This last year has been like a feverish dream of designing, plotting, planning, executing, waiting and anticipating (and then waiting some more!) but we have finally arrived at this moment and I am so ecstatic to share it with you! Tina from The Enchanted Home and I are thrilled to bring you one of my personal favorites from our collaboration together – our lily-of-the-valley dinnerware. This includes lunch and dinner plates in two different sizes, styles and colors. In crisp blue and white (which has become a signature color combination for both of us!) and the perfect hue of green that will take you from the festive winter holidays to springtime soirees, these plates will quickly become your go-to pattern when you are trying to pull together a chic table for an event or serve a casual, elegant lunch. Their versatility is a dream for those of us who love to be creative with our entertaining!
I have always considered a beautifully set table to be the height of elegance and my love letter to my guests and the china I select is often the focal point of those efforts. When I set my table, I love to tell a story. As a collector of china patterns (I’ve coined myself the Imelda Marcos of plates), I’m always looking at their intricacies to enhance the vision I’m trying to convey to my guests or the overall feel I’m trying to achieve with my table. An elevated table is my way of making my guests feel special and welcome. It’s my way of expressing gratitude for their friendship and the effort they have made to spend time with me.
When Tina and and were discussing what motif to use on our china, lily-of-the-valley seemed a natural fit. May is my birth month so I’ve always adored lily-of-the-valley and Tina has gravitated to this flower in the past as well and showcased it in a variety of ways on her website. In the Victorian language of flowers, lily-of-the valley meant “return of happiness” and after these last few challenging years, who wouldn’t welcome that?
We’ve captured the nostalgia many have for lily-of-the-valley while offering you a more updated interpretation. In short, these are not your grandmother’s dinner plates (but they will bring you back to cherished memories of loved ones and their love of this flower). Our take on lily-of-the-valley is unfussy and clean. The colors are versatile and can be used any time of the year. Their shape is polished but modern and will look as perfect on your holiday table, with all the bells and whistles, as it does on your casual rattan tray as you eat lunch al fresco with a friend.
As you can see, we had a wonderful time imagining them in a variety of different tabletop scenarios. We cannot wait to see the tabletops you create with yours!
The luncheon plates have just arrived and the dinner-size plates will be here in about three weeks! We are offering a limited, special introductory pricing which is a very rare opportunity to be among the first to own this fabulous dinnerware.
To be one of the first to order and receive this exclusive offer, order here.
Happy Shopping to all!
I can’t help but wonder why you decided to collaborate w Tina at Enchanted Home. Your style in your many homes is tasteful, beautifully crafted by artisans and Costly and her goods are lowly facsimiles and sad copies.
Andrea – The things I do in my homes, for the most part, are not available through catalogs/websites to everyone. As a designer, I have always loved the challenge of making something chic and elevated that is also accessible to many because I think we ALL deserve to have things of stylish beauty in our homes. Tina has an amazing eye and is an excellent businesswoman and we enjoyed this collaboration immensely. Look around – there are all kinds of exciting collaborations happening that are paving the way for affordable luxury. And two women working together to bring some of that luxury and beauty into people’s homes is something I would tend to applaud and support.
Lovely. You introduced me to hiring a small music from a school or university for a Christmas dinner. Must have been a few years ago Thank you.
James – I am so glad that worked out for you! I once hired a choir from NYC for a party in CT and the evening was magical. Treating your guests to live music is something they will always remember!
Lovely Lovely Lovely… as always! Best of success – Heather in Ottawa
Thank you so much, Heather! Enjoy your autumn!
Delightful. Absolutely gorgeous blue. Simple clean lines that never go out of style.
Thank you so much for that, Kelly! That was our main objective – products that will stand the test of time with a nod to the past, but rooted in the now.
The Lilly of the Valket are so splendid and I love your sweet 🦋 butterfly … can you tell me about the chargers ?? I still have all of your stunning watercolors to be framed hearts love , Joanie
Joan – I believe that the chargers are for sale on The Enchanted Home’s website! Thank you so much! As I mentioned, the plates were based on a painting I did. They butterfly was a sweet little addition.
Hello from Ontario. . Absolutely love the wonderful luxury goods. Easy on the eye. Much success to you both.
Thank you so much, Eleni. Wishing you well!
Brava to affordable luxury. Beauty brings light to the world for all of us, the more inclusive the better! This has always been your message Carolyne, and your “walking the walk” with this gorgeous collaboration and collection inspires us all! Thank you!
Thank you, Frances. I believe everyone deserves access to good design and moments of peace and elegance in their homes. That’s why I’ve always touted underused or overlooked elements/materials because anything can me made beautiful! That’s our jobs as designers and we should all rise to that challenge so we may include ALL our customers!
The new collection is absolutely stunning.
I never thought I’d embrace a color palette of green and white, but the lily-of-the-valley pattern is so elegant!
Viffy – thank you so much! The green and white is a personal favorite because it can go with absolutely any other color so well!
I’ll be ordering the lattice-pierced dishes!
They are so lovely.
They are beautiful person! Enjoy them and happy table setting!