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Monday, January 27, 2014

Luncheon Using Noritake Luray

As promised, here is the table for the luncheon last week using the pattern in my header...Noritake Luray.






We enjoyed Norma's Potato Soup, Cannellini Bean Soup and Vegetable Chowder...dessert was Sandy's Chocolate Cake and Maraschino Cherry Brownies. Most of all we enjoyed each other's company!



I bought 4 cream soups from eBay recently that were listed as Luray, but while washing them, I discovered they are not...they are close enough that I will use them anyway. Above is one of them...there is no pattern name on the backstamp, but can tell they are from the same era by the Noritake shield.

Thanks for taking the time to visit today...do come back next time.

36 comments:

Patricia Hinkel said...

How beautiful your table is. That pattern of china is so elegant and I love the colors. Looks like you had a wonderful luncheon.

Anonymous said...

Really elegant! Such a pretty pattern.....and I bet the food was delicious, too!
LY
jude

Anonymous said...

What a nice surprise to have a tablescape on a snowy Monday. Snow has stopped but the high winds are scary. A gal at my church makes brownies with cherries that my husband loves. Such a fabulous luncheon and the table looks too pretty to sit at.

Barbara F. said...

I love vintage Noritake dishes. Yours make for a beautiful table. I am sure everyone had a great time. xo

Kathe said...

Just gorgeous Marigene!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Every time I open your blog and see that gorgeous china in your header, I sigh. Seeing it on the table is a real treat. If you hadn't said anything about it, I wouldn't have realized that the cream soups were not the same pattern. I know your friends felt special, dining at this gorgeous table. laurie

Dianne said...

Gorgeous! I would have never noticed the difference and actually couldn't even see any difference. That china is stunning. Looks like everyone had a great time. Dianne

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Wow! the china pattern is absolutely gorgeous.....such pretty colors! And I love those beautiful white soup tureens, they take center stage at your table!Thanks for sharing with us! Hugs, Poppy

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a beautiful table setting. It looks like everyone is enjoying the food and the pretty dishes.

Tricia said...

I always love seeing the gorgeous Luray pattern in your header, and getting to see a whole table of it is a treat! Cream soup bowls are such darling pieces and add so much charm to the table, I think! I love the idea of a soup luncheon, especially in January! I know your guests loved your pretty table.

Beth (Murraysmom) said...

I love, love, love those dishes of yours, Marigene. And when I first looked at the table, I thought "is the Queen coming?"

You really know how to dress a table!! Just gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

All so lovely. Looks like everyone was enjoying themselves. Wish I'd been there to lunch with you….all sounds delicious…..I love soup, any soup.
LY,
Delma

Alycia Nichols said...

Marigene, Marigene, Marigene...you GO, girl!!! What a beautifully set table!!! I just love it when beautiful dishes and accessories are able to be enjoyed by friends and family! I know the "girls" just loved everything and appreciated the effort you put into making such a fabulous space for them to dine in style!!!

I have quit getting email alerts when you post. Not just you...a lot of other bloggers, too. I'm not sure why that is. I just re-subscribed and am hoping that fixes the problem once and for all.

It's hard to believe that cream soup dish isn't actually the "Luray" because it DOES look the same! As long as you got a good deal on them and they look that close...it's a great day!!!

I hope you're doing OK out there "in the middle of nowhere" with all the high winds we've been having. My Mom & I were nearly blown away while out shopping recently! Since when did we become Chicago-esque with all this "windy city" stuff??!?!? :-)

Have a wonderful week, sweetie pumpkin, and thanks for sharing this g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s table!!!!!

Jennie Schumann said...

Such beautiful china! I love to see real people sitting at our beautiful tables, too.

kitty said...

It's fun to see your Luray pattern being used on your pretty table, Marigene. I love your soup tureens and that you actually use them!! The menu sounds wonderful and what a great time to be with friends at your table. xo

Judy Biggerstaff said...

This is just beautiful Marigene. Love the tablecloth and your china. Gorgeous, gorgeous. So elegant and charming.I always like your china in the header and now a chance to see it on the table, thank you.

Nancy's Notes said...

What a absolutely beautiful table setting and I just love your china! Oh my, your china is just so exqusite! Thank you, Marigene, for sharing such a festive time with us!
Nancy

Low Tide High Style said...

What a beautifully laid table, and that pattern is lovely! The luncheon looks like the perfect way to warm up with friends this time of year.

Kat

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

That is such a beautiful pattern. More importantly how beautiful of you to entertain your friends so well. Everything sounds delicious.

Sweetladyelaine said...

Beautiful! I love your china! Your luncheon looks wonderful. Everyone is smiling and having a good time! I have to tell you I love all your white soup tureens. Your table is so elegant! Great job as always!
Blessings My Friend,

Red Couch Recipes said...

I loved seeing your beautiful china along with your beautiful friends. What great tureens you have. Looks like a fun time. Joni

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

How beautiful your table and Luray is. It looks like you had a wonderful luncheon, and I love seeing people sitting around the table enjoying your beautiful dishes.

Meike Peters said...

What a wonderful table Marigene! It looks like you and your girls savored a true feast!

Sue said...

Gorgeous table!! I thought at first you had the table up against a mirror making it look twice as big....Nope...You really had all those tureens on the table....just lovely...Hope your luncheon guests had a nice time...

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Just wanted to stop by and say hi! Thank you so much for following me! Happily following you back! I hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Poppy

Pat Cantwell said...

Marigene,
Elegant, dear friend!!!
I love this pattern and your tablescape is so inviting!!!
I know each and every lady felt "special" sitting around your table.
All those soups sounded so~o~o YuMMy!!!
Thank you for sharing with us!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Oh wow, Marigene, this is just beautiful! I have long admired these dishes on your header and wondered about the pattern. Do you get a lot of comments and questions about them? They really are gorgeous dishes -- I love the colors!

Your whole table setting is so pretty and elegant and your luncheon menu sounds delicious. I'm sure a good time was had by all. :)

I hope you have a great week!!

Hugs,

Denise

Anonymous said...

Love the china, it looks so pretty on your table. I know everyone had a wonderful time at your luncheon, and they are lucky you love to host them. Happy February - Sue Z.

Jan said...

You had me at marachino cherry brownies! The menu sounds delicious and the table settings were beautiful. What fun you girls had! -- Jan

Jan said...

You had me at marachino cherry brownies! The menu sounds delicious and the table settings were beautiful. What fun you girls had! -- Jan

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I have admired your china for SO long now! It's gorgeous but it's the first time I have seen you using them. I thought the candid pictures of the ladies was so cute...what a lovely, lovely luncheion table. I have never set a pretty table like that. Just so beautiful!

Linda P said...

Beautiful Marigene. I see we were on the same page, planning a luncheon for lady friends. Your table is gorgeous. Looks like your friends had a real treat. Perfect menu for a Winter day. Happy Valentine to you.

Kathleen said...

What a beautiful set of china! They look wonderful! Sounds like everyone left full and happy!

Lois@pineridgehills said...

I am so in love with your china! It is going on my "Wish List" for when I am out scouting the yard sales and consignment shops! The tureens are just beautiful...
Isn't it nice to be surrounded by friends and share such a lovely table!
Lois

Annie said...

I love, love, love your china and your table (and the menu too). All looks lovely and the gals too!

Janice Kay Schaub said...

Beautiful china and looks like a lot of fun was had by all
Janice