Monday, May 3, 2010

A New Series-Setting the Chinoiserie Table


Today we begin a new series on setting the Chinoiserie table. For a formal dinner or for a special touch to any dinner, a place card, on its own or with a place card holder, is such an elegant addition. Above, a Chinoiserie table by Charlotte Moss with silverplated fortune cookie place card holders.





Classic Pagoda Place Cards by Mrs. John L. Strong





Silverplated Fortune Cookie Place Card Holders available online through many sources







12 comments:

Melissa Rakowski said...

I just got the Joe Nye book that you featured. It is fabulous!!! Thank you for the tip.

Please stop by my blog for my newest post about the renovation of our county house.

http://colorandlightatelier.blogspot.com/2010/04/maison-gemeux-renovation-of-our-country.html

Pemberley said...

Love those fortune cookie place holders. I have elephants from Saint Hilaire.

Emile de Bruijn said...

Interesting to see that pagoda-on-a-bridge motif - it seems to have been borrowed from a print of the garden of one of the Habsburg palaces in Laxenburg, near Vienna.

Chic Coles said...

The fortune cookie and elephant placecard holders are awesome! I would love to have a chinoiserie themed thanksgiving one year and use these!

Hampton said...

I love Mrs. Strong's cards-so chic! The table setting is exquisite--as always, attention to detail is everything! Have a great day, Barbara

The Shiny Pebble said...

These are just gorgeous, Beth. i can't wait to see more of the series.

Style Redux 2 said...

Melissa-Glad you like the book. The house is stunning.

Style Redux 2 said...

Pemberley-You know I like elephants.

Style Redux 2 said...

Emile-Yes, it looks like the Chinese Bridge at Laxenburg.

Style Redux 2 said...

CC-A great idea.

Style Redux 2 said...

Hampton-I also like the gold monkey with the parasol.

Style Redux 2 said...

The Shiny Pebble-Thanks, stay tuned!