In honor of Will & Kate's wedding tomorrow and the land of my birth, England, thought I would reshare a tablescape I did a year or so ago.
And I did see the movie after this post was done.
One of those weekends when Ron was gone for baseball I rented it, it was great!
I always save my "girly" movies for when he is gone and I want some ME time.
Time for the ever popular Tablescape Thursday.
Thank you to hostess Susan http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2011/04/styling-by-coty-farquhar-welcome-to.html, please check out her blog and the great tablescapes done by many in blogland, it is to fun to miss!
I am glad to be back and in getting the house back in order after the holidays, well it calls for some color and also a theme.
A bit to early to start my Valentines tablescapes I thought but still wanted some red!
I have not seen the movie The Young Victoria but I want to! I love history and period movies, do you? So my tablescape is centered around Queen Victoria.
( Click on any photo to enlarge and see closer)
Here she is in all her glory. I was born in England and have seen the crown jewels in the
Tower of London etc. So I had to use some of my own "jewels" to pull this tablescape off too.
It was also time to dust and tidy up after the holidays, so I cleaned and switched out our chandelier and buffet lamp shades from the black and gold back to the burgundy red.
The buffet or sideboard gets decorated too.
With a framed print of Victoria herself, a vintage Old Britains Castle plate, candelabra, crowns and candles and a Fleur De Lis figurine.
The table was covered with an off white damask weave table cloth that was a wedding gift and then layered with my new flocked damask red table runners criss crossed across the table.
I also used matching napkins.
The place setting is all our Old Britain Castles Johnson Bros. transfer ware dinnerware, Crown napkin rings, red pearl handled flatware, our red Long Champs crystal and Biltmore gold rimmed crystal.
And a variation on the Menu idea would be to print these prints out of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and either print or write the menu on the back side.
My first inspiration for this table was the crown on the left that I found at ROSS, the one with the gold jewels. I found it at Christmas and just had to buy it!
So the center piece is different levels of candle stands and a cake stand with my crown collection on them and votive candles inside them.
Plus a framed photo of Queen Victoria with her love Prince Albert.
Really pretty by candle light!!
A closer look at the dinnerware with a menu also.
I printed a fun Royal looking menu from the internet that was used on the ship Britannia in 1959, the year I was born.
I put one at each place setting with a little ribbon wrapped around them.
The menu reads in French;
Selle d'Agneau Bouquetiere
Petits Pois au Beurre
Bombe Comtesse Marie