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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Marie Antoinette Inspired Table















It's the last post from our Spirit of 67 Home Tour last week- and my personal favorite table, inspired by Marie Antoinette.  We found wonderful vintage green plates- a perfect shade of green- to set the table.  Venetian blown glasses were rimmed with edible gold glitter and filled with the perfect shade of rose wine.  Pink rose petals floated peacefully in each glass!   Our gold and cream zebra print napkins were folded with the embellished Dolfin candy bars placed in the fold.  The arrangement of the romantic tones of flowers was placed in a crystal compote with crystals around the edge- so girly!   A vintage rhinestone scarf was used around the flowers to soften the top of the tablescape.  Table assignments were identified with scrolled names pinned into Hostess snowballs!  Attaching the tassels to the stems of the glasses added a touch of French style to the setting. We set each glass on a cream and gold rose dessert plate from our store.  The beautiful cookies are from Sweet Ambs- another Etsy shop.  The petite cake was decorated with gum paste roses- just in the perfect shades to complement the table.  This table was lovely in front of the seeded glass French doors that separate the dining space from the living room in Kathleen's beautiful home- a very clever idea for dividing spaces and still letting in the light!  We will be joining www.betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com for Tablescape Thursday. Be sure to chcck out some great ideas for Mother's Day tables.

8 comments:

Splenderosa said...

When I used to attend little dinner parties at the Petit Trianon the hostess, M.A., always set the tables this way. :)'s

Amber said...

That definitely is a gorgeous table! What a way to make your guests feel special.

Judy Bigg said...

Beautiful tablescape, love every detail.

Cindy said...

Such a gorgeous table!

Entertaining Women said...

I've always been a bit fascinated by Marie Antoinette's story. I think that she would have really appreciated your gorgeous Murano goblets...exquisite. Your
tablescape is gorgeous! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Shelia said...

This is such a beautiful table!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Susan! I always so enjoy visiting your blog and seeing these wonderful and inspired table settings! This one is no exception. It's gorgeous! I like how you seem to have a very traditional style but always manage to throw something completely unexpected in there. Like the animal print napkins. Or the Hostess Snowball, for cryin' out loud!!! SO cool!!! The cookies are little masterpieces of design! I can see why this is your personal favorite! Gorgeous! Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!!!

Mary said...

I SO enjoy what you share~ your posts are always dripping with delicious & tempting details and GORGEOUS flowers! I need to order your book!