Sunday, April 28, 2013

A Spring Inspired Table

Hello friends.  I think spring is finally here and after what seemed like a never ending winter, I am ready to put on my gardening gloves and work in rich soil, plant new rosebushes and herbs.   These days, I am content with planting, enjoying my garden and reading a book in my favorite corner of the house. 
 
I long for quiet leisurely days surrounded by pretty things and those that mean the most to me.  And the garden is now our favorite place to be.  With spring flowers and flowering shrubs suddenly waking from their long wintry rest,  it all adds to the peaceful fell of a welcoming home.  The effect is simply delightful and inspiring.
 
And what a better way to celebrate the season than with a garden inspired lunch that awakens the soul.  Tulips and roses are the main characters here followed by exquisite cutwork Irish linen and vintage china from Spode Copeland in the Billingsley Rose pattern circa 1930.  Glassware was purchased in Homegoods a few months ago.
 
I hope you enjoy my spring inspired table full of romantic feminine touches.  Thank you for stopping by friends.  Your sweet and lovely comments are truly appreciated.  
 
 










 
 
 




























 
 
 



 
 










 A Little Fact About the Vintage China Pattern Above:


Jewel Shape
The Jewel shape design originates from the 1850s when a sumptuous dessert service was made - possibly to the order of Queen Victoria - to the design of W. H. Goss, the Art Director at Spode. In this original service, each of the embossed rings on the border was fitted with a mirror-backed glass gem simulating rubies, emeralds and topaz. The service was for presentation in 1857.  Billingsley Rose pattern was the most popular design on Jewel shape.
 

 

33 comments:

  1. Wow what a lovely table. Everything is perfect and goes so well together.
    I Love Love Love roses, anything that is roses. Have 150 bushes in my yard so you can see they are my love.
    I am a new follower and thank you so much for such a lovely post.
    Mary

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  2. What a lovely setting. Who would not want to be at your party.

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  3. I love the way you set this table. The Irish linen placemats are perfect for the table-scape. The whole table setting is lovely.

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  4. I was so happy to find a lovely tablescape in my blog reading this morning. So pretty. Candy for my eyes. The china is gorgeous and I'm glad you gave us some facts and a pattern name. The prettiest china doesn't always produce a lovely table setting. It's an art that you have obviously mastered. I'm always waiting to see the next one you come up with!

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  5. Dear Janet,
    I am so excited to see your dishes. I have always loved them. They remind me of lace or eyelet. When in Bermuda, years ago, I bought a set of dessert dishes with different Bermuda flowers on each plate. Just recently, I found a set of dinner plates in Billingsley Rose and bought the 8 of them. I was suprised when I got home, that there were four different configurations of the rose pattern. I like them even more that way! Even the same pattern of rose looks just a little different, one from another, the way they are painted. Just found 6 more on ebay so now I can have a party!
    You are lucky to have the cups and saucers. ( I sure would love the teapot). Your table setting is feminine and oh, so , lovely.
    Everything's coming up roses!
    Please come and visit~ Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

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  6. What a romantic table...perfect for a nice leisurely meal with someone you love.

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  7. Your table setting is simply stunning!! I love it all, and I'm swooning with the china! The crocheted place mats are gorgeous and it pulls everything together to make a beautiful and romantic table. Have a great week.
    FABBY

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  8. The roses, pearls and lace are amazing for tea tables. My daughter and I prefer the pink ones.

    Those pictures are so cute. I hope one day make a tea table like this. I´m just in the begining.

    God bless you !!

    Cecilia

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  9. Oh, my goodness I think this tablescape is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. How I wish I could sit there with you and share tea together - just WOW WOW WOW - it is over the top gorgeous, feminine and lovely!

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  10. The pattern is so lovely ! You have set a marvelous table. Lovely indeed!!

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  11. I love this pattern. My great aunt had the same and she too set a lovely table.

    Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  12. What a pretty setting. Those lace placemats are gorgeous!

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  13. Hi Janet!!

    The table is gorgeous!!!!

    I love the pattern of the china. It is so beautiful!!!!

    Thank you for letting us know the history of the china. I always have admired HRH Queen Victoria and I bet she was tickled pink over the out come of the design.

    Have a great week!!

    Pam

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  14. The Jewel is such a glorious pattern. I helped my daughter-in-love collect the Billingsley Rose, and I have the Heath & Rose. Your design is glorious...feminine, romantic, beautiful. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  15. Luv every Single glorious detail!! So feminine, lacey & romantic.

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  16. Your table setting is very beautiful. Everything sparkles. Mixing the pink roses and the pink tulips is something I have not thought of before. The pattern on your china is stunning. As pink and roses are my favourites, I love the table. I guess I have china envy. Thanks for sharing.

    Kim
    http://kim-lettersfromtheshore.blogspot.ca/

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  17. It's very beautiful, I love the table cloth and place mats they are wonderful..The Rose pattern is lovely as well... A great Spring Table..with love Janice

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  18. what a perfect Spring table- your china is beautiful!

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  19. The vintage china is my favorite. I like embossing. They sure knew how to eat in those days. All your other touches are just wonderful.

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  20. Gorgeous china!
    Love the soft colours.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  21. Such a pretty table setting! I love that china pattern ;)
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  22. Good morning Janet,
    What a beautiful table setting! I love this Spode pattern and I find I am being drawn more and more to simple patterns with delicate embossing. The lace is gorgeous and the roses so pretty. Love your tablescape. Thank you for sharing all this loveliness at my HOME. Have a delightful weekend in your garden.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  23. What a beautifully embossed setting! Just gorgeous! Visiting you from Sandi's HOME party. Hope you're having a nice week. I've posted the new Homemaking Party for the week and would love to have you link up, if you'd like!

    Blessings,
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

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  24. Beautiful Table!! It is so delicate and feminine. I love those lace placemats. Very pretty!

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  25. Stopping by to let you know you have been featured over at One More Time Events. Thank you for sharing... hope you can join in again this week http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/05/share-it-one-more-time-features-and.html

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  26. What a lovely table! And so many detail put into it :-) Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !

    Linda
    With A Blast

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  27. Oh I found your post from the One More Time Link party! I am so happy to find your blog. Your table setting is beautiful! Following on Pinterst.

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  28. Your tablescape is stunning! I love that china. Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  29. It is just lovely! What beautiful china and settings! :)

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  30. Janet, you set the most romantic tables! I wish I could be a guest!! The runner and placemats first caught my eye because I love lace and they're so beautiful. The china pattern is gorgeous and I'm swooning over the cherubs holding the pedestal.

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  31. Janet, love the detail in these dishes and the history. Your tablescape is so very lovely and romantic. ! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  32. Janet, this is a beautiful set of china! The curvy edges, delicate painting and lacy look all make it so feminine. And your table is so pretty too. Can you imagine one of these dishes with all the jewels??? Wow! So wonderful--thanks for sharing this. Linda

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