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Royal Shabby Chic Luncheon

I wanted to share the tablescape I created for my Mom's visit. She invited a friend as well. It's the end of summer, so I went with all white and creams. I wanted to create something special for my guests.
I decided to use the crown dishes, so my Mom and her friend would feel extra special. Royal treatment.

Using my trusty pillow case trick.  I use them to cover the red chairs, so my theme is carried through.

White pintuck tablecloth from Linentablecloth with crisp white napkins.  Godinger Dublin crystal glasses with crystal salt and pepper shakers.  The crown dishware is from, FansticDecor

 I bought fresh creamy white flowers that sit in the crown vase. The napkin rings are also crowns. Cream flatware from Horchow.

I served creamy Potato soup with a fresh mango, blueberry salad with raspberry dressing, feta cheese. and candied pecans.  Dessert was the three berry trifle.
We had a great visit. We talked about creating cute crafts. My Mom crochets and knits, so I envy her talent. She keeps herself quite busy.
Happy Sunday.

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  1. Linda, your mom and her friend must have felt so special at your beautiful table. Lovely menu! My mom crocheted and I really never mastered it. Lol

  2. First of all you know lucky I think you are and vice versa..
    I love the chairs in white and this whole pretty in whites setting.
    She must have glowed..and her friend too;)

  3. How sweet of you to do this for your Mom and her friend. I am sure they felt sp special and pampered! Just like royalty! The menu sounds delicious!!! Have a beautiful weekend!

  4. YOU ARE BRILLIANT. Pillow cases? WHY OF COURSE! That is the slickest way to make a last minute d├ęcor change, Linda! All white with the crown plates...this is super special. I just bought a vintage Cinderella carriage lamp; I took out the cord and now it can sit in the center of a table, with a small candle inside. I just may make a royal dinner and have my carriage in the center! Oh you sparked an idea!

    Enjoy your Sunday! Anita

  5. Linda, I know your mom and her friend felt like royalty. What a thoughtful daughter. It's all lovely and your menu delicious.

  6. The crown dishware is beautiful Linda, how special for your mom and her friend.

  7. Sooooo elegant, Linda! They had to feel so very special to be treated to this luxurious table. Just Beautiful!!!

  8. Happy birthday belatedly to your sweet mother. I am sure she was thrilled with your efforts. I wish it would cool off here enough to make your soup! I will save it and try it in a couple of months.

  9. Linda,
    This is so lovely, special and thoughtful. Your table setting is truly inspiring and I love the white. I just know your Mom and her friend had to feel so very special and loved.
    Thank you for sharing this recipe-with this list of ingredients I know it is loaded with flavor. Perfect time for potato soup as the potatoes will be so fresh as it is harvest time!

  10. What a special party for your mom. I love the tablescape, especially the plates! You are a sweet and thoughtful daughter.

    Have a fun Labor Day!

  11. Stunning! I love the whites. Again you have done your clever and beautiful covers for the chairs. I need to start doing that. The plates are gorgeous! I love love the napkin rings and how you placed the napkins in them. Your gorgeous white flowers are perfection. I enjoyed seeing this post.

  12. I'm sure your mom and her friend loved the royal treatment that you gave them, Linda. Your table looks so pretty with the shabby chic theme. Thanks for sharing your creamy potato soup recipe!
    Happy Labor Day!

  13. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! The crown dishes are beautiful. ♥ the napkin rings.
    I am sure your guests felt very special sitting at this table, Linda.
    Have a great week.

  14. Just beautiful! I found you over at Table it Link Party. I love the tablecloth! Does it make it difficult for glasses to stand without tipping over? This is an elegant table, just beautiful for special guests. I would love it if you would stop by my link party, Celebrate it Sunday! You can link up anytime until Friday.

  15. The Crown dishes are to die for Linda! Your table for your mother and friend is stunning!
    So elegant, crispy white and feminine. Love the topper too!
    Have a wonderful week ahead my friend.

  16. What a stunning table Linda. I can only hope that my daughter thinks to cater for me in such grand style when she's older! At 15, she's not quite getting the hint! Please come and share at Five Star Frugal? We love a grand tablescape! Love, Mimi xxx

  17. Such a beautiful tablescape and lovely menu---I know your mom appreciated this as well as her friend. Bravo to you for creating a memorable time! And that's a talent indeed!

    Jane x

  18. What a beautiful luncheon and such a special way to show your love for your mother! She must still be basking in the glow from the special way she and her friend was treated!
    Thank you, too, for the recipe!

  19. Ooooh, how incredibly gorgeous, Linda! I agree, the ladies must have felt like royalty :) Truly stunning, my friend. Hugs!

  20. Pillowcases! You clever girl. I adore the tablecloth as well. I hope you have a happy Labor Day holiday and wonderful week!

  21. What a beautiful luxurious look Linda! You create such lovely tables we just want to pull up a chair and join the dinner party!! I could easily be a plate addict and your crown plates sure are amazing. I just scored a small set of Staffordshire red & white transferware at an incredible price from a "Re-tail" shop in my old hometown. The proceeds go to an animal shelter. I don't think I can cram any more dishes in the cupboard, sadly. You are the dish queen and your guests have to feel so pampered to dine at your home. Thanks so much for stopping by to share my dream trip to Paris. I just posted on the Arc de Triomphe. Stop by when you have time. Blessings always, Edie Marie

  22. What a pretty table setting. Your mom and friend must have been thrilled to see this. How nice that your mom crochets and knits. I've always thought that was such a talent. I really like the plates with the crowns, and the table cloth is so soft and pretty. The creamy potato soup sounds delicious. Everything looks really nice, Linda. That's special that you did this for your mom.

    love, ~Sheri

  23. Linda! What a sweet thing to do for your mom and her friend. You do such a beautiful job on all your tables...but I LOVE this one. It is elegant and "rich" looking. GREAT job. Love potato soup, too. Happy Labor Day to you- xo Diana

  24. Beautiful table! I am so in love with those dishes and that flatware from Horchow! Hope you and your mom had a wonderful visit :-)

  25. Best Daughter EVER!
    Awesome pieces, amazing table and they must have felt like Real Royalty.
    I love this. Oh so much.
    Well done!!!

  26. Hi Linda, what a beautiful setting you created for your luncheon. Your mother and friend had to have enjoyed very much. You are so very talented and make such special settings. I say you write a book. Love it all.
    Have a great week. Hugs,cm

  27. Hi there, Linda
    What a lovely thing to do for your she just loved the whole luncheon experience! You did a beautiful job, and she must have felt very loved indeed. Well done!

  28. Hi Linda,
    Beautiful, they definitely got the royal treatment......and am sure they appreciated and
    enjoyed every minute of it. I think a beautiful table does make people feel special, at
    least it does for me, cause I know how much work goes into it..........

    I have one salad plate like yours in cream. that I use for dessert for the special person who has a birthday or special event being celebrated and I have a lil crown tealight holder that I use to top the dessert. Now I am never without birthday candles. lol

    Thanks for sharing your lovely table with us,

    Blessings, Nellie

  29. I just love this, Linda. White on white makes for such a special setting and you've done it beautifully! Your dinnerware if gorgeous and I love that you took the pics at the table level - it really makes an impact!
    I really wish we were neighbours because we'd have so much fun cooking and entertaining together! Hope your Fall is off to a good start, my sweet friend. Lots of love to you. xoxo

  30. Certainly the royal treatment! You are so fun!
    My crown dishes are my absolute favorite of all of my dishes. I have 24 of each, so they are the stars for the big parties!
    Love everything in white and cream. Truly elegant!

  31. What a pretty table- royal and feminine! The dishes are so pretty and I love the way you presented the napkins and napkin rings! The soup sounds delicious!

  32. What a gorgeous table. I love the royal dishes.

  33. Still loving those dishes, but my wallet doesn't. LOL Loving your napkin trick with letting come out the sides, might have to try that one.

  34. Your creme and white table is so pretty! I love how you used the crown napkin rings and the potato soup recipe looks delicious.


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