When I was looking at my calendar this week...I saw that Thursday is Culture Day in Japan. Now I have no idea what that is exactly...nor how it is celebrated, however, in honor of the day, I decided to repost a tablescape I set awhile back. I hope you'll enjoy!
It's almost time for Tablescape Thursday again -- it's always fun to see everyone's tabletop creations. This week I've set the table just for two. Won't you be my guest?
Welcome to this vintage (mostly) oriental table.
Of course I set a place for you....afterall, I was expecting you!
I didn't have any oriental looking napkins, so I spread these to look like a fan.
I've had these for awhile -- but I've never taken the wrapper off, I never quite got the hang of using chopsticks...how about you? Do you get more in you mouth than on your lap?
Finding a beautiful set of cups and saucers when we were clearing out my father-in-laws estate was the start of this tablescape.
The hand painting is beautiful.
Marking on the bottom of the cup -- even that's pretty....whatever it means.
I found this runner, actually probably a dresser scarf, at the little antique, vintage store that's going out of business. The handwork is gorgeous and appears quite old -- it's not in perfect condition -- the linen has some tiny holes and there is some frayed edging, but I still will enjoy it ....someone spent hours cross-stitching this.
Even the border is beautiful and seems to perfectly compliment.....
....these antique bowls I found at another antique store.
I love these delicate scenes painted on the bowls.
We can definately read the bottom of these bowls.
Our centerpiece of vintage ladies and a pretty fan that was my mother-in-laws.
Aren't the colors pretty?
Again, I think of the hours someone spent painting this lovely scene.
I found these two Japanese ladies at the same store going out of business. I don't know exactly how old they are, but I knew they would grace this tablescape well.
Loved the detail to her dress front....
....and back view.
Look at her beautiful face.
They're both holding musical instruments. I suppose with four granddaughters....perhaps at least one of them will be interested in collecting dolls.
View from across the tabletop.
Overview of the centerpiece.
We'll say "good-night" in the soft tealight glow from my oriental tea house.
Be sure to visit Susan this week at "Between Naps on the Porch" for lots of dish inspirations.
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