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I was so happy to find this sensational Limoge set in my travels on Cape Cod recently.  The sugar/creamer and chocolate pot have gone to a new home but the demi and teacups are still available.  It's such a pleasure to create a captivating mantel with such classic and elegant pieces.

A fine linen cutwork tablecloth was draped and puddled for softness setting the stage.  The cut glass fruit bowl adds height and sparkle while the Christy Repasy roses are always at home and create lovliness, color and balance.

 If you don't have a mantel, a shelf will do.  Use decorative iron brackets to show it off and it will stand out as a focal point in the room with your pretties displayed on it.  Be sure that it is deep enough to hold the bases of your favorite teapots and vases with room to spare for layering vintage plates, pictures and books behind them.