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Inspired: Churches and China

This photo captures the kaleidoscope effect that you experience while gazing up at the soaring ceilings of the ornate churches in Puebla, Mexico. Considered to be the “cradle of Mexican Baroque,” this beautiful colonial city is known for its architecture and decorative arts where towers and domes of old churches and monasteries abound. Quite fitting for a place known as the City of Angels.

If a Mexican adventure isn't on the horizon, then keep reading for a way to get the look at home!

If you can't make it to see the Puebla churches in person, Robert Havilland & C. Parlon's Syracuse collection from Mottahedeh might be the next best thing. Offered in three colorways: taupe, aqua, and rose, this five-piece set of Limoges porcelain is the ultimate formal tableware — it's even accented in 22-karat gold! The soft pastels, detailed patterns, and gilded accents are remarkably reminiscent of the Puebla church's awe-inspiring ceiling. I'm thinking that this collection would work beautifully for a formal table setting. Just add a solid tablecloth and golden-hued utensils, and you're ready to go!

Source: Flickr User Christine Zenino

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