Beautiful Equestrian-Themed Table Featuring Ralph Lauren’s, Wedgwood, Balmoral-Hunt China

Welcome to the 688th Tablescape Thursday!

I have a beautiful table setting to share today, one I couldn’t wait to see as soon as Elinda, a lovely BNOTP reader whose tables I’ve shared before, first told me about it. Elinda and I both have a love for all things “equestrian.” I’ve never had a horse but I just love the beautiful clothing, collections and accouterments normally associated with horses and the equestrian lifestyle. Elinda used to ride before she had a back injury so she has collected a lot of lovely equestrian lifestyle and equestrian-themed treasures over the years.

Autumn Equestrian-Themed Table Setting

 

Elinda has been hoping to create an equestrian-themed or hunt-themed table for many years. Elinda said, “I love fox hunt themes and equestrian. I have always loved horses and had them. I had to give up riding a few years ago, due to back issues.”

Horse Lover's Table Setting, Equestrian Style

 

Love how she decorated the chandelier with real stirrups and leathers–so creative!

Stirrups and Leathers, Equestrian-Themed Table Setting

 

About her wonderful dinnerware, Elinda said, “I purchased Ralph Lauren, Wedgwood, Balmoral Hunt china online from an estate sale. I had been wanting this for a while. They had 10 or 12 dinner plates and only 4 salad plates but after a couple of years of searching on eBay, I finally have 8 salad plates.  It has taken me 3 years to finally have enough.”

Ralph Lauren Equestrian Napkin Rings

 

I really love the houndstooth design of this Wedgwood Balmoral Hunt china. I asked Elinda what the wonderful leather-looking straps are that are going around the center image. Linda said, “They are called stirrup leathers–you can see both of the stirrup irons together near the bottom.” Such a gorgeous pattern!

Ralph Lauren Equestrian Dinnerware

 

The leather-like chargers Elinda chose for this setting are perfect! I love how they pick up the leather in this Wedgwood pattern!

Elinda said, “I found some faux leather charger plates at Hobby Lobby a few months back. I wanted the Ralph Lauren leather charger plates but they were almost $200 each. When I saw these and they were on sale too, less than $40, I picked up 8 of them.”

Leather chargers sound beautiful but I can’t help but think the faux-leather chargers are more practical since they can easily be cleaned if something drips onto them.

Equestrian Dinnerware, Ralph Lauren

The stirrup napkin rings are by Ralph Lauren and Elinda found those on ebay. Are they not perfect for this table?! I love all these wonderful details! The napkins are from Pier 1.
Ralph Lauren Equestrian Napkin Rings
The beautiful red stemware is by Waterford and the clear stemware is from Ralph Lauren.

Red Waterford Stemware, Ralph Lauren Stemware

 

Elinda found the RL glasses in TJ Maxx. What a great find!

Ralph Lauren Wine Glasses

 

Elinda collected her antler flatware from eBay many years ago. I have some that’s very similar, also from eBay. It’s perfect for an autumn table setting.

Vintage Antler Flatware, Deer Flatware

 

The deer flatware is by Cabella.

Antler Flatware, Deer Flatware

 

Elinda said, “The figurines are by Foreign, according to the stamp. They were purchased from England through eBay around 15 years ago.”

Equestrian, Horse-Lover's Tablescape

 

“The rider on horseback jumping over a fence with the figurines was a purchase from eBay as well.”

Equestrian Figures for Table Centerpiece

 

Elinda has a lot of beautiful equestrian/hunt-style decor throughout her home.

Equestrian Paintings

 

She shared this photo below of some of the pieces she has collected over the years. In case you love this style of decor as I do, Elinda shared where a lot of her favorites are from below.

Equestrian Collectibles and Gear

 

Real stirrups and leathers, English saddle, bridle, etc were purchased from a consignment store
Brown riding boots vintage-Talbots
Black quilted riding boots-Talbots
Black vintage riding boots by Charles David-eBay
Assorted plaid throws purchased-Pottery Barn and TJ Maxx
Plaid table cloth on table extension with fox hunt items-TJ Maxx
Fox hunt plate, biscuit jar-eBay years ago
Vintage riding crop-Etsy
Red riding jacket on chair-Ralph Lauren had for many years
Green jacket hanging with horse bits on pockets-Talbots several years ago
Other vintage items on the table and the binoculars were my parents
Pillows-some from T J Maxx and the wool pillows are Ralph Lauren

 

Did you notice the cute little dog on the plaid pillow in the lower right corner of the picture?

Equestrian Collectibles and Gear

 

Elinda collected him many years ago, not knowing at the time that she would have a similar dog in real life one day. This is Elinda’s sweet dog, Julep. She’s a Lhasa Apso and just beautiful!

 

If you love Equestrian and Hunt-themed decor as much as Elinda and I do, two of my absolute favorite books are Hunt Country Style, available here: Hunt Country Style

 

…and Equestrian Style available here: Equestrian Style. Truly love both of these books and you know I’ll be pouring over them again today after seeing Elinda’s beautiful equestrian-themed table!

 

Thanks so much to Elinda for sharing this beautiful equestrian-hunt-themed table with us today! It’s the perfect table for our beautiful autumn weather!

Autumn Equestrian-Themed Table Setting

 

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Comments

  1. What a fun table, love the equestrian theme! Thanks Elinda and Susan!

  2. I just love this table setting. So unique! I have always loved horses and used to ride. We also had Belgian Drafts for many years that we showed. I love Equestrian themed anything so really loved this post. Elinda has some beautiful collections.

  3. Elinda’s Hunt Table is beautiful. So perfectly accessorized. Every component is just right. Precious little dog, too!

  4. What a fun way to incorporate your collectibles! My husband loves horses! He used to ride until he married me !!! He still collects horse theme items for his man cave. He would like the horse figurines. Thanks for sharing!

  5. What a beautiful collection Elinda has. I especially love the napkin rings, but the entire table is beautiful!

  6. Lovely interesting table. I especially love that equestrian napkin rings what a beautiful finishing touch. Love the display of all the Ralph Lauren things as well. Thank you for sharing

  7. Tina W Reynolds says

    Everything about this is perfect! This is also a great example of how a few wonderful “finds” and years of collecting come together in a delightful and interesting way! I think it inspires everyone to continue collecting and sleuthing around flea markets, antique stores, estate sales and ebay! The thrill of the “hunt”!

  8. I too love the English Hunt theme, (though I am a softy about the little foxes) but the artwork and accessories from that equestrian style are always so elegant. Susan, I remember the Ralph Lauren equestrian style house you featured some years back. Still one of my all time favorites. He just designs such beautiful and yet comfortable looking furnishings.

    Elinda, thanks for sharing this. I particularly like the stirrup napkin rings. So clever and pretty. One word of warning, if Susan ever comes to visit, she’ll find a way to put that saddle in a centerpiece. 😀

    • Me too, about the foxes. Fortunately they no longer chase foxes, they just use the scent on a rag or something like that. I’m so glad they made that change years ago.

  9. Oh yea, Ralph Lauren is such a great style. I love how Elinda put this together over time. I’ve done similarly with RL products – they’re so expensive, but so enduring over time. Classic. Great table!

  10. Elinda Turner says

    Thank you all for your kind words. Susan thank you for sharing it on your blog. I would love to have a library or study to decorate it with my equestrian items. I too love the foxes. I am so glad they banned killing them in a fox hunt. I have always loved Ralph Lauren equestrian items. My opinion it will never go out of style always a classic.

  11. Cyndi Raines says

    Wow, such a classic look, well done! Everything is really awesome, such a fantastic collection, love all the plaid and for sure those napkin rings! Those plates are over-the-top with that special brown leather stap in the center and what a find with the brown leather chargers. I have never seen anything like that at our hobby lobby. Totally perfect! The only thing I saw missing was the bugle / horn. I thought for sure she would have one hanging with a pretty red tassel. Oh, well, I bet she finds one on eBay, hehe, or maybe Santa has one coming to her in his sleigh! Thank you for sharing. A pure delight!

  12. Thnask you fpr hosting I love seeing everyone’s tables including your!

  13. Franki Parde says

    Whoa…this is SO COOL!! I adore horses (had several as a child) and have “that same red plaid pillow” and have “little foxes and ‘hunt’ scenes” well…lots of places in our cabin. WELL DONE!!! franki

  14. Mary Smith Carter says

    I love seeing your articles. Can you please tell me how you hang your Christmas wreaths on your outside windows?

  15. This table is so classy, so beautiful, and so authentic! Every detail is just perfect. Elinda was lucky to find Ralph Lauren crystal at TJ Maxx, it is really expensive otherwise. Happy Tablescape Thursday!

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