Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The Last Roses of Summer
I was out walking around the yard the other day and noticed the rosebuds are fattening up for their last hurrah of the summer. I remembered that I had 4 J&G Meakin Tudor Rose dinner plates from back in the spring that would make a nice tablescape...probably better for Valentine's Day, but since this will probably be my last non-fall table for awhile, this is what I have chosen for this week.
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The center piece are roses I found at WalMart on sale...$6 for 18 roses! I bought two bouquets and used all but 9, those 9 are in a little vase by themselves. If you hit WalMart just right, you can find some unbelievable cut flower prices...so much more economic than from the local florist. I used a Haeger planter as the vase.
The damask table cloth is one I have had for ages. The napkins are plain red with a little fringe that are probably from Goodwill many years ago. I first had the napkins under the dinner plate, then changed it so I could use napkin rings, plus it brought more color onto the table. I was too lazy to polish the silver ones so I used stainless. You will see photos with the napkins both ways. The flatware, which I did polish last week, is Oneida Afterglow, circa 1956.
I am using the octagonal charger plate as a placemat. It just has that it is made in Portugal on the back and that it is microwavable.
The charger plate is Certified International.
Dinner plate is J&G Meakin Tudor Rose. I couldn't find anything to tell me when it was made.
The soup/salad bowl is American Atelier Athena.
The water glass is Anchor Hocking Wexford and the wine stem is Indiana Glass Diamond Point in ruby.
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