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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Summer Table Setting

A few weeks ago I brought my lovely French terracotta children inside and placed them on my dining room table. Today I decided to add a summery table setting and share a couple of my recent finds.

  The dishes are the classic Spode Buttercup pattern. My mom passed these on to me a couple of years ago when she was doing some "closet cleaning". Actually I inherited my love of dishes from my mother who must have at least 20 different sets!
 I layered them  on an April Cornell tablecloth and sage green woven placemat.

A flat of multi-colored zinnias makes a pretty centerpiece.

I found this fabulous set of vintage Wm. Rogers silverplate flatware on craigslist. It's a neoclassic design in perfect condition. I only paid $25 for 48 pieces plus the silverware box! I've been searching for some vintage silver to use for the tablescape I'll be doing for my women's club's annual Christmas Idea House. I think I found it!

The Fostoria company used to make some of America's most popular stemware. The factory was only a couple of hours away from our home in Pittsburgh, PA. Every so often my mom and her girlfriends would take a day trip and go shopping to one of the original factory outlets. Sadly the company shut down in the 1980's. This is the Jamestown pattern and yes, my mom has this too. I found 4 of these last week at the Goodwill for $1.99 each.

I hope you like my summer table setting. It reminds me of Sunday dinners growing up. We aways used good china, silver and crystal and of course a Sunday roast!


  1. I LOVED visiting your mother's house. Thanks for the memories, Karee. You inspire me.

  2. Great tablescape! Although I must say that those cherubs would make me oohhh and ahhhh pretty much anywhere you put them!

    Love love love the name of your blog! Chateau-o-holic and crazy Franchphile that I am *winks* Vanna