This table was inspired by some napkins I picked up at Wayfair.com. It’s the first time I’ve sourced linens from there and it was a good experience, by and large.
The pattern is called Garden Folly, featuring pagodas, bridges and all kinds of flowers. The napkins are reversible with a grey and white graphic pattern on the reverse side. It’s easier to see the colourful pattern on the placemat, so I’ve included it, too.
So many colours from which to choose! The cranberry pink seemed to jump out the most so I started there with Hoffman House style thumbprint glasses from Laurel Leaf, another new source I have recently discovered. They sell a variety of vintage glassware at astonishingly great prices and these goblets were a recent acquisition.
The cream background of the napkins called for similarly toned items, so I went with a creamy coloured quilted runner. The Garden Folly set didn’t include a runner, and I continued the pattern with three napkins placed end to end on top of the quilted runner – it worked!
I picked up the grey in the napkins with the galvanized metal chargers and metal napkin rings from Pottery Barn and continued the cream-theme with raised-paste cream on cream shell-edged vintage plates by Wedgwood. They were an e-Bay acquisition.
I do love the shell edge Wedgwood does. Below is a closeup of the plate from an earlier post with vintage berry bowls.
Flowers were very thin on the ground in Cape Cod this January. Glenn picked up some mixed bunches when at the grocery store, and they did the job quite well given the multi-coloured nature of the napkins.
I finished the table with some modern creamware pieces from the Bristol Series by Fitz & Floyd.
Some small jam pots from a five-piece set called Campagna by Arte Italica served as salt & pepper containers. The whole series is discontinued, unfortunately.
The cutlery is Berry & Thread by Juliska. Whilst setting this table I discovered we are missing a dinner fork. Possibly one of the kids took it to the beach? Not that one wishes to accuse their children, but I can’t help remembering the number of dessert spoons that have taken a walk in school lunches to consume pudding and the like! The pattern is open stock, happily…
Enjoy the week, everyone. Happy Monday.
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Love the chargers. My sister has been on a galvanized streak since she used it for a party theme for her son’s graduation. For a year prior we were looking at anything and everything that was galvanized. It is a fun table. The galvanized and cream make a nice neutral to showcase the colors of the florals–both fabric and real.
It is all-things-galvanized at the moment, isn’t it? I debated between Pottery Barn’s and Pier 1’s chargers. I liked the detailing on the edge of the Pier 1, but thought the flat, plain profile of the Pottery Barn option would be better and offer more flexibility. I think galvanized would work really well as a modern yet vintage theme for a graduation party. How did the table turn out?
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It turned out great. Her graduation table was a lot of fun. She had a buffet and used the galvanized pieces as accessories and serving. My nephew is an outdoorsman, a hunter and fisherman, so she used camo and blaze orange paper plates with the galvanized to really suit his personality. He loved it.
That’s just great! So often tables are more feminine, so incorporating all those outdoorsman/hunter features would make for an unusual and very personal display. Ironically, my youngest daughter (who is a tiny little blonde thing) loves camo and all things camo. I just got her a pair of camo snow pants for Christmas. She’s 27 now, so I don’t think the phase is going to pass.
I love that white embossed pitcher. How interesting.
Hi Myr. The pitcher is by Fitz & Floyd – part of their Bristol Collection. I got it on Amazon. Here is a link:
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I’m loving those cranberry glasses. Nice to know about Laurel Leaf, it’s always good to have more sources!
They’re really pleasant to deal with, too. Anything I’ve bought from them has been great quality and in good shape.
Pretty table with pretty things. The napkins are beautiful with floral prints. Love the pink stemware. The Tulips has it’s charm and adds charm to the table. Love Sujatha:).
Thanks Sujatha! I’ve used those napkins a lot. They’ve got a different pattern on the reverse side, so they’re very versatile.