Guest Picks: Setting the Chinoiserie Table

I am sure many of us will be entertaining family and friends over Thanksgiving and the approaching Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa holidays. Add elegant and chic chinoiserie touches to your own table with these products for a really memorable dining table setting. Best of all, there’s no need to replace your china — only put in a few chinoiserie tabletop accessories.
Beth from Chinoiserie Chic

Horchow

Pagoda Salt and Pepper Set – $60

Pagodas are a very hot trend in interior design. These hand-painted gold and red pagoda salt and pepper shakers are excellent additions to the chinoiserie dining table. They would work superbly with simple white linens and china.

Contemporary Serveware – $120

Peacocks are a timeless chinoiserie touch. This gorgeous pair of peacock salt cellars is constructed of pewter and comes with matching pewter feather spoons. Fill them with your favorite gourmet sea salts.

Caspari

Plum Blossom Matchbox – $3.50

Light the candles on your dinner table with games out of this very elegant plum blossom matchbox. Fill a vase with pink spray orchids for the centerpiece.

Caspari

Die-Cut Chinoiserie Toile Blue Place Cards – $8.50

Place cards add such an elegant touch to a dinner celebration. These blue and white chinoiserie toile ones are timeless.

Beau-coup

Elephant Place Card Holders – $21

If you follow my blog, you know I love elephants. These place card holders come in gold or silver. Very nicely priced, they are perfect for a wedding, bridal shower, baby shower or elegant dinner party.

Kneen & Co..

Fancy Monkey Place Cards – $15

Singerie is a French expression for monkeys aping human behavior. These golden, engraved location cards with a fighter holding a parasol are a magical example. They would be a lovely finishing touch to some fancy chinoiserie tabletop.

Kneen & Co..

Lobmeyr Flower Vase with Chinoiserie Light Green – $261

This multi-colored crystal chinoiserie blossom vase is an ideal height for the dining table. Orchids or parrot tulips would be fantastic floral choices.

Branca

Five-Piece Pewter Faux Bamboo Flatware Setting – $160

Faux bamboo is an iconic chinoiserie component, and also this pewter flatware would be an extremely chic selection for your dining table. I really like pewter flatware; it is an elegant and modern alternative to silver which doesn’t require polishing.

Branca

Set of Four Silvered-Metal Bamboo Napkin Rings – $70

This pair of silvered faux bamboo napkin rings can add a bold sculptural note for your desk. These will certainly dress up simple white napkins.

Branca

Turquoise Etched Blossom Glasses – $85

What can be prettier to your chinoiserie table compared to this pair of turquoise glasses etched with cherry blossoms? They would also make candle holders that are stunning.

Amazon

Flair: Exquisite Invitations, Lush Flowers, and Gorgeous Table Settings – $19.70

Joe Nye’s marvelous book Flair is a gold mine of inspiration for placing the chinoiserie dining table with style and creativity. I refer to it for inspiration.

Fitzsu

Pandora Design Reusable Plastic Chopsticks in Coral – $24

Dress your Chinese takeout (or any meal) with those very chic, reusable plastic chopsticks in coral pink. I have these and love them! They are so much better than these gruesome free hardwood ones.

The Well Appointed House

Dransfield & Ross Pagoda Napkin Rings – $152

All these pagoda napkin rings are favorites of mine. Offered in silver, gold or clear, they will be the focal point of your table setting.

Neiman Marcus

Four Greek Essential Place Mats – $75

I much prefer place mats over tablecloths — that they have a more modern appearance and so are much less problem. These posh raffia ones possess a Greek key border and are offered in four colours for a great appearance.

Neiman Marcus

“Woven” Charger Plate – $75

This charger plate is constructed of wood with a dark finish and would be a stunning addition to the chinoiserie dining table. Chargers are a brilliant way to dress up white china.

Neiman Marcus

Reed & Barton “Sarong” Flatware – $65

This Reed & Barton stainless steel flatware was designed to look like bundles of bamboo. It is very chic and dishwasher-safe, and they do not need polishing.

iomoi

Printed Cocktail Napkins – Monkeys with Umbrella – $70

Iomoi has come out with a set for Matouk, and it is delightful — much like this pair of four linen cocktail napkins with monkeys and umbrellas. You have to check out the whole collection that superbly captures the pleasure and whimsicality of chinoiserie.

Tiffany & Co..

Bamboo Bowl in Crystal – $75

This bamboo crystal bowl by Tiffany & Co. is a classic. It’s a lovely addition to your table and makes an ideal wedding gift.

Tiffany & Co..

Cirque Chinois Dinner Plate – $950

The Cirque Chinois set from the Tiffany & Co.. Paris Studio is completely sensational with its chinoiserie vignettes. Have a look at the degree of detail on the whole collection of dinnerware.

Ralph Lauren

Myra Bamboo Pitcher – $95

If you adore blanc de Chine, try out this lovely bamboo pitcher from Ralph Lauren Home. It’s just perfect for iced tea or lemonade, or you may use it as a vase.

Crystal Classics

Camelia Avenue Posy Vase, Pink – $25

This sexy pink Kate Spade vase is a perfect height for the dining room table because it doesn’t obscure your guests’ viewpoints. Group several together and fill each with a spray orchid for a gorgeous chinoiserie centerpiece.

Crystal Classics

Camelia Avenue Posy Vase, Green – $25

The Kate Spade vase can be accessible kelly green use it with all the hot pink for a preppy chinoiserie dining table centerpiece. What a way to dress up white linens and china!

Luxury Home Goods Online

Dransfield & Ross Bird In Covered Cage Mirror Placemat – $136.50

These mirrored”Bird in Covered Cage” place mats are the ultimate in luxury for that Hollywood Regency chinoiserie look. They are very glamorous.

Luxury Home Goods Online

Dransfield & Ross Mirrored Bird Placemat – $126

This is another set of amazing mirrored place mats for quite a glamorous table. I’ve a set of these, and the way that they reflect the light from candles or a chandelier is gorgeous.

Jill Rosenwald

Jill’s Key Cocktail Tray – $128

This super-chic cocktail bowl and dip bowl set with a Greek key design is lovely for the serving. If you are not familiar with Jill Rosenwald’s beautiful handmade pottery, you are in for a treat.

Leontine Linens

Leontine Paprika Linens with Charcoal Thread – $55

For the ultimate in luxury, invest in a pair of Leontine linen napkins embroidered with an Asian-inspired monogram. These are true works of art and therefore are of heirloom quality.

Number Four Eleven

Dragon Napkins – $125

These incredible and magnificent dragon napkins are available in six colour combinations.

1stdibs

Worcester Porcelain – Bengal Tiger Plates

Add some lovely antique or classic chinoiserie plates like these to your china set. Have a look at 1st Dibs, eBay, Etsy, antique stores, auctions, flea markets and estate sales. You do not need an whole set — look for a few salad plates, dessert plates or bowls to mix and match with your current china for a modern and diverse appearance.

Amazon

Table Settings – $37.80

This is a gorgeous book on placing the table with a lot of chinoiserie inspiration. It would be a great book to give as a gift.

Michael C. Fina

Pagoda Gold Plated Napkin Rings – $145

These gold-plated pagoda napkin rings are like jewelry for a really elegant chinoiserie dining table.

DeVine

Chinoiserie Soup Plate – $248

One of the most gorgeous collections of chinoiserie china is by Alberto Pinto. The attention to detail and colours are magnificent.

Traditional Candles And Candle Holders – $9

Creative Candles are my favourite candles. They are offered in 44 sophisticated colours, so you may select the colour to coordinate with your chinoiserie dining table setting. With spans up to 39″ and long burn times, these can turn into your candles of choice also.

The Pink Daisy

Mottahedeh – Blue Dragon China – $35

Mottahedeh’s Blue Dragon china is a classic classic, yet it has a daring and modern feel. You will never tire of this superb blue and white layout.

The Pink Daisy

Mottahedeh – Imperial Blue China – $30

Mottahedeh’s Imperial Blue is another great classic, and it mixes beautifully with the Blue Dragon china. Every colour of tablecloth, napkin and blossom looks great with blue and white china.

Branca

Irish Linen Hemstitched Cocktail Napkins with Plum Blossoms and Bees – $40

These linen cocktail napkins are embroidered with chinoiserie bees and blossoms in lovely colours.

Caspari

Felt-Backed Bamboo Place Mat – $9.50

This place mat with a green bamboo trellis pattern is a chinoiserie classic which will give white china a fresh and modern chinoiserie look.

L.V. Harkness & Co..

Meissen Black Ming Dragon Five Piece Place Setting – $1,600

Meissen Black Ming Dragon is a very sophisticated choice of china design with its hand-painted dragons in black and gray. It’s also available in crimson and in green.

Tabletop Designs

Chinese Tigers Green Dinner Plate – $40

This is my marriage china — Wedgwood Chinese Tigers in green and I adore it. Even though it is discontinued, you may still find it on eBay and at replacement china online stores.

Beth Connolly Interiors

Red Pagoda Salt & Pepper Shaker Set – $20

These salt and pepper shakers fit together to form a pagoda — quite enjoyable!

Amazon

Jason Lightfoot House Placemats – $39.85

All these Lightfoot House placemats from the Colonial Williamsburg Collection will also be in my collection. They are classic blue and white, elegant, chinoiserie and easy to care for — just wipe them off.

Next: More Asian-inspired ideas for each room in the home from Beth of Chinoiserie Chic

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