A white linen tablecloth from Porthault gave my dark wood dining table a bright look, perfect for a luncheon. In the center of the table, I gathered together my collection of blue-and-white containers in various sizes. Various shades of pink roses added depth to the floral arrangement and were the perfect way to tie in the “little girl factor.”
I placed two wooden figurines in the center of the table – a young girl and a young boy – gifts from my mother-in-law from a Paris flea market.
Every element needed to fit the color scheme, right down to the place cards, which were bold blue embellished with pink ink. Pink linen napkins with my monogram in white perfectly pulled the color from the center of the table to the fun and colorful place settings; I was thrilled for the opportunity to mix and match some of favorite patterns.
A beautiful blue-and-white Mottehedah charger was the perfect frame for my favorite china pattern, Mottehedah’s “Tobacco Leaf,” a gift from my mother, which was used as the service plate. I always like to have a plate that is full of color placed at each setting so that when guests arrive at their seats, their setting looks complete even without food.
This luncheon also gave me an opportunity to show off the Puiforcat silver that my mother-in-law gave Justin and I as a wedding gift. It was the silver she recieved when she married Justin’s father. It is engraved with the most exquisite W monogram and each is so beautiful. I was thrilled to be able to use it on such a special occasion.
The menu at this baby shower was inspired by the cravings of the pregnant guest of honor. Her biggest craving was carrots, so carrot soup was our delicious first course.
Only the best would do for this formal luncheon, so my favorite stemware came out of the closet, too. The “Primtemps” pattern from Varga is a perfect daytime delight, with its lovely colors and cheerful etchings.
I hope you’ve enjoyed taking a look at this special baby shower; it was a beautiful afternoon with a table to suit!