Sunday, April 16, 2017

Bunnies Hopped on My Polish Pottery


Happy Easter everyone!

I thought I would do something different. Instead of creating an Easter table using pastel colored dinnerware, I would use my floral Polish pottery. Well, flowers are good for spring, right?

This was just an ordinary dinner for us so the tablescape was very simple.
 I used an ikebana for a centerpiece and stuck a few orange flowers and a bunny topiary on it.
 I also added wooden Easter eggs with a bunny on top, plus tea light candles and a tapered one.
 I love this Polish pottery dinner plate pattern. I have to search what the pattern name is.








We just had Caesar salad, white rice and ground pork omelet, just like I said, a simple dinner.


 And I baked some turtle cookies for my little bunnykin grandkids.

 For our tea, I used Polish pottery in Mosquito or Nature pattern, one of my favorite patterns. A cow creamer for my cream server. Isn't he a cutie?


And there you go!
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter holiday with your families.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks to all the hostesses of these wonderful memes.
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Christine's Dishing It and Digging It
Kathryn's Make it Pretty Monday
Chloe's Celebrate it Monday
Bernideen's Tea Time, Cottage and Garden Blog Party!
Ruth's Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Julie's Talk of the Town Tuesday
Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday
Show and Share
Tablescape Thursday
Home Matters
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Share Your Cup Thursday
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Kathy's Home and Garden Thursday
Tablescape Thursday
Share your Style Thursday
Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Kate's Flaunt it Friday
Foodie Fri and Everything Else

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Fleur de Lis, Gold and Mercury Silver

The fleur de lis was my high school insignia so I've always had a strong affinity for it. In addition to that, I like anything French so I often find myself buying anything that I see with that pretty French symbol.

I thought I would hang the charm bracelet I made to give to my classmates as a souvenir of our jubilee reunion last year, even though I did not make it due to my mother's illness.
Our trip to the Philippines is still very fresh to me and seeing my HS classmates again inspired me to create a tablescape using some of my fleur de lis collection for the centerpiece.

The gold crown naturally took center stage.


 I surrounded the crown with a few finials and some silver mercury bottles and votive candle holders.
 I love these perfume bottles. They look so feminine and elegant.
While scouting around the house for items to use, I came upon an opaque glass cobalt blue egg on the bookshelf. I placed it inside the crown on a lit stand.


 Who would ever think that I even own a set of flatware with fleur de lis handles? Well, I do, lol! And I love them!



My place setting layers started with sequined placemats, topped with silver plate chargers with fleur de lis borders, my gold and platinum Bavarian china dinner plates and finally some antique French toile salad plates by Limoges.
 Greek key dinner plate.
I have a complete set of 12 of this pattern but I thought mixing it with the French salad plates will be more interesting.
 I love these antique French Limoges salad plates. I was jumping with joy when I found them and won the bid on Ebay.




 I received this gravy server as a hostess gift during one of my dinner parties in Natchez. In Mississippi and Louisiana, you will find a lot of stuff with fleur de lis.



The tea set came from New Orleans.


And that completes my fleur de lis tablescape! I hope you like it as much as I do.
I would like to thank my HS classmates for the warm welcome they gave me and DH, as if we were never apart, even though 51 years have passed before we saw each other again.

Thank you all for stopping by and thank you to the hostesses of the memes that I will be linking with.

Anything Goes" Pink Saturday
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Christine's Dishing It and Digging It

Kathryn's Make it Pretty Monday

Chloe's Celebrate it Monday

Bernideen's Tea Time, Cottage and Garden Blog Party!

Ruth's Tuesday Cuppa Tea

Julie's Talk of the Town Tuesday

Tuesday's The Scoop
Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday

Show and Share

Tablescape Thursday

Home Matters
http://lifewithlorelai.com/

Share Your Cup Thursday
http://jannolson.blogspot.com/

Thoughts of Home Thursday

Kathy's Home and Garden Thursday

Tablescape Thursday
Share your Style Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop

Kate's Flaunt it Friday

Foodie Fri and Everything Else

Saturday, March 25, 2017

An Early Easter Table, 2017

 
John and I just got back from a 2 month trip to the Philippines with side trips to Vietnam and Thailand and I am having an major jet lag issue. The time difference is 12 hours so I think it will take time for me to adjust. I woke up so early again and instead of counting sheep in bed, I decided to get up and be productive. I set an Easter table on the small dining table by the kitchen. You can tell that the sun is just beginning to rise.




Sheer embroidered pink tablecloth. It was too sheer that the brown table was showing through so I added a plain white lining underneath

 
I followed the table topper with some nest plate chargers, and then added the dinner plates by Spode in "Emma's Garland" pattern.
I dug out the Bordallo Pinheiro bunny salad plates from the garage. Luckily, I knew exactly where they were because I have seen them when I was organizing there.

Pulled out some green handled flatware to blend with the table.

For the centerpiece, I mixed a bunch of bunnies, small wooden flower pots and a real lavender plant all placed in a white wicker tray,and then added a green taper candle holder with a candle.
Bunny salt and pepper shakers
The goblets were handmade in Italy by Crystalleria Fumo.
Cast iron bunny name place holders and ceramic bunny napkin holders
And there is my place setting!

 
 
 
I set the kitchen counter bar for the 3 grand kids for dinner tonight.

 
 
These milk glasses are the kids' favorite to use for their drinks. They call them cowie glasses.


 
I could not find my Bordallo Pinheiro bunny tea set so I used Spode's Emma's Garland, which matches the dinner plates. I like that they are so springy too.






Since I had taken down my Easter decor bins from the garage, I decided to create various bunny vignettes around the kitchen.
On the kitchen island.


 
Thank you so much for stopping by. I am missing you all cause I have not blogged for almost 2 months. We have been so busy travelling.
 
I would like to link with the following memes. Thank you for these awesome parties!
 
 
  Anything Goes" Pink Saturday

Christine's Dishing It and Digging It

 

Kathryn's Make it Pretty Monday


Chloe's Celebrate it Monday

Bernideen's Tea Time, Cottage and Garden Blog Party!


Ruth's Tuesday Cuppa Tea


Julie's Talk of the Town Tuesday


Tuesday's The Scoop
 
Marty's Inspire Me Tuesday


Show and Share

Tablescape Thursday


Home Matters


Thoughts of Home Thursday
 

Kathy's Home and Garden Thursday


Tablescape Thursday
 
 
Share your Style Thursday


Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop


Kathryn's Anything Blue Friday


Kate's Flaunt it Friday


Foodie Fri and Everything Else


 


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