It's time for Tablescape Thursday and playing with the dishes! This week I had several ideas working in my mind for what to post -- and that all changed when my sister came to visit with a surprise box filled with my mother's china. She said that it was so crazed and cracked and chipped it really probably wasn't usable -- but she thought perhaps I would enjoy playing with these old dishes....of course I was delighted.
Welcome to this very special table.
A place set for you.
A closer look at the design ....perhaps this is where my love for the pink and green combination originated. I don't really know anything about this particular pattern. The marking on the back is J&G Meakin -- I looked up the marking and it comes from c.1912. Some of the plates are stamped Westminister -- but when I looked up that pattern, this is not the same. All I know is that my grandmother purchased this set of china for my mother when she was a teenager from an old woman who was "breaking up housekeeping" to go live with her daughter.
A layering of china and lace napkins. (and accidently my foot as well)
Teacup and Target flatware. The lace topper came in a surprise package from a dear blogger, Karen Korb of "Karen's Korner". She's truly a "soul sister" as we have had so many mutual experiences in our lives. If you haven't met her yet...please stop by for a visit. She found this and some other treasures at her mother's home she was cleaning out and sent them to me. Karen, this is like having both our mothers at the table today.
I love this little Autumn Angel and he became part of my centerpiece along with leaves, acorns, pumpkins, berries and silk blooms.
These glass goblets were found on eBay.
Overview of the table.
Overview of the centerpiece.
I love these layers of lace.
I found this pretty monogrammed silverplated teapot at a local antique store.
The "other" side of the centerpiece. (just ignore the pink bag in the background *sigh*)
So how do I know this is an "Autumn Angel"?.....because of the swag of acorns in his arms!
I did have so much fun setting the table once again with the china that graced my mother's table for years. Thank you Becky, for this unexpected delight.
For more delightful tables filled with inspiration for each of us to set a beautiful table....be sure to visit Susan of "Between Naps on The Porch" ...she's a wonderful hostess week after glorious tablescaping week.
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