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.
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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.

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