Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Wedgwood Potpourri

This week's tablescape was inspired by some navy blue linen hemstitched placemats I found on final sale at Pottery Barn recently.  Navy is such a versatile color that I knew I'd find multiple uses for them.  For the placemats' dining room debut, I chose my mother-in-law's Wedgwood Potpourri, a pattern I just love.  Two years after she passed away, my father-in-law moved to an independent living apartment and gave me this beautiful set of dishes.  I've posted two other tables set with this pattern, a breakfast table and a dinner table highlighting the deep reds in the pattern. Here's the dinner plate in this pattern.

The pattern is very detailed, with fruit and flowers and birds. 

For the placesetting, I'm using the dinner plate and the cream soup and saucer, as well as blue water goblets. The flatware is my sterling with silverplate soup spoons from my in-laws' collection.
Here's another angle.

The blue goblets are a recent purchase, and they also go with my everyday dishes.

For the centerpiece, I'm using a silverplate candelabra with cream beeswax candles and silverplate mint julep cups filled with pink and white alstroemeria.

Here are a few more shots of this table.


The details:
China:  Wedgwood Queensware Potpourri
Glassware:  Villeroy & Boch My Garden in blue
Silver:  Lunt Belvedere
Silverplate:  William A Rogers Park Lane
Placemats:  Pottery Barn

Thank you for visiting my table 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!




38 comments:

  1. Your tablescape is gorgeous. Love your silver candelabra and the silver cups, they are stunning. Your china is exquisite. Such a beautiful pattern. Very pretty. Hugs, Marty

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  2. So pretty....I love the silver also and those beautiful flowers!
    Hope your having a wonderful week!

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  3. So pretty Tricia, Love your china very much, its quite different, I never imagine of this colour in china,, it looks really beautiful, water goblets goes so perfectly... even you have table mats so exact matching... admirable setting...
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    Love
    Farah

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  4. Gorgeous table, Tricia...I love that china pattern, it looks especially nice on the navy placemats. I like the simplicity of the stemmed glasses, they would look great with any setting.

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  5. Tricia, I think this table is really beautiful. I love the dishes just on their own. The colors are beautiful, and I love the two handled little soup bowl. Put together on that table with the linens, glassware, and flowers, it is showcased beautiful.

    I love pulling out the blue.

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  6. Tricia -- the Wedgewood is such striking china -- so intricate. Great find on those PB placemats and I love your new glasses. Joni

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  7. Hi Tricia, I'm sure you feel quite fortunate to have inherited this beautiful set of china. You decorate with it very well. Such a pretty, pretty table.

    Do you have any favorite recipes in Thymes Remembered? Fun to know you have it too. Glad you liked my dishes!

    Donna

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  8. Beautiful table. The Wedgewood is gorgeous!

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  9. That is so lovely! I love the china! The glasses go so well with it. I am familiar with them as we used to have a VB outlet here in Southampton and I always wanted them!
    I adore cream soup bowls, just so beautiful!
    Great table, Tricia!

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  10. How lucky to be the keeper of such lovely things. The china is beautiful. I love your glasses too. they are perfect. Lucky find on the blue placemats. Another wonderful table!

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  11. I love navy blue but rarely use it. I'm not sure why not. Hmmmm....? You did an amazing job with it here! That china is the perfect inspiration!

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  12. Hi Tricia, I remember those previous tablescapes as I was so taken by this beautiful china! I can't believe how versatile it is! Even though your breakfast table was blue it was much more casual and the china still worked so well. And the red was unbelievable. You are lucky to have this gorgeous china and you use it so well. I have those blue PB placemats but I'm having trouble using them. They always seem so dark on my table. I think I'll try again! Linda

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  13. That is a gorgeous china pattern, Tricia. I really like your goblets and your silverplate too.
    Blesings, Beth

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  14. Just beautiful. I love the contrast of the white background of the the plate against the navy placemat.

    - The Tablescaper

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  15. Talk about a lucky girl. What a wonderful gift from your father-in-law and what lovelies you have surrounded them with.

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  16. This is gorgeous! I love cream soup bowls -- this pattern has a sort of Williamsburg look to me -- (A place I adore!) What a wonderful treasure they are. Beautiful candelabra and julip cups!

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  17. This is a beautiful table. Beautiful china and glassware ... thanks so much for sharing.

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  18. Tricia, this is a beautiful table! My college roommate chose this china pattern for her wedding in 1970 and I have loved it ever since. It is one of my all time favorite china patterns. I love all things Williamsburg because my hubby and I have been visiting there for nearly 40 years.
    Great tablescape!

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  19. This is a very pretty table scape! I would like to invite you to link this up to my new link party, Masterpiece Monday, at Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week. Take care, Mary :O)

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  20. So beautiful. I remember your Mother's china. I really like it with the blue being accented. This beautiful china is so versatile. I really love the cream soups. It is good to see you back. Hugs, Ginger

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  21. Oh, Tricia, the Wedgewood is just fantastic. Those lucious colors and that double handled bowl! I just love the bowl, those handles make it so fabulous. I would love to dine at this table. Your new goblets are wonderful and will go with so many things. I really love this table. How wonderful to inherit such a lovely set.

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  22. I really love what you put together here, Tricia. Love your candelabra and vases. Are they mint julep glasses? Your dishes are gorgeous especially the cream soups....Christine

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  23. Gorgeous table! Love your mint julep cup vases on the table...your flowers complement your Wedgwood perfectly :-)

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  24. Tricia,

    Just a beautiful table. I love the Wedgewood pattern. Everything looks just perfect and I love your header.

    Carol

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  25. There's so much to like on this table! I really like your new blue goblets. The china is beautiful. I love how you displayed the alstroemeria. I have only one julep cup but I think I need another one, just so I can do something like this. The complete tablescape is beautiful! Thoughtful, elegant and shows your uncanny restraint. Well done!

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  26. Did you do something to make the Alstromeria look so crisp and perky? Mine always look a touch droopy. I adore the Edwardian design in your Wedgwood Potpourri...such an elegant pattern...all the more special because it's a family treasure. This beautiful tablescape really captured my attention. Thank you for sharing your lovely design and for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

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  27. Beautiful table. I love your clever use of the mint julep cups as vases, and Alstromeria is one of my flower flowers -- don't they just last forever?! Very nice!

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  28. Tricia, this table is beautiful. Love that china pattern, and the navy stemware looks wonderful with it. I'm going to remember to use my mint julep cups for flowers some time. That looks so pretty. Thanks for the inspiration. laurie

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  29. Hi Trish,
    I die with all your treasures. I can get a fave as each piece have their own pretty character.

    Love them all...

    Happy TS to you dear Lady and enjoy the rest of the week...

    Hugs,
    /chie

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  30. Tricia, I love all of the details on this table! I'm a huge lover of Wedgwood so those chinoiserie plates really caught my eye, and how lovely that they were your MIL's. I like your new goblets you found to go with them and the linens as well. I love to use julep cups for flowers, too, and I think they add just the right pop to a table as evidenced here. Your candlelabras just set the whole thing off. Great job!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  31. What a beautiful pattern and such a lovely gift. You have done them proud - this is a wonderful setting!

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  32. Hi Tricia...

    These dishes are so beautiful and the colors make them so very versatile for so much of the year! As always, I adore your sterling.

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  33. Tricia, I love this Wedgwood pattern, and it looks so beautiful in this setting. I love those blue glasses too. Everything is just beautiful as always on your table!!

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  34. Very pretty. I love the pictures because they show so much detail. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. I love these dishes. I remember seeing your other tablescape and I loved them then. This is such and elegant table...formal and yet still comfortable. The silver, the white flowers...all perfect. This is one of my favorites.

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  36. I love your profile words. I too had a great childhood and married a good one and have a great family. I say I like the Merry Go ROund. The same everyday. May be boring to some but to me I love taking care of the family and don't need drama in my life to find it fulfilling. We are the lucky ones right?

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