There is no question that this set of antique Venetian glass is over the top. Boudoir over the top. My mother would be appalled. But I love it anyway.
The set comprises three sizes of goblets, plus the bowls and underplates.
Just to make sure the pink theme continued unabated, I went with pink hydrangea, as well. Might as well die for a sheep as a lamb. Blue hydrangea would have made a very nice contrast. Maybe next time…
The pink goblets, bowls and underplates are antique Venetian glass from Elise Abrams Antiques. The chargers and gold rimmed plates are from Pier One. The linens are from a few seasons back courtesy of Williams Sonoma. The flatware is a canteen set I purchased years ago from Country Dining Room Antiques.
I’m sharing this post with Between Naps on the Porch.
I love this setting!! Image the sorbet glasses filled with French Vanilla ice cream and fresh strawberries. Have you tried any of these pieces mixed with cranberry glass? It would be interesting to see if it was too over the top or if it was enriched. I think this would be my favourite setting for a ladies who lunch with little ladies who are about eight years old and not clumsy. I love the pink!!!
Exactly! It’s a girly-girl set in the extreme. The best part of this set is the bowls. They’re the perfect size and I love the stubby foot. Elegant, but they’re large enough to be practical in that they hold a decent quantity of dessert.
this is a STUNNING table I am a sucker for anything pink well done
Thanks Susan. I am very fond of Venetian Glass, though I don’t have a lot of the heavily decorated style. This is my only set with the enamel-type painting on it. It’s a LOT of pink! 🙂 Thank you for visiting!
This table setting is so elegant and stunning. The pink Venetian sherbets are exquisite !
I love pink tablescapes.
The sherbet bowls are my favourite part, too. The whole set is over the top, but sometimes a little excess is what’s needed.
Beautiful. The Venetian glass is amazing.
Thanks, Lorri. With all the enamelling, the set is way more elaborate than I normally go for, but there was something unabashedly appealing about the whole thing. Think Pink!
Absolutely beautiful enamel scroll work on the glass. I’ve not seen anything like that, it’s so different than etched or cut patterns. Eye-catching! Re: being girly — pink didn’t become associated with girls until the 1940’s. Before then it was considered a too powerful, masculine color for them. So this vibrant pink table denotes strength!
Thanks, Sandra. I didn’t know that about pink but love the sentiment. Do you remember Funny Face with Audrey Hepburn with the “Think Pink” theme? That’s what this glassware reminded me of.