Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Grace Patricia Kelly Table

Today's inspiration came from the vintage tablecloth designed by Grace Patricia Kelly, the film actress and Princess of Monaco.  She lived in Paris in the later years of her life and loved arranging dried flowers, which were the basis for some of the first "celebrity" endorsed products. You can read more about how this line of linens from Springmaid came about HERE

More information on the details of this tablescape at the end of this post.

Homer Laughlin Yellow Art Glaze platter is vintage.

Eva Zeisel vintage covered casserole from the "Stratoware" line created for
Sears Roebuck.

Stratoware shakers also by Eva Zeisel

Thanks so much for coming by today, hope to see you again very soon!

Vintage tablecloth by GPK - you can read more about Grace Kelly linens over on my tablecloth database: GPK Table Linens
Chargers - Demdaco "Four Seasons"
Cutwork salad plates - Home Goods
Turf Green Fiesta Berry bowls are vintage
Tumblers - Cost Plus
Goblets - Macy's
Napkin Rings - Crate and Barrel in the 80s
Votives - Michael's
Sterling - "American Directoire", 1931, Designer : Frederick W. Koonz for Lunt
Green stoneware pitcher is vintage
"Stratoware" - vintage items designed by Eva Zeisel
Click on the image below for more information on Stratoware 
I'm joining:
Alphabe-Thursday at Jenny Matlock for the letter "S", which is for Springmaid , Stratoware , Shakers and Sterling Silver


  1. Very nice! I really like the yellow platter. And you've pulled everything together wonderfully.

  2. I love how you pulled the yellows and greens from this beautiful tablecloth.

  3. Everything is beautiful as always. That tablecloth is gorgeous.

  4. I love it all Candy..."BUT"... The tablecloth is "Stealing the Show"!!! OMG, it is Gorgeous!!! LOVE IT!!! The colors are incredibly rich and it seems so different... Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Have a wonderful Valentine's week,
    Hugs, Donna

  5. What pretty refreshing springy colors. I am soooo ready for spring here. I adore the tablecloth. That pierced salad plate is just fantastic and layers so nicely over the larger one.

    Your kitchen is always so lovely and I love how you decorate the island behind it to go with the table. Always fun to visit here.

  6. Make me want to go buy every single beautiful springy table item I can find..

    hmmm..maybe I will!

  7. I know it's wrong to covet.. but I love that tablecloth. Oh my. It sets such a lovely backdrop for the dishes you have chosen that compliment it so beautifully.

  8. A tablecloth and those napkins to die for. Beautiful, beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I never knew there were Grace Kelly textiles. Your cloth and the layers of ceramics are lovely. ~ sarah

  10. Beautiful table setting. I cannot wait to go over and read about the Tablecloth. All of your vintage items are incredible. ~~Sherry~~

  11. I never knew that about Grace Kelly. Very interesting. Beautiful tablecloth.


  12. Lovely, lovely. I'm not sure I could actually use the beautiful napkin to wipe my mouth--much too pretty.

  13. This is the first time I have come across your blog! Not only is your table beautiful but your kitchen is absolutely stunning! I am glad I found you at Between Naps on the Porch!

  14. Love your table but that kitchen is to die for !!!
    Love every nook and cranny of it!!!

  15. I may not have commented on your tables before and if that's the case then I apologize profusly because your tables are one of the highlights of my week. Your blog is amoung my top ten favorite. The color and whimsy is so happy and refreshing at a time in my life (and I am sure others as well) when it is much needed.

    I love the crochet on the napkins and hope that you take pain staking care to make it last ( I crochet so I feel as though I have a vested interest in all things crochet).

    I also covet your kitchen and adore the tablecloth in this table-scape. Love the bright colors on a black background.

    PLEASE, please, please, continue to share your talent with us.

  16. Beautiful tablescape. I especially love the tablecloth. As usual your table is a show stopper. Hugs, Ginger

  17. I love the colors! They complement the tablecloth very well :) I really like the Stratoware you have. They're so cute and simple at the same time!

  18. Wow! I see you have a talent for setting a perfect table.I love your kitchen too!


  19. I just love seeing your vintage tablecloths!

  20. The GPK in black is stunning, Candy!

  21. Gosh, what a gorgeous, gorgeous setting. Unusual colors and layers of loveliness just make this table superb!

    Does your family know how amazing you are?

    I wonder if they see your lovely talents so often they have become immune to the special talents you have!

    Thanks for linking!

    I always let out a little squeek of excitement of when I see it's your link!


  22. I'm so pleased you all enjoyed seeing another side of Grace Kelly's talent. Such a different feeling than many of my tablecloths from the 40s. Thanks so much for stopping by to see Grace's Table.


  23. Ooooh...I love Grace Kelly!!!!

    How awesome to use that as inspiration!!

    I love the vintage pieces here, too!!!

    Amazing as always, such attention to detail!!


  24. What a beautiful table cloth!! This color scheme is just gorgeous...very different!

  25. Oh, as always beautiful...I think you need to do a post on where you store all your goodies! I think I am going to do that sometime soon!!! Happy VTT!

  26. What a lovely table setting. The tablecloth is fabulous.

  27. This tablecloth is absolutely gorgeous, love the colors. What a talent you have. Your tablescapes are amazing! Thanks for linking up with VIF!

  28. Hello Candy,
    I am amazed about that tablecloth from Grace Kelly. Really royal combination. Black is always a dramatic background and the dishes pop really on it. Your talent for combining nice things to a gorgeous vignette is stunning.
    Greetings, Johanna

  29. Thanks everyone! The GPK linens are fairly difficult to find, but are a nice surprise when they do show up. :-)

    Coloradolady, check the sidebar for a link to my storage solutions!

    Hope to see you all again soon,

  30. Wow... love your plates.. love your stemware...LOVE your KITCHEN!!! Sigh... just beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  31. It's always fun and informative to visit your kitchen and round table!
    Nice S-post!
    Best wishes,
    Anna's AT-S, S is for Swedish Summer in books

  32. Courtney and Anna, I'm so pleased you dropped in for a visit! Hope to see you both again soon here on The Little Round Table.


  33. elegant setting..
    love your take.

  34. Thanks Jingle, I'm pleased you enjoyed my table!



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