Pashmina literally translates to “Soft Gold” in Kashmiri. What a luxurious vision that conjures up, and so appropriately named for the pattern by Wedgwood.
Pashmina is one of my “dessert plate only” patterns, though in this case it’s the accent luncheon plate, but you get my drift. I really like the delicate stylized flowers in rich rusts, soft greens and clear pewter tones. The rim is a rich gold with tiny black accents, which lent additional interest and a nice contrast to the pewter edge of the Emerson dinner plate by Juliska that sits underneath it.
The soft green has a yellow undertone to it, similar to the shade of green in Juliska’s Graham Green glasses.
They’ve long been discontinued, unfortunately, but are sometimes available at Replacements.
I added octagonal pewter ramekins by Juliska; they’re no longer available, but they have a round one. Generously sized, the ramekins are very versatile and I often use them for baked desserts, such as this Apple Sponge Cake with Custard.
Though normally I would think of a rust/pewter combination as being more “fall and winter”, this combination presented a nice bridge to spring with the fresher green accents of the Juliska glasses and the novelty tulips.
Who could resist these little guys? They have a curious shape, and an almost waxy texture. They reminded me of Mayflowers.
Delicately ruffled with creamy yellow hearts.
Octagonal pewter chargers from Pottery Barn many years ago added an additional layer of silver tones, along with the deeper pewter colour of the Cupola Flatware by Williams Sonoma. The runner is Sweet William by Sferra (discontinued, drat it) and I can’t remember where I got the rust napkins; I’ve had them forever.
It was a bit of a dull day when I snapped the photos, but the table setting brought some cheer to the kitchen.
I used little bird salt & pepper shakers and place card holders to extend the “spring is here!” theme.
These cheeky little guys always make me smile. We picked them up years ago during a stay at Blantyre, where they graced the breakfast table, and were available for purchase at the gift shop (no, I did not nick them from the table – I know that’s what you were thinking).
The place card holders were a find at Chintz & Co in Victoria, B.C. almost a decade ago; somewhere along the way I found the bird-themed place cards, too. I love it when those details come together.
One last look at the table!
I think (fingers crossed) that this is the last cold week here in the frozen tundra that is Canada these days. Everyone is fed up and cranky about the frigid temperatures, but the light! Oh, it’s so much better – clear, strong and so much more of it! There is hope :).
I’m sharing this post with Between Naps on the Porch.
What a refreshing and sophisticated colour palate! I’ll never forget the first time I saw Juliska glass, years ago when they started the company. A shop downtown had an entire window display, and I just stood there drooling. They are so very beautiful en masse. You’ve had bad luck with the weather these past weeks, haven’t you? It’s still glorious here, and we have bowls full of of gardenias, but I know that switch will flick one day soon, and that will be my cue to leave. I’ll be sure to include some ruffled tulips in my order to Holland this year–they are cute, and I’ll throw in some late-blooming parrot tulips to extend the season.
I saw Juliska for the first time in Charleston; green champagne flutes paired with Spode Indian Red Accent plates. I’ve just realized it’s the same rusty red and green palate that I set here! Isn’t that funny?
Yes, we have had the worst luck with weather, but I’m hopeful for better things. I’m so envious of your gardenias – aren’t they the most scrumptious flowers? Also kind of waxy, like the tulips on this table. And yes – parrot tulips – heaven! My absolutely favourites. I have some apricot and green painted tulips on the table right now. They’re not quite as marvellous as the parrot tulips, but they are visually very intriguing.
So nice to chat with you, Beatrice. I hope all is well. Thanks for stopping in. 🙂
So soft and spring like. Really warms the soul. Love those green glasses that pick up the green in the plates and blend in with the flowers so beautifully. Another winner! As always love your very sweet quirky salt and pepper shakers. Looking forward to spring on CC.
Thanks Maura. I always welcome an excuse to use those green glasses, and the tulips were so unusual. I popped them into the garden afterwards so we shall see if the deer were equally enchanted by them.
Such a pretty table! I like the use of the octagonal chargers with the octagonal ramekins, it almost looks like they were made to go together. Your green glassware is beautiful. Let’s hope that The weather continues to warm up so we can enjoy it!!
Thanks, Ann! From your lips to God’s ear on the weather. We’re in the middle of a major ice storm right now, just to top it all off! lol. Thanks so much for dropping by.