The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. - James A. Michener

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

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Time to roll out the best china....we are celebrating the birth of our new Grandson Todd Jacob!!
Attributions:
Each blue & white dinner plate....ebay one by one
silver 3 piece mirrored tableau....Horchow...close-out
blue cut crystal buscuit...egg shaped centerpiece...-Gumps years ago
waterford waterglasses
blue cut flutes-ebay
blue & white KLM houses...Amsterdam homes reproduced for
KLM airlines in the 60s and 70s given away to passengers
silver candlesticks- Pottery Barn- one of my favorite stores!!
silverware: Grande Baroque...purchased used on ebay...MUCH cheaper than retail
silver chargers-Amazon.com
Napkins-Amazon.com and also Pottery Barn
Bread plates are Royal Copenhagen double lace.....I could only afford the bread plates!! LOVE them.

12 comments:

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Simply gorgeous! Congratulations on your new grandson -- so thrilling! Your table is just exquisite. I also did a blue and white table this week, but much a much more casual one.

Mimi said...

Stunning...all that blue crystal is just gorgeous with the blue/white transferware.

Style Sisters said...

Stunning! is the word for this for sure! What a beautiful collection. Stop by and enter Centerpiece Wednesday on my blog today. Great tablescape.

Karin

Barbara said...

Congratulations on your new grandson! Is the blue to celebrate a boy? This is just gorgeous. I love the way that blue crystal just pops.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Beautiful! I love the blue crystal stemware...stunning! What a lovely way to celebrate such a wonderful occasion!

Celly B said...

What a gorgeous setting for such a special occasion! I love your blue transferware, especially those depicting the Tudor style houses! Your blue crystal is perfect with them!

kate Dickerson, C'est si Bon! La Joie de Vivre! said...

Just beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing that amazing blue and white plate collection! The unmatched plates remind me of a French room full of all different blue and white toile fabrics.

craftyles said...

Beautiful table. I love the blue and white and how you've mixed the plates. Also love the blue glasses. Really pretty!

Anita said...

Breathtaking! I do not have words! This is incredibly beautiful. I love blue and white, and you have presented it so perfectly. I also love seeing the table in contrast to the blue and white. Gorgeous!!

Entertaining Women said...

The blue and clear crystal is spectacular, and I am a blue and white girl from way back. You've done a beautiful job of mixing and matching. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Mabel said...

Your blue and white table is absolutely stunnning! I love the combination of english transferware and the Royal Copenhagen Musselmalet Full Lace bread plates! The blue stemware and the silver cutlery make this table just perfect!
Greetings from Switzerland!

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