Thursday, April 28, 2011

A n English Country Tablescape for this Auspicious Occasion


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Being the anglophile that I am,  I am enraptured with the excitement going on across the pond this week..
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Of course like everyone else in the world  I am dreaming of the romantic fervor and thrill that must be taking over  the lives of Prince William and his bride to be Kate Middleton  this evening... gone, for probably forever  are the carefree evenings around hearth and home....  as these two embark on the royal extravaganza of a wedding of the century, and all the myriad ways that their lives will be  changed from now on.....I know  that I, for one, am praying that they can rise above the furor and enjoy this very personal and life changing event as two souls become one in God's marvelous plans...  and even though this wedding will exemplify everything that is fabulously  ornate, oozing the wealth of the monarchy, for my part,  I am more inclined to celebrate the pastoral beauty of an English countryside as I set my table this evening....
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capturing the essence of Britain,  my color scheme reflects the blues, reds, and whites of the Union Jack, the purples and lilacs of royalty, and the serene ambiance of a country dale where  lazy sheep wander.

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I imagine that the simple folk of the  country cottage are pulling together the best that they have to ring the bells of matrimony over the royal couple...
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Fresh picked lilacs and wildflowers along the hedge rows...


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  The  Sunday best red transferwear china  that came down through the family...  Grandma Higgins  silk damask  linens from Waterford, and the vintage 1876 flatwear  from Germany..

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 Any special crystal piece,   like this jam jar,    passed down through the family or
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 the crystal candlesticks and footed bowl from Aunt Tilly,  would be brought forward for just such a time as this auspicious celebration!
  And hidden away, tucked up under the flowering centerpiece, a tribute to the love match that a prince and his lady love have made, a heart with intertwining branches, upon which reposes a pair of love birds,  might adorn this tablescape.
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  A country table in England in a cosy cottage  afar off in the Yorkshire Dales just might hint at  love  of a prince for his lady  and for a monarchy  that begins a time of great joy and expectation!
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4 comments:

  1. Romance, elegance, loyalty ... Schotzy, you covered them all beautifully. What tim eare you serving ... chuckle!

    Have a beautiful weekend.
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  2. I like your blog! Great Article! By the way, If u have time drop by my painting blog. Thanks!.. .daniel

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  3. Lovely table, only needs some clotted cream! ;>)

    Enjoy the festivities!
    love,
    a

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  4. Gorgeous tablescape! I just adore your china and those beautiful lilacs with wildflowers. Have a great day!

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