Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Castleton Mayfair for Fall

This week I'm showing you a second table I set while visiting my parents in Little Rock recently.  This one features Mama's other Castleton pattern, Mayfair.  I set a spring table with it back in April, using pale yellow napkins, but wanted to try a fall version.  Here's a close-up of the pattern.


This time I wanted to use gold placemats and gray napkins to complement the roses and leaves in the pattern.  As I mentioned last week, I flew to Little Rock with a variety of table linens in my carry-on.  And, yes, that IS a little bit crazy!  Here I'm using the underside of the Turning Leaf placemats from a recent fall tablescape and gray napkins from Crate & Barrel.  Mama's silver is Reed & Barton's French Renaissance, and her crystal is Fostoria's Navarre.


Yellow roses, of course, were essential for the centerpiece!  Conveniently, Kroger had some at a good price.


Here's a view across the table.  In addition to the roses, I found some gray Colonial candles at Fifth Season, my favorite gift store in Little Rock.  If you're ever in Little Rock, it's a must-see!


Although the light isn't great in this view of the table, it does show the herringbone pattern in the gray runner.  I found the runner, originally marked $24.95, on the clearance table at Denver's The Great Indoors last spring.  It was marked down to $5.18, and I got another 20% off that!  I think it adds a modern feel to the table.


Here's a closer look at Mama's beautiful Navarre crystal.  I love both the etched pattern and the elegant shape.


Here's another look at the yellow roses.  You can see Mama's living room reflected in the huge mirror, which originally hung in my grandfather's jewelry store.


Here's another view of the table.


And here's one final view, which unfortunately reveals that I didn't use a hot enough iron on the runner after pulling it from my suitcase!

Thanks for visiting my parents' house this week!  I hope you will leave a comment before you leave to visit all the wonderful tablescapes at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch!








48 comments:

  1. This is just too easy for you! I absolutely love this combination of yellow and gray! The china is stunning. I am in love with the Fostoria, though. I tried to get some of that pattern on ebay last year, but it went too high. Gorgeous, elegant table!!

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  2. Very pretty, and unexpected combination of colors! Hope you have a great time, and enjoy that visit! Sandi

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  3. I missed the porch party last week so I'm just giggling lke crazy at the comment about carrying linens to visit your mother. LOLOL.
    I guess you took the flying leap off Tablescape Mountain. Oh well... so did we all. Grin.

    It paid off! The table is really lovely with the yellow and gray linens. I LOVE the pattern of those dishes. I have never seen one with those colors. It's so pretty.

    I hope you are having a blast!

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  4. I love the fact that you are such a dedicated tablescaper that you took your linens to your mom's! A girl after my own heart! :-)

    What a lovely table you have set. Love the yellow and grey, and your mother's flatware... GORGEOUS! I like the fact that you took a traditional china and made it look fresh and modern with your choice of linens. Great job!

    I played with my MIL's things for my tablescape this week, though I took my own vases for the centerpieces for two tables. We did a birthday celebration for her.

    Happy Tablescape Thursday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  5. What gorgeous stemware! Those yellow roses are perfect with your plates & what a bargain your runner was...ironing is over-rated in my opinion :-)

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  6. This is a beautiful "grown up" table! I love it all:@)

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  7. I love the yellow and gray. so elegant. I think the dishes are great! I love her crystal too. Great job.

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  8. OH MY! Just love the yellow and gray together! Yellow roses are my FAVE! You set a WOW FACTOR table!!!!!

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  9. I love the herringbone runner! Using the grey with the yellow is vvery pretty!

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  10. I adore yellow roses, and I adore those plates! Great job putting everything together!

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  11. So beautiful plates, the yellow roses are very pretty! Love your setting!

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  12. Truly classic dishes work with vintage and modern linens! I can't believe you filled your suitcase with table linens! Imagine explaining that to the security guards at the airport! Linda

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  13. Such a dramatic color combination, and so up to date! It really makes the china look so contemporary. Great!

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  14. I am now convinced that you have a family with a love of beautiful china. This is just an example and you set the prettiest tables, Tricia..Christine

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  15. Oh that is so beautiful. I love the plates and the glasses! Did you have Yellow Rose of Texas playing?

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  16. Love how you travel with table linen :)
    The colors are striking and just love the flowers and your mother's silverware!
    Kathy

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  17. What a pretty table you set...I like the grey and yellow. The dishes are very pretty!

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  18. Trish,

    Lovely setting. The grey and yellow are wonderful. Very nice setting. Trying not to covet stemware.....
    Carol

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  19. Hi Tricia,
    thank you so much for your visit and your sweet comment. But when I look at your table, it is breath taking. This is really an elegant and serene china pattern. The grey with the yellow and white is just gorgeous. And you made a phantastic table. Those precious dishes, crytal and silver are brought to their best. Thank you so much for sharing it. I am sure your MOM appreciated this table a lot.
    Did you see my new blog event, which starts on November 3, 2010? Its about christmas cookies baking. I would love, if a lot of international blogger would participate.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  20. The crystal is just beautiful! what a beautiful table and you're right, the runner looks lovely and brings it all together.

    Thanks for your recent visit to my blog and for your sweet comment.

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  21. Gray is not usually a colour I'm drawn to, but you have made it look beautiful in this table setting!

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  22. I love to work with gray, and you've done it beautifully. I really like the subdued take on an Autumn tablescape....not a pumpkin in sight. The Mayfair is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your charming design and for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

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  23. Tricia, your mama has some of the most beautiful dishes,WOW!...love these yellow rose.
    -Jo
    -LazyonLoblolly

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  24. *jaw drops*
    Those plates! Oh my. Seriously.
    Great color, and very very classy

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  25. Your dishes are absolutely gorgeous!

    Hope to grab some of them too §;-)

    Happy TS, Lady & enjoy the week-end ahead.
    /chie

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  26. Hi Tricia,

    I really like this one! I agree that the runner adds a nice modern touch. The gray and yellow look wonderful together, and the simple, elegant arrangement of roses is the perfect finishing touch! The Navarre stemware is my favorite element of your tablescape. It has to be one of the most beautiful crystal patterns ever produced. I enjoyed seeing the reflections in the mirror. Knowing its history made this post even more fascinating. Nicely done!

    Regards,
    Bill

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  27. How beautiful! I love the dishes and the crystal stemware. What a deal on the table runner! I don't think it's crazy bringing table linens in a carry-on bag...but then again, I am a little crazy about tablescaping. :-)

    Jane

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  28. Lovely! How great that you carried table linens in your carry on. Now that is dedications :)

    Christi @ A Southern Life

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  29. An absolutely beautiful table. I love the use of grey, for the linens.

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  30. I have always loved gray and yellow together, but I've always thought about it for clothing...never on a table. It really works with these dishes and I love the look. It is very unique and the yellow roses really pull it all together. Very pretty.

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  31. This china is beautiful and you've picked up the colors perfectly with your yellows and greys. Lovely.

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  32. Hi Tricia,
    Your china is so pretty and cheerful. Yellow is so bright. Blending yellow with grey is wonderful.
    Very nice touches, linens and all.

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  33. Very lovely and the yellow roses for the centerpiece is the perfect touch!
    Sheila

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  34. Hi, Tricia, Yet another beautiful table. You Mom is so lucky to be the keeper of such treasures. The crystal is on of the most beautiful out there. I love the yellow and grey. You may be the one to make it soooooo hot!
    Thanks for stopping by and visiting. I always look forward to your visits. Thanks, Ginger

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  35. A dedicated tablescaper after my own heart ;o)

    Love the yellow and grey, and your mother's flatware!

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  36. What beautiful china! I checked out last weeks tablescape too and all I can say is WOW! The crystal in both is simply stunning and the patterns on the china are gorgeous. I adore both settings. :)

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  37. The yellow and gray are so sophisticated and so cheery! What pretty dishes. I bet your mom loved playing with tablescapes, too. How fun to take your table linens on your trip!

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  38. The gray and gold are so beautiful together -- I may have to add linens like this to my list of things I'd like to own. Everything looks amazing together. And, your mother's crystal is stunning! Also loving the flatware in your table in the post below.
    Thanks so much for sharing and for coming by my blog earlier.
    I am your newest official follower -- would be so honoured if you'd come by again, and maybe even follow me, too
    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  39. You know I LOVE this with all those beautiful yellow roses!!

    Katherine

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  40. If you're going to travel with table linens, how wonderful that you can use both sides of the place mats. That crystal is breath taking! What a beautiful pattern, and I agree with you-the shape is so elegant. The yellow just pops on the gray background. Your mother is going to want you to fly to L.R. to decorate her tables when she's having guests. laurie

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  41. Hi Tricia...

    My friend, I can just imagine your luggage with all the beautiful table linens! Hehe...that's too cute! I can see that you had alot of fun creating some very beautiful tables while at your Mom's. Does she enjoy setting a beautiful table as well? Her Castleton china is simply gorgeous...and I love this Mayfair pattern. I love yellow roses...I think they may be my favorite color! Ohhh...and I love yellow paired with gray...it has such an elegant feel! The etched crystal is sooo beautiful! I would love to have a set like that! It's perfect with the china. Your choice of table linens is perfect, my friend! I really enjoyed this beautiful table...thank you for sharing it with us!

    I'm so glad that you stopped in for a visit! I really enjoyed your sweet note! Thank you, Tricia!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  42. I am a fool for glassware, so your mother's crystal totally wins me over!

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  43. loooove your roses:) so pretty!!
    Yellow makes me smile:)))

    Have a blessed weekend!

    xo
    Kay Ellen

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  44. The table is so beautiful! Love everything about it. I'd love to sit down to this table!

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  45. I have to say, I so love your header photo. The soft pinks and yellows appeal to me so much! You have a great eye for color.

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  46. Very unique and beautiful, I never saw this combination before in blog's world, and your yellow roses are the main source of enhancing your table... love the china, the colour and pattern is very different yet very elegant. Tbla mats are fab and so muchpronounce.. very lovely everything...
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    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  47. I don't know how I missed this -- but it is gorgeous, and totally "on trend" as they say in the world of design.

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  48. My grandfather, Philip Costigan, designed the Yellow Rose Mayfair. I just recently got a cup and saucer from my sister who bought it on eBay. He also did the 1960 Christmas Seal featuring Choir singers!

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