Old Country Roses china

kelpSeptember 27, 2012

What color tablecloth would go best with Royal Albert "Old Country Roses" china? My dining room walls are a deep,rich, cranberry on top, with taupe on bottom,separated by a chair rail that looks white, but actually has a drop of pink in it. Thanks in advance.

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lindac

White.....white table cloths are always great with heavily patterened china....unless the china has an off white background.
A burgundy cloth would be nice....but not with your walls....you could use a sage green...a very soft sage....and even a pale ocher color...
But that is all if you can find those colors.
For now get white and when you run across the right color of ocher or sage green....grab it but meanwhile you will have a cloth to use.
Linda C

    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 5:20PM
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nanny2a

Since there is so much white already in this china pattern, I thought I would add a photo of it in case someone wanted to suggest some colors that would work for you.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 5:32PM
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nanny2a

Would a solid cranberry colored tablecloth work?

    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 5:33PM
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Cassandra

I think either gold or cranberry would be beautiful.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 6:15PM
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oakleyok

As much as I love color and have a lot of it in my house, I'd go with white, only because you don't want color overload.

The white tablecloth will "frame" the china. If you want other colors add a vase with some real/silk flowers.

If you'll be having a special dinner, add color with cloth napkins.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 6:43PM
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schoolhouse_gw

I wonder if chargers would be too much? say a metallic gold? Maybe not with the patterned china.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 2:34PM
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kelp

Nanny2a, thanks for the picture. The set you have pictured is similar to mine --you've posted the OCR Christmas set -- I have the original OCR (vintage) set; the colors are deeper, softer. (The greens are forest green, and sage green, the yellow roses are more of a gold.) I hadn't even thought about a sage tablecloth. Gold would coordinate with a picture I have over the buffet table. (An amber violin.) I love the idea of gold chargers, but they'd have to be really nice, as the plates are edged in gold. The solid cranberry would look great with the dishes, so long as it doesn't clash with the walls. White seems to make the dishes disappear. Decorating isn't easy, is it? Thanks for all of your suggestions.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2012 at 7:54AM
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housefairy

Have you thought about placemats? There are some different and beautiful placemats. I have done a tablecloth with placemats. You could use the placemats instead of chargers. Or even use both. Pier one has some unusual chargers and placemats. Playing up the reds and greens in the "Roses" pattern would really look good at Christmas. Beautiful framed plates with lots of crystal. Low floral centerpiece with candles. Hmmm...I do love setting a table.

Take one of your plates to the store and do tablescapes. There are some cute fall bowls and salad plates that would give a kick to your very classic tableware. You would also be able to see what color tablecloth is the most pleasing to you.

One of my things for a dream home would be a plate storage room. Or maybe not. I would probably end up with all my disposable income tied up in table stuff.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2012 at 10:57AM
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lizbeth-gardener

I love your china and I love to set a pretty table, so I would want a gold for fall and Thanksgiving and a cranberry for Christmas (if you celebrate Christmas) and a green for spring.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2012 at 11:43PM
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