Monday, February 17, 2014

A Touch of Pink

Again this week, my table began with a glass -- pink this time.  I had admired these at Pottery Barn, so when they put them on sale in December, I ordered them.  At the time, I had no idea how I'd use them to set a table, as I have no pink dishes or table linens.  I just bought them because they were pretty!
I looked for pink placemats and napkins online, but apparently pink is out of vogue, because I didn't find any I liked. I decided to bring in more pink using flowers instead.  Here's a "diner's view" across the table -- white placemats and napkins, pink and white alstroemeria in short glass vases, Grandma Rachel's china, and our wedding silver.
I use these bud vase napkin rings, a gift from my daughter, all the time.  They are wonderful for bringing a little more color to the table.  Oops, that napkin could have used ironing!
Here's a view of the table, set for a lunch with friends.  Just enough pink for me!
Here's a closeup of Grandma Rachel's china -- it's the Admiral pattern by Heinrich H&C.  The little cluster of pink flowers is the only pink on any of my china patterns.  (I'm more of a blue girl.)  I think Grandma Rachel would be tickled to see me pairing her pretty vintage china with glasses from Pottery Barn!
The alstroemeria included the perfect shade of pink!  And 15 stems were just $7 at Sam's Club.
Another view. . .
Couldn't resist this closeup.  Those two central striped petals form a heart!
One more look at the placesetting.
Thank you for visiting!  I will be linking to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.


  1. It is a beautiful pink goblet. I love pink although I don't use it often. You have tied in the pink flowers and the tiny bit of pink on the china. Beautiful job.

  2. These pink goblets are the perfect touch for this elegant table. Great decision to add these. As you say, they are the perfect shade of pink in the alstroemeria. Beautiful, beautiful table!

  3. I truly love this. I like the pink stemware with those dishes- they work together very nicely. Sam's club is a.o.k. with flowers! My red roses lasted 8 days that came from there. I've had roses open in a day and be done in 3! Anyway, astroemeria is a pretty flower and I think a perfect choice to complement your setting. Those clear napkin holders are the best- love how they hold a flower!

  4. You found the perfect use for them! Pink is my favorite all-time color hands down. I LOVE it. I don't have much of it in our home because I don't want my husband to go running into the streets with his eyeballs bleeding, but my wardrobe REEKS of pink. I'm wearing a pink nightgown right now, in fact! :-)

    The addition of the alstroemeria to the table was a smart move. It has just enough pink without going overboard and works well with everything else on the table.

    Ooooh...I can see the "heart" in the flower, too! Fun!!

    I hope all is well with you and yours. Have a fantabulous week!

  5. Pretty table and such precious china! I am not much of a pink person either, but Love the stemmed glass - just enough pink for me, too!

  6. I think Grandma Rachel was on to something -- there are several colors that could be emphasized in that elegant china. What you have done with it is very soft and elegant.

  7. Just beautiful! I will have to use those flowers and pink more often!

  8. Lovely, lovely, lovely!! Your china is exquisite and you've highlighted it perfectly with just the right touches of pink!! Your flowers, and napkin rings and flatware truly complete a beautiful tablescape. Bravo! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  9. Your table is delicate and elegant! Just beautiful!

  10. Gorgeous dear Tricia! I love your simple, yet elegant tables, with gorgeous dishes and the pink goblets are stunning and to think, you paid so Little for them, wow! Pink is always lovely and you have accented this setting with the pretty flowers, I love alstromedias, they are so sweet and delicate. Just perfect!
    Thank you for your sweet and kind visit. Have a great weekend.

  11. It seems elegant is the word for the day. I am so wanting pink goblets and love yours. I know you treasure having your grandmother's china it so pretty and must remind you of her when you sue them. Everything is wonderful.

    Cathy's Cupboard Calamity <:)

  12. I love your pink stems! They are perfect with that little touch of pink in your grandma's china. Your napkin rings are so versatile - haven't seen those before. Your table is beautiful and cheery with the pink touches! Thanks for visiting me. :-)
    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

  13. Tricia, your touches of pink are lovely in this tablescape, and I'm just a little envious of those pink glasses. Thanks for coming to visit my other blogs -- and commenting. I treasure the friendships I have developed with bloggers.