Thank you, Susan, for hosting Tablescape Thursday. Please visit her at Between Naps on the Porch to see all of the other beautiful tablescapes.
I live in an old, small roomed house by today’s standards. My dining room is very small, maybe 13’x13’ with the table in front of two windows with sheers; it’s hard to get any really good pictures. I also have a large and a small china cabinet, 2 tall narrow glass fronted cabinets for my cruet collection, a little reading chair and a small desk/chair all sharing this space. Another big drawback is the room has a southern and western exposure which REALLY affects picture taking, and not in a good way! The only good time to take photos is very early in the morning before the sun starts coming in and that isn't going to happen! Finally…the picture taker needs lessons desperately!
I have used my Liberty Blue by Staffordshire, many, many times. I bought them when they first came out in 1976 to commemorate our 200th anniversary of independence. I amassed them from the grocery store, each week you could get a place setting with each $25 purchase. I believe some of the serving pieces were discounted each week, also. At one time I had service for 24 but now have it down to service for 12. For some reason I didn’t get the covered casserole or rimmed soup bowls but did buy the large soup tureen. I know there are other pieces I didn't buy, such as coffee mugs, placecards, small platter, to name a few. I guess I can chalk it up to being young and not looking ahead!
Oneida-After Glow Sterling (1956)
Liberty Blue dinnerware-Local grocery store
Soup bowls-Dollar Tree
Sterling flatware-Oneida After Glow (1956)
Blue water glasses-Goodwill
Napkins-Gift from Delores of the CF
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