Schumann Wild Rose

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Lady on a Shell Tablescape

After much debate, Pat and I decided that we would not do a Cinco De Mayo tablescape this year. We wanted to do something different instead. "Frilly" tables are not our norm (as you probably already guessed from the various or odd tablescapes that we have done....(i.e. the Painter's table, the Spotted Cow table, the Elvis' tables, Ralph the Rain Gear Frog table, Betty Boop and the Spa table, Gladys' [one of my Dachshunds] Birthday Table,  and the list goes on.)

Pat started with one of our Mother's Armani figurines and designed the table around it. It definitely turned into a very frilly, feminine tabletop.
Over view of the table

No tablecloth this week. It made the table too white. Pat wanted the ice blue color to show up so she put the place setting directly on the wood.

The place setting

First layer is the soup bowl

Next comes the salad plate

The dinner plate is 10 1/2" wide

The ice blue Charger is from Pier 1

Stainless flatware is "Image" by Spode

The five piece place setting

Pat thought the pearl napkin ring fit the sea/water/wind theme of the table perfectly

The ice blue napkin was wrapped in a white chiffon overlay to give it a softer appearance

This great set of dishes even has the bread and butter plate in a shell design

Pat used these glasses because she thought that the lines looked like wind was sweeping past them.

You can see the line detail

Armani figurine is called "Windsong" and stands 17" tall

Unique Blue/green candle holders match the color on the figurine. They are the "Swirl" pattern in Ultra Marine color from Jeannette Glass Company (1937-1938)

Can you believe it? Pat found ice blue/green votives to match

The centerpiece started with an inexpensive curtain sheer that Pat trimmed off

One last look from the other end of the table

Where is came from:
Ice Blue Chargers - Pier 1 last year
White Dishware - "Shell" by Otagiri from a local antique store many years ago
Flatware - "Image" by Spode (one of our favorite stainless patterns) from Tuesday Morning
Ice Blue Napkin - from Tuesday Morning several years ago
Chiffon Overlay - purchased by Pat in Woodland, CA
Pearl Napkin Ring - Pier 1
Glassware - Pier 1
Frosted Votive Holders - Tuesday Morning
Ice Blue Votives - Ross
White Tapers - Michael's
Candle Holders - Ultra Marine "Swirl" by Jeannette Glass Company from eBay
Armani Figurine - "Windsong" (904C) from our Mother's collection

We will be joining Cuisine Kathleen's "Let's Dish" Wednesday night:


  1. Wow! This is stunning! The shell dishes are gorgeous, I've never seen a set like that! You never cease to amaze me!


  2. Beautiful! So soft...the chargers are stunning!
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  3. What a lovely, delicate table -- makes me think of weddings and baby showers! I love the touch of ultramarine color added to the ice blue and white palette. It is such an underused color and deserves more attention. I enjoy all of your tablescapes, whether "odd", "frilly", or otherwise -- can't wait to see what's next!

  4. Stunning tablescape! I love the dishes! Also, the sheer napkin over the solid with the gorgeous napking rings are just to die for!

  5. Beautiful! I feel as if I've had a little respite on the seashore. Your colors and details are stunning.

  6. Yes--pearls go with everything, but they are especially appropriate for your sea table! The blue and green really are excellent colors for your theme, and the shell dishes are so delicate. Linda

  7. Wow! I do love the colors. The sheer napkins over the blue makes me think of frothy sea foam.. I do love the figurine too. It's really a very lovely and ethereal look! Stunning.. xo marlis

  8. Wow! I love the colors! You did a great job on this table! I am a new follower from southern charm! I would love for you to visit my blog and hopefully you will want to follow me back! Nicole!

  9. Wonderful table settings!
    I love shell plates. This makes me want to dig out my recipe for crab Louis. The stemware here is perfection