Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A Springtime Table

I am a nut for glassware.  It is just something that I can’t resist: glasses, vases, pitchers, bottles – all sorts of bottles. In fact, it can be quite dangerous leaving me alone in the liquor department of any store because I am liable to buy something that I won’t even drink just for the bottle.  Have you seen those clear glass skulls full of vodka?  But I digress.

So, when Wine Enthusiast contacted me asking if they could send me some wine glasses (Could they? Oh, yes!), I reeled in my excitement long enough to reply in the affirmative, and happily received a lovely set of four Fusion Whirl Chardonnay Wine Glasses.  Designed with the physics of fluid dynamics in mind, they tapered the bowls so the opening is narrower at the top than below, allowing for an aggressive swirl that funnels a virtual explosion of aroma directly to the nose, and, they are gorgeous!  Needing to be displayed in a table setting, I chose to blow the dust off of my Nikko tea rose dishes and pair them with other pieces featuring spring colors (It is spring, isn’t it?  Try not to notice the 11 inches of snow on the deck).  As you can see, I am still rockin’ that beautiful blue Hydrangea as a centerpiece.  Now excuse me while I pour the wine.
Wine Glasses – The Wine Enthusiast
Table Runner - Pottery Barn
Green Placemats – World Market/Cost Plus
Goblets – A gift from my late mother
Round Woven Placemats – Pier One
Napkin Rings – Pier One
Dinnerware – Nikko Tea Rose
Green Geranium Leaf Plates – Williams-Sonoma
Bamboo Edge Plate - Cape Town by Fitz & Floyd
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Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

What a lovely spring table scape. I love all the colors together. Now if the weather would just cooperate in your area that would be great. We have had very nice warm weather.

Happy Easter and love your post.

Bonnie said...

Great photography. I noticed right away. Great tablescape too.

Tracy's Living Cookbook said...

Ah! Your table settings are always so inspirational! I am lucky to get the place mats on the table on most days! Planning to get out my grandma's old china for an Easter lunch with my family. hopefully some flowers on the table too! Snow is finally melting up here!

Marlis said...

Pattie. this is just lovely. The mix of colors and textures is a feast. Those are really gorgeous wine glasses. Have a beautiful day and a blessed Easter. xo marlis

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

Beautiful post and I love your goblets and dishes...great job!

hidden art of homemaking said...

It's my first visit and I am impressed with the pretty colors of your table....I really love those flower napkin rings..and all that goes with them...Pretty!

Marigene said...

Love your spring table, Patti, it is my favorite blue/green combo. I do like the shape of the wine stems...chard is my favorite wine, tastes great out of anything, even a mason jar!
Happy Easter.

Linda said...

I'm loving your scape and just may have to find a runner like yours. The wine glasses are cool. I'm glad to know there are others out there who love glass, dishes, pitchers, etc. Sometimes I worry about myself!


Sarah said...

This is a tablescape that catches one's attention. All the layers are just stunning. I like the mix of plates and the two different woven details. Every detail is fabulous. What is the flatware? Love the color and texture of the handles.
Happy Easter!