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.