I am so excited to be part of Cuisine Kathleen's first weekly meme, Let's Dish, every Wednesday at 7 P.M.! Knowing Kathleen like I do, it is going to be a fun,interactive meme...some come along and join in the fun! Thank you, Kathleen for doing this on Wednesday evening! Make sure you stop by Kathleen's blog for a fun time!
I apologize for the pictures, a flash had to be used on most photos as it has been dark and rainy here for the past 3 days...3 more days to go until we will see the sun! Any photo may be enlarged by clicking on it.
The inspiration for tonight's table was the creme soup bowls/underplates I found on eBay, recently...Copeland Spode Valencia. There are no chips and very little crazing, almost like they have never been used. I was sucked into bidding on them because of the colors, my favorite blue/green combination against the creamy white. I was the only bidder, getting them for $4.95 each! Replacement, Ltd. is asking $89.95 for the flat cream soup bowl only! I feel like I got the deal of the year! They have a band around the middle of the bowl that is described as a Chelsea Wicker pattern, a band of the grapes is under that.
A blue tablecloth was layered with a lace cloth. Napkins are white with blue/green cotton with what looks like a blueberry pattern. They kind of mimic the pattern on the soup bowls, which are blue and green grapes.
The setting itself consists of Vera Bradley charger plates, a Wedgwood Hedge Rose dinner plate, Bordallo Pinheiro Frog Service salad plate and finally the star of the show, Spode Valencia.
The flatware is Oneida Afterglow, circa 1956. I used the International Silver Frontenac, circa 1903, cream soup spoons, too.
The green glassware is Libbey Duratuff Gibralter pattern in juniper.
The rim shot.
Thank you for taking the time to visit today, hope that you will come back again.
Cotton napkins-Sacks On Santa Fe
Blue napkin rings-have had forever
Vera Bradley charger plates-TJMaxx and eBay
Wedgwood Hedge Rose dinner plates-Goodwill
Bordallo Pinheiro-Frog Service salad plates-eBay
Copeland Spode Valencia cream soup bowls/underplates-eBay
Oneida Afterglow sterling flatware-Family
International Silver Frontenac sterling flatware-eBay
Libbey Duratuff Gibralter-Goodwill or Savers, can't remember
White/pale green vase-Three Sisters Antique Store (no longer in business)
Flowers-WalMart from the sale bucket
Candleholders-Goodwill 75¢ each
Candles-WalMart on sale
Iwill be joining:
Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party at Bunny Jeans Decor
Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch
Thrifty Thursday at Tales From Bloggeritaville
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper