Table Setting Memories
The tables are piled high with dishes, lamps and bric-a-brac.
Furniture has been moved from one room to another; rugs are rolled, curtains removed.
Another Back Porch project is beginning.
With the house in disarray and table setting a tad difficult, I am showing excerpts from the archives of the original Back Porch Musings.
The inspiration for these tables, put together May 9, 2008, was Caroline Clifton-Mogg’s book, Set With Style.
Although the photo quality isn’t the best, you can still get an idea of how these settings appear.
The leopard plate, is from Wal-mart, several years ago. The center of the plate is white with the print around the edge. The next plate is Mikasa, followed by a Mary Carol bread and butter plate, topped with a sherbet dish, that once belonged to J's mother. It is one of several she received as a wedding gift, over 60 years ago. The flatware is Oneida. I found the place mat and napkin at a Lenox Outlet in Tennessee.
In this setting, I used a brown woven place mat and brown napkin, from Target. Over the leopard plate, I used a square Mikasa French Countryside plate. The Peacock plate is from Nell Hill's. In the upper right corner, a French Countryside cup and saucer.
A Mikasa French Countryside dinner plate, topped by a Nell Hill's Peacock plate. The soup tureen and saucer are also from Nell Hill's. The place mat is the same striped place mat shown with the first place setting. It's reversed here. The napkin is from Target.
For this setting, I used a large green dinner plate, from Target. The second plate is used at Christmas, but would be fine for other times of year. The edge is a tartan plaid, the center motif is a spray of pine. The red plate is from Marshall's. Twig place mat, from Pier One Imports. The flatware is from Horchow or Ballards.
(2012~the flatware can also be found at Bass Pro Show)
The close up shows the Cardinal napkin ring, one of four, that belonged to J's mother. She loved the beautiful red birds.
If you enjoy mixing different pieces for your table settings, I believe you will enjoy Set With Style.
RECENT NEWS~MAY 1, 2012
New wreath for hearth room fireplace.
On our way from J’s appointment (a great checkup), Monday morning, we stopped at The White Hare in St Peters MO. This wreath was outside, along with several others. As I walked toward the store, I saw it immediately and knew it would be wonderful for the hearth room fireplace gate.
LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM, FOYER, POWDER ROOM PROJECT
Look for photos of this metamorphosis soon.
KEEPING IT REAL