Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Red, White and Black
Another week has passed and it is time for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch. Thank you for hosting each week, Susan.
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The inspiration this week came from the colors my nephew frequently wore. As most of you know, Jeremy passed away last month at the young age of 38. Today (Nov. 9th) would have been his 39th birthday; it is also the 15th anniversary of my dad's death. Both my dad and nephew were sports fanatics, didn't matter what the sport was, as long as it was a sport they were happy. I miss you both and think of you every day.
I had everything I needed for the table, except flowers. I ran down to the flower shop hoping for some white roses but all they had were the dark red ones, which didn't look good with the bright red plates...but they did have two Gerbera daisies which I have put in milk glass bud vases. Monday isn't a good day to hit the florist in my little town, they are out of most everything.
The plain red charger plate is actually a large Waechtersbach dinner plate with a white Alfred Meakin dinner plate follwed by the very popular Royal Stafford black and white transferware salad plates found at TJMaxx and finally a red soup bowl. The soup bowl has no markings on it. The only pilsners I own have an etched two-masted ship on one side and seagulls on the other. The small water glasses are black Hazel Atlas...but Dad and Jeremy probably would rather have a beer, which would be served from the Westmoreland Paneled Grape pitcher. I have used a small soup tureen to serve the clam chowder my dad was famous for.
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