Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Royal's Tablescape - Something to Nosh on the Day After The Wedding

I have imagined a table for a very late rising 
newlywed couple,
 Prince William and Princess Catherine.

I was expecting my first child when Princess Diana
was married.  I remember how fun it was watching
that media event.  Now that daughter is 29 years old.

Diana's first son will be getting married on April 29, 2011.
I thought it would be fun to create an imaginary "Royal"
table for them.

I have stacked my square scalloped plates
(some of my favorites and I wish I had more!)
and placed her on one end of our stone topped table
and him on the other.  (Don't worry, the table isn't too long.)

I love the little raised crown on the plates.

If we turned them the other way, it could be a W
for William (or for my last name too.)

Just a hint of the underglazing shows through giving
these a lovely texture.

Their meal is placed on a white satin runner with 
pearl detailing.

All of the details come together here in this corner view.

Even the ends of the silver look like little crowns.

The Ralph Lauren napkin is placed
on the plates and this particular fold is called
The Crown.

Their food will be placed on this lovely wooden tray
with classic urns.

A little posy with some of the wedding flowers graces
the tray.

The posy is placed in a silver plated flower cone with
a Nottingham lace doily.

The food consists of fresh strawberries dusted 
with confectioners sugar, miniature cakes filled
with Devonshire cream and topped with blackberries,
and Treacle and Ginger scones.

I love the crown detail on this cream colored stone
pitcher too.  It fits right in.

The Devonshire or clotted cream is served 
with a small sterling spoon with a rose

I posted the recipe for a "Mock" Devonshire Cream

Of course we have to include some tea.  I 
chose a Lemon Ginger tea.

More royal touches on the small stoppered
 bottles and the iron crown.

They also will be noshing on Treacle and Ginger
Scones.  I posted that recipe yesterday.

Oh, the cook let me have one of
these angel food cakes filled with clotted
cream and they were just heavenly.

She starts with a split scone topped with 
the clotted cream and some fabulous blackberries.

A small Nottingham lace doily is also used
under the silver goblet.

I also had a bite of these scones.  Yes, they are
royally good.

Just a quick paparazzi type question for you before
you go.  If you had the opportunity,
would you want to become a royal
like Kate Middleton, if so why and if not, why not?

I will be posting this with


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  1. I'm afraid my mouth would get me thrown out of the royal family. I'm a tad bet if the couple saw your post they would fly you to London to serve them breakfast. Lovely.

  2. Jacqueline, this is definitely the royal treatment. Who wouldn't want to wake to such splendor and dine at this table. The details are exquisite, but the food ~ oh, my. I think I want to fly right out. I promise I'd just hang back in the kitchen with the cook and just have a tasting. Well, I'd also want to sneak a peek of the royal couple too.
    No, I'd not care to live in a fish bowl. My life is just perfect as is! ;-)
    Beautifully done as with all that you do, Jacqueline. ~ Sarah

  3. Jacqueline, your taste is exquisite in everything you post. I visit a LOT of blogs, and I have to say that as much as I enjoy the others, your blog is my very favorite. William and Kate would love this tablescape, and they WOULD feel like royalty!

  4. Pure perfection! I think "Willy" and Katie would fly to your home to have this breakfast! As far as becoming a "royal", I can be a bit of a spitfire at times so I would be banished to the tower more often than not! I prefer a simpler life, love my privacy. I wouldn't want to read about all my daily doings in the "post" or see them on the "telly"! xo,

  5. Love the table! I think the goblets are my favorite. They are just gorgeous! I would think they would love to dine at this table.

    I am too much a potty mouth and slob to be a royal. I do remember when Diana was married. It's sad that as much as she devoted her life to her boys, that she couldn't be there on William's special day. I could just imagine that she would have looked as lovely and stylish as always.

  6. That is really the dishes..and everything! ;D

  7. I love your scalloped plates. Your table is fit for a queen.

  8. Everything looks fantastic! If I had the chance I would not want to be a Royal. I love my freedom!!!! Janet

  9. What a beautiful, fun table Jacqueline! I'd like one (or three) of those little angel food cakes, they look great!
    To answer the question: Nope, I like things just as they are-nice and simple. That's why I'm Happier Than A Pig In Mud:@)

  10. You have done a fabulous job with setting this royal table. I am so impressed with all your details to make it so real! :) I LOVE the silverware and that sweet little rose spoon!! Those dishes are out of this world darling. Where are they from? No, I would not want the crazy life they live. Just plain ole me is fine. :) Lovely post.

  11. That is stunning! Truly fit for royalty! I just love the table runner with the pearl detail and the delicious looking food. Love everything you do!

  12. That tables is absolutely perfect for a wedding, love it all, specially the napkins and pearl placemats.

  13. Love the post. Great question. I recently experienced one week in Paradise and acclimated to the ROYAL treatment quickly. Given a choice I think I would choose to be A ROYAL - including house-help. I read that William and Kate are planning to do WITHOUT house-help. I think part of the fun of being Royal would be having a FABULOUS Cook and Trainer. I can dream!!

  14. a table fit for a king, 'er a prince in this case! I can't wait for the wedding, I'm trying to catch up on my sleep this week so I can stay awake, no tivo for me I have to see it LIVE!! anne

  15. Love love love your table. The pop of color in the napkin is all that is needed to make it perfect. Your new silver is gorgeous and so fitting for the royal couple. The nosegay and touches of lace are perfect. Once they taste the food, they will never return to dreary ol' England and will live to enchant us all their lives.
    No, I'd rather not be Kate.. I like my quiet life without the press, without the decorum. Free to do as I please. --but would gladly take a few pounds out of the treasury!

  16. Great question! If I were Kate's age, YES, I would choose to be a royal. You only live once!!

    This ia great tablescape for the royal event. We are getting up at 4a.m. to watch the big event before we head to work. No big deal since we get up 5 a.m. anyways!

  17. Great table, very royal indeed. I'll be watching. Diana married the same year we did. Always thougth one of my girls might marry William.

  18. Jacqueline, when can I come? wow!! You did a fantastic job, I especially love how you put everything together. Looks like a shot for a magazine :)
    By the way, love those plates!

  19. What a clever idea-- I bet they would feel right at home at your table. Love the white china. I love square plates and unusal edging.
    Oh I meant to tell you I have copied some of your recipes. Thanks
    Happy Spring

  20. Can you save any of this until I get there? :-) All of it is just stunning, however, the plates are soooo gorgeous! You have created a true royal table ~

    I would not care to be a part of the Royal family. I like my privacy and could not keep my mouth shut. :-)


  21. You set a beautiful table, Jacqueline! I have to tell you that I love, love those dishes! Not only the raised detailing but the shape. They looks almost like a flower with layers of petals.

  22. BEAUTIFUL! The food looks incredible!

  23. You are just too much!!! I love the concept!!! I wish you had more of those dishes, too! I wish I had those dishes period!!! They are fabulous!!!!!!!! And where on earth did you get that incredible flatware with the little crowns on the end? Magnificent! And, girl....that runner with all those pearls. Aaaarrrrggghh!!! I can't stand it! TOO pretty!!!!!!!!!!! I suggest you promptly board a plane with all of this in tow, fly straight on out to merry old England, march right up to the palace and demand to be heard/seen! Thanks for stopping by my place this evening! Report back from London, won't you? Jolly good!

  24. Lovely, lovely table! Any Prince and Princess would be lucky to dine at this table.

    I don't think the Royal Family would fit with me. I tend to voice my opinion often, and get cranky when I am tired. lol


  25. What a lovely concept breakfast! The little pearls on the tablecloth is breathtaking and the white dishes are so is very romantic!

  26. Oh Jacqueline, the royal couple should hire you to make their breakfast! This is beautiful. I love that china~so elegant. the entire table is so elegant. And the food looks fabulous. If I had the chance to become the bride of a Prince, I'm sure I would jump on it (or him), BUT, I'm afraid it would be a terrible mistake, because I DO NOT like to conform or follow the rules. Beautiful post. laurie

  27. Jacqueline,I love this post! like usual I am amazed by your post.I've seen quite a few and the fairy tea party is probably my favorite. Your tablescape is very fancy and elegant. You are just as good as my mom.
    Your niece,

  28. Hi Jacqueline,
    thanks so much for coming by and for your sweet comments, they were appreciated!
    Love your royal wedding table, it is so beautiful. Love those square dishes, they are gorgeous and very elegant. I have a plate with a crown on it, and we use it as a special dessert plate for whoever we are celebrating. We call it the queen or king for a day plate.

    Your table is truly lovely, really liked the pearl beaded runner, and all the wonderful sconces and cream. You should leave it set for the royal wedding on Friday morning, I think it is, and celebrate as you watch.

    I was watching the nate burkus show today and the whole show was about having a "watch the royal wedding party". I wish I had thought of that sooner, that would be a fun thing to do.

    Enjoyed my visit very much,
    Blessings, Nellie

  29. Cute post, Jacqueline...your beautiful table is fit for royalty!

  30. Very very lovely. Oh, and I love the plates. . Everything about the table setting is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  31. Wow! I fel lie royalty just looking at the beautiful dishes! Where did you find them! Greatjob and thanks for feeding my spirit!

  32. The plates were from Home Goods / TJMaxx and I need more! If anyone has some they would like to sell, let me know!

  33. A regal tablescape to commemorate a royal event. The plates are magnificent. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous design. Cherry Kay

  34. What a lovely table -- fit for royalty! I love those beautiful dishes. Enjoy the wedding.

  35. Dear Beautiful Jacqueline,

    I love, love, LOVE you and this ROYAL tablescape!!!!! The fantasy (mine!) of it all is divine! Every single facet of the crown motif displayed is perfect...and those scalloped DISHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And then the scones!!!! I think the royal couple would be SO BLESSED to sit at this regal table!!!!

    A late happy Easter to you!!!

    Lana In Italy

  36. This is just an exquisite table...I'll bet they would love to wake up to this after their busy wedding day!!!!

  37. Jacqueline -- this is such a royal table. White and silver are so dreamy. Maybe you can set a post-wedding table for them. Those plates are amazing. If I see some, I will get them. The food looks so exquisite too. Joni

  38. Funny thing, I'd look at each photo, and think, "Oh, this one is my favorite." Then, I'd move on down to the next, and claim it as my favorite.

    Finally, I became overwhelmed with your beautiful (and regal) offering, which would make queen Elizabeth very proud.

    In regards to your question, I'm too laid-back and paradoxical in my ways, to ever fit in, as royalty.

    Although, in the past, I've been called a 'royal pain' maybe there's hope for me yet.

  39. Bonjour Jacqueline
    Your table is so chic!
    Just married, and the other days also
    if I was a princess.
    I dream...
    If I have an opportunity??? Yes!!!
    The time to enjoy this sublime and raffinée royal table...
    And after, I became me again...
    Have a nice day

  40. I 'm back to "profiter" of one scones



  42. This is just a yummy beautiful table! Exquisite in every detail! Enjoy the celebration!

  43. Hey there, Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment on the tea cup and saucer and on the pioneer table setting. I so appreciate it. And I am happy to meet another fellow Utah blogger. I will be sure to become one of your followers. Hope you will do the same for me. Keep in touch ok? Hope you have a wonderful day. I am really looking forward to getting up early to watch the royal wedding! Hugs, Karie

  44. Beautiful, calm and elegant breakfast for two. That dessert tray is to die for. I'm looking forward to trying you clotted cream recipe. I order my Lemon Curd from Fortnam and Mason and this will be a special treat to have them together.

  45. Oh....everything is so beautiful! I love the plates,runner and all the crowns! Just perfect...the food looks delicious too! WOW! That's all I can say...WOW!
    Blessings My Friend,

  46. What a beutiful china,lovely. All on the table are exquisite. Your blog is amazing , I´m glad to find it

  47. What a fabulous table! I've admired those dishes & your napkin fold & runner is devine! You should post this on Mikasa's FB wall sharing tablescapes fit for royalty~

  48. Those plates are just stunning! What a lovely table.

    No way would I want to become a royal. I far prefer keeping a low profile and being able to do what I want to do when I want to do it without anyone being the wiser.

  49. Love lives in the details. Your tablescape is fit for a queen!

    Thank you so much for linking up.

  50. Thank you for this! Loved featuring you today!

  51. What a stunning tablescape for the couple! Beautiful!!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  52. Fit for a queen, Jacqueline! I would not want to be Royal because you live in a fishbowl, and your life is hardly your own!?!


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