Most of the porcelain and flatware on this tablescape was received as a gift from my wedding ... hence the title. Jeff and I carefully picked out the dishes. It took us forever to agree on a set. We decided not to get a formal set, so we had to like what we got. I wanted white with all the trimmings and Jeff wanted stoneware, this set was our happy compromise. I love the color of the plates and the simplicity of the style. Jeff and I went all out and got the whole set with a placesetting for ten (I think that is how many we got...I have forgotten).
I decided to go for a simple and classic place setting to compliment the design of the tableware.
I got the blue place-mats at Kohl's. They were only five dollars and the a second mat was half off. I'm working on a yellow and blue color scheme in the dining room.
I registered for all the trimmings, the serving platters, the bread dish, and the milk and sugar bowls.
I used the bread dish for my centerpiece.
I love to float candles in water. The light from the flames dance off the water and the combination of water and fire just entice my soul. If it was not raining I would have put some flowers in the bowl as well. I made a similar centerpiece for my wedding. Floating candles and little roses in a clear bowl.
Making this table scape brought to my attention that I do not have six matching water glasses. My imaginary guests will have to drink wine, and wine alone.
So there you have my tablescape. What do you think?