{holiday inspiration: gold flatware}


... after a weekend spent on cozy velvet cushions in front of the fireplace, dinner reservations and shopping, and a countryside dinner party on sunday evening {homemade french onion soup and chicken & bacon pies} things are beginning to feel wonderfully festive . . . and since have been on the topic of tabletop inspiration, could not think of anything more beautiful for the holidays
than gold flatware {although must confess, adore gold any time of year}, and am positively smitten with the italian-made brushed gold linea ice oro five piece setting {above} and the insanely elegant and ultra-stylish midas golden cutlery set {below} from the conran shop . . .


{p.s.} the fun & festive napkin holders were created from strings of sequins & paillettes wrapped around styrofoam spheres

{image: 1 - gretel via apartment therapy; 2 - iphone photo by this is glamorous, photography by pia ulin for martha stewart living december 2010}

Labels: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOVE the gold flatware. You are right - it is so festive.

November 22, 2010  
Blogger Tobe @ Two Tall Blondes said...

those napkin holders kill!

November 22, 2010  
Blogger Little Pink Rain Boots said...

This would be great for a new years tablescape

November 22, 2010  
Blogger {av} said...

I may have to make some of those napkin holders for this holiday season...they're divine!

November 22, 2010  
Blogger Deanna Pai said...

I never ever would've thought of gold flatware, but it looks gorgeous!

November 22, 2010  
Blogger this free bird said...

I have got to get on those sequin napkin holders. Look out! Fun is on the way!


November 22, 2010  
Anonymous Splendid Sass said...

Just beautiful! Love, love it!
Have a nice evening.

November 22, 2010  
Blogger Sarah Klassen said...

Just beautiful! I would absolutely love some. Great find, Roséline.


Also, who can resist Fifi? There are so many sweet prints... I would like one for Christmas, but cannot choose!

Have a great Monday,

November 22, 2010  
Blogger Andrea @ Andrea Reh said...

I love the napkins tied with glittery sequin balls. I've convinced my mother to let me do Thanksgiving here at my house, even though I live in New Zealand - mainly so I can cook that American Thanksgiving staple, sweet potatoes and marshmallows - but also an excuse for some festive table dressing!

Inspiring as always.

Andrea x

November 22, 2010  
Blogger Cassi said...

My MIL gave my husband and me a complete set of gold flatware in a super-heavy velvet-lined wooden chest a few years ago that we break out for holiday gatherings. The gold adds so much life to the table!

November 22, 2010  
Blogger Heather said...

i do like the gold flatware. so decadent! perfect for the holiday!

November 22, 2010  
Blogger lindsay marie said...

love the gold. my grandma had some exactly like that we would use at christmas.

November 22, 2010  
Blogger A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Clever napkin rings, can I do them? XO

November 22, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ooooooh so pretty.

November 22, 2010  
Blogger Lissa @ After Adornment said...

I love the look of gold flatware! Someday I hope to have a set that I can whip out when the atmosphere calls for it.

November 22, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perfect , off to order the first set

November 23, 2010  
Blogger Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Hello love,

How absolutely perfect for the holidays, and actually for any lovely dinner party! I am so drawn to the look of these pretty and unique gold sets. Oh and how wonderful a countryside dinner party sounds, as well as french onion soup...one of my favourites!

I hope you are having a fantastic week!


November 23, 2010  
Blogger Cari-Jane Hakes said...

gold and sparkles .... I say, what is NOT to like about that?

November 23, 2010  
Blogger mydesignchic said...

Oh my...just the flatware I need for my Christmas Eve dinner party...so festive!!

November 23, 2010  
Blogger Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

I was JUST thinking yesterday that I would love to locate some reasonably priced gold flatware.

November 23, 2010  
Anonymous classiq said...

I love festive ideas!

November 23, 2010  
Blogger Luciane From HomeBunch.com said...

You're a "GONDEN GIRL". :-)

Gorgeous & Chic!

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

November 23, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful. I dont think I have ever seen gold flatwear in real life.

November 23, 2010  
Anonymous Jessica @JessaMae Photography said...

ridiculously, fabulously gorgeous! I'm also loving those sequin napkin rings! I definitely *need* those ;)

November 23, 2010  
Anonymous Naomi said...

The gold flatware is the perfect addition to a collection. So clean and gorgeous.

December 03, 2010  

Post a Comment

Thank you for stopping in to say hello -- it's lovely to hear from you!

j u s t a f e w t h i n g s
Please note that due to the inordinate amount of spam, comments with links to other sites may not be published; all self-promotion & promotions of give-aways on other sites will not be published; additionally, please include your blog address in the box provided, and not in the body of your comment.

Thank you xo

<< Home