Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Freshen Your China

 Do you have an inherited or 
estate sale find set of china hiding in your cabinets
you are not sure how to use because the colors seem drab?
This week I setup a "dress rehearsal" for an 
upcoming luncheon I'm planning early fall.
I pulled out this set of china purchased last winter
in basement back shelf of an antique shop.
I wanted to freshen it up a bit so I added a few table items
that you might try too with your set.
First a picked bright colors -
pink and yellow here -to perk up the colors in the china.
Then I mixed in some vintage glassware in sunny yellow
The two drinking glasses and these baby juice glasses
with a yellow daisy pattern I used for votive holders.
I used new covered butter pat dishes
on top of the saucers that came with the set
since they had no tea cups.
I also used these brown rod iron
bee napkin rings.  You know I love bees!
 Finally I perked it all up with these matching
placemats and napkins I bought on clearance
at One Kings Lane.
 I love how all the colors pull together!
 The icing on the cake was the floral centerpiece
I asked my local florist Oberers to put together
working off the placemat and china colors.
 I took in this yellow depression glass compote
and they were able to make my arrangement
in one half hour!
 Here's the back of the china in case you are curious.
Next post I will share more about my 
attempt to floral arrange like a professional.
I setup another fall lunch table last year
with my Grandmother's china here.
Thank you stopping by 
and I hope you make it a beeutiful day!
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  1. Such a pretty tablescape! Love those napkin rings you chose and the colors!

  2. The flowers really tie everything together! So bright, fresh and different!

    1. Thank you so much I was really glad what was in my head came out as well on the table!

  3. I love the bold colors on the table and the beautiful fresh flowers.

    1. Thank you for visiting yes I'm in love with those flowers I hope they stay fresh over the weekend so I can enjoy them

  4. Love those bright pink placemats and napkins, so pretty,
    and the florist did a bang up job on that beeutiful
    arrangement, I have to say. Lovely!
    Blessings, Nellie

  5. What a wonderful way to make older china look more current. Those pretty linens definitely do the job. Your table looks so pretty. laurie

  6. Super ideas. Love the sunflower arrangement. Changing colors is so obvious I sometimes overlook it. from Wow Us Wed. Linda

  7. Love all these I am on a "no-spending-in tableware-items" right now, I am sure I will be borrowing some of these.

    1. I understand -sometimes we need to shop the house don't we!

  8. I love your table refresh! It is a perfect way to wake up old china!
    Blessings My Friend,

    1. Thanks Elaine -sometimes it looks a little dull doesn't it!

  9. Beautiful job and those placemats and napkin rings are gorgeous!