Tableware attracts me for all kinds of reasons, and in this case, it was the beautiful detail consistent with the Aesthetic Movement from which it sprang.
Essentially, the Aesthetic Movement meant “art for art’s sake”; simply that something could be beautiful just because it was beautiful, not to convey any deeper political or intellectual significance. Alleluia!
The set itself is pretty simple, too.
Just twelve soup plates, comprising four each of three different patterns and a tureen, all from Elise Abrams Antiques.
The soft greens and lovely gilding are soothing and enticing at the same time.
The green is the same shade as my Graham Green goblets by Juliska. The Graham Green is discontinued, but Graham clear is readily had.
The tureen has an unusual shape. It’s curved in at opposite ends, where the handles are snuggled into place.
The green tips on the Pee Gee Hydrangea pick up the green in the decor on the plates.
Soft gold napkin rings from Chintz & Co echo the delicate gold in the plates.
As does the gilding on the open salts.
A calm and quiet table on a soft, warm fall day.
I’m sharing this post with Between Naps on the Porch.
What a beautiful table. I love the dishes and how nice to have the tureen that matches. I like the white backdrop, it really showcases the dishes well and proves that you don’t need a stack of dishes.
Sometimes I like a nice, clean look; green & white is always a good combo for that. As you say, you don’t necessarily need a whole stack of dishes. I really enjoy this set, especially its slightly Asian look. Exotic and simple at the same time Have a good day and thanks so much for visiting.
Simple and elegant!
Thanks, Sandra! I very much appreciate you stopping by and commenting. Have a good evening.
Such a gorgeous, gorgeous china pattern, in a beautiful tablescape. Love the light greens with touches of gold. Perfect for early autumn. Wish I were there 😉 Popped over from BNOTP.
Thanks for visiting, Mia! Wish you were here, too! Autumn is upon us all of a sudden, isn’t it?
Oh My! What a gorgeous table. Hits all the right notes for me. I love Aesthetic patterns and green is my favorite color. The loose flowing pattern, muted colors, beautiful glassware, and soft gilding bring it all together. Thanks so much. I now have some ideas about what I can do with my autumn tableware, although it won’t match the elegance of your setting here.
Thanks, Anna. Fall is my favourite time of year and provides so much scope for warm tablesettings, don’t you think?
In my favorite color green but so delicate, fine, graceful golden luxury. I’d feel like a queen at this table….and tranquil. Lovely!
I do love this set. Only the soup bowls and the tureen, but it mixes and matches so well.