BLACK AND WHITE TABLESCAPE
HOW DOES THE TABLE STAY ROUND?
DINING ROOM 2011
A LOOK BACK
FROM THE ORIGINAL BACK PORCH MUSINGS
DINING ROOM 2009
Before setting the dining room table for Tablescape Thursday, this week, we replaced the leaves, which had been stored away, since Christmas 2008.
I’ve put together a few photos to illustrate how the table (Long Cove Collection Lexington) remains round, when the leaves are in.
There is a series of supports that slide out. The leaves are placed onto the supports and locked into place. The table extends to about 6 feet and will seat eight, easily. I use the 4 slip covered chairs most of the time. A bench and Queen Anne style chairs, can be used for extra seating, if needed.
The dishes, used in this tablescape ,are a mix of white serving pieces, salad plates and chargers, I’ve purchased, here and there, over the years. The black and white dishes are new. I found them at Marshall’s, Osage Beach Missouri, last week.
The seal on the back of the plate & bowl reads Royal Staffordshire, Fine Earthenware, Made in England. I love the rural scene, as shown in the small sauce bowl, in the above photo. I wish I had picked up six bowls and plates, rather than four.
The seal on the oval platter reads, Hotel Murat #33. The platter is marked, Made in Portugal. I found the platter in a home furnishings store in northern Minnesota, several years ago.
Do you know where I might be able to find more of these pieces?
my my my…..how things have changed at back porch musings!
while looking through archives, at the old back porch musings, I find it interesting seeing the evolution of my tablescapes.
I’ve also noticed this evolution while visiting others who began the journey with Susan’s Tablescape Tuesday (the original event in 2008) and newer table enthusiasts who joined along the way at Tablescape Thursday.
tablescape thursday is an enduring weekly event that consistently provides inspiration year after year.
thank you susan!