Monday, November 5, 2012


We recently had 

the occasion to celebrate.

One of my cousins 

had a milestone birthday.

~ 50 Years ~

I wanted to honor Karyn

with a special luncheon for her and her girlfriends

as we had done ten years prior for her 40th.

It was the perfect occasion 

to use the gorgeous plates that were gifted me by 

Sacred Bird and Butterfly by Mottahedeh

This design is true to the original 

antique Chinese export china used in the 

Nathaniel Russell House in Charleston, SC.

The design is in 

iron red with 22k gold rim.

I chose to pair the plates with a 

woven rattan charger for this table.

The texture seemed to fit with 

the natural linen of the ruffled cloths 

used under each place setting. 

The added textural layers,

 atop the rustic canvas of the drop cloth

recently hemmed as a tablecloth, were each

selected to compliment the natural fall elements on the table.

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To compliment the elegance of the china   .   .   .

Sterling Antique Napkin Rings

Crisp White Linen Napkins

Sir Christopher by Wallace

Napoleonic Bee Stems 

by La Rochere of France

Even the invitations were chosen 

to compliment the design of these special plates.

Small grapevine wreaths 

tied with raffia and a touch of bittersweet 

served as place cards for each guest and then

 taken home as a party favor.

Fall Leaves and Acorns

Baby Boo Pumpkins

Touches of Bittersweet

Were scattered down the center of the table

A nod to autumn, 

the season of Karyn's birth.

Thanks for stopping by to visit today.

And a heartfelt "Thank You!" to my sweet friend,

Cherry Kay @ Entertaining Women.

I adore these plates!

Cherry Kay has also posted a table featuring 

 Sacred Bird and Butterfly 

Click HERE to see a gorgeous tablescape

in Cherry Kay's exquisite dining room.

Tutorials, Tips, and Tidbits @ Stone Gable

My tip for this week: 

Buy inexpensive canvas 

drop cloths to use as a tablecloth.  

Just cut and hem to the size needed.


Sacred Bird and Butterfly, Mottahedeh
Rattan Chargers, Pier I
Sir Christopher, Wallace
Napoleonic Bee Glassware, Rochere France
Drop Cloth, Lowe's
Ruffled Linen Hand Towels, Wisteria
Cotton Duck Chair Covers, Wayfair
(Click HERE for a special friend referral code @ Wayfair)
Grapevine Wreaths, Dollar Store

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