If you share my passion for tablescapes, you are going to love the upcoming June 18th sale at Heritage Auctions. I was honored to be asked to come in last month and explore the racks in HA’s decorative arts warehouse to create tablescapes featuring some of the incredibly special lots in the upcoming auction. The warehouse is so impressive and organized and it was just like having a giant “party closet” at my fingertips!
Heritage Auctions Decorative Arts expert, Karen Rigdon, and her team have put an amazing sale together and it was such a treat to get to see the porcelain, silver, furniture and other decorative arts with her. She has a wonderful team and they are always available to guide you though the auction process if you are interested in bidding! It is so easy to bid on line or leave a bid in advance of the sale but, if you are looking for guidance, their team is wonderful!
The first set of china that caught my eye was set up in the showroom waiting to be styled when I first arrived at Heritage Auctions. The Les Trésors De La Mer Pattern dinner service by Versace is colorful and vibrant and makes for such a joyful table. The most exciting part of this lot at auction is the size of the offering and the unique pieces included! There are 202 pieces including twelve full place settings and so many special serving pieces. For a dramatic touch, we used two of the vases in the collection to hold mounds of white hydrangea and branches painted coral to match the intricate design of the Versace pattern.
We placed the incredible Les Trésors De La Mer Pattern dinner service by Versace on a white tablecloth, enamel placemats by Von Gern Home from ShopKSW.com and a vintage Japanese Kimono Belt that I purchased on a trip many years ago used as a table runner. We paired the layered Versace Porcelain with silver from another Heritage Auctions sale and incredible crystal from this sale! Don’t miss the lots with gorgeous St. Louis pieces!
The second lot of porcelain that I couldn’t resist putting a tablescape together with is this unique set of Hermès Patchwork Bourrasque, circa 1997-2000. The wavy edge, seaside colors and rich gold anchor and rope trim were the perfect way to add an interesting touch to the classic Hermès Chaine d’Ancre dinner service that is in the same sale. Both collections are so special and work so well together. I hope the same bidder gets both lots! I paired the two Hermès lots with linens from ShopKSW.com by D. Porthault, George Jensen silver, refined wood and leather chairs, and retro candlesticks from another Heritage Auctions Sale.
My collaboration with Heritage Auctions, an auction house I have personally had wonderful purchases from in the past, is sponsored.