Friday, February 4, 2011

Fave Bavarian Tirschenreuth Dishes and Seattle Aquarium

It's Saturday and it's time to show off our favorites, show anything in pink, and go sightseeing at the same time. It will be another busy weekend, I can tell already.
I hope you are all keeping warm. I thought spring was here because we had 2 days in the 70's and sunny last week but it's been freezing again since Wednesday. I'll be in Florida soon so hopefully the cold weather does not follow me there.


Below are my favorite Bavarian Tirschenreuth dinner plates, salad plates and and tea set. I also have a set of cream soups. These all do not have the same pattern but I think they all blend together. I bought the square salad sets first (I think they might be octagonal) from an antique store and then I found the others on Ebay. They all have pink flowers even if the borders are green and gold. Right now, they are displayed in our corner china cabinet in the dining room and in the china cabinet in the family room.




I am linking with Beverly for Pink Saturday at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/


and Laurie for a Few of My Favorite Things at http://bargainhuntingwithlaurie.blogspot.com/


Ok, now, let's go to the Seattle Aquarium. This will be the last series of my Seattle trip.


The organization who sponsored the medical meeting organized a dinner at the Seattle Aquarium one evening. This big aquarium is the first thing you see when you enter and this is the big hall where the food and cocktails were served, on several tables.

The food was very good. I wish I had taken a picture of each course but I was busy looking at the fish.






Isn't that an unusual long striped fish? I do not know what kind it is.


John was really enjoying the starfish and how they created their habitat with a waterfall and all.







This octopus was huge! Look at all the tentacles. It was really interesting to watch the movement of its arms.

This is as far as I would go scuba diving, lol.






Back to the starfish.


Looks like he is singing to them or conducting, lol.

I just love the colors. They seem to enjoy the flow and sound of the water.


They had a really nice display of jelly fish. The color of the lights kept changing.




And this is a familiar scene whenever we went back to the hotel. It's the convention center. It's my landmark whenever I have to get back to the hotel after my daily walk to downtown.


Thank you Beverly and Laurie, for hosting and thank y'all for stopping by. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

25 comments:

Sarah said...

Christine, what amazing photos. I've not been to the Seattle Aquarium.
Thanks for taking us along. The dishes are lovely. ~ Sarah

Cherie said...

It's all so beautiful Christine! I once tried to get pictures of the Denver Aquirium and it was impossible for me to get the colors to come out as vibrant in picture as they are in real life. You did so well capturing the coloring! I really enjoyed the pictures. As for the dishes. I LOVE the green dishes on the bottom!

Cherie said...

Aquarium. ;)

lvroftiques said...

Christine let me start by saying your Tirschenreuth china is gorgeous!! And the Seattle aquarium looks like the coolest place for dinner! I've been many times but never for dinner. HJohn does look like he's about to bbreak into song! And aren't the Chihuly glass pieces gorgeous? They look so much like sea fans! We also have a Chihuly glass museum. Maybe you can see it next time you visit *winks* Vanna

lvroftiques said...

Sheesh I read like I've had one too many cocktails! Sorry! V

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

My boys would have loved that Aquarium as would I! What beautiful dishes too Christine. Would you ask your kids if they would mind if you adopted me?? LOL...Have a good weekend. Debbie

Tete said...

Awesome place!
Happy PINK Saturday!
Tete

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a beautiful place to have dinner! You had a wonderful trip - Thanks for sharing it all with us. Yes - The cold temps have got old, and according to the forecast, it is going to get worse this next week. :(
Enjoy your weekend.
Glenda

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gorgeous, Christine!

my computer is on the blink w/keys working and not working. earlier it was the 'a' key and the capital which works off and on. need to send it in to be worked on but trying to postpone as long as possible. ;-)

blessings on ps to you...

xo,

s.

Blondie's Journal said...

The china is just beautiful and I won't attempt to say the name! lol! And I enjoyed the pictures of your evening at the aquarium. Jeff and Abby went there when we were in Seattle a few years ago and really liked it. Your pictures are fantastic. What an amazing experience it must have been!

XO,
Janie

Terra said...

Aren't aquariums great to visit? My favorites are jelly fish, which seem to be from another planet, and are so beautiful. You display your china very well.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I loved seeing the aquarium pics Christine!
Looks like an awesome place and of course your china is gorgeous!
Hugs,
Cindy

Pat said...

The aquarium photos remind me of a place where we had lunch, when we were in Nashville last Spring. I wonder how it is after the flood.

Love the china. Gorgeous!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful dishes Christine, love the pink and light green! It really looks like you had a great time in Seattle-thanks for sharing:@)

Kat said...

The china is gorgeous Christine. Such beautiful colors. And the aquarium looks amazing. I love the starfish habitat, it is just beautiful. What a fun place to have dinner. Thanks for the tour. Kat

Nancy said...

As always, your dishes are so pretty Christine.
That dining table in front of the huge aquarium is so neat...what a fun place to eat!

Nancy

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Christine Sweetie...
Oh what a beautiful share today. I love your china. The patterns and colors are SO gorgeous. You always mix and match them beautifully. A treasure to see them together, or on your table settings. You always share the best.

Love this aquarium setting for your dinner. I know you and John had a wonderful time. Love all the fish, but the octopus and those star fish, how elegant. I bet it was very peaceful there. I am so tickled that you shared this wonderful trip with me today. I have enjoyed each post about it.

Many hugs and much love sweetie, Sherry

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Beautiful dishes, Christine!
And great pics of the aquarium! Thanks so much for taking us along!

Hugs,
Debbie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a wonderful and unique atmosphere for dining! Christine, Your photos are gorgeous. This looks like such a fabulous place to visit. That is so cool the way they did the jelly fish exhibit. Thanks for a great tour. You know I love those dishes. They are so elegant. Thank you for linking them to Favorite Things. laurie

Marlis said...

OOh love those dishes.. I'm using my favs this coming Wednesday.. I totally adore the green on those dishes!! You've collected quite a bit. Your photos of the aquarium are magnificent. What a cool place for a dinner.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The Bavarian Tirschenreuth dishes are beautiful. Love the colors. The Seattle Aquarium looks fantastic. You took wonderful pictures.

Char said...

What a wonderful time you must have had. It's beautiful and now I want to go!! Happy Pink Saturday, Char

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Christine! oh gosh! your dishes are just fab! and the aquarium, what a great place to visit and dine! awesome! reminds me the Burj in Dubai!

Dredd said...

I am just turning green :) Your dishes are all beautiful.

Great ambience for dinner.

Kathleen said...

Those dishes are beautiful! Do you have to know how to spell them and pronounce them to own them??

Yes, John looks like he is singing , Under the Sea, or maybe Mack the Knife? :)

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