I took my Oriental-Chippendale chairs from the living room that's adjacent to my new vintage Italian table with Carrara marble top, and put them next to it for this Spring Tablescape.
For the centerpice I used a vintage flower base, cut glass from Venice in yellow with yellow and lilac chrisatemus.
You could see the butterflies on the design by the chrisantemus, that's my touch of spring as I don't have bunnies, but I have DOGS!
The soup bowl is the classic European shape, although it has round bowls too, notice the dinner plates are not so big as the Chinese don't use big plates like we do, now they make them for Westerners.
The dessert bowl I often use them for fruit salads, ice-cream or "ceviche".
In the background on my Chinese black laquer secretaire I placed the cups with the tea set fom the china set.
The gold glass chargers are hand painted in Turkey.
It came with this pretty tea set.....it also came with porcelain spoons, that I don't know where they are in my tons of boxes!
All set for chinese tea...but knowing me, it'll be for coffee!
A nice shot where you can see the "spring" dogs, china, my Italian Bormiolli goblets and in the forgrownd my secretaire with the doors open where I keep my oriental figures and bowls from our travels.
The whole table.
Another shot of the table and chairs.
My dogs for "all seasons..."they came from my collection of porcelain, bronce and ceramic dogs, some vintage, some not.
Hi everyone, I wanted to make a spring tablescape but had no rabbits, or bunnies, or eggs, except in the frig! But!...I do have dogs for "all seasons", ha! This china is one of my earliest buys, I remember it wasn't expensive, but I fell in love with it because of the pretty original chinese design, with chrisantemus in pretty colors, even lilac and it also has butterflies on four of the flowers, therefore I thought it was perfect for spring along with the same color flowers in my flower base. We bought it around 1979 and the owner of the shop told us that it was an original Chinese Design from the 50's and it's made with very fine porcelain, the cups are so thin you could see thru them. My hubby who knows so much about china and ceramics as he owned a factory up to three years ago, (for the ones that haven't visited my older posts with our designs) said that the way they make them in China now is different, in a more technical way, more modern I guess, but this set is made like before technology and the brand in the back is all in chinese simbols still. I hope you like it as I do. Thanking you in advance for your visits, I appreciate it so much, as you're all so special to me.
I will be linking to the follwing parties, for which I give each one hostess my thanks for letting me participate.
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Susan of Metamorphosis Monday - at: betweennopsontheporch.blogspot.com/
Marty Table Top Tuesday - at: astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/