Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tablescape Thursday #9

tablescape Thanks for joining us for our sixth Tablescape Thursday. We have had the best time over the last month and a half putting these together! Be sure to visit our good friend Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for links to all of the other tablescapes this week.

Okay, we’re going formal today! First off, I have to thank Laura (LRA) for the use of her table and allowing us to set up in her space, and Patricia (VON) who assisted in creating the tablescape. As always, you can click on any picture to see a larger view.

Sometimes, you see a piece and you just want to show it off! That’s the case with today’s inspiration piece.
Samovar This is a samovar (tea urn), most likely from the 1820’s. It is not marked, but that was often the case in that time period. This dates prior to electroplate so is most definitely cold-rolled Sheffield Plate. What is also unusual about this one is it still has the original coal chimney inside.

Samovar and tea cups You can’t have an antique tea urn without some teacups, can you? I found this silver trimmed set made by Royal Sutherland along with a creamer and covered sugar by Red Cliff .
Royal Sutherland 6pc. place settings: $58 / 19 pcs (PHL)
Red Cliff Ironstone Tea Set (Teapot, Creamer, Sugar): $49 (LRA)
Sheffield Plate Samovar c1820’s: $895 (SHEL)

I wanted to keep the place setting simple, yet elegant.
Coalport Oceanside The salad plate and dinner plate are sitting on a silver plate charger. Cut glass stemware and sterling flatware complete the place settings.
Coalport Oceanside Dinner Plate: $34 ea (LRA)
Coalport Oceanside Salad Plate: $85/6 (LRA)
Silver Plate Charger: $5 ea (SHEL)
Stemware (Unknown maker – Unknown pattern): $8 ea (BJS)
Silver Plate Hinged-top Butter Dish: $14.99 (KNK)
International Silver “King Louis” Sterling: $749 / 6 pl. set. (BJS)

Next, we’ll add a couple of accessories:
Accessories Chafing dish to keep the food warm and an ice bucket to keep the wine cold! (The Hauck Cellars wine is made by Greg Hauck, a brother of A Classy Flea’s owners Barbara, Jo, and Shelley.)
Waterford “Simply Red” Ice Bucket: $129 (SHEL)
Silver Plate Chafing Dish (as-is): $5 (VON)
Bunch of White Silk Flowers: $7.95 (LRA)

And carrying the floral theme to the rest of the embellishments…
Floral Embellishments a vintage lamp, a centerpiece and picture complete the look.
Vintage Green Floral Lamp: $45 (LRA)
Floral Arrangement in Tall Vase: $34 (GRE)
Floral Print in Ornate Gold Frame: $99 (LRA)

Place them all together…
Tablescape #9 a simple, formal elegant tablescape.
Mahogany Double Pedestal Table w/leaf: $149 (LRA)
Vintage Lace Tablecloth: $29 (LRA)

I would be remiss if I didn’t “toot our own horn” for just a moment. One of our customers recommended our shop to AirTran Magazine and we are the top shopping recommendation for Atlanta in the July magazine! See the listing here!

A little about us - We are located in Marietta, GA, about a half mile east of "The Big Chicken". With over 25 full time dealers, we are open 7 days a week. You can get much more information by clicking on the link here. As pretty as these items are, and as much as we want you to have them, our policy prohibits us from selling any of these items without you seeing them in person.


  1. Wow...the tea urn is beautiful! Like it when you go formal! :-) Susan

  2. Love that tea urn, so beautiful! That butter dish is also pretty amazing!

  3. Oh, I'm in love with that somovar! My magpie heart is fluttering madly, wildly! I wish you were in Florida.

    Great tablescape!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday (I got so excited over that samovar, I almost said Outdoor Wednesday, LOL!)


    Sheila :-)

  4. Such a beautiful, elegant tablescape! I love the tea urn.


  5. That samovar is speaking to all of us! Thanks for sharing so many wonderful, beautiful things!

    Thanks for the nice comments you left for me. Always good to hear from you!

    Bye for now,

  6. beautiful!!! Sooo elegant!!! I love the tea urn!!!

    Happy TT!!!


  7. Kudos for the Air Tran listing. Very exciting. - The Tblescaper

  8. So beautiful and elegant.

    Now, I just know that one of those vendors has enough items for you to come up with a great Christmas in July Tablescape for the final week of my CIJ Party on Saturday. I'd love to have you join us.

  9. Wow!! This is just beautiful.
    I know the store must be incredible.

  10. Hi....everything is so pretty and I LOVE your tea urn!!!!


  11. Your table is just lovely with all the white and silver.

  12. Great show of pieces...Unique! xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  13. Man I wish your shop wasn't down in Georgia!!! You look absolutely habit forming ;-p

  14. Oh, now I want to shop! I'm way up north though!
    Beautiful tablescape!

  15. I've long admired your shop. Congrats! on the AirTran deal doing so well. I've never been to Georgia, but you make me want to visit!

  16. They are all beautiful!

    I would love to visit your place, if I'm ever in the area I will!


  17. Love the dishes! Wish I could shop at your place!

  18. Fabulous samovar! My mother had one that she used for parties; it's so much nicer than a coffee urn!

    Such pretty things. Wish I was closer to Georgia.
    Cass (in New Jersey!)

  19. Such a beautiful, elegant tablescape! I love the tea urn.

    I would love to visit your place, if I'm ever in the area I will!