Monday, April 4, 2011

Antique French Transferware

I just got some new to me antique transferware salad plates from Ebay and they became my inspiration in setting this table. There were 2 sets of 8 being auctioned and I got all of them, yep all 16 of them but I am only using 6 here.

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The salad plates are black and white with some gold. Do you see how the borders are a little swirly? I love that about them.

They are Limoges made in France.

I did not use any tablecloth, instead, I used 2 table runners and placed them horizontally in the center of the table.

I used a pastry serving pedestal tray placed on top of a silver plated mirrored Baroque plateau for my centerpiece. I then cut some azaleas and placed them on the plateau.

I also went to the driveway and cut some white flowers from our neighbor's bushes. I don't know what they are called. Well, actually our neighbor does not live there and she just lost a tenant so nobody lives there right now. It's not stealing if I cut the portion that is in our yard, right?

I think the white flowers are really pretty, especially because I did not grow them, lol.

See the tall bushes lining the driveway? That's where I cut them from. It's har to see but in front of them is a row of holly berries where I cut my berries from, to decorate my tables during the Christmas holiday. They are still full of red berries and also a lot of green new ones just popped out. I will have plenty to use for next Christmas again.

And look at our Gingkho biloba trees. They have leaves now and I just love their shape. I have not researched it yet but does anybody know if I can use these leaves to make tea?

an antique silver plated tipping gravy server.

Black and white toile plate chargers.

My dinner plates are Princess House "Pavillion".

The salad plates have 4 different sceneries on them.

I bought this silver dome from the Seattle antique shop when Vanna of Delusions of Grandeur and I went antiquiing. It is signed but I cannot read it.

old heavy bronze candelabra

Fleur de lis votive candle holder

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