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Vintage inspired black & white table

Simple is always in style.


But you know... 
sometimes a table setting needs just a little bit of drama.
  



Like for a table setting with a bouquet that is large and in charge
and delicate dishes that are dainty and yet bold and beautiful.



It is no secret that I am a big fan of table settings and flowers and table settings with flowers. :)
And whenever I have  the chance to play with a few new pieces I am a happy girl.



A couple weeks ago these beautiful dishes arrived from my friends at Arte Italica and honestly, some were a complete surprise. Like those smoky wine stems and charcoal edged Finezza chargers. But when I saw them, I envisioned something that was walking on the wild side just a bit.



And a pretty little and somewhat dramatic table came to life.
I shared a peek of this table setting in my Mother's Day post last week- and today I am sharing all the details on those pretty little dishes. 



These gray wine stems are gorgeous- and so different than what I normally use. I love how they play against the soft colors in the roses and bring a moody feeling.




I layered the smoky edged chargers with those beautiful little vintage inspired dishes.
With a subtle barely there floral pattern- they bring a vintage vibe and so much pretty to each place setting.



Black and white and blush needs a pop of elegance... and that gold flatware brought just that. 
I love the long thin and clean lines they have. 



As is- it is perfect for a welcoming Sunday brunch- but moody, bold and beautiful can transition to elegant evening set with just a few candles and a sprinkling of twinkle lights in the orchard.




Something I can't ever seem to keep enough of in the house - taper candles. 



So yes, I might be that crazy lady buying 10 boxes of them when I bump into them at HomeGoods. And lately, most of them have burned down pretty quickly. If anyone has a good source for candles- I would love to know more about it.


And you can shop the look here: 
(some affiliates)

Orabella Gold flatware
Sabrina Smoky stemware

Happy Friday everyone.


19 comments

  1. Actually I tend to buy taper candles at Ikea. Not too expensive and the right size for my candlesticks. It IS annoying when they burn down fast!

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    1. I didn't even THINK about Ikea! We have one near us but I wonder if they ship candles... I know they ship some items and it is worth it to avoid getting sucked into the maze and all the great things they have haha! ;)

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  2. BTW, if you store candles in the freezer and they will burn down slower.

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  3. I love this combination of colors, the black and white plates with the pink, its gorgeous. And that wicker chair at the table...THE BEST!

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    1. Aww thanks so much Amy!! Yes- those chairs are soo good!! And were such a great price too! xo

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  4. Those Guilietta bowls and plates are phenomenal, Courtney. I can't remember the last time I lusted after dinnerware. I know you will enjoy these new dishes and glassware for a long time. Cheers, Ardith

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  5. Looks AB FAB, Courtney! A more modern twist for you with the single bouquet and oh, so clean lined flatware! Love it. Happy Mother's Day to you!

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    1. Definitely more modern- it was fun to play with! :)

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  6. Oops...Its Giulietta, not Guilietta. :)

    A beautiful Italian name.

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  7. Trader Joe's is a great source for tapers. Pretty tablescape.

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    1. I will have to check there. I have not thought to look at Trader's before- thank you!

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  8. That table setting is chic and romantic. Love it!

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  9. Hi Courtney- Quick favor can you come out to Colorado and style my backyard space by next Sunday?! Love love the look. laura

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    1. haha!! Would be so much fun!! :) Thanks for stopping by Laura!!

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  10. Are those salad or dinner plates?

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