Creating a beautiful tablescape is all about picking a china pattern and enhancing it with stemware, decor and lastly a delicious meal. This tablescape is extra special to me because it is an old china set that I have from my mother. It is absolutely gorgeous Limoge & although it can no longer be bought in stores, it is a classic look that stands the test of time. This is an example of how to dust off an unused china set and make it the center of attention for any family celebration.

How to create this look with your own china set and stemware:

  • White Linen Tablecloth
  • Use a placement of a darker color that matches your china set ( shown is navy blue)
    • By using a placement it creates a distinguished place setting for each person.
    • For White china sets ANY color placement will work.
  • White Linen Napkin ( Ours is monogrammed; makes it more formal)
    • Fold it to be placed UNDER dinner plate.
  • Dinner Plate with soup bowl placed on top
    • Soup Bowl can be used for salad as well
  • Small Bread plate on top left corner of table setting
  • Crystal Water goblet ( Can be replaced with any glass ware you choose)
  • Crystal Candle sticks  ( glass will work too) I used white candles as well.
  • From left to right; salad fork, dinner fork, knife, spoon

Because the Limoge china pattern has multiple colors and lots going on, the focus for this tablescape was the pattern, along with a pop of color with the small delicate red roses. I also used a baccarat blue butterfly to accent the table, but not a necessary addition unless you have other items in your house that accent the china set you are using.

I allowed the china pattern to be the center of focus and it created a beautiful tablescape , great for any celebration!

The Bar Cart was used as a coffee station; with the beautiful carafe/tea pot/coffee pot as a beautiful piece on its on, you can also use it as a vase for flowers on the tablescape. ( Not shown, but easily done)

All photos by Marta Villalba Photography



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