Monday, December 8, 2014

Cuisine Kathleen's December Challenge

One of our favorite things to do is participate in Cuisine Kathleen's Challenges. This week's challenge was to select a tablescape picture from a magazine or from Pinterest and copy it. Our table is taken from Southern Lady Holidays, Christmas, 2012. "French-inspired accents lend a Continental charm" to the Holiday setting, according to the magazine. While there was not much "Christmas" to the setting, it was beautiful.
The inspiration place setting - a small Limoges box sits on an elegant Herend plate. A pink rose arrangement in a large urn and crystal goblets finish the look. 

Their place setting

Our place setting - Pat went with blue china to compliment the Limoges "egg." She layered the white tablecloth with a gold overlay to add to the glitz.

The pattern is called "Athene" by Paragon China. The detail is beautiful.

Another picture from the magazine shows an assortment of Limoges boxes, so Pat layered a few on the table

One last look

Where it came from:
Gold Tablecloth Overlay - from our collection
Gold Leaf Charger - from Costco years ago
Dinnerware - "Athene" by Paragon China from eBay
Glassware - "Esprit" from Princess House years ago
Gold Flatware - from F.B. Rogers
Crystal Candle Holders - from Pat's collection
Individual Crystal Salt/Pepper Shakers - by Godinger Crystal from eBay
Limoges trinket boxes - from our Mother

We will be joining Christine's "Table It!" at Rustic & Refined this Monday:

We will also be joining Cuisine Kathleen's "Let's Dish" December Challenge this Wednesday:

We will be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch this Thursday:

The detail inside all the Limoges trinket boxes is incredible. Here is a sample.


  1. A word keeps coming t mind when I see this table...."serene". Love love love the soft blues with the gold.

  2. Beautiful interpretation! Love the elegance of your china!

  3. Love, love, love your china. My fave color; the detail on it is so pretty!!

  4. Oh my, your blue dishes are exquisite and you met the challenge beautifully! Happy holidays in blue.

  5. Very elegant. I love those blue plates, so exquisite!....Christine

  6. So elegant! Those blue dishes are so pretty and those little Limoges touches!! Lovely table!!

  7. Beautiful table! The china is stunning and of course, the little Limoges boxes are delights.

  8. Beautiful table with beautiful photography. Looks real cool for the season with the blue touch . love it. Happy holidays. Love sujatha:0

  9. Beautiful interpretation with the blue bordered china!

  10. The china is just gorgeous! Lovely interpretation, Sisters! Thanks for taking the challenge

  11. Charming, but that comes as no surprise as your tables for one are always pleasing.

  12. Your blue china is beautiful. I love the little Limoges boxes, the violin case with the violin inside is fantastic!!!