Friday, October 16, 2009

A Taste for the Historical Look

Do you ever come across something that you just covet, that seems to sum up your tastes at the moment? 

While researching a piece of servingware I saw on our trip to Virginia (still to come), I came across this pretty dinner set at Horchow. It has an old world look to it that I quite admire:
As much as I am trying to de-clutter and spend very little money for a while, this pretty set of goodies caught my eye.  They are neither very expensive nor rare, but they are just so unusually "pretty".
I am striving for a clean traditional style in my house, quite "pared down" and not busy.  But sometimes my inner romantic comes through.  I have a taste for a sort of historical, antique look which is satisfied by things like this!

I have never bought a proper set of dishes and do intend to buy a full set of crisp white dinnerware some day soon.  But in the meantime, perhaps I shall have to add these to my un-collected collection of odds and ends...

After all, Christmas is coming...

Items from Horchow, which likely doesn't ship to Canada anyway.


  1. Christmas is coming, and you've been a very good girl! Those would be gorgeous on a Christmas Table. Ahhhh I just love the holidays =)
    xo Isa

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    Wow! It’s so beautiful that must have been very expensive.

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    I just love looking at historical items such as these. Indeed it’s gorgeous.

  4. These are lovely. I think you could mix some of these pieces, salad plates, bowls, etc with white dishes and it would look great. Maybe you will run into some of these types of dinnerware someday at a flea market.

  5. Hi,

    I love this pattern. I love the idea of acquiring them slowly and mixing them with white. That would be so pretty and not break the bank.

  6. WONDERFUL!! Not only to use but also to decorate your cabinetshelf!!

    Have a nice weekend!

  7. Oh yes, they are very beautiful. And yes, Christmas is coming!!!! ; ) Trina

  8. So lovely, very Italian looking,love them, cheers Katherine

  9. Lovely china! I like the historic look - at the same time as I like a more modern look. My home is a mix of both.

  10. Hi Terri!

    Yeah, sometimes you just find THAT perfect thing that you just have to have! Hard to not buy it then! Lovely items you are showing us as always! How are you doing? Hope all is well at your end!

    Hugs, Susanne

  11. I am so with you-- we strive to keep our home very calm with simple colors and clean lines, but I just LOVE historical decor as well. This dinnerware set is so lovely!

  12. Well, those plates are something!! wow, what decoration, it would look nice for the christmas table...
    very nice Terri :-)

  13. Just gorgeous, .. and I don't think they ship to Australia either.

  14. There is something about them that is really pretty, I think they go with so many different colors thats why I like them.