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Monday, April 21, 2008

Bunny Time


Some of you have asked for ideas/tips designing table settings, one of the most versitile style of dishes to have is simply white (or cream). White can be mixed with any color and look good. And of course white on white is always stunning (or cream on cream, or even mixing white with cream).
In the photo below this one is the Bridal Tea Party. To change out the look, I just removed the "bridal ladies", slid the candles over in front of each diner, and added the white bunnies to the centerpiece with a few bunched silk flowers. Just a simple change, but gives a whole new feel to the tablesetting. So if any of you have white dishes, pull them out and play around with them, look for some interesting items that can be part of your centerpiece.
Something else that looks great with the white dishes is if you have some floral dishes. Use the white dish as the dinner plate and use the floral plates as the salad dish and bread dish, pull in the colors from the floral plate for your napkins and centerpiece idea. OR you can go vis-veras, and use the floral plate as the dinner plate and the white dishes as the accents.
I hope this helps, if you have more specific questins, I will try to help there too.

29 comments:

CIELO said...

I love that table setting, what an amazing photograph! I too love white and creamware; so simple, yet so elegant.

Pd: The house in the roses is having a dessert carnival… come and participate. It promises to be FANTASTIC!!!

Have a great day

Cielo

Glenda said...

Well my dear you've done it again achieved yet another wonderful setting. Every time you do this you make me want to go out and get new things, darn you Miss Judith. But all kidding aside. It is so pretty. It makes me want to get on a plane and sit at your table.

Tah tah

Glenda

Donna Lynn said...

This is so simple and beautiful! Love the all white, I was thinking about you the other day and said to Victoria, "She must have some huge china hutchs to hold all of those dishes!!" Victoria said, "Sure wish she would show it all stored on her blog!" That would be so awesome to see all your dishes...Thanks for the lovely post, Donna Lynn

Angela McRae said...

What an utterly beautiful and serene tablescape! I can practically hear a gurgling fountain and soft classical music playing in the background. Ahhh ...

Judy said...

You are so right about the white dishes being a "standard" to change things up. Years ago, my sister's MIL (who could afford ANYTHING she wanted) told my sister that she always bought a good set of white dishes because she could use them year round and for all sorts of occasions. Thanks for your wonderfully inspiring pictures and helpful ideas for those like myself who are not "gifted" in tablescapes.

Judy

Mary Ruth said...

Well you DID IT AGAIN! I just love all your pictures! This table setting is just awesome! I do love white/silver and cream together! What a great table setting! I love wisteria, willow or any plant that cascades downward like a waterfall, so your picture combines elements I love!
Great picture!

PAT said...

Great photos, Judith and wonderful ideas!

Pat

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

beautiful! love the simplicity of all the white.

Splaneyo said...

Just found your blog through Celio - I love your table settings and am particularly fond of the blue & white one! Really pretty. I am headed back to find some cupcakes.

Heather

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

The table settings inspire!
It makes me want to have a dinner party and I do not even like to cook LOL.
The cupcake is so sweet....I just adore cupcakes :)

Rosy Inspiration said...

Wow! I just found your blog through Cielo too. It's so inspiring. Your collection of dishes and tableware are so beautiful, every set has its own character.

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

I always love your tablescapes! White dishes are so versitile & go with just about anything. Thanks for the great tips you talented gal.
Hugs, DebraK

Donna Lynn said...

Judith! Where are you? I miss your posts terribly bad! Are you OK, do you need any help?
I tend to get worried when my Fav's go missing, had to check up on ya...
Donna Lynn

Sweet Designs said...

Donna lynn, and everyone, sorry so long in updating my blog. My personal lap top is in for repairs, so I have not been able to do much. I am typing this from my office/work computer, but I can only do this on a limited basis. So hang in there everyone, there will be new pictures when I get my laptop back! Thanks for being patient everyone.
Hugs Judith

Glenda said...

Hi Judith,
Time for a new lap top ?
How frustrating is that !
I miss your emails, and post. Hope your computer fixed soon.

Glenda

Donna Lynn said...

Miss you Judith!
Hope the computer is up and running again soon!
Hugs, Donna Lynn

CIELO said...

Have a Happy Mother's Day....

Hugs

Cielo

Peggy said...

Miss you...hope you are online soon. Your tabletops are an inspiration! Peggy from PA

Glenda said...

Judith,
Hope mothers day was good for you. Hope your laptop
gets out of the geek hospital soon.
Miss ya

Glenda

Donna Lynn said...

Stopping in this Friday to say HI!
Hope you are back with posts soon, miss you...

XXOO,
Donna Lynn

Anonymous said...

I don't know how much longer I can bear your absence. :o) Truly do miss your posts and pictures. They bring me such delight.

Mandie said...

WOW, you set some pretty amazing tables!!! I love the white with rabbits. I LOVE rabbits. We have 2 of our own. Have a blessed day.

Rosy said...

I miss you, hope you're fine. I love to come here and appreciate the beauty you give to your table, I just love your style.

Ivory Spring said...

Hello Judith,

I have come to your blog by way of Rosy Inspiration. She said that you had used Lady Carlyle in one of your tablesettings since I happen to also have Lady Carlyle pieces. What a wonderful job you did!!! I love all your tablesettings -- you are simply very artistically talented!

ceekay said...

Your blog is beautiful. I will defeinately check back with you. I also love to do tablescapes. Your tables are absolutely wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Honestly, I feel like I'm going through withdrawal. I'm hoping you'll be back soon!!

Mary Ruth said...

Judith, I came by to visit! I wanted to say hi! I am playing around with more pictures and someday with table settings, all thanks to YOU and your incredible TALENT! What motivation your Blog is!!!

Carrie said...

What is the pattern of the embossed white plates?

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Very pretty. I love the blue & white.
Hugs, DebraK