Saturday, March 30, 2013
We aren't usually home for Easter, but this year we went away the weekend before. David's brothers & their families are joining us. I thought it would be fun to fuss a little & I wanted to use some dishes I recently picked up.
I only had a service for 4 of the Mikasa dishes so I thought I'd be a little creative with the place settings. I used the dinner plates with a transparent green salad plate alternating with a white dinner plate with the Mikasa salad plate. I think it works ~
This tablecloth has a wonderful name: Prints Charming Williamsburg. Isn't that a great play on words ~ Here's a close-up of the cloth detail -->
I have some tablecloths for sale on eBay under ridgewood5. They'll be listed for a week. Fingers crossed that they'll go to good homes.
Easter 2013 Menu
Can you tell that David comes from a Polish background? If I had time I would have made golumpkis, but not this time.
Stay tuned for more adventures as Spring approaches. I'm thinking about occasionally being a vendor at a local Flea Market. What do you think?
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
|I didn't have time to get to my favorite florist (Carey's Flowers in South Hadley, MA) but wanted to have something fresh on the table to go with the colors in the tablecloth. This will have to do.|
|I wanted a photo of my pretty square plate with the daffodils. |
They gently whisper Spring to me.
|The view from the end of the table. |
There will be 5 of us at dinner tonight so I just sat down & took a photo.
|Dessert will be ginger snaps on this lovely cookie plate. |
The spice jars of jelly beans were a whimsical addition.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The pieces of china that you can see are my treasures from Las Vegas. They are Noritake china in the Beaumont pattern & I absolutely LOVE them. The pale pink plate under the pears is a piece that I have from my grandmother. I have several pieces of pale pink & pale green. They are important to me & I do use them. The book seemed to fit since it's almost the 17th & I do love DK books when I travel. The little Hummel is called The Merry Wanderer. Doesn't he seem just right for those that know me well?
I don't know the pattern on the tablecloth but it's all hand-stitched in pristine condition. I like how it compliments the border on the china.
Today we're getting heavy, wet snow. It's early March - Time for snow to stop & flowers to start thinking about pushing their way through the cold soil. I can't wait to see if my 2 rhubarb plants appear. That would be a treat!
Don't forget to set your clocks forward this weekend.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
I wanted to let everyone know that the dishes that I packed in the luggage made it back safely. What a surprise! One of the sets is listed on Ebay under ebay name ridgewood5. These are Franciscan Rustic England dishes. I have plates, cups, saucers & small plates along with this sweet platter. They're in great shape.
I've been busy online with the Vintage Tablecloth Lovers Club. I've asked questions re: a tablecloth that I have that still has its' tag. I had no idea what kind of treasure I have. The general consensus is that I should keep this gem. I'm just not sure. I love to use my tablecloths & if I keep this one with its tag I'll only be able to occasionally look at it. That's not really what I want to do. If I'm going to sell it I have to have an idea of its value & that's another puzzle to be solved. I'm working on it ... Stay tuned.
I'll share some info regarding the 2nd set of china when I take some pictures. I'm a busy gal these days ...
Stay well ~