Set the table for spring with antique tableware that’s bursting with inspiration. Simply add fresh flowers, a delicious menu, and good company.
A Collected Table
Tableware: Collection of 18th century Majolica
Fresh Flowers: Potted geraniums
This collection of Majolica with geranium details brings bright green hues and lifelike leaves to your table. Use potted geraniums as part of your centerpiece (yes, that’s fresh AND earthenware geraniums) to create a tablescape that’s straight out of the garden.
April Showers Bring Red Flowers
Tableware: English red and white transferware
Fresh Flowers: Flowering branches
A selection of sixteen pieces of transferware adds visual punch with its dense floral patterns and red flowers which defy spring pastels. Find flowering branches with white flowers (we love white crab apple blooms), and layer them on the table as a natural centerpiece with style.
Pretty In Pink
Tableware: Early 20th century German plates
Fresh Flowers: Cut flowers in shades of pink
Hand-painted porcelain plates adorned with delicate flowers and a scalloped gold rim set a feminine tablescape that screams spring. Mix in fresh flowers in shades of pink (try peonies, ranunculus, and dahlias) to create a romantic table worthy of special guests
Tableware: 19th century rococo-style plates
Fresh Flowers: Orchids
Mint and gold Copeland Spode plates call for an upscale table setting with chic blooms. Polish your silver, and look to orchids (cut or potted) in shades of lavender to work in tandem with these stunning and oh-so-formal plates.
Tableware: Famille rose plates from China
Fresh Flowers: Bud vases with small blooms
Called Famille Rose because of their rosy hue, these porcelain plates are densely decorated and full of color. Florals, figures, and birds tell a story and, at 18” wide, one plate can serve as a large centerpiece (perfect on a round dining table) on which you can group a bunch of bud vases with pretty blooms.