Saturday, February 13, 2016

Wm Guerin & Co by Limoges for Valentine's Table, 2016

I just arrived from Illinois the other night, from visiting my mom who was sick in the hospital with pneumonia and fluids on both lungs. She really progressed very slowly at first so John and I ended up staying there for a whole month. Thank God for retirement that we are able to do that. My mom's chest xray is normal now but she is still in rehab but should be able to go home pretty soon. Thank for those who prayed for her recovery.
 I just set the table in the kitchen 's breakfast nook for Valentine. I set it for 4 in case my daughter Tina and her hubby Scott from next door will join us.
 The plate chargers are enamel from Homegoods, bought sometime last year.
 I thought this Lladro dancing couple would make a romantic centerpiece and of course there has to be a heart so I added the ceramic heart that John gave me from a while back.
 I had a $30 Homegoods reward dollars so John and I swang back there and I bought the small wine glasses with Bohemian painting and design, plus a few other things to use up the rewards money.


 Beaded napkin rings from Pier One. They must be at least 9 years old.
 White birds for salt and pepper.
 I love this linen tablecloth. I love the mix of embroideries and lace. I bought it while antiquing with a blogger friend, Vanna in Seattle, a few years ago.


 Wanting to use red, I picked our casual red flatware bought from Kohl's a few years ago.
 The plates are made by Wm Guerin & Co, Limoges, France.
 For the tea, I decided to use Spode's Emma's Garland tea set but I stayed with Limoges teacup and saucer that matches the dinnerware set.




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Friday, January 8, 2016

Casual Dining in the Kitchen Breakfast Nook

I know, I know, Christmas is over but I have been so busy that I never got to post this until now. I hope you don't mind. I am just relieved that I finally got to take down and put away all my Christmas d├ęcor.
 
Just like I said, it is a very casual simple table.
 
 The plates came from Home Goods, I think in Baton Rouge or Jackson, I cannot remember anymore.
 I love everything about them, the shape, the print, the postal mark and the colors.



 My daughter, who lives next door, and I take turns in cooking dinner and this was just one of those days when it was my turn.
The 3 kids eat on the kitchen bar.

 


 I love the snowmen S & P shakers.

 It is just an everyday casual dining and we just get our own drinks from the fridge, so no need for stemware here.






 
 
I hope you all had a nice holiday. We did too except that now, my 97 year old mom is sick and is in the hospital so we are flying to Chicago  to see her and help with her care.
 
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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Annual Christmas Party at Home

It has been a very busy week. We had just arrived after hauling more furniture and stuff from Natchez so I was busy unloading, unpacking and organizing. We already scheduled a family Christmas party at home so I started decorating for Christmas, shopping and wrapping presents for over 40 people. Thank goodness for Amazon cause most of the presents were bought on line while we were in Natchez. Then the baking, cooking, setting the table came....so much work but so much fun and all worth it. It was wonderful to have everybody together. Aside from my daughter and her family who live next door, everybody came from out of town. Even my sister from Illinois made it.
I set the table ahead of time and labeled each serving pieces. It helps me and people assisting when chaos begins, of what to put where. My son in law laughed when he saw the sign 'Rice" thinking why wouldn't people know what it is when they see the rice, lol.
I used plastic cups here for the punch meant for the kids. You should try it, just 7 Up and vanilla ice cream. It is easy, good and pretty!


Lenox "Winter Greetings" was my china of choice this year because I have a big set, enough to serve more than 40 people. Good thing I was able to haul them from Natchez on our last trip in 3 trunks, which is where I always stored them. I did not even have to repack them and they got here safely. I found a corner in the family room to store the trunks permanently in our new home.
 
 
Spode "Christmas Tree" teapot, paired with Lenox "Winter Greetings" cups and saucers. Yes, I have complete sets but I like to mix and match.

The large Winter Greetings serving tray was perfect for my sister in law's egg rolls. Yum! Thanks, Girlie!
Fitz & Floyd "Bellacara" soup tureen for my gumbo.
I bought these square Mac Kenzie Childs paper plates from Horchow on line for the kids. They are really nice and sturdy.
I love these Winter Greetings blue bird luncheon plates.
 
 

The sleigh holds Santa and Snowman S & P shakers.
I just kept the centerpiece from my last tablescape and just tweaked it somewhat.

This little Winter Greetings elongated serving tray was perfect for my Blueberry loaf.



And now comes the food!



And here is the happy bunch! Not everybody made it to the picture cause you know it is a real challenge to gather everybody together in a big group.
The celebration has not ended yet. The next day, we celebrated my granddaughter, Reese's 4th birthday next door. It was a great decision since her cousins were already in town.
Aren't they just the cutest? I call them my quads. As you can see, Rea is doing very well. Thanks to all your prayers. Reese is the second from the left. The other 3 are all sisters. They are all so happy when they are together.
 
 
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