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.
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