Although warm weather is nowhere in sight and we are slowly trodding towards the end of winter, well, at least for me, it is the end of winter tables. As it is so nippy inside, it is the perfect time to enjoy heavy (naughty!!) food and hot beverages indoors. Is it cold in your neck of the woods? Here in California, this has been one of the coldest winters I can remember, and we have even had a tiny bit of snow in cities approximately fifteen minutes from where I live!! I so wish we would have had a little, my kiddos would have loved to see snow right outside their door, but we just got torrential rain....boo.
Today I am sharing a casual tablescape perfect for a mid-winter brunch. Very continental! I hope you enjoy the post.
I began this setting on a table barren of linen. Stark navy and white placemats were followed by navy chargers. To complete this casual table, my simple white plates were placed, followed by blue transferware and simple white saucers.
Creamy winter-white coffee mugs alongside tiny pastry accoutrements were placed at the head of each setting, and modern flatware.
A modern tea service tops the table, in its own silver tray.
To keep the centerpiece simple, topiary trees of preserved boxwood were placed down the middle of the table.
From my collection:
White and navy placemats, Tai Pan Trading
Navy Chargers, Horchow/Neiman Marcus
Simple white plates and saucers, Ralph Lauren Club Collection
Blue and white transferware, Spode Blue Room
Pastry forks, Spode Blue Italian, HomeGoods
Navy napkins, generic, HomeGoods
Modern tea service, Godinger Hotel Collection/Horchow & Neiman Marcus
Modern napkin holders, Ikea Spalt
Coffee cups, Ralph Lauren Whipstich Collection, Horchow/Neiman Marcus
Footed cake plate, Ralph Lauren Pavilion
Flatware, Mikasa Zena Satin
Preserved boxwood trees, Tai Pan Trading. You may read more about my purchase of them in the archives here.