Wednesday, February 29, 2012

12 Sided Limoges Salad Plates

Sorry, I haven't been by lately. So much have been going on in my life. My brother in law passed away last Feb. 21 and we had to go to St. Louis, but now I am back, back to cleaning and of course back to doing tablescapes.

Below is my sister, Tessie and my brother in law, Alex (who just passed away), taken in Russia when we toured there. I will surely miss him especially when we are traveling. Please pray for the eternal repose of his soul and for my sister so that she will have enough strength to cope. They were married for 40 years and have no children so I can imagine how lonely she would be without him. I would really appreciate your prayers.

Back to my tablescape. The tablecloth and napkins are April Cornell's, some of the prices I chose when I won her tablescaping contest.

I have had the hobnail plate chargers, bought them from Dillard's about 3 years ago. I also have had the dinner plates. They were from Macy's which I picked up from the clearance table. I just came across them again while I was emptying the bins of dishes to be stored away but I thought, why not use them first. The 12 sided salad plates are made by Limoges in France. I won 10 of them on Ebay while I was babysitting in Florida, and they were in the packages that were opened when I got back. I tell ya, it was like Christmas again.
The same goes with these German gold and silver flatware. I got 84 pieces of them and they were ones I got from Ebay while I was in FL, so they were in the newly opened packages.

For my centerpiece, I cut out some of my yellow Carolina jessamines, which are blooming in the garden right now, and placed them in a turquoise vase. I added my 2 turquoise tealight candle holders, not sure yet if they are cabbage or artichokes or maybe a flower. What do you think?
I also have 3 other teallight candles that look like bird feeders, which I bought from Southern Living at Home (now Willow House) months ago,

Teal goblets from Pier One a few years ago and light yellow champagne glasses with pale pink rims from Ross, also bought a few years ago.

I brought my yellow and brown bird S & P shakers to the table.

Ceramic napkin holders are from New Orleans when John had a meeting there last summer.

And there it is! My table set for 2. I am not feeling too well, just a bad cold and cough, so I thought I would make it just for 2. I hope you like it!
Spring is in the air. Our azaleas in the secret garden are already blooming but not the one on higher grounds.

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Debbiedoo's said...

Sorry to hear about your BIL Christine. My best to you and the family in this time. Your table is pretty. I am glad you are home now. You have been go go go!

Entertaining Women said...

Condolences concerning you BIL. The Limoges accent plate is beautiful against the design in the April Cornell tablecloth. Great choices! Hope that you feel better soon, so you can enjoy those azaleas. Cherry Kay

Ольга said...

Condolences concerning you BIL.
Christina, you have good taste, I love your tablescape. Beautiful flowers and lovely chandeliers. How nice that you have returned. Good health!
With best wishes from the cold of St. Petersburg.

Richard Cottrell said...

Ms. C. so sorry about your loss. You were only 70 miles from me when you were in St.Louis. Maybe next time. Glad to see you are home and back to setting wonderful tables. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I am so sorry for your loss. ((HUGS))I will be praying for your sister.

Your tablescape is beautiful and I love the dishes. So pretty.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your brother-in-law Christine. Wishing peace for your sister. Hoping your cold goes away soon too, take care:@)

Loretta said...

Very sorry for your loss Christine. Wising your sister love and peace at this time. Take care of yourself, those old colds can sap all your energy. Beautiful table as always! Hugs

Beth said...

Christine, I am so sorry for your loss. You have put together a beautiful table. I think the tealight holders are water lilies. Take care and feel better.
God bless, Beth

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, I said a prayer for you and your family when I learned of your loss on FB. I will continue to keep you and them in my prayers. Your table looks so pretty. Those 12 sided plates are gorgeous and so is that flatware. laurie

Debbie said...

Oh Christine, I'm so sorry to read about your brother-in-law. I can only imagine how your sister feels. I will definitely pray for her.

I was so glad to see you back and with one of your lovely tables to boot. The colors and patterns on this one are fantastic. I love those plates, and my very favorite part is the German flatware.

We have some of those blossom votive holders, and we call them flowers.

Again, I'm so sorry for your loss.

xinex said...

Thank you so much, Laurie. I truly appreciate that.

ThePinayWanderer said...

Will pray for your sister Christine, condolence.


First of all, please receive my condolences for your lose. How sad for your sister been alone, without her DH. Prayers will go her way inmediatelly! Your tablescape is beautiful Christine, I missed you so much, I was just going to write you as I sensed something happened i your life. I love your new flatware and of course, the dishes. Glad you're back honey.

Marigene said...

Beautiful table, Christine. The tablecloth is a gorgeous combination of colors. Your plates match perfectly.
My heartfelt condolences to all on the loss of Alex.

Dreamgoddess said...

Christine, I'm so sorry to hear about your brother in law's death. I will be saying prayers for your sister.

Your table setting is so beautiful! I love the Limoges salad plates and the shape of them is fabulous!

xinex said...

Thanks for the prayers for my sister, Fabby. It is so sad cause they did everything together for 40 years and all of a sudden she is alone....Christine

Jacqueline said...

Christine, I am so sorry to hear about your sister's loss. What a wonderful long marriage they were blessed with. She will certainly be in our prayers as she has to suffer loneliness and loss. I am so sorry. I loved the beautiful picture you showed of them!

Your plates are just amazing and I love the April Cornell linens you chose. She has such pretty designs and I just love her colors.

The French Hutch said...

Oh Christine, I am so sorry for the loss of your BIL. I can't imagine what your sister must be facing without her husband. I will keep your family in my prayers.
Your tablescape is just lovely. I love everything you are using. The layered look is fabulous here with the different color and shapes. It all works so beautifully with the tablecloth. Love the spring flowers in the vase and the sweet little cloche and birds. Well done, and while you were sick! Hope you're feeling better. Take care.

The French Hutch


I never asked you Chris, if your sister is close by you, or not? Hope so.

Pat said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Christine. I love the photo taken in Russia.

Your table is beautiful, as always.

Jewel Sauls said...

So sorry for your loss, but glad you have such good memories. Love your table, especially those teal goblets!

Traci said...

I'm so sorry about your brother in law. I'll keep your family in my prayers.

xinex said...

Thank you, Emily, especially for the prayers!...Christine

Sarah said...

Beautiful color combination, Christine. Your table is lovely. I'll keep your sister and your family in my prayers. I'm sad for your loss.

Envoy-ette said...

Very calming tablescape. I love your centerpiece!

lvroftiques said...

Christine your tablescape is wonderful (as always) Love those limoge plates! It must've been like Christmas at that front entry of yours *winks*
But on a completely different note, I'm so sorry to hear about your brother in law. He looks so young. And your poor sister must be beside herself with grief. Not having any children myself I can just imagine how I would feel if anything happened to Michael (God forbid)She will be in my prayers.And I hope you get over your cold quickly. Vanna

Mrs Sarah Coller said...

Hi Christine!

Good to see you back to blogging. I'm so sorry to hear about your brother in law! I hope you start feeling better soon!

Are you ready for me to make and mail your fudge? Also wanted to let you know that my Spring Giveaway Jubilee has begun and I've got several people who have linked up their giveaways already today! Several more will be joining throughout the month and I'd love to have you come enter to win---or even link up your own! One of my prizes is a gift certificate for Etsy!

Have a lovely night, Christine,


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Christine, your table settings are impeccable!! :)

Sonia said...

Hi Christine,
Love your beautiful table and those gorgeous dishes! Such a pretty spring table. So sorry to hear of your brother-in-law..I am sure you will be wonderful support for your sister.
Miss Bloomers

Marlis said...

Christine, so sorry about your brother in law. Been praying for your sister and your family. I love those limoges plates and the plates you chose to go with them.. great table.. xo marlis

Lady Linda said...

Dear Christine, I'm so sorry to hear about your dear brother in law. I know you will miss him so.
Your table is just to beautiful, as always. Do take care of need a bit of time to just relax.

Barb said...

Hi Christine,
Prayers for you and your family at this sad time.
Your tablescape is beautiful. I love the colours you have used.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

mississippi artist said...

So sorry for the loss of your brother in law. Please take care of that cold-I have pneumonia and it is not fun! Love your tablescape,very different from your usual.

Liz said...

Christine, I'm so sorry for your loss. I will certainly keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Your table is so lovely! I think you did a great job selecting your new linens! They just look gorgeous with your dishes. You really got some great deals. :) Your centerpiece was a perfect selection as well. I'm so glad that you decided to join in and share this post for Fresh-Cut Friday. Thank you!! :)


xinex said...

Thank you, Liz, especially for the prayers

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I am so sorry for your loss Christine...sending prayers your way.
Your table is beautiful as usual, you talented gal you!

Alycia Nichols said...

I am really, really sorry to hear about the passing of your brother-in-law, Christine. I pray for his soul and for your sister's broken heart. How sad! Forty years is a long time to share with another person, and the emptiness...I just can't even fathom it. Your table is beautiful, and I just love those salad plates to pieces!!! They look great with the dinner plate & charger you selected. Very pretty linens, too! Everything looks wonderful! Have a great weekend and, again, so sorry for the loss your family has suffered.

Robin said...

I am so sorry about your brother-in-law. Does your sister live far away from you? I hope she's close so your family can be there for her.
Your tables are always so different and that's why I always make sure to visit! Charming tablecloth (like all AC fabric items) and such unusual plates and lovely silverware. You sure gave Ebay a workout, didn't you?

Robin Flies South

xinex said...

Thank you, Cindy, especially for the prayers.

Jann Olson said...

Very beautiful table! I am so sorry to hear about your BIL. He looked quite young. I'm sure your sister will miss him dearly. Your table setting is a breath of sunshine for Spring. I think that the tea lights are a flower, but think they can be whatever you would like them to be. I am a bit of a bird lover and have them all through out my home. Visiting from Homemaking party.

Sue said...

I love the blue/golden tan color combination of the dishes, Christine. But the yellow accent on the top plate puts it all over the top so unexpectedly! So very pretty. My condolences to you and your sister, Tessie, on the loss of Alex. Blessings, Sue

Honey at 2805 said...

Your table is beautiful, Christine! You have such a talent for composing brilliant table settings!

So sorry about you BIL and will keep your sister in my thoughts and prayers.

Sherry said...

Christine! I have been so busy, sorry I haven't been by. Your table is lovely! Like those dishes. So sorry to hear about the loss of your BIL. Blessings and hugs to you and your sister!
Thanks for dropping by! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Christine, I am so sorry for your loss, and I will be praying for Tessie. Your table is so pretty, and I can see why you would win a contest because you are so talented. When I saw the votives, my first thought was artichokes. I love them, whatever they are! I am finally getting around to link from Fresh Cut Friday.

Ricki Jill

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