Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tablescape Thursday Someday

Today I am joining Tablescape Thursday for the first time. I am sharing my lovely old table in her unadorned glory.

To read more about her you can go here. I have been spending a lot of time this week and last cleaning, organizing and moving furniture and putting away Christmas and getting out snowflakes for my January decorating theme. I haven't had a change to set the table because she keeps getting cluttered with components of all the above.
So today I decided to join and share some of the components of some tablescapes that I have planned. I hope that the following wets your appetite and you come back to see my pretty girl all dressed.
All photo's below are from I have a couple of comments on some of them.

First my formal/daily flatware. Mine is 30 years old. All received as wedding gifts. I love my Michelangelo. I use it unless I am using some fun them related flatware.

This was my wedding pottery. Sculptured Daisy by Metlox. I don't have a lot of dinner plates left we used them hard just like my table. But I have the most amazing serving pieces. You'll have to come back to seem them.

This is an old stand by Corella I got at a garage sale. According to Replacements this pattern is Gold Butterfly. I didn't realize their butterflies. I have the coolest tablescape planned for these using some vintage glasses and some new Pottery Barn serving pieces that goes great with it.

This is my mothers pottery. Sculptured Grape by Metlox. She has used it hard too. And btw always puts it in the dishwasher which is very hard on dishes. After replacing my Sculptured Daisy I stopped using the dishwasher and did not allow any knives on my current pottery which is Noritake I forgot to take a photo. Some day I'll do a photo spread of how different the pieces look after dish washing etc. You'll be amazed. And, hopefully someday soon my mother will give me these dishes.

As you can see this is Spode Christmas Tree. It is my children's dishes. I found them one year at Sam's wholesale club. A service of 8 for ridiculous cheap. So I bought a set. The following year they had them again with a couple of serving pieces to boot. The first year we used them beginning in December and until Christmas. When I found the second set I decided to get it and give each child a set. It became our tradition to add serving pieces each year. The third year I found them at Sam's again and got another set giving each child a service of 12. The fourth I almost died. I started buying the serving pieces at Dillards. I had no idea what I was getting into. I didn't realize how expensive they are! It is funny now thinking back at how naive I was.
I hope you have enjoyed the little tour of my china cabinet. That is an exaggeration. I don't have a china cabinet anymore. One of the down sides of downsizing.
Please come back next week I'll begin sharing the old girl all dressed. Hmm. Which set should I use. The Daisy or the Corella or something I didn't any show today. Hmm. Hmm. I guess you'll have to come back to see.
Have a great Thursday!


Jeanette said...

That was fun, and I am looking forward to your tablescapes. Don't you love looking through replacements, ltd?

dee dee said...

I love all your fantastic dishes and serving pieces! Looking forward to seeing them all decked out!... Dee Dee

Low Tide High Style said...

Welcome to TT, today was my first day too!

I love your everyday flatware and I have Metlox Strawberry dishes I inherited from my grandmother! I love the daisy ones, I've never seen that pattern!

Thanks for visiting my blog today and I look forward to seeing your tablescapes!

Kat :)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Pretty dishes all -- can't wait to see what you show us next week.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday. Once you start, you'll be hooked and want to participate many times. Thanks for visiting my post and leaving such a nice comment.