Since I also cook for 30 people, the commentary on this post will be brief. I’m using my European flatware. The upside down monogram dictates that I place it upside down.
I used a mixture of red transferware on this table for 5. Yes, there are only four plates shown, but two of the plates on the table are the same.
Chargers/placemats are Fall platters that I bought at auction a few years ago. When I got the first platter for $6.00, the auctioneer asked how many I wanted to buy at that price, and I replied, all of them! I’m only showing four platters, because two of them are the same.
In a former life, this tablecloth was a window curtain. I’m seating three at the game table.
I bought the Pier One Oralia plates several years ago. Brown metal chargers.
The dessert table is set up in the study. The bay window on one side, and no natural light on the other makes it difficult to get a good picture in here. Normally, this table is covered with books. (You can see that some of the books remain as part of the centerpiece – that’s because I ran out of places to stash books!)
Ready for the banana pudding.
Grab something to put your banana pudding in.
A platter (Poppytrail by Metlox) awaits the brownies.
Can you tell my cake is a cornucopia? I won the cake mold last year from a Cuisine Kathleen giveaway. For my Canadian friends, I surrounded the cake with store-bought Maple leaf cookies.
A few of us will sit at the kitchen table. I’ll say I’m sitting there so I can watch the buffet (set up on the kitchen island) to refill when necessary. I’m really sitting there, because that’s where those candy kisses in a cornucopia are (which I showed you in my previous post). Sadly, there are fewer kisses in it than there were only a few days ago when I shared it. (I don’t know who is eating those!)
These plates belonged to my mother. They are Eggshell Nautilus. It is a wheat pattern, so I’m not sure why that isn’t reflected in the name of the plate.
Several years ago, I was excited to find this vintage wheat pattern tablecloth to use with her plates.