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Golden Opulence

While my husband and I were shopping one beautiful sunny day, we ventured into ZGallerie.

We were browsing through the store and noticed these fabulous gold goblets.  We both were enamored to check out the whole collection.

This fabulous stemware is the Montecito collection. I know they have to be hand washed, however, they are gorgeous.  They happened to be on sale, so we bought 9 each red and white wine glasses.
I created a table setting in our breakfast room with our new gold stemware.

They come in  gold and silver in a set of 4.

I can imagine using these especially around the holidays.  
 Gold looks good with many colors, so the possibilities are endless. We shall use these golden beauties.

Gold chargers add some opulence.
 I am using the fabulous Pinwheel Pinched Taffeta
 tablecloth from Your Chair Covers.

4 different gold votives were added for ambiance.  I also crisscrossed a wide gold ribbon to add more impact.
The gold flatware is from Horchow.
Wallace 65-Piece Gold-Plated Grand Duchess Flatware.
 It's in sale right now with free shipping. 


This must be a Home Goods table, because the gold dinnerware is also from there....Love that store!

I love using these creamy rose balls I found at Home Goods.  
They sit perfectly on top of the gold candle holders I  found at Home Goods.

Look, I am using my pillow cases again. 
 The king size pillow cases fit perfectly over these breakfast room chairs.  Adding a gold sash makes it really pretty.

It's a little overcast here today, so it a refreshing change.  Another new week to enjoy life.
Happy blogging and thanks for visiting.
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  1. Omg Linda this is so gorgeous, I think nothing says opulent more than a GOLD place setting, totally digging this.

  2. They suit you to a T..
    and you should bask in gold:)

  3. Hello from Spain: beautiful pictures. Fabulous proposals . Keep in touch

    1. AnonymousJuly 26, 2014

      Hi to Marta in Spain, I have spent time in Madrid and Barcelona, both cities are great. The museums and the city life of Madrid and the beaches and Sangria of Barcelona, both are special to me.

  4. Wow, so much luxury. I love it! And in your beautiful home it looks perfect. I could imagine having a dinner party and impress my guest with those lovely golden plates, cutlery and glasses.
    You have taste Linda. Great post!

  5. Wow, what an elegant table, Linda! I love all your glittery gold and the pillowcase idea is so clever! xo

  6. Wow Linda this is gorgeous- makes me think of the holidays! The new stemware is beautiful- gotta love the sales! I wish I had a Home Goods store close by- I always find something I like there! The chair covers are a great idea- love the bows! Beautiful and elegant!

  7. This looks fabulous! So very opulent and perfect for the holidays.
    Your table should be in a magazine!

  8. AnonymousJuly 22, 2014

    Linda, this is a beautiful table setting fro a very special occasion. Maybe for a wedding or even at the London Palace. Very classy. Have a super day. BAM

  9. Oh, how pretty, Linda! I have a friend who loves to shop Zgallerie online. We have nothing like any of this in our area. Magazine worthy as usual, my blog friend.

  10. So beautiful, Linda! I love using gold in a table setting and you have created such a gorgeous ambience here. The flowers, the chair coverings, every little detail is perfection. I would want to be dripping in diamonds when I sat down to eat. Have any spare ones? lol

  11. Hi Linda, just a beautiful setting and your new glasses are stunning. The gold is elegant. Love your chairs embellished with the cases and sash. So inviting and should be in a magazine.
    Thanks for sharing.

  12. Gorgeous table, Linda! Beautiful stemware. Thank you so much for sharing at Tuesdays at Our home. Enjoy your day! Maria

  13. Good morning lovely Linda! Your collection is fit for a queen! I can see these used during the holidays, giving your guests (and yourself) a real treat and feeling of special treatment!

    Have a lovey day! Anita

  14. I cannot decide which I like the most, but I think I'm voting for the plates. They are perfect with all of the other gold pieces -- this was stunning!

  15. Pretty fancy. I got distracted by the use of the pillowcases. How clever.


  16. Linda, your table is gorgeous fit for royalty. Your new gold goblets are so elegant and festive like your tablecloth, flatware, napkins and dishes.What a clever idea to use a pillow case to dress up your chairs. Flowers and candlelight complete a great tablescape.

  17. This is truly a beautiful and opulent table. Love your dishes, they are gorgeous. Your new
    goblets are beautiful too. Great job with everything. That is a neat idea about the pillow
    cases, think I am gonna see if one will fit my never know!! lol
    Take care hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

  18. Opulent, indeed! Your table glows with golden details. I like your clever idea for a chair cover. ;-)

  19. Just gorgeous!! I really love the opulence here because you managed to present all that gilding without it looking like too much. In fact, you may have just solved an issue I've been working on (a blush and gold table setting) with those goblets. I hope you don't mind if I follow your lead ~ it's for charity... ;-)


  20. I love those golden goblets!!! I have some nice ones, but hardly ever use them. I really should pull them out and drink from them once in awhile, even if it's just orange juice or something.

  21. Good morning dear Linda! Thank you for contributing to the link party and for coming by yesterday to comment. Lovely Penny will surely enjoy a touch of Georgian vintage with that tea set! Enjoy your day my friend! Anita

  22. Absolutely gorgeous!!!

  23. If it was overcast when you created this, all you had to do is fling open the curtains, open a couple of doors, and you would have been able to light up the whole neighborhood!!! This is a wonderland of lavish light and loveliness!!!

    I saw those beautiful glasses at Z Gallerie (my home away from home!), and fell in deep, deep love. I couldn't decide between the gold and the silver, so I didn't get either. Weird, huh? As for your beautiful dinnerware, I sure WISH I would have seen that at Home Goods!!!!! I would have knocked everything and everyone down trying to get to it! I just love that scrolled design!

    Only you could make a pillowcase look so good! It's great that your pillowcases just slip so easily onto those chairs to give them a new look on a whim!

    Have a beautiful weekend!

  24. A lovely collection, a beautiful table setting, and a glowing ambiance!


  25. Stunning, literally!! My mouth is hanging wide open as I am writing this. I hope Cuisine Kathleen has a copycat challenge again this year. This is a table I would love to try and emulate. Just totally gorgeous!! I have a set of wine glasses in silver from Home Goods that are very similar, but now I want these golden wine glasses. The plates are gorgeous too, and the flatware. I think I will be pinning your pictures to my Tablescape Inspiration board so I can go back and drool over this one again. Thank you for sharing and thank you for inspiring me to set the bar a little higher and go for the gold!!

  26. Lovely, lovely blog Linda! Thank you for visiting mine so I could find you here! Cindy from

  27. Hi Linda, I love the gold goblets ~ beautiful color and shape and I know you will use them time and time again. We had a ZGallerie near us several years ago and it closed sadly. . as I always looked forward to walking through and I always picked something up;)

    Hope you are enjoying your weekend! xxL

  28. AnonymousJuly 26, 2014

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  29. What a beautiful table. The goblets would look beautiful with my china. You are very talented :).

  30. I love that store. Everything is so ooh la la. Love it. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xo

  31. Linda, I would love to be a guest at your elegant table. The pillowcase idea is so clever! Hope you are enjoying the summer at your beautiful home.

  32. Years ago I was a bridal coordinator for Macy's, and glasses like the gold ones were a favorite amongst brides when they registered.

    I love the opulent feel you've created Linda! Who wouldn't love to be at your table?! Not me!

  33. Linda, your tablescape is gorgeous and love the idea of using king sized pillow cases for chair covers. So elegant!

  34. How elegant this is! I love that pinched fabric tablecloth. It is the perfect touch for such an elegant table, and your new stemware is stunning. Your chair covers are yet another elegant touch. I'm blown away by this table. laurie

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  36. You are such a true talent, Linda. I mean it. :) Ever thought of interior design or event planning? You would surely excel. I LOVE the goblets (you know I love all things golden), as well as the flatware. XOXO

  37. Those are gorgeous but I'd be lazy and wouldn't want to wash them by hand. I know bad me but I'm glad you got want you loved and wanted


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