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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