In this post: A trip to the Amalfi coast inspired this beautiful summer tablescape, drawn from the colors and imagery of the Italian pottery found there.
Ask me where my favorite place on earth is and I’ll answer without skipping a beat. Hands down it’s the Amalfi Coast. So I decided to do a late summer tablescape inspired by my beloved Positano.
One of the most notable aspects of the region is the vibrant colors of the Italian pottery, mimicked in this floral arrangement via blue hydrangea and yellow sunflowers.
The tone of the setting was influenced by the ubiquitous Italian ceramics found in tiling and pottery throughout the coast. Vintage blue and white placemats are from an old Ralph Lauren cottage home collection and the napkins feature a delicate blue ruffled linen layered over an embroidered white napkin. (See resource below.)
Patterns are mixed, both for a layer of complexity and to best communicate the feeling of the area.
This hand painted ceramic urn was purchased in Positano from a wonderful artisan.
A view from the side reveals the layered napkins, tucked into a festive napkin ring.
Lemons are placed in an antique Dresden bowl, a nod to the citrus ever-present along the coast, that flavors everything from pasta to gelato.
Looped through the handle of the white vase is a scarf from Dolce and Gabbana’s Maiolica Limoni collection.
The mixed plates are Italian, with lemon adorned salad plates laced between dinner plate and mug. A close-up of the plate stack shows rustic rattan chargers.
The cheery floral arrangement would make anyone smile.
A closer look at the vibrant mix sweeps you away to the wonderful coast. Any Amalfi setting would not be complete without Limoncello and fresh Italian bread.
Italian Pottery Tablescape Source List – Click on the items below for direct links to the products. Where actual items were no longer available, I’ve provided similar options. (This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.)
- Rattan chargers
- Italian dinner plates
- Citrus salad plates
- Blue ruffled napkin
- White embroidered napkin
- First Love flatware
- Glen plaid crystal goblets
- Cobalt blue tumblers
- Gold birdbath salt cellar
- White Tuscan vase
- Italian hand painted urn
- Blue mercury glass candlesticks
- Blue glittered pillar candles
- Silver washed candlesticks
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