Monkeying Around With Chinoiserie

If it’s as hot where you are as it is here in the Kansas City, MO area, please know I empathize. Gee WHIZ, it’s scorching!!!!!🥵 I can’t entertain the notion of setting up outdoors as even the mornings are intolerably muggy. This is not what June is supposed to feel like! So I’ve been “monkeying around” in the dining room with blue and white with a dash of orange.

The inspiration for this tablescape came from a pair of lumbar pillows I bought last year from Sew Gracious. (I’m not compensated in any way for mentioning this or any other site. I just love to share!) So perfect for our dining room!!!

I started each place setting with an orange glass Bormioli Rocco charger and Kate Spade for Lenox “Rutherford Circle – Navy” plates and bowls. The Ralph Lauren “Mandarin” salad plate brings visual texture to the setting.

I bought these monkey napkin rings years ago at Z Gallerie. He looks as if he’s holding on to that napkin for dear life!😆

Nell Hill’s. I mean…!!! I LOVE that place! The planters I happed upon while one of the showroom designers was setting a table there are perfect! (Yes, I took them right off her assembly cart…with her kind permission, of course!) I found the pots of spiky greenery there at Nell Hill’s on another shopping trip and added faux agapanthus.

Monkeys and gold-tone planters from The Painted Sofa in Kansas City, Missouri’s West Bottoms shopping district. (Visited there over this past weekend. They are TEEMING with product, y’all!) The blue and white biscuit jars are from Nell Hill’s.

On the vitrine sits a Nell Hill’s blue and white foot tub filled with juicy oranges. The tub is surrounded by a trio of finial jars, a miniature vase, and a couple of ginger jars, also from Nell Hill’s.

If you’re as much a lover of blue and white or chinoiserie as I am and would like to see more of it on this blog, check out the posts below. And don’t forget to follow me on Instagram!

Have a fabulous week!

9 thoughts on “Monkeying Around With Chinoiserie

  1. You are killing me with those monkeys! I love ceramic monkeys, and would love to have those napkin rings, and those little guys on your table. So cute! They would work so well with my many jungle themed tablescapes. I remember when we had Z Gallerie here. It closed years ago and I really miss it. The combination of blue and orange is one of my favorites, and you are really rocking it here. The centerpiece, another masterpiece, what can I say? Superb!

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  2. I love all of the blue chinoiserie! I have a smaller (than you) collection of jars and vases and love using them in my living room and master bedroom but haven’t used them on the dining room table. You’ve got me thinking… The orange really pops and makes your tablescape bold and colorful. Beautifully done, lady!

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  3. That dash of orange with the blue and white is just right! Another lovely table, Alycia. No heat here yet but I’m sure it’s coming our way. We are still in a cloudy, rainy pattern!

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  4. Oh my goodness, Alycia, so many wonderful goodies in this room! Love, love, love the inspiration pillows, and that way you styled your table with classic blue & white. The monkeys are full of whimsy on an otherwise dressy table. Great scores from Nell Hill’s, The Painted Sofa, Z Gallerie and Sew Gracious! The navy plate with RL salad is awesome. The monkeys in the bowls add to the whimsy.

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  5. This is fabulous Alycia! The monkeys add a sense of fun to this elegant table, the plate stacks are gorgeous and the orange napkins are such a great compliment to the beautiful blue and white pieces. I love the agapanthus too…breathtaking summer table! Yes, it’s much too hot for June, stay cool~

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  6. Oh Alycia I love this! I thought the agapanthus was real! Love the dish stack and the wonderful monkey napkin rings! I really like the gold tone planters and the monkey. Too bad it’s so hot I know how unpleasant that is. If that blue foot bath is missing you’ll know I visited!


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