Welcome to Tablescape Thursday! I am so anxious to share this tablescape with you. It is all about the French Asparagus Plate. You see, the French love their asparagus so much, that they have so affectionately dedicated plates to it. If you are a lover of French Antiques, I am sure you are familiar with the Majolica French Asparagus Plate. You can pick up most any French Country decor book and find them beautifully displayed in china cabinets, open shelving, or in lovely wall displays. I have always admired them, but they can carry a pretty hefty price tag. The only ones I have seen in person were at Round Top, and they were a pretty penny.
Recently, while shopping Etsy, I found five of these plates at an unbelievable price. In fact, I purchased all five, including shipping and insurance, for less than what one plate would have cost elsewhere. Guess where they came from….France! It is fascinating how many different shops are on Etsy, and there are even European ones. My plates arrived in ten days and in perfect condition. There was even a sachet of French Lavender tucked into the package.
I was told that my plates date between 1890 and 1920. Each plate is hand painted with wonderful saturated color.
I chose a simple blue, green, and yellow plaid tablecloth for the underpinning of the tablesetting. The colors go wonderfully with the rich saturated colors on the plates.
Each asparagus plate is anchored by a cream colored Mikasa plate. The pattern is English Countryside. I selected simple mason jars for the glasses and accented each place setting with a pretty yellow napkin.
Below is a close up of the French Asparagus Plate. Each one is hand painted and unique in its own way. There is even a well on the plate for the hollandaise sauce.
For the centerpiece, white flowers were placed in a silver tea pot and perched upon a cream colored platter of asparagus.
I am so happy that you stopped by today. I hope that you have a blessed day and a very happy weekend!!!