Like a lot of us after the red and green holiday decorating got put away I'm in the mood for blue again.
While rummaging through my dish stash I found these dishes I forgot I had. I ordered them from Bombay. They sparked an idea to go for an Asian influence design on the plate rack and etagere. I decided I needed a teapot to complete the look and it took a week to get so I was slowed down on presenting this until now.
I decided to elevate the teapot on the little cake pedestal to give it more presence. More on the teapot later.
I turned each bowl to show the two main patterns on the bowls. I decided to create a organize repetitive display using the plain white napkins and apples for a pop of color.
I had to include this cute pair of birds that Michele from The Nest at Finch Rest sent me last year. She loves tea and also sent me some tea and a hand made card along with the birds.
I paired the salad plates with my Ralph Lauren Mandarin blue dinner plates.
I love the dragon design in the center of the plate.
On the etagere I placed my white elephant statue on the top shelf. I had the cobalt blue stemmed wine glasses and the Ralph Lauren Mandarin Blue candle holder. Like most of us I have found the RL pieces at Home Goods and T.J. Maxx
I found this a couple of years ago at a little boutique shop. It's designed to hold a candle on top but I did't have enough room in this setting. I might add some greenery to it but I have to find the right look.
The cups were part of the same set from Bombay and I ordered the white elephant tea pot from World Market. I looked on line at several places and also found it on E-bay and Amazon.
I had the red chargers found at Pier 1 a few years back. I thought they'd make a good accent for my asian influenced display.
I've had this green lantern for a while and forget to use it. I makes me think of a chinese lantern. I'm considering painting it. Perhaps in red but we'll see. Maybe a sponged on application would be best.
I could have added more design elements to this but I was satisfied that I achieved the overall look I was going for. My only new investment was the teapot.
I'm enjoying this new look especially since it's quite a departure from my anything I've done before.