When we moved to this house five years ago, I was still holding out hope for a grandaughter. I made sure that one of our guest rooms was pink and green and I chose every item with this imaginary little girl in mind. Well, you know what they say about God laughing at your plans? We are the very proud grandparents of three darling little boys and NO girls!
Even so, I love this room. It's where I let my pink flag fly! Many of the items in it were in our former guest room that I decorated with the same little girl in mind. It had a pink and white French toile on every wall, curtain, and all the bedding. We called it the Ya-Ya room, and so this is the new Ya-Ya room.
This little table usually looks like this, but I thought it was just the right size for a girlie breakfast.
The pink and white plaid taffeta skirt is topped with this beautiful embroidered organza cloth. I bought it years ago at an antique show here in Atlanta that benefits the Cathedral of St. Philips. It is in perfect shape and I have even washed it gently several times. (Once when a dirty diaper was laid on top!)
I was really dying to use these wonderful plates I bought at OneKingsLane.com during one of their designer sales. I got four of them.
They are made in Portugal, even though I was at first sure that they were French. The pattern is "Pescador", which probably means fisherman.
They really made a pretty table.
Here's an overhead view of the placesetting.
I used this pink French flatware. It's so feminine. I wish I had some serving pieces to go with it.
I've had these pink linen napkins and the white wicker rings so long I can't even remember where I got them.
These old etched glasses are probably one of my best ever consignment shop finds. I got them from The Board of Trade in Roswell, Georgia. They were even marked down since they had been there a while. I couldn't believe they hadn't sold right away! Don't you sometimes wish that dinnerware could tell you stories of some parties it has been to? I bet these beauties could tell some good ones. Can any of you tell me anything about these?
I got these depression glass tumblers at Scott's Antique Show. I bought them off the back of a truck that was selling tools and hardware. Who knows why they had this one set of glasses? They must have been anxious to get rid of them, as they made me a good deal on all twelve of them.
As I have said before, I'm not much for artificial flowers, but these just send me! They appear old and faded. Probably the epitomy of "Shabby Chic". The grapes are beaded a beautiful shade of green.
They're in an ivory pot from our oldest daughter's wedding. I have these all over our house, and there's a lot of them in the potting shed, too. It's just the nicest size and shape for so many arrangements of flowers, fruit, pinecones, or ornaments.
I gave some thought to using these porcelin pieces in place of the flowers. I love the soft colors and the French peasant style.
But guess what? They were made in Japan!
I think the flowers were better on this table, don't you?
I'm joining Susan's Tablescape Thursday at
Be sure to visit her and check out some beautiful tables this week.