candles, candleholders, decorations, and flowers. For three months Kathie offered her unfettered criticisms accompanied by sighs and occasional gasps. And then it all clicked.”

Beautiful Peacock Table Setting

 

“To my eye, the dominant colors of the plates are dark blue, seafoam green, and pink around which I created the tablescape. I started with a dark blue tablecloth which would make the pastel shades of green and pink “pop.” I then added Waterford seafoam green placemats and napkins, which have been in the family for decades but never used, and pink-rose gold charger plates.” (Chargers are available here: Rose Gold Charger Plates.

Peacock Dinner and Salad Plates, Handmade Peacock Ceramic

 

“The very elegant peacock napkin rings were found on Etsy.”

Rose Gold Glass Chargers with Peacock Plates

 

“Since I wanted to showcase the plates, nothing was placed on them aside from the napkins.”

Peacock Napkin Rings

 

Beautiful peacock plates!

Peacock Plates

 

“The ceramic peacocks were made by my mother and had been collecting dust in our attic for a couple of decades. I am sure she is happy that seventy years after making them, I am able to use them in a tablescape.”

Peacock Themed Tablescape

 

“The centerpiece is a 4 x 7 pillar candle which I decoupaged with peacocks, surrounded by a muted pink and seafoam green wreath found in HomeGoods. The candle is mounted on a glass candle holder.”

Wreath in Pastel Colors, Peacock Candle

 

“The light blue/green vases, made by Akcam-a Turkish company, were found in a small display in the check-out aisle at HomeGoods. I filled the vases with weeping pink silk flowers from Michaels, which did not restrict the view across the table. A mirror placed under the centerpiece subtly unifies the decoration.”

Floral Centerpiece for Spring Easter Table Setting

 

“Pink taper candles, water glasses by Waterford, wine glasses, and stainless flatware by Oneida finished the setting. Kathie served her family’s traditional Easter dinner: Spiral ham, scalloped potatoes, sauteed Brussel sprouts, and Rosé wine. A marvelous homemade Lemon Pound Cake with lemon glaze was the yummy dessert.”

Lemon Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze

 

Thanks so much to Warren for sharing this elegant table setting! The colors all came together so beautifully! Doesn’t Kathie’s cake look amazing?! The glaze on top is perfection! Kathie and Warren make a wonderful team, what a joy to be invited to one of their special dinner parties!

Spring Easter Table Setting, Peacock Themed

 

Looking forward to all the wonderful table settings linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday! ♥

 

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Comments

  1. What a beautiful table! Thank you to Warren and Kathie for allowing you to share it with your readers.

  2. What a stunning tablescape! Those peacock napkin rings are gorgeous! Thank you Susan!

  3. Eileen Sanchez says

    Warren’s tablescape is stunning!

  4. This is a beautiful, elegant table! I especially love the plates and the glittering napkin rings. LOL, Warren, about the experimenting and tinkering, with your wife offering her advice and critiques. My husband usually loves my tablescapes, but occasionally I’ll get a “What are you doing?!? There’s too much stuff on the table!!!!” LOL! Have a great day. Susan, thanks for another beautiful Tablescape Thursday.

  5. Selma Kessler says

    Oh my word!! If I dare exclaim…SQUEE! I love, Love, LOVE this table!! The peacock china is so beautiful! Well done Warren!! Thanks for sharing Susan!

  6. franki Parde says

    OMG…that is SO beautiful…I ache!!! I, too, adore “peacock colors” and that is “pretty much” my palette. I “die for” that china, napkin rings, etc. LUST LOVE!! franki

  7. This tablescape is, indeed, a feast for the eyes! The china is gorgeous and everything works so beautifully together. I love that heirlooms were used, along with new items. Kathie’s cake is a masterpiece! Many thanks to Warren, Kathie, and you, Susan, for sharing this beautiful table.

  8. Warren and Kathie did a smashing job pulling all these special element together.
    Thank you, Susan, for bringing it to the party!

  9. Beautiful table. I really like the napkin rings that go so well with the plates. I also like that mother’s peacocks were used after 70 years! Sometimes it is best to hold on to “things” because eventually you just may use them. lol

  10. Love peacock colors! My fave part are the ones made my his mother and how it took 70 yrs! to let them shine.

    • I’d like to add, I am awed that Warren’s mother made the peacock figurines, what a wonderfully talented lady!! The artistic high quality and the sentimental value of these peacocks are priceless.

  11. Julie in NC says

    This is such a beautiful, beautiful table!! It’s so well put together. The colors that were chosen for all of the table decor match wonderfully with those gorgeous peacock plates. And that Lemon Pound Cake looks delish… one of my favorite flavors. Would Kathie mind sharing her recipe for the cake and lemon glaze with all of us?

  12. Glitzy tablescape with pretty peacock plates.
    Thank you for hosting dear friend.
    Have a safe and happy weekend ahead.
    Fabby

  13. Oh my! Those peacock napkin rings are to die for! And I just love the plates. Thanks for sharing. Alot of thought went into this!

  14. I love love love the peacock napkin rings, and the table is pretty too! I have peacock lamps in the blue color in our bedroom.

  15. Cyndi Raines says

    What a work of art, just stunning! So happy for Warren in finding the right combination. Just beautiful!

  16. Many thanks to Warren and Kathie for sharing their tablescape. Love those plates and napkin rings. Not sure I would let visitors eat off my treasured plates..just saying. Maybe one day Warren will start his own blog. What talent.

    • warren giering says

      Hi Mryna, Thank you for your kind words. The plates were a bargain on Ebay. I was able to get 5 for $20 and the sixth one was $15. So, I had no reservations about using them for a dinner party.

      • You’re my Plate Bargain Hero, Warren! I have never ever been able to find true bargains on vintage china, etc. I do “stalk” certain patterns on the internet on a very regular basis–usually because I’m trying to complete a set of 8. But I never find true bargains, I always end up paying more than I want to, more than Replacements.com, more than original list prices, MEHHHH…….. Question: where did you get your gorgeous napkin rings? They are to die for! Happy Friday!

        • warrengiering says

          I have found some real bargains on eBay. A few years ago I purchased 6 Lenox Holiday Flutes for $25. Two were broken when they arrived. It was still a bargain since they normally sell for about $40 per flute.

        • warrengiering says

          I no longer see these napkin rings listed on Etsy. Strange.

  17. Antoinette says

    Hats off to Warren! What I beautiful table setting! I particularly love the peacock napkin rings, they look like vintage jewels. It’s obvious that Warren took great care in putting it all together. Nice job and thanks for sharing!

  18. Absolutely stunning!!

  19. The table is stunning Susan….your search to find the right accessories/compliments to your gorgeous plates certainly paid off!!

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