Showing posts with label TABLESCAPE FOR SPRING. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TABLESCAPE FOR SPRING. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 15, 2015



As you can see, I have birds on the brain lately.  Does that make me a bird brain?  I hope not.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Springtime Tablescape

My tablescape today is for dinner with the “girls”.  Don’t you think it’s funny that I still call myself and my friends “the girls”?  In my mind, we will always be girls.  (Please excuse my photography.  It is so difficult to take photos in my sunroom with so much sunlight coming through the windows.)

full tbl from side

plac stg

salad plate

Flower petal plate on sale at Pier One several years ago.

dinner plate

Dinner plate: Old Ivory Syracuse China, Bombay-estate sale years ago.

dprsn gls

Green Depression Glass: Tag sale years ago.


I used Towle Old Master silverware pattern, which was our wedding pattern, because it has a floral decoration on it.


I bought these knives at a tag sale years ago.  I really love them, but they drive me crazy.  I know the blade is supposed to face the plate, but the other side of the knife blade is engraved.


You can see why I placed the knives incorrectly, right?


The “napkin ring” is a bookmark, which guests may take home.


S-h-h-h-h, Don’t tell my guests that I bought the bookmarks for 75% off at a going out of business sale.

stems btr

When I’ve used these etched stems in the past, a commenter told me the name of the pattern, but I’ve forgotten.  I wish I had time to go back into my archives and find it.  The pink stem is plastic (isn’t that fancy?).

salt celr

The salt cellars belonged to my grandmother.


I purchased two matching bowls at a tag sale.  They are “Made in Japan, Warren”.

pink bowl on plate

When a good friend of my Mother’s died, her family asked me to pick something from her estate as a remembrance.  Are you surprised I chose a plate?  I’m so glad that blogging has introduced me to so many other dish lovers.  I don’t feel so alone any more!  The unmarked plate is topped with a Pier One petal bowl for salad dressing.

pink bowl on plate 2

Another salad dressing bowl rests on a Limoges plate I purchased at an estate sale.

platter w fork

At another estate sale, I purchased this platter, which is Homer Laughlin.

table top btr

I’ll be partying at Cuisine Kathleen’s for Let’s Dish Wednesday and Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.  Thank you for joining me for the Girls Dinner.  laurie