Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Red and White Pagoda

 
The love of china collecting is fulfilled by creating a tablescape with a special set of red and white! Ralph Lauren is known for designing lovely patterns and this is named Red Pagoda.
 
The basis of this centerpiece is the clear glass 12" antique cake stand.
 
Our recent antiquing trip to Hot Springs, Ark.  yielded this wonderful red glass vase. It brought to mind using it with this set of china.
 
Fresh white daisies with green centers are airy and summery and create thoughts of an outdoor garden! The daisies are raised above the sight line for unobstructed conversation across the table.
 Representing the Pagoda shape are these mossy green bird cages bringing in the garden setting.
A darling lacy red bird captures the hues of the table.
This red bird peeks up and tweets at you!
Red and white bamboo rimmed dinner plates sets the beginning of the place setting.
A close-up of the waffle texture of the rim shows the simple detail of Ralph Lauren's design. 
Adding the bamboo as the accent plate creates the pagoda design. 
Each place setting has a red angular corner place mat which repeats the pagoda shape!

Red rolled napkin is secured with a silver napkin ring placed by the bread and butter plate.
The shapely curves of the elegant flatware provides a contrast to the angles of the pagoda design.

A repeat of the bamboo pattern is shown in the saucer.
The moon and stars pattern in the water goblet is contrasted against the delicate red cut crystal goblet which will serve a light sparkling lemonade! 
The ends of the table are balanced by the candle holders and red candles plus the red glass lidded urn.
The two red glass urns were found just outside of Texarkana on the Arkansas side. They were in a Fenton glass shop and the sticker is left to preserve it's authenticity. Fenton is not being produced anymore in the USA, so these pieces are very pricey now.
More lovely curves show in the Mosser red glass candle holder, and I will light the candles for a romantic dinner.
 Shadows are cast on the head of the table for a pleasing feel!

 The youngest member of our family is Ranger, at 8 months, is a growing and playful rough collie. I bought him a plastic bottle stuffed rooster toy and he destroyed the squeaker and tore it up in a matter of hours.
 
 
The Tablescape will be linked to the parties at Rose Chintz Cottage, Artful Affirmations and Martha's Favorites,
 Cuisine Kathleen, and Between Naps on the Porch! The buttons of each party is shown of the side bar! I hope you will enjoy viewing each party as much as I do!
 
Cuisine Kathleen had a challenge this week of a white table with a chosen color. My thoughts went to creating a red and white table with a garden atmosphere!


42 comments:

Sylvia said...

Beautiful red and white table setting, thanks for sharing it with us today!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

A pretty table setting in red and white. I especially love your red crystal glass ware! Thank you for sharing and coming to tea.

Blessings,
Sandi

Stephanie said...

Your table is absolutely beautiful! I love all the pretty red :) Visiting from Tea Time Tuesday - have a delightful day.

Hugs!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: What a beautiful tea you posted today. I love red! Your table looks amazing. So glad I stopped by. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Martha said...

What a pretty able and I love the red and white! Pretty china! I'm sure you're glad to have you son closer but sorry that you won't be able to visit my city again!

Micupoftea said...

Oh, how charming and yet so elegant. LOVE the bird cages, love the red birds! Happy teatime and enjoy the end of July :)
S

Bernideen said...

Hi Pam:
So glad to have you participate for
Tea In The Garden and love your lovely table!

Maria A. said...

What a beautiful sight of your dining-room you shared with us! I loved all the details of the tablescape,the fantastic colour theme, the red crystal glass, the silver...
Truly gorgeous!
Hugs
Maria

kitty said...

Hi Pam, I think you certainly lived up to Kathleen's challenge. I love your white them, with all the special red accents. Great job!

Kathryn Ross said...

I don't do a lot of this shade of red - more burgundy tones for me - but I do love how you put all this together. I have a number of darker red pieces coming to me from my mother's collection and now I have some inspiration for a new tablescape of my own - with a splash of blue . . . I think . . .
Joy!
Kathy

Terri said...

Oh you have done such a lovely job with your red and white table. It is so fresh and happy feeling. I love those dishes. The tea cup especially, such a fine shape!
Your newest puppies is so sweet! My little Betsy is very adept at "squeekectomies" too! lol!
Hugs,
Terri

Liz Hockamier said...

Your Fenton is BEAUTIFUL! Isn't it so pretty on the table? :)

Have a great week!
~Liz

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a lovely tablescape, the china is lovely and the cranberry glass is stunning. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Christine Graves said...

wow...love the red! and I agree with whole heartedly...no one mixes patterned dishes like Ralph..wish I could find his dishes in a tag sale...lol

Your table is wonderful...such wonderful details..

XO,
Christine

thepaintedapron.com said...

Red and white is such a great combo for summer! It looks great!
Jenna

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Your red and white table is so striking! I've never seen that china. And the red glass is perfect with it. I know I would enjoy dining at your table! Linda

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a beautiful table you set! I love the red and white and the daisies set it off so nicely. I love your china cabinet and dining chairs, so very pretty! I see in the corner you have a spindle corner shelf, I have one just like it! It's a small world! Have a great rest of the week.
Nancy

Beeutiful by Design said...

I love these plates -the red is such a pop and the table is so pretty! Jennifer

Marigene said...

Wow, what a dazzling table, Pam! I ♥♥♥ the china.
Have a wonderful week...

Cathy said...

You deserve an excellent rating your table is beautiful. Red is one of my favorite colors.

Cathy's Cupboard Calamity <;)

Pat Cantwell said...

Pam,
Your Let There Be White entry is elegant, dear one! I adore the Garden theme beginning with your beautiful floral centerpiece! Each accessory of your tablescape shows such attention to detail.
Thank you for sharing and for your kind visit today!
Fondly,
Pat

The Tablescaper said...

Love this set. So crisp - the red and white.

- The Tablescaper

Entertaining Women said...

The Ralph Lauren Pagoda is a beautiful pattern. This is the first time that I've seen it. The Fenton urn, the Mosser candlesticks, and the antique cake pedestal are true treasures. Great gets! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

What a gorgeous table for the challenge. Love your Fenton, and didn't know it was no longer being made in the USA, goodness! Beautiful china, lovely red glassware, and an adorable puppy to boot! :) Pam

Sarah said...

The red and white Ralph Lauren plates are lovely. They offer the perfect accent for your Pagoda theme. Great find! Thanks for sharing your pretty red and white table. It makes me smile!

Diane said...

You did a great job putting together all of the details for this table. The red and white are beautiful together and those plates are wonderful.

Lady of the Manor said...

I am just loving this red setting! Those red crystal glasses are gorgeous!!

Debbie said...

Red is my color of the year this year so I've been keeping my eye out for dishes and glassware in that color. I am crazy about yours. That china would look so pretty displayed in my kitchen. It manages to have a pattern without being overly busy. I love it and your stemware. Beautiful pieces!

(And I collect antique pedestal plates so I'm very drawn to your centerpiece, too.)

Holly said...

Hello Texas! And hi Ranger too! Beautiful tablescape and the daisy's are stunning. The bigger plates are very vintage inspired, but the accent plates have a modern twist to them. Gotta love RL. Always classic. Hugs, Holly @ coconutheadsurvivalguide

Kathleen said...

That is a beautiful red and white table, Pam. I love those etched glasses!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Mona said...

OHHHHH this is awesome!! I love, love red glassware and it is wonderful with the white...Those plates look vintage with their little red line around them....and those goblets. I have wanted some for years..just so pretty..and love seeing your new baby.. :-)
Love, Mona

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I totally love this gorgeous table! The white with red china is fabulous and I love the choise of red as the color touch with the white, along with the pretty red glass ware! Happy Let's Dish!
FABBY

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Love this beautiful tablescape, of course who does not like the gorgous red and white, love the gassware with the setting the red crystal is stunning and especially love the dogs...lol

Laurie Ritchey said...

Oh that china is fabulous! I've never seen that pattern. That etched stem took my breath. Your whole table looks so pretty. I'm glad you found some great treasures in my home state. I'll be in Hot Springs in October. laurie

Dining Delight said...

Was "fun" to see your birdcage link pic right below mine at BNOTP! Glad I stopped by to see your lovely red and white t'scape! I really like how you used 2 birdcages for your setting!

DD

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your tablescape is gorgeous. It's elegant and the red and white makes it romantic somewhat.

Ann K said...

What a creative and unique Asian style tablescape! I've never seen that design before. Also, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind comment!
Looking forward to seeing what creative ideas you have in your future posts!
Ann @ Cairn Cottage

Crystal Grandeur said...


I love everything about this gorgeous table setting.Couldn't take my eyes away from the lovely things.Red and white great combo...:):)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Pam,
What a beautiful tablescape!! I love red!!
Thanks so much for visiting and for your kind comments!!

Ranger is just a darling!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Jewel Sauls said...

Beautiful! I love that pattern and how you have used it on your table!

Poppy said...

Hello Pam,

Red and white are a duo I find delightful and your beautiful table setting has represented these two striking colours so elegantly!

Thanks for sharing all the loveliness!

Poppy

mary28 said...

I love this setting! The red goblets remind me of my grandmothers that we used every Christmas. Where did you get those and who are they by?