A Kitchen Table


Well, since it's Thursday & we're finished with our kitchen & I received a special gift in the mail, I thought I'd join Tablescape Thursday on Between Naps on the Porch!
This table setting was all about simplicity. No tablecloth, white linen napkins and an easy combination of our daily Pottery Barn dishes paired with the vintage Camelia dishes I scored for $33 (for a set of 8!) this summer.


I love how the plates mimic my black and white etching wallpaper in the breakfast nook...
Here are some armatel-like silver bowls with a vintage serving bowl set inside. I found it for $1.50 and just love the old platnium detailing around the rim:
And to add some height to the table, I used this aluminum serving dish ($7) on top of an aluminum jello mold (69 cents!) ... It's like a little stand:
And I added in our wedding crystal for a little sparkle: (Waterford Tall Lismore)
And the inspiration for this table was the pair of 18" tall black handmade tapers:
I'm SO excited to share with you that Eddie Ross now has his first line of handmade candles!!! (that's the link to the Eddie Ross Etsy store) They come in this simple elegant packaging (surprised anyone?) and in 12" and 18":
They're black so they go with pretty much everything & I think this table setting shows that they can work in any season. They're long-lasting and are black to the core. (I've never had 18 inchers before!!) I'm hoping these will be the first items in a long line of Eddie Ross products!! (A tabletop line anyone?!!!) I absolutely love them with all of the black touches in my kitchen!
And of course, I had to do the king of cheap chic justice by placing his candles in these beautiful etched candleholders I scored for only $8! (below)
SO there you have it: a simple setting in our new (old) kitchen:
Hope you enjoyed and also thanks so much to Eddie & Jaithan for the gorgeous candles!! You're gonna rock this industry!!!
xoxo,
lauren
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34 comments:

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I love black and white combined, but the candlesticks are my favorite part of the tablescape.

I'd love to see Eddie Ross come out with a line of table ware.

eddieross said...

You are so sweet!!!! The table looks so BEAUTIFUL!!! big hug! xoxo
E

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Perfectly lovely!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Gorgeous...and those candles take the cake! Literally!

Tammy@InStitches said...

Those plates are awesome and what a deal ! I have the same Waterford crystal. I wonder why I NEVER use them !?

Deanna said...

hi!
Your table looks wonderful.

The dishes are beautiful and the black/white theme is sooooooo classy!!!

You have done a super job,
d

Maria Killam said...

Wow that is so beautiful Lauren. You are such a talented designer, thanks for sharing your gift with us!
x
Maria

Megan Lee said...

I am in love with your Camelia dishes! The whole table looks so pretty and I can't believe the deals you got on everything.

Abbey G. said...

And here I was thinking your kitchen couldn't look any better after the big reveal! Beautiful!

Tracy @ Comfort and Luxury said...

Beautiful, Lauren. Elegant but approachable and warm. Love the upturned mold for added height.

nkp said...

I love the dish atop the mold...you are such a smartie! And now, I think I need some lovely, statuesque black tapers. :)

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Love the simple color palette of black and white, and particularly how the pattern on the dishes gives a nod back to the wallpaper! It was the first thing that caught my eye when I opened your post...absolutely delightful!!
Janell

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

I absolutely love the black and white! so striking

Dena

http://sweetpicklesandchocolate.blogspot.com

Miss Wendy said...

The black and white is just gorgeous in the floral. I love the idea of 18 inch tapers too.

Mimi said...

♥ your black/white/silver and crystal. So classy!

my favorite and my best said...

so nice. i just love that wallpaper and those dishes!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your dishes and they do go so well with your wallpaper!

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Love the dish pattern with your wallpaper. The tapers look great with your chairs. The whole table scape is wonderful. Wish Eddie all the luck also.

food with style said...

just love your style!

susan said...

I love your dishes and your wallpapaper! I am so glad to see it (wp) making a comeback slowly. I kept what I really loved--in style or not :) LOVE the aluminum dish on top of the jello mold! Lismore never goes out of style. Mine is the regular and our daughter got the tall this summer when she got married. I enjoyed my visit!

LindsB said...

Umm, I need candles like that asap- they are just stunning!! Running over to check out more from Eddie and Jaithan, love them!

Brenda said...

WOw what a beautiful setting and I must say that those candles really are the icing on the cake. Those are absolutely gorgeous, tall, slender and so elegant. thanks for sharing.

Debbie ♥ ♥ ♥ said...

Stunning tablescape!!
Love the black ♥ white combo!

Cristin said...

beautiful!!! love the black and white color scheme.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Simple, chic, and lovely. I really love the wallpaper! And the camelia dishes, and the upside down mold acting as a pedestal. Brilliant.
Cass

ness lockyer said...

Where did you get those camelia plates??? They are AMAZING!!! I have fallen in love and saved that shot for my 'hunting file'. It all looks great and they go so well with your wallpaper.
Ness xx

Jennifer said...

delightful!! I've been wanting some tall, slim black tapers. perfect timing!

love the camelia dishes, too. if you ever feel the need to purge them, call me :)

Pat said...

I love black & white. Your table is very classy looking and the candles are truly divine! Off to their website...

Rettabug said...

Very elegant & classy, yet young & modern at the same time! BEAUTIFUL!

♥ Rettabug

Jessica said...

I'm a huge black & white fan.. looks amazing!

nannykim said...

One word: GORGEOUS!! Anyone who does not care for black and white wold change their mind looking at this post!! Really quite glorious!! LOVE it. Love the wallpaper too!

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Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

It looks really beautiful! You did a fabulous job! Best tablescape so far!!! :)

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precious said...

I love the table setting. The black candles looked so beautiful on the top of the table.
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