Tuesday, April 3, 2012
It's Almost Easter
I can't believe Easter is just a few short days away. I decided to set a little more formal table than I usually do. This year I'm not using any of the Easter themed dishes. Our friends Paul and Denise gifted me with a service for eight, plus lots of serving pieces. Thank you guys! Each place setting contains 7 pieces. This china was found at a local auction. The pattern is Ariel by Yamaka. Each piece is gold rimmed with yellow roses and gray leaves on a white background.
The tablecloth is embroidered with some type of handiwork on the sides, maybe a type of lace or crochet. It is very thin, almost sheer. I don't remember where I got it, it's been around for a long time.
The wine glass is Towle Leyland and the champagne flute is Cristal d'Arques Longchamps. Both were found at thrift stores for almost nothing.
The flatware is Oneida Afterglow, circa 1956, the yellow damask napkins are old and oh, so soft. The napkin rings are thrift store finds. Oops, just noticed I forgot to put out the butter knives.
I have been itching to use the crystal candle holders that I bought at Savers last year for a song. They are pineapples and can hold either tapers or 2-inch wide pillars. The lilacs are from my yard, they have finally blossomed...so are some of the iris!
I really thank you for taking the time to visit today...hope you will come back next time, too.
I will be joining the following memes this week. Unlike some of the hosts that rarely, like once every couple years, acknowledge one's participation I try to visit as many blogs as I can on the memes/parties I join. I realize the hosts sometimes have hundreds of entrants, but who do they think made their blogs popular...bloggers like you and I. It is my opinion that the gracious thing to do is thank your entrants. I feel this way, especially toward the ones making big bucks off each time someone clicks onto their blog! I feel better getting this off my chest...and these hosts know who they are!
Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party at Bunny Jeans Decor
Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper
Thank you ladies for hosting each week!