Dutch Treat

Every spring we take a week or two to take a bicycle trip in the Netherlands, my favorite country.  It is a magical place with so many quaint villages that I find new things to admire on every single visit. 
During these trips, we often stop in little cafes for a pot of  tea and some  apple cake.  This treat is usually followed by a casual stroll through the streets and stops in some of the shops before we get back in the saddle.
I saw this adorable table setting last year on one of those strolls and had to take a photo.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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I love the way the bleached wood on the table complements the black and white table runners along with the white dishes.  The patina on the wicker chairs combined with the pillows all work together to produce a very modern yet traditional setting.

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This angle shows the little crowns that sit on the plates.  Isn’t that an interesting component to add to a place setting?  Napkins are tucked into the sides of the crowns, and flatware in black to match the stripes are placed on the sides.

Wouldn’t you feel like royalty if you sat down to a meal served on this table?  This is only one of the reasons I love Holland.

Linking to Table Top Thursday at www.betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com