I enjoy tableware of all ilks, from “serious” antiques to more light-hearted, fun pieces. This Peacock Garden set by 222 Fifth is in the latter category.
I had not heard of their wares before discovering the Adelaide Green & White toile pattern a few years back, but I’ve kept an eye out since then and was happy to find this peacock set for our house in the Cape.
The salad plates are a generous size, and the small bowls are perfect for yoghurt or berries. The peacock drapes himself charmingly across the plate in his luscious turquoise and deep blue feathers. Here I’ve combined it with some Old Williamsburg Blue water glasses by Imperial Glass, also from Replacements. Their sturdy stature and generous size are a perfect match for the heavier weight of the Peacock Gardens plates. The dinner plates are Pillivuyt Queen Anne from Williams Sonoma.
I’m sharing this post with Between Naps on the Porch.
I love the way the peacock moves down the plate from right to left. It is most unusual as most designs go the opposite way. With the depth of colour in the chairs and surrounding woodwork, it would be interesting to see copper accents with these gorgeous plates. Thank you for all of the time you take to set these tableaus up for us to see it is a lovely start to the day.
You are most welcome. I love creating the “tablescapes” and glad someone enjoys seeing them. Thanks for the wonderful suggestions – keep them coming!
The peacock plate appears to be a perfect choice for your Cape house because it so beautifully allows your marvelous chandelier to become an important component of your entire design. I’m curious about the plates in your hutch. They, too, are lovely. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay
Hi Cherry Kay. Thanks so much! We bought that chandelier from an antique shop as we were just getting started with furnishing the Cape house, and it did “set the tone” for the colour scheme. It’s from the 1930s, I believe. It took the patience of Job to get it set up, as the screws holding the smaller lights in place are microscopic and the threads are badly worn. Happily my son Adam was there to help, and he is very, very patient. I thought Glenn was going to lose it! The plates in the cabinet are two sets – Spode Upland Game set that I mentioned in Let’s Talk Turkey and an Ironstone set in Navy & Green . Thanks for stopping by, and for your lovely comments.