White Tablescapes

On Monday morning, Chestnut Cottage was blanketed in almost a foot of snow.  So quiet, so untouched and peaceful.  When I looked out my back kitchen door, the first thing I saw was this beautiful “white tablescape”.

After a bit of wandering in my garden, I discovered two more lovely “white tablescapes”!

These tables inspired me to do a posting on the unlimited number of white china patterns, both formal and informal-traditional and contemporary.

There are such endless opportunities in classic, crisp white china.  For those who just can’t commit to a color for their china patterns, white gives you a canvas totally free from any restraints.  Everyone should own at least some version of classic white china.  Dress it up, dress it down, it will see you through all of your entertaining needs.  A year or so ago, House Beautiful did an article on designer place settings using basic white china.  These are a few that appealed to me for a variety of reasons.

Royal Copenhagen’s opulent “Flora Danica “  mixes compatibly with even the most humble of basic white china.

A colorful tablecloth and stemware gives this setting a punch that would be comfortable in either a traditional or slightly contemporary  environment.

The soft mix of this setting gives a relaxing, yet sophisticated look for entertaining.

This tablescape certainly has a warm, cozy collected look with the mix of many textures and the antique china mixed with the soft white china.

The richness of the wood table and the deep colors and textures make this mix unique and all the interesting pieces mixed in let you know there are certainly stories behind this setting!

Stay tuned, Later this week, I will be sharing a few of my favorite white patterns.

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