I may as well just call him the "King of Opaline". Design editor and entertaining expert Eddie Ross knocks it out of the park every single time with his eye-catching and authentic table settings. If you haven't already read his book it is a must read (and a wonderful gift idea!). Eddie has a way of blending high and low cost items into something quite fabulous.
As an avid collector of Portieux Vallerysthal Opaline, I always enjoy seeing how Eddie Ross uses the beautiful goblets in his settings via his Instagram. He doesn't just limit use to the blue ones either. I spy green, white, yellow and even pink Opaline Goblets in his images (the rarest of colors!).
Opaline goblets are just one of the many types of antique and vintage elements you will see. If you start to hone in you will find so many other beautiful glassware and tabletop items.
Today I'm taking you on a tour of a few of Eddie's table settings and how you can achieve the same look. The first two images shown are taken from Eddie's Instagram account, @eddieross. The last setting is from @maximaliststudios. Some items you can shop at my online store. Others I have linked elsewhere!
Of course, Eddie could have used the obvious blue Portieux Vallerysthal goblets here, but he chose to use the white goblets instead. I think the use of blue elsewhere really makes the white Opaline goblets stand out. He paired them up perfectly with Blenko Art Glass blue goblets (which I currently have for sale!). Perhaps the artwork was his jumping off point for the table setting as the peacock blue and vibrant greens compliment it so well. I found a lovely set of six Minton plates that would work wonderful with this colorful setting. Adding more whimsical objects like the palm tree candle stick holders and peacock statue keep the table setting youthful. Link to the items below the photo include the perfect turquoise tapered candles.
Turquoise Blue Tapered Candles // Palm Taper Candle Holder // Set of 6 Dinner Plates // Blue Charger Plate // Peacock Vase // Blue Goblet Vase // Set of 8 Blue Goblets // White Opaline Goblets Inquire at email@example.com for Availability
This table setting is "modern mix" perfection. It appears as if blue chintz plates are the chosen dinner plates with a fresh colorful accent plate. I do not know who the makers are of either but I adore them both. The star of the show, however, is the jade color Portieux Vallerysthal goblets. What a rare find. If you are in the market to purchase, I found a source below where they are bidding now (as in 4/17/18). So you must act fast. They will be gone...very...soon. Again, Eddie paired these goblets with the blue Blenko Art Glass goblets. The turquoise blue foo dogs are the perfect decor addition and everything holds its own on the geometric tablecloth.
This last table setting is actually via @maximaliststudios Instagram but has “Eddie Ross” written all over it. I get the vibe they were “playing with props” over at the studio and having a magical time. Here you see the rare yellow French Portieux Vallerysthal large (6.25"H) Goblets be showcased with beautiful yellow majolica style cabbage plates. What a nice change to see yellow cabbage plates as opposed to the popular green ones. It makes sense to pair this all up with the modern Bauhaus style white dinner plates. Pops of green and coral compliment the yellow tones. I love the Koi fish tablecloth that could just be some amazing fabric for all we know. Links to similar items are below the photo!
I hope you have enjoyed perusing through these beautiful table settings and are getting some great ideas on how to mix up new and old, high and low. Just an investment in a few worthy pieces is all you need to make a "modern mix" like the very talented, Eddie Ross. Until next time ~GG
Check out Eddie's Instagram at @eddieross