Tuesday, June 28, 2022

White Hot Summer Table for Two

Is it hot where you are, because good gravy, Marie, it is hot here! I am talking dog days of August hot, and it’s only June. I keep looking at the weather forecast, hoping for a reprieve, but we are going to be in the upper 90°s/100°s for the next 10 days to two weeks. It’s not often that the weather provides fodder for a table setting, but this heat sure did.


 This is the first time that I have ever decorated a table in all white, and I really love it! It started with a bouquet of white lilies that I picked up at the grocery store. I love lilies and their fragrance (I know that not everyone does), and the entire house smells wonderful! I trimmed them down to fit this white vase, and put it at the center of my table on top of a round tablecloth in burlap that I have used previously.

Chippy white chargers, as everyone knows, are from Pier 1. They are topped with dinner plates and salad plates in the Blanc Amelie pattern from Maison Versailles.

 On top of that I have put one of my absolutely favorite pieces, a Mottahedda pots de creme.

Because of all the white, I felt it needed sparkle, so yet again, used Mikasa Parklane stemware. 

I also decided to get out my crescent-shaped salad plates that I don’t use nearly as often enough.

Because I was looking for a lot of sparkle, I thought it was time to get out my mother’s crystal knife rests. She bought these in her brother’s gift shop in Las Vegas back in the ‘70s. Aren’t they beautiful! And such a good idea to keep the tablecloth from getting soiled. Honestly, I don’t know why there aren’t more of these around.

 If you look closely you will see little mini salt and pepper shakers at each place setting. These are small, but always hold enough to get the diner quite easily through a dinner.  I find that guests really appreciate these so that they don’t have to ask to have salt and pepper shakers passed. The flatware is by Wallace and it is in their Napoleon Bee pattern.

The candlestick holders were an anniversary gift from the late Mr. OP years ago. I found them in a local antique shop, fell in love, and he gifted them to me shortly there after.

Stay cool this summer with an all white table setting.

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Marie Smith said...

It may be hot but it hasn’t burned your creativity. Gorgeous! Stay cool!

Balvinder said...

I just love this white table setting and perfect for summer!

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

We had a few hot days here in Philadelphia but it's cooled off again back to the 70;s and low 80's. My favorite table settings are all white in summer. so pretty.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Gorgeous table, I adore the white and those beautiful dishes. It is hot here. This so perfect for summer. Stay cool.

Linda said...

Your title grabbed my attention! Love the hot white setting you created.