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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

On a Santa Fe Table

Before I get into the pretties that I saw on our last trip to Santa Fe, NM, I'd love to thank everyone for leaving so many nice comments on the last two posts. I would love to answer each and every one, but there just isn't enough time! I really enjoyed reading them, each and every one.

Have a sit, partake of your favorite beverage.. this is a picture heavy post. 

Let's start at Casa Nova, just a short walk away from the Plaza and our hotel.
530 South Guadalupe Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501

This and the following pieces are from their Potters Workshop and Potterseed lines. Oh my. They are exquisite indeed. They are made in South Africa. Delicate. Intricate. Gorgeous. Promise.

None of these treasures came home with me. But they ship and I have their phone number!!
These vessels come in small bowls, medium bowls and large bowls. 
Creamers and sugars.

And goblets. Aren't these exquisite?

So delicate. I cannot see the cowboy using these!!!
Oh but how perfect for a girlie lunch?

And then we stopped in at Cielo Tabletop.
316 South Guadalupe Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 992-1960

I love this store. The owner and the dear lady who works there are delightful. 
Helpful, fun and so very knowledgeable.
This is the table that greeted us upon our entry. 

Rustic but oh so elegant. 
Each napkin was encased in a feather napkin ring.

This is fabulous flatware. Silver and onyx. It just glistened.

Pretty glasses and glassware bring energy to the table. 
Those candlesticks are so pretty.
William Yeoward?

Gorgeous pottery.

These napkin rings really look like jewelry. Many Kim Seyberts in the mix.

Sferra napkins. Oh, these are really some of my favorites. Did you see the tree with all 101 colors of cocktail napkins? There really isn't an ugly color in the bunch.

And then I saw these gorgeous napkins with the beautiful embroidery. 

So may different pieces of fun glassware. I love those with the black and gold beads in the stem. 

They also carry gorgeous pieces by Jan Barboglio. Also carried at Nieman Marcus.

Arte Italica

These are Japanese Lanterns in the vase. Thinking of doing this with cotton. Oh wait, I'll have to find a vase!

Gorgeous pieces with fitting price tags. But really, really gorgeous.

Hermes china. Outstanding pieces. 

Garnier Thiebault linens. Love the napkin ring. Did you notice the overturned flatware.
Very European looking. The green placemat keeps everything from appearing dull. Good idea to remember.
Kim Seybert napkin rings.

I certainly hope that you enjoyed visiting some of my favorite stores in Santa Fe with me. 
One day, we might just have to meet there!

I really will be joining the party over at Cuisine Kathleen's for Let's Dish and 
See you there!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

New pieces from Noritake tablescape

You cannot imagine my delight when I got an email from Noritake a few weeks ago. It said I had won the Noritake Piedmont Platinum Accent Plates. Wow. Oh yay!! Can you spell excited??!!!

I just knew they would work so well with many of my dishes. I had planned to deck the table with my these pale blue accent plates and my wedding china, but I think I'll save that for another day. Isn't the square shape wonderful. That's platinum on that plate!!

For our Sunday dinner with my 97 year old dad, I pulled out the pale blue Williams Sonoma linen tablecloth and as much crystal as I dared put on the table. 

 Including crystal knife rests from the mister's grandmother. 

 Mikasa Parklane water goblets, Libbey Rock Sharpe wine goblets and unknown Champagne flutes.

White flowers always pop on a pale cloth. Simply mini-mums keep the table from looking too formal. 
The guys already cringe at white napkins!

Wedgwood Windsor dinner plates and Old Company Plate's Signature silver complete the look.

 The silver Gorham Chantilly candlesticks are hard workers around here.

How do you keep your white napkins clean? I place mine in an oxyclean bath directly after dinner.
Let them soak a while. It will not hurt. 
Whereas bleach weakens the fibers. Always.

I'm still collecting silver trays. Can you ever have too many?

I love how many different edges are available. It's so hard to pick a favorite.

Do mums make you smile? Oh gosh, these last so long and bring so much joy.

 I hope you had a pleasant visit. I'd love to have you grace our table!
Thank you Noritake for the wonderful pieces!!!

Tablecloth - Williams Sonoma linen
Silver chargers - vintage silver trays
Dinner and bread plates - Wedgwood Windsor
Salad plates - Noritake Piedmont Platinum
Flatware - Old Company Plate Signature
Water goblet - Mikasa Parklane
Wine goblet - Libbey Rock Sharpe
Champagne flute - unknown
Candle holders - Gorham Chantilly
Crystal basket - unknown

Joining Tablescape Thursday over at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch.
Hope to see you there!!
Leaving you with our blue moon!


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