December 9, 2017

Silver, China, & Tablescapes in Lexington, Ky

In my last post I told you about going to Lexington to visit with friends for our December luncheon and gift exchange. Well, the next day I went to a fabulous store, well it is more than a store for dish lovers and tablescapers. Dare I call it paradise? :-)  

If you have not been to LV Harkness on Short Street in Lexington, you must do so when you are in the area. It is a treat for the eyes, and a hit to the pocketbook. 

I snapped several photos for you. I do not know the names of all of the patterns...but maybe if you do you can help us out by leaving a comment. 

Aside...And one more thing before I begin the post. I am having an issue with the blog. Whenever I do an update, correct a goof, etc. my email service interprets that as a "new" post and sends it out to you all over again. I truly apologize for filling your inbox. If you have already read the post just ignore the resend. I have tried to figure out how to fix the update problem but until I do please be patient. I am not the best tech person...but I am trying. I have called support. Lots of head scratching. ha ha. 

Now...on to the good stuff!

How about this? Gorgeous right!

This is Voliere collection from Richard Ginori.

How about this idea...plates on a tree. 

The blue ornaments were the most beautiful color of sapphire. 

Moving on to some silver sights...
I fell in love with a silver soup tureen. 

Sigh! I was in heaven. I love gorgeous silver. 

Lexington had its own claim to fame with some silver makers back in the early days. Late 1700s-1800s.

This one, this is the tureen that I love. 

Sorry about the crooked pic...using my iphone 7, which does take incredible photos, but the human got it crooked. :-)

Many of your probably know that Lexington calls itself "the horse capitol of the world." Well, this centerpiece would sit beautifully on a grand table or buffet of a horse farm. It is maybe three feet in length. I do not know the artist/manufacturer.  I took a pic of it for the artistry. This photo does not convey the actual beauty of the piece.

Do you need to match your china...
or begin a place setting? 

They have a bridal registry, with someone to advise brides as they choose their china. 

I would still pick cobalt blue... as my wedding china has a wide cobalt blue pattern on the rim.

I can look at so many colors and say I like this color too. :-)

So festive!

This is on a beautifully styled Christmas table. 

See the next pics. :-)

That's my shopping buddy in the green hat. We have dragged through many the home store over the years looking at pretty things. 

   Bonus points for using a white linen tablecloth! 

I do believe it's Christmas time!

Ho Ho Ho...Merry Christmas!

My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. What a fun outing! Imagine if you had no limits...hmmm... xoxo

  2. The tables and place settings are gorgeous...and I love those trees too!!!

  3. Sheila, this is a lovely feast for the eyes. Oh, the silver pieces! I'm convinced one can never have enough, lol!
    Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

  4. Be still my heart. I love china and might not ever leave that shop ! The ruby goblets and the gold banded stems are pretty awesome too.
    BTW Does that china with the bird match the picture you bought this past year?
    Thanks for sharing your shopping with us.

  5. Tudo muito lindo. Feliz domingo.

  6. I just love dishes as well!! Love the table with the houses and frosty trees. Oh and I don't want to forget the silver; that is a weakness as well! Lovely post.

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