Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Weekend Recap- Tabletop Edition

A momentous occasion took place this weekend. We dinner ate at the dining room table. It's tragic, really, that my household fails at taking the time to eat in the dining room, especially since- ahem- you can still see the tv from the table. But I happen to love setting the table for dinner (more than I like cooking for it!) and, of course, had to document it. 


While my beau made fun of me for taking this picture, I actually received a lot of questions about where it was taken and the details. Well, heck, I figured why not post it on the blog! So here is the tabletop breakdown...

Both plates are Vietri. The white plates are from their Incanto series and I mix the various styles within that collection. I'm pretty sure some of my fellow bloggy friends out there have the same pieces in their cabinets. The glass bowl is also Vietri and just beautiful in person. All of these plates were a gift from my parents last Christmas. (Thanks, Mom and Dad!)

 available from Bloomingdales

available from Belk

The placemats are interesting and fun dahlia patterns by Chilewich. I swear they go with everything- from formal to casual, patterned to plain. Mine are gunmetal but they come in other metallics as well.


available from Bloomingdales

I'm slightly obsessed with my new dinner napkins. You can't really tell from the picture but they are a lovely platinum metallic linen by The Royal Standard


The champagne flute and serving bowl are both oldies. The bowl came from Pottery Barn but Replacements has one really similar. Williams-Sonoma also has a slightly different (and probably much nicer) version of the champagne flutes. 




And the silver was my grandmother's. It is State House Silver in the Stately pattern. The floral carvings scream Mama Dot to me. She loved gardening and worked in her flower beds up until her old age. She also loved to have her family over for a great meal so it's only appropriate that I eat dinner with her silver! Thank goodness for Replacements, Ltd. in Greensboro. I look forward to adding to her collection one day.



Thank you, sis, for coming to town and motivating me to force a sit down dinner!



How do you set your table? Do you have any of these same pieces? I'd love to know how you use them!

6 comments:

  1. Inspiring setting, need to break out my china every once in a while!

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    1. Oh I know you have that Christmas china, Rebekah Noel!

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  2. You girls are too cute! Loved this post...I, too, prefer to set a table than to actually cook a meal! Fabulous!

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    1. Cooking takes too long and then the food is gone in a flash...unless it tastes bad. Ha!

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  3. What a blast (and a yummy dinner)! Thank you for spoiling me. Loved spending time with you and Geoffy!

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    1. We loved having you! Can you just move here?

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