Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The best mix - a white table setting in a green garden


I can't keep my hands off beautiful white objects, bowls, plates and little dishes.
The very first dinner set that I ever bought for myself was French Pillyvuyt, (I think I spent my entire weeks wage on it) I worked at Vogue Entertaining Guide magazine at the time and I was sourcing tableware weekly for the table setting stories, I think I actually became addicted to china then, we used everything from Wedgwood through to colourful hand painted Mexican plates. My all time favourite, "white" I loved it then and I still love using white now. I bought ten of everything, 10 dinner, entree, bowls and bread and butter. Since then I have collected many other white items, not all French but they all match of course, they're white.






I decided to mix both my table settings (Tablescape Thursdays) and my outdoor stories (Outdoor Wednesday) this week as I'm about to be lost in meetings for the next couple of days.






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25 comments:

  1. Happy Outdoor Wednesday Coty! I always enjoy visiting your blog because the pictures are GORGEOUS!! (I am not a good picture taker!) Beautiful shade of green with the white! As we celebrate spring I look forward to seeing your autumn and winter pictures from your region!!
    Thanks for sharing your photos.

    Susan

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  2. Such gorgeous photos -- a true delight for the senses! I collect white milk glass: cups, urns, bowls, vases... they are a natural when paired with green.

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  3. Coty, I don't even have words for how wonderful these images are. I have literally sat here in front of my computer... staring at them for the past half hour. They are so rich in perfect detail! I love the grapes... love it all! XXX Vicki

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  4. You tweaked my heartstrings with the white. The very first dishes I ever purchased were white, and I still have them. And, I use them more than any of my other dishes.

    Everything reflects your exquisite eye for beauty.

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  5. Green and white looks so fresh. What is the dusting over the grapes and leaves. Is it confection sugar?
    Love the pictures.
    Darlene

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  6. I just looked at your sugar segment. So it is a dusting of sugar. Love the idea. Thanks.
    Have a great day,
    Darlene

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  7. Coty,

    I'm happy you are participating in Outdoor Wednesday as it gave me the opportunity to discover another amazing person and blog!

    I love your photographs of the lovely white dishes amongst the fruit & flowers. All the green & white. Just beautiful photography!

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  8. Thoroughly enjoy your blog. Lovely photographs. Your expertise shows. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  9. Such a lovely breath of Spring. As always, I enjoyed your gorgeous photographs so much. laurie

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  10. So beautiful!! Can't wait to see what you have for pink Saturday!

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  11. I love the bright colors of spring, but must admit I think I like the simplicity of the green and white even better! Every year I want to do my back yard in ferns, hostas, and white impatience and my husband holds out for color---might put my foot down after seeing these pics :) Beautiful!

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  12. Beautiful table setting!!

    In the early 1980's, I began collecting Mikasa French Countryside as an everyday china. All these years later, I still love it and continue to add pieces of the pattern as well as buying other white dinnerware, to mix and match with the Mikasa. It's so versatile! And food looks wonderful, served on a white plate!

    Great post!!

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  13. Perfection, your blog and photographs insire me so much. Happy Thursday, Kathy

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  14. Hi Coty, I don't know anyone on the web who can take a picture the way you do. I always look forward to visiting your blog every day just for the eye candy. Peggy from PA

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  15. Love the green and white, so natural and soothing! Your photography is amazing, you have so much talent in so many different areas! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. White and green are lovely together and your table looks marvellous!
    xo
    Poppins

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  17. I've just discovered your blog and I am so glad that I have! What a feast for the senses ~ beautiful photographs to inspire us all. I shall now follow with eager anticipation...
    I love green & white, so fresh & crisp and I think your table settings are stunning!

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  18. Beautiful setting and table centerpieces. I love to do events. Wish I could do more of them. I would like to visit australia sometime.

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  19. Hi Coty...one of my favorite color combos...green and white. It always looks so crisp and alive! Gorgeous pics. You were so smart and wise at a very young age...choosing white! I would have been in deep trouble in your job...seeing all that wonderful china every week! LOL Thanks for a great TT post! Susan

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  20. Coty, I adore Pillyvuyt...there is such a pleasure in setting the table with the whites. Mix in those gorgeous Greens, and it's magical! Your photos, as always, are beautiful.
    Lidy

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  21. Absolutely stunning!!! I love white & green together. So refreshing. You always give us something to aspire to. Thanks!

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  22. Fabulous green & white - it really doesn't get much better. One of my very favourite Coty posts!!
    Millie ^_^

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  23. God's breath must come out in white flowers
    . . . why else would it be enough all of
    itself?

    Thank you for breathing pure - simple beauty
    back into this overworked world

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