Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Lemon, yellow, amber and golden tablesettings

As you have probably gathered from all my past posts I am totally obsessed with table settings and collecting all things to do with entertaining. One collection of mine that has grown quite large over the of years is my love of the colour amber and all things golden. The colour is so rich and so beautiful, the colour of bamboo, walnut furniture, brandy in old decanters, gilt mirrors, beautiful golden embroidery and lemon taffeta silk. The softest yellows with touches of burnt orange fabrics and lacquered picnic cane ware. I adore vintage Asian objects and I have a few old pieces throughout my home. I collect coloured glassware, jugs and decanters of many different shapes and designs.

The glamour of golden surroundings and old world entertaining, and I love it....

The mix of all these colours blend so beautifully together and with my large amber glass bowl filled with chilled Sangria with lemons, limes and oranges floating together I think this look is just gorgeous.

I know it is the one colour that I can to use through every season, it just blends so beautifully. This table setting is in my front garden under my Cherry tree. I had a large pile of straw hats for everyone on the table and a couple of Chinese lacquered paper umbrellas.

I love this old chinese screen with the white birds, I bought it from a great friend of ours and it belonged to her Mother. The gold background is gorgeous and I have it hanging on the wall in my sitting room. My collection of golden colours even extends to these place mats complete with little woven leaves.

I also found this vintage linen cushion at a garage sale a while ago with the pheasant bird and the beautiful burnt orange coloured flowers. My little Italian tray has the loveliest soft yellow and I hate to say it, but I have a large collection of these as well. I hope one day to have a spare wall in my "one day" Butler's pantry, where I can have them displayed all together in a group. .....I can only wish!!

There is a use for everything in my home, I have two little tiny glass salt decanters missing their silver lids, so they now house toothpicks.

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Thank you for all the wonderful comments that have been left here at my blog this week,

I have been playing around with my layout this week and lost some of my blog, I almost had a heart attack and I nearly had to start from scratch, can you imagine.!! Anyway after a couple of days of very stressful html trial and error I managed retrieve most of my lost blog. So I sincerely apologise if you were in the middle of reading something and it just disappeared..

Have a great week ... x Coty

I am joining today with Susan from Between Naps of the Porch party, a must to visit... come along and see some beautiful settings and some pretty spooky ones too.. click here