I posted a table with this china last year, HERE, so I wanted something different. I headed to the fabric shop armed with a dinner plate for inspiration. I decided to go with this beautiful floral pattern and a coordinating plaid. I have become really fond of double runners because of the added texture, so I layered the floral over the plaid. For a little added interest, I added a pleated natural ruffle and a strip of the plaid. The top runner is lined, but I did not line the bottom one so it would not be too bulky.
Here is a little inspiration from Ralph Lauren's home collection, "Lake House" bedding collection. Although my color choices were different, the soft plaid/floral concept inspired me.
Let's get to the china! I bought these dinner plates last year for my girls because they love riding horses.
The American Quarter Horse...
The glassware is Hazel Atlas El Dorado green and was only .50 a water glass and .25 for each wine glass. I found 8 water glasses and 7 wine glasses at the Haywood Christian Ministries Thrift store.
I finally got a silver champagne cooler! This one is the "Lancaster Rose" pattern from the Poole Silver Company and was $20. After I got it, I looked on Replacements to see that they have it for $299. I filled it with dried Hydrangeas from the summer.
The cruet castor set belonged to my great grandmother and only comes out on occasion.
I used the Wallace "Louvre" 1893 sterling flatware as the repousse pattern is so nice with the floral edge on this china.
The sun was starting to set...
I hope you enjoyed my Ralph Lauren-inspired table with Spode Woodland! Although I bought the plates for the girls, we are all enjoying the horses. I hope to start a collection of the Spode Woodland "Hunting dogs" for my son eventually!
Be sure to sit down with your family at the dinner table and find out what is going on in everyone's lives!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I love reading your lovely comments then getting around to visit you!
I'll be participating in Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch so be sure to go by there!!
Spode Woodland "American Horses" dinner plates
Hazel Atlas "El Dorado" green glassware
Wallace "Louvre" 1893 sterling flatware
vintage silverplate chargers
vintage crocheted napkins
Poole "Lancaster Rose" silverplated champagne cooler
Mother of pearl napkin rings from Walmart