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  1. Lory, your china is beautiful. I love how your centerpiece vase picked up the gold in the China’s rim. Your flowers are gorgeous.

  2. Lory, so very beautiful! I love a table for two and yours is so perfect. The RL stemware along with your china sets a fabulous table! Happy Tuesday, Pam @ Everyday Living

  3. Delightful Lory, and those flowers!! I’ve never seen those before, I am crazy about the curly edges, they look stunning with your beautiful china. An enchanting and cozy table for 2, I would love to curl up with that poofy pillow!

    1. Thanks, Jenna! I”ve actually just become acquainted with lisianthus blooms, as well… πŸ™‚ They come in varied colors and are quite lovely. Thanks for stopping by!!

  4. Lory, I love your elegant style! Gorgeous lisianthus in the vintage tea tin. I always like something vintage and fresh flowers in a tablescape. Your napkins are the piΓ©ce de rΓ©sistance!

    1. Thanks so much, Bonnie! Funny thing abut those napkins. I’m a firm believer in using everything I own and not “saving” anything for special occasions, but I will admit those napkins are so crisp and clean that when they do wind up on my tables, they’re not the napkins actually used. I know I need to overcome that. I bought a full set of 12 so we would use them! Lol… πŸ™‚

  5. Lory, it’s all so femininely beautiful, but it’s the flatware that caught my attention! What’s that pattern? It looks so nice with the RL Glen Plaid. Very masculine and feminine – a yin yang I love!

    1. Thanks, Rita! The irony is I use that flatware in every setting so I often forget to mention it. It’s called “Young Love” but I can’t remember the manufacturer. (It’s not the one by Oneida of the same name). I’ll have to find the name in the comments here somewhere, because quite a few of my readers are familiar with it and have identified it… πŸ™‚

      I’m glad you mentioned the masculine / feminine mix because I would call that a sort of signature style of mine. Thanks for visiting!!

  6. I love your complete set Royal Albert American Beauty. It is so elegant and classic as one, but I also love how you used some of the pieces in your Christmas setting. It was just as lovely and sophisticated with the tartan plates. Your setting was lovely being displayed outdoors and your fresh flower centerpiece is such a beautiful touch. The tablescape would make the perfect setting for a cozy and intimate dinner.

    1. Thanks, Marsha! I actually agree that I kind of prefer it mixed with other patterns because I’m all about the pattern mix, But every so often it fun to use it all together because that’s become so different for me… πŸ˜‰ Thanks for stopping by!!

  7. Oh Lory, such a beautiful table! I am so glad you joined us with your lovely tablescape. There is nothing like dining out of doors but using real china and crystal, it makes it seem so special, doesn’t it? The pretty pastel pinks are so cooling, perfect for a warm summer evening.

    1. Thank you Chloe, and thank you so much for the opportunity to join your wonderful blog hop! I so enjoyed participating with such a talented group… πŸ™‚

  8. Just beautiful, Lory! I just love the use of the tea tin as a vase. Romantic indeed! Your collection is fabulous and your pride of it shines through. So lovely.

  9. Your tablescape is perfection! I have a thing for teacups with a “peekaboo” design inside (you find a surprise design inside after you drink your tea). Those napkins look so special. It’s nice that you used elegant china and crystal for your al fresco meal. I like to do that, too. NO paper plates for me!
    Best & Bisous,
    Michelle from Simply Santa Barbara

    1. Thanks Michelle, and I’m so glad to know what that kind of teacup design is called!! So nice to have a name for it… πŸ˜‰

  10. So beautiful Lory. The table looks fabulous with your pretty china. Loving the soft color, so feminine and pretty. Pure elegance for outdoor dining is always a pleasure. You have captured the essence of Alfresco with an elegant touch.

    1. Thank you , Linda! Even though outdoor dining is inherently casual, I always think it’s fun to dress it up a bit with china… πŸ™‚ Thanks for visiting!!

  11. I love this soft, feminine romantic table setting- so beautiful! I have collected antique teacups since I was a girl and this inspires me to get them out!

  12. I love how feminine and intimate this table setting is. The china is beautiful and I love those Ralph Lauren glasses. But, my favourite is those gorgeous flowers in the vintage tin!

    1. Isn’t it true that no matter how pretty the tabletop elements are, nothing can beat fresh flowers? πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!!

  13. I love the charming table setting, that beautiful gold can looks like a olive oil can, I could nt make out what it said, I am swooning over it! You got me thinking! The tea set reminds me of my vintage one my mom gave me. Lovely job!
    Maria

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words! The tea tin says “English Breakfast Tea” and it’s actually silver, even though it clearly looks gold in the photos and several people have commented on that. It was a very sunny day and I think the reflection of all the pink made it look gold… lol.

  14. Oh my goodness! What do I not love about this tablescape?! Nothing! It is breathtaking! So feminine and dainty. I love the Royal Albert, Old English Rose, as well. Beautiful table!

  15. Your table is absolutely gorgeous! I just love the pinks…tablecloth, in the flowers and china. Very feminine and romantic.

    1. Thanks so much, Sheila!! I loved participating in this wonderful event and enjoyed all the tables… πŸ™‚ But btw, you get the award for sending me the most traffic!! I think our readers must have similar tastes… πŸ˜‰

  16. I am swooning over that beautiful china! And the flowers are lovely in the gold tin! Very pretty tablescape! ~Rhonda

  17. Stunning! Love the pink and pretty china. Your tablescapes always seem to have one beautiful element in common…gorgeous floral arrangements in the best possible colour-coordinating displays that tie in perfectly to your dishes and accessories. How I would love to dine at this table! The blog hop is turning out to be so fun with such lovely tablescapes such as this!

    1. Thanks, Lori! And I’m enjoying it too with so many great tables. Re the florals, I actually generally set my table first, then take a quick phone pic and take that with me to the flower market, so I’m picking flowers to genuinely match the table. Ironically, in this case, i actually has them left over from a photo shoot from a few days before… lol.

  18. rattlebridge farm says:

    From the first image to the last, I was swept away by the beauty and magic of your tablescape. The roses and soft pink, with hints of green and gold, are stunning and elegant. I just love your style!

  19. I absolutely love everything about your table setting! Mixing china patterns can be nice, but nothing beats the extravagance of a fully matched set of china. The gorgeous flowers added just the right finishing touch!

    1. Thanks, Judith! Isn’t it finny when the traditional full set feels like something new because we’ve been mixing for so long?

  20. Your tablescape is gorgeous! Your china is absolutely beautiful and goes so lovely with the pretty table linens. Your flower arrangement with the vintage tea tin is the perfect touch!

  21. Ginger Valdes says:

    Lory, perfect as always! Like Judith mentioned, I’ve been mixing dinnerware for so long, I forgot how gorgeous a whole set looks together. Possibly my new favorite pattern;)
    Ginger

  22. Teddee Grace says:

    Amazing how versatile that rose pattern is. I’m going to start looking at my floral porcelain pieces with a new eye…and you could almost make me like pink with that Mongolian lamb pillow!

    1. Ha ha…. not a pink girl, huh? Well, it comes in lots of colors. But I’m determined to make pink edgy in the next few months, so stay tuned… πŸ˜‰

  23. bobbi duncan says:

    Love your Royal Albert china…stunning table setting! It’s so nice that you set such a gorgeous table for just you and the hubby. I’m sure he must appreciate all the love.

  24. Lory: Your posts with the Royal Albert roses are among my favorites. I just love this China, and you display it so beautifully in your tablescapes. What a pleasure this visit has been!

  25. I’m a sucker for a good centrepiece, and shades of pink make me swoon, so this tablescape just stole my heart! πŸ™‚

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