106 - In The Pink
One Colour Dining
The way I see it, everyone has two options for creating a monochromatic
table: buy all of your china at once or pick up unique, vintage
pieces every once in a while. I belong in the second camp. It's
really a thrill for me to hunt antique stores and flea markets for
pieces that don't necessarily match, but compliment each other.
Not that buying everything at once is wrong, it's just that sometimes
I crave a challenge.
In setting this all-pink table I combined scallop-edged Limoges
china, very old Bell china and accessory pieces which were made
not too long ago. Funny enough, I always stumble across something
new when I'm looking at old china. I've found wonderful footed presentation
plates, oddly-shaped cups and saucers, candy plates, compotes, you
name it. Each piece is more beautiful than the next, all of it deserving
of a second chance for entertaining enjoyment!