Friday, November 14, 2008

Custom Embroidered Table Linens

This is one of my favorite place settings. The dishes are made in Florence, Italy and the pattern is "Fiesole" by Richard Ginori. The simple elegance of this service is that quiet charm that would make a toasted cheese sandwich seem special. The Venetian stemware I bought at auction years ago at Bonhams and Butterfields and the table linens are from Sferra, also from Italy and embroidered by Villa Savoia. The technique is hand-guided machine using a variety of threads with a little bronze metallic thrown in for sparkle. Bon Appetito!

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