Welcome! Please come in and take a seat ~
We're having a Farmhouse Luncheon today.
I hope you're hungry!
January 21, 2010
Vegetable Soup with Buttery Herb Croutons
Grandma’s Best Fried Chicken
Warm String beans with Bacon and Onions with
Cider Vinegar Splash
Mustard Potato Salad
Apple Cinnamon Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream
Coffee or Tea
I've set the table with a mix of Blue & White.
The Spode plates and cup & saucers are the old mark from the 1930's and '40's.
My everyday Spode is the modern stuff, able to withstand the dishwasher and microwave. And while I love it, there is nothing like the older pieces ~ the colors are deeper and more vibrant and the china is finer and more fragile.
Unfortunately too fragile for everyday use at my house ~ so I use the new stuff most of the time.
The soup tureen/covered vegetable is vintage from Villeroy and Boch. A friend in Germany used to have a business scouring estate sales and antique shops for friends in the US. This piece was an anniversary gift a few years ago from DH.
The underplate is not a matching piece, it is antique English transferware. Several years ago I was lucky enough to find a matching pair. One of the beauties of Blue & White is that it generally mixes very well with other pieces.
The tablecloth is new, Williams-Sonoma, the small square table covering is antique from Austria.
The hand work on this piece is what grabbed my heart.
I purchased it a few years ago from an European importer.
Have I ever shared with you that I collect pitchers?
And here is one of my favorites of all.
I adore the shape and size of this one. It's not too large, and not too small... it's just right. :) English Ironstone from the late 1800's.
I hope you don't mind taking a closer look...
It amazes me that these pieces have made it through the years with no damage.
Of course it helps that it is sturdy ironstone!
I love its graceful lines, I wonder who owned it before me.
Can you see the intricate embellishment? *heart*
(Flowers are fake... from the dollar store ~ there absolutely nothing blooming in my garden this time of year.)
Those brown woven plate chargers that I believe many of us have ~ I explained before that I painted some of them white.
Definitely "Not Spode" individual covered soup tureens ~ Nell Hill's a few years ago.
The Bee flatware that several of us tablescapers own. :)
Petite pitcher ~ vintage Early American Pressed glass,
from someone's family but not mine. I found it on ebay a few years ago.
Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed our little visit!
I'm sending out a big thank you to Susan from Between Naps on the Porch for hosting Tablescape Thursday.
Please click the logo above to visit Susan's wonderful blog and find links to all of this weeks participants.