Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Dining With The Rothschilds


Welcome to my table setting for Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan with Between Naps On The Porch.
The inspiration for this table theme was the Rothschild Bird china by Herend. The beautiful pattern is perfect for an elegant brunch in a garden setting.

The weather couldn't be more perfect. A setting for 6 underneath a heritage Pepper tree.

Flatware by Yamazaki. Gold rimmed stemware by Rosenthal. Water goblet by Cristal d'Arques Paris.

The chairs used for the setting were a great Craigs list find. I couldn't resist painting six of the eight chairs gold for this setting. Originally, I was going to give them a Gustavian style finish. However, because they will only be used as spares for entertaining, I think I will leave them gold. I often rent gold chiavari chairs for special events. I can just bring these out instead.

The location for this setting is at the home of Tom & Spencer. I will be taking you on an exclusive tour inside this fabulous Spanish colonial revival in the coming weeks so please stay tuned.

The home is also listed with the National Registry because of it's historical significance to the City of Sacramento.

I created 5 floral centerpieces, 2 large arrangements for the 36" tall candelabras, 2 small arrangements for the side table and 1 centerpiece for the main table. I used mainly peonies,hydrangeas and snap dragons.

Blini,Sour Cream and Caviar anyone?

I get lots of compliments on this chaffing dish which I purchased from a local restaurant supply store several years ago.


A final toast to great company!

I tried my hardest not to share too many photos as I recently discovered photographer and artist Dougie Pieper who also shot my table scape and I hope to share those images with you soon(hurry Mr. Rockstar). Please check back soon to see Doug's amazing eye in capturing this setting and turning it into art.

This is a video clip I created highlighting some of the pictures I took of the table setting.
Included in the clip are a few film trailer footages I pieced together that were also the inspiration behind my table setting. I included some fun facts (may be hard to read... I am still working on it my video skills) The background music is a classic by Bach but with a high energy remix beat added to give the clip a modern and hip appeal.
For more creative and unique tablescapes, please visit Between Naps On The Porch.

43 comments:

podso said...

The tablescape is so lovely, but the gold chairs are the best!

The Shiny Pebble said...

This is absolutely breathtaking! I am new to your blog - I can't believe I hadn't been here before! Found you thru Tablescape Thursday. Please come participate in my Designer Challenge Finale Party next Wednesday. I am so sure you would come up with something fantastic!!! All of the designers will attend. And so will a handful of talented friends. Would love for you to join in.

Tricia said...

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday -- unless I've missed you up till now! The table is gorgeous, and that china is just breathtakingly beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Shirley said...

The tablescape is beyond words. Breathtakingly beautiful and the video takes you right into that era. Well done!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a beautiful table you've set -- and the setting is beyond gorgeous! I really enjoyed your video as well --

@Sandytables said...

This table is gorgeous! The floral pieces are magnificent! You have quite an eye for design.

marlis said...

This regal setting is absolutely divine. I love you blog and will be visiting on a regular basis.

Diann @ The thrifty Groove said...

Everything is just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

too grand for my personal taste but overall nicely done. The video is very creative.

Janie's World said...

You have such wonderful talent to go along with your exquisite taste. Love everything about your table. Also that special added touch with the chandelier added such elegance!

Mimi said...

Beautiful, elegant table...right down to the gold chairs...and the gorgeous setting! Thanks for sharing.

The Tablescaper said...

Gorgeous. There really is no other word - gorgeous.

I'm hosting a new meme, "Summer Sundays". It's all about what summer means to YOU - like dining under the trees in high elegance? Hope you'll come and join the fun.

- The Tablescaper

- The Tablescaper

Debbie said...

Stunning!
Debbie@houseatthelake

Maria said...

So beautiful!

Allie and Pattie said...

My all time absolute favorite china in my favorite color- just stunning. But those chairs take this table right over the top! Standing ovation here- can you hear the applause??
xoxo Pattie

Barbara said...

This is so gorgeous. There is something about bringing the elegance of an indoor table, outside that just makes for the most beautiful settings. I know I will come back to view this again.

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Oh how wonderful! The centerpieces are fantastic! The overall setting looks straight out of a magazine! Great job!

Shugee @ Blue Heron Cottage said...

Wow! The flowers are beautiful, the china is spectacular and the Yamasaki it's one of my favorites. I've always wanted a Yamasaki set. The tree, the setting, it's all breathtaking. What an occasion! Your blog is fantastic, also.

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I adore the Yamasaki china, so beautiful and a real wow with the beautiful flowers and the setting just so pretty....you never disappoint

once in a blue moon... said...

opulent, decadent and fantastic, i love the elegant garden!

Bill said...

Bravo, mon ami! You've raised the bar once again. From concept to execution, Julio, this entire art installation (which is what you've created here) is superb! The photography is wonderful, and that video takes the entire production right over the top! I need to watch it again, right after I pop the cork on a nice bottle of champagne!

Kindest regards,
Bill

xinex said...

This tablescape is truly amazing, Julio. It is so elegant! The chafing dishes are stunning! And the setting is fabulous. Love the pink chandelier! I can't wait to tour inside...Christine

Johanna said...

Julio, Herends Rothschild Bird pattern is a very opulent china and you have set it in a perfect ambiente. Yes, this is exactly how I had done it, if only I had a pepper tree! LOL :-) Just kidding. To be serious, it is one of the best tables I've ever seen, set in one of the best sceneries I have ever seen. It is glamorous and magnificent and every detail is perfect. And yes, the video shows exactly the imagination of the people, who will dine there and who will feel to be like Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette. Even as a servant I would have had enjoyed to be part of it.
Greetings, Johanna

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Wow, everything looks so pretty! Looks like a lovely afternoon and I love the green champagne flutes!

Rettabug said...

BRAVO!! Encore! Encore! Move over Speilberg...we have a new director on the scene.

Magnificent table, Julio...simple outstanding! I adore the gold chairs & those tall centerpieces took my breath away. What fun you must have had creating this entire production. How honored the 6 guests must have felt to be invited to sit at such a table in such a beautiful location.

Thank you so much for letting us enjoy it too.

Kathy said...

How very elegant! What a fantastic setting. Everything was just perfect.
Amazed,
Kathy

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Exquisite! The elegance of this table goes perfectly with the beautiful setting and the historical house! I love the bird plates and the vivid green colors--stunning!
The flower arrangements are amazing!

niartist said...

Julio all words escape me. WOW? I mean - what could possibly adequately convey such beauty? Stunning - really. Question for you - which you can email me a reply - how do you do the video??? Again - stunning! artie.vanderpool@gmail.com

vignette design said...

Once again Julio, you take my breath away! Words escape me! This truly belongs in a magazine or a coffee table book. The setting is magnificent and I can't wait to read more about the house. Your flower arrangements are incredibly beautiful. It all goes so well with the Herend china. You were genius to paint the remaining Craig's List chairs gold too. Your tablescape is the best in all of blogland! haha
BTW, you are so close to #2 daughter. Haight and Clayton. Its crazy there! xoxo Delores

Cynthia said...

Absolutely lovely! Enjoy your day!

Jacqueline said...

Wow, wow, wow! I just posted my first tablescape today. Wow! I want to come to that party. I love painting the chairs. I did that with two were headed out the door for Christmas - I painted them red with a red and white toile. But purple and gold are my favorite colors. Great inspiration.

Sailing Simply said...

OH, so gorgeous! I just love that China! It is the best! The flowers are beautiful too! Stunning setting!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Julio...this is sooo beautiful! I don't know if you know this, but I did a post about this very china when I first discovered it on an historic home tour...it was love at first site. And you actually used my favorite version with the green fish scale band...so I'm over the moon seeing this gorgeous table setting! Love the chandelier...this is a night I would never want to see end if I were dining here. The tall florals are sooo perfect...just beautiful. Thanks for this breathtaking, fantasy tablescape!

Miss Merry said...

Amazing! Elegant is the word. From the gorgeous china to the gold chairs, the chafing dish, the garden setting. Absulutely wonderful!

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Julio, Your tablescape is one of the most beautiful I have ever viewed. Just stunning, every detail is just perfect.
Hugz,
Kim

Debbie said...

WOW Julio, I was so pleasantly surprised to find you here. I remember your spaces from RMS...I am not there anymore, found blogging much more rewarding. You are one of the most creative cats around...your tablescapes are off the hook!

vignette design said...

Hi Julio,
We tried to go to the Haight Street Fair today, but ended up staying home. Daughter Ashley's boyfriend's band *The Jugtown Pirates" were playing. Sounded like fun, but I'm sure you're glad to be back home where it's quiet!

Teacats said...

How stunning!! Simply divine -- the setting, the china -- and tres elegante flowers! An amazing blog -- I am new here -- so I plan to read through every posting! Can't wait to see inside that gorgeous home! Many thanks for your charming creativity -- this setting should be featured in Veranda magazine!

Jan at Rosemary Cottage

Teacats said...

Just a FYI: Have you seen the September issue of Veranda magazine -- check out pagaes 114-119 -- an advance peek at Alberto Pinto's upcoming book: Alberto Pinto: Table Settings! Looks like a lovely book!

Jan at Rosemary Cottage

Pinky said...

This is like a dream come true! Stunning, gorgeous, perfection, are just SOME of the words that come to mind! I am so glad Artie sent me over, I don't know how I have missed you at Susan's TT??!! I post on there too but nothing like THIS!!!! The home and setting are magificent! I am a new follwer now! Am going backl to view all this again. XO, Pinky

Kate Dickerson, C'est si Bon! La Joie de Vivre! said...

Hello, Julio. I just discovered your beautiful blog via Color Outside the Lines. Honestly, I adore everything you do, and can't wait to see more! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!! You are incredibly talented.

Phyllis said...

I found your blog quite by accident and became a Follower immediately! The setting and your tablescape took my breath away with its beauty and design! Nothing like being a year late to comment but I could not leave without telling you how impressed I am with your work!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

These chairs painted gold are fabulous!! I am so inspired by this~you can't imagine! The best thing I have seen in a long time~thank you!!