Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Let's Dish ~ Sara's Flowers by Vietri

Let's Dish ~ Sara's Flowers

It's no secret that I admire 

the beautiful ceramics of Vietri.  

I've shared previous posts on 

Vietri patterns here, here, and here.  

The salad plate in the 

place setting shown in this beautiful 

table set at one of my favorite local shops

is part of Sara Bellini's beautiful series, Sara's Flowers. 

The colorful Italian ceramic

 sits atop a square glass plate in deep purple, 

followed by an exquisite 

Annie Glass dinner plate with ruffled gold edge. 

The beautiful stack of plates sit

on a round charger in woven rattan. 

Love the juxtaposition of elegant glass pieces 

with the casual look and feel of the pottery and rattan.

More glass serving pieces accented with gold,

delicate crystal stems, and purple tumblers 

add to the richness of this tablescape.

Love the gold embossed details!

Individual place cards will make 

each guest feel special.

Especially when the details on the 

card mirror these exquisite orchids in the centerpiece.

This particular plate features a pot of Lilac blooms.

Lilacs don't thrive in the Texas heat, 

but I've other beautiful flowers 

blooming in my spring garden.

Come back to visit on Friday, June 1st for

Favorites on the First @ Polohouse

when bloggers will share their own gardens.

I'll be spotlighting Sarah's Flowers.  



The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. Goodness, this is a beautiful tablescape. Each piece is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh, Sarah! What a beautiful tablescape you've shared with us! What lovely ceramics of Vietri! The patterns are just gorgeous! Sarah's Flowers are such a beautiful series! Bet I know where you saw them!!

    Great post!

  3. Sarah this is such a lovely pattern from Vietri. I love the colors in Sara's Flowers with the deep purple. I always admire different shapes and sizes used to create a place setting. A beautiful and elegant tablescape. Thanks for sharing it Sarah.

    The French Hutch

  4. So gorgeous!! What a beautiful pattern. The touch of gold really adds elegance.

    Jocelyn @

  5. Another belle table, Sarah. I must ask: Do you keep all of that fabulous tableware at home? If so, you must have the largest kitchen cabinets to be found this side of the proverbial pond... Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  6. Another belle table, Sarah. I must ask: Do you keep all of that fabulous tableware at home? If so, you must have the largest kitchen cabinets to be found this side of the proverbial pond... Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  7. What a beautiful tablescape. Love everything and the accent of gold pieces are fantastic. Your an inspiration!


  8. Vietri dishes are so beautiful, and make an elegant tablescape combine with your glod trimmed glasses and chargers! I love your place cards and orchid centerpiece, Sarah.

  9. Wow Sarah!
    Those salad plates are so pretty and I just LOVE those purple and gold glasses!! I also love your place cards and napkins as well.

    Have a wonderful evening dear!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  10. Thank you for the thoughtful compliments, but I was just the photographer on this one. All the pretty tableware in this post was inventory in a local store.
    ~ Sarah

  11. Sarah, your dishes are so pretty and make a very elegant table. The color combination is wonderful. Thank you for the nice comment on my blog about my childhood home. I would like to invite you to come to Your Cozy Home Party sometime if you think you would be interested. It is each Mon. at 8 pm. You could share one of your beautiful tablescapes if you like.------- Shannon

  12. Oh dear,

    My apologies! I read that completely wrong. :( Thank You for sharing this is so lovely!


  13. Beautiful tablescape and plates.

  14. I can see why you love those dishes, Sarah!! They are works of art in plate form. What a lovely table they make.

  15. Hi, Sarah. Love your Vietri--it's just lovely. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my screened porch and Memorial Day tribute posts. So nice to hear from you. ~Zuni

  16. I love Vietry, too. The Sarah's Flowers is new to me. Thanks for the introduction. Have you checked out the Vietri Optic goblets...they are wonderful and reasonably priced. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  17. Absolutely gorgeous tablescape!

  18. Very interesting tablescape. Love the textures and depth of color. You're lucky to have such a special store in your area.

    - The Tablescaper

  19. You find all the hotspots in town.

  20. That looks like a store I need to visit the next time I'm in your area! Would you mind sending me the name of it? I always love seeing Vietri pieces -- and usually need to touch them, too!

  21. When I first saw the plates, I thought the flowers on them were hyacinth and thought, "Oh, wow...she found hyacinth plates at a place called Sara's! How cool is that??!?!" I do see now that they are lilacs, but it's still cool! I had no idea lilacs weren't a staple in Texas. They're all over the place here in Spring! I'm looking at some white Dutch lilac here in my office as I type! Your glasses are beautiful. I love the gold detailing on them. And whatever that gold leaf serving piece is on that cake stand(?) is p-r-e-t-t-y!!!!!!! The ruffled gold edge of those dinner plates is fabulous! Wow...such pretty details for a gorgeous table! Enjoy your weekend!!!!!!

  22. The dishes are so beautiful, you must have them, your name is on them!
    I covet the place cards, they are lovely!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish, and have a great weekend!

  23. Sarah, the Vietri salad plates are stunning. I have wanted the Santa Vietri collection for a long time. I also like those purple tumblers. The whole look is very pretty. hugs, olive

  24. I'm of lover of Vietri, too. Who could resist? And, we have an outlet nearby.

  25. Very pretty, Sarah. I love the bold flower on the the salad plate. Is it hand painted? Pretty orchids!...Christine

  26. Hi Sarah,
    what an amazing table. The Vietri plates are really artful. But I love the golden 3leaves bowl. Anf the placecards are soooo cute.
    Thank you for sharing your newest finds.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  27. An absolutely gorgeous pattern. I love the setting with all the crystal and gold. Thank you so much for sharing this! Have a great weekend. xo marlis

  28. I have always drooled over Vietri. Your table is very pretty!

  29. Sarah~ I love Vietri, I used to get a cheap thrill popping in the showroom in Atlanta at market to see what was new & drool! What a vibrant design~ I wish we cold grow lilacs here too, too hot. I keep thinking they'll introduce a variety that's more heat tolerant, I'll keep my fingers crossed! Hope your garden is overflowing with blooms :)

  30. There are so many beautiful details here , but your dishes are the star! It all looks very sophisticated together.

  31. So I just made the same mistake! Read first leap later! haha! Have a sweet weekend, Sarah!

  32. Sarah,
    This is a stunning tablescape! Your glasses are so elegant! Lovely glimpse of your beautifully blooming florals in the garden!

  33. Sarah,
    I think I mentioned to you in an email how lovely your home and garden are, but just in case I forgot (our chats have been fun) it really is so pretty. I'm encouraged by the flowers and plants in your yard and will tell my son and DIL how many more things they can grow.

  34. I'm with you when it comes to Vietri creations. One of these days I may even be lucky enough to own some. I keep looking at TJ Maxx, Marshall's, etc. hoping to find a few pieces at lesser price.

  35. Beautiful. How wonderful that you have a Vietri pattern named for you! All of those gorgeous stacked dishes, and aren't those placecards lovely. laurie


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