There is something so elegant about chinoiserie whether on a fabric, or in this case, a set of plates by Pottery Barn.

The soft shade of rose in the pagoda and on the flowers with the counterpoints of vivid teal on the edging and in the foliage is both soothing and striking.

I had originally planned on styling the table with apple green accessories, but when I looked at it in more detail, the teal seemed so much more appropriate. Out came woven placemats from HomeGoods and turquoise Venetian glasses and tumblers.

Glenn had found a few bunches of soft pink parrot tulips at the local grocery store and brought them home. I adore the ruffled petals with the accents of green on the curvy ribs of the flower.

It was a warm(ish) spring day, so I set up shop outside.

Soft pink gingham napkins from Pottery Barn earlier this spring were a great match for the tulips.

Danieli flatware from World Market seemed just the right “rustic elegant” note…

… and pewter napkin rings from Pottery Barn years ago continued the theme.

Oh, those tulips!  Happy sigh…

The pearlized aqua tones in the interior of the vintage open salts picked up the softer shades of teal in the plates.

I just realized I didn’t get a good shot of the dinner plate I used under the Chinoiserie salad plate, so I’ll get one from another table setting.

It’s unofficial called Shell Edged Cream on Cream by Wedgwood, and was produced between 1930 and 1989 – a very long run for a china pattern. I got mine on eBay, so don’t really know which vintage it is. I love the ripply shell edge and the elegant raised paste floral border.

Oh Happy Spring Day.  Just because.

One more peek at the plate. 🙂 And off to walk the dogs on a glorious warm morning.

I’m sharing this post with Between Naps on the Porch.