Thank you to Susan at BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH for hosting this fun event!
Thursday is the day I get to show off everything I DON'T have! ~smile~
Sometimes one has to improvise..especially when she only tablscapes a few times a year. Mainly on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The rest of the time..we set the table with a silverware holder and a stack of china OR paperplates, albeit pretty ones. You know the kind. You can find them in your local party paper products store. And of course there is Hallmark...OUCH! Still if it is a special time and you can't be bothered with dishes, it is a quick and often pretty way to do things. Also they have disposable ones that look exactly like glass..until you pick it up. We used those at a recent wedding shower and they were beautiful.
I have to say one thing I really am NOT fond of is plastic ware. Nope..cannot stand it as even the stronger ones can break..but we have used it! When there is a very large crowd...we use it..and are grateful to have it!
~ENLARGE PICTURES FOR DETAILS ON THE LITTLE TOAD HOME~
I went shopping yesterday...yep..to those thrift shops. Nothing! Not a thing. So..I brought in my favorite little guys to help me out.
Then I brought in their little Toad House...love this as the little door opens and closes ever so sweetly! Added sweet tiny flowers from the flowerbeds..
You can see Jeremy Fisher there in the corner..on his lily pad. (He takes it with him almost everywhere. I made him leave it OFF the bed though!)
I found the little scalloped glass sauce dishes at a garage sale last week. Four of them of 50 cents! Whatadeal! On the bottom of them it say "arcoroc" and France. No clue what they are but I'm sure nothing expensive. I really like them though.
Look closely at my creamer...YES..it is chipped! We don't seem to know how it happened. I cannot even find the chip to fix it..so now the search is on for a replacement!
The red transferware is J.& G. Meakin in England. The name of the set is Romantic England. There is a symbol and KENT print on the bottoms. Each scene is different.
(Sweet daughter Mary is pushing for these! The bartering goes on each time she comes over.) Ho hum...what else is new!
This is a set of 15 place settings. I found it on ebay and bought it, shipping and all for $215.00! Worth every cent! (The creamer was in tact when it arrived!)
I have not a clue what the pattern of the silverware is other than 1847 Rogers Bros. I have a very large set of it and for some reason I left the salad forks in the chest which is shoved in the back of the closet...and I didn't bring them out. Most of the silver has already gone to daughters...after all..I would never need it again as I usually go to their homes now! Sigh....
The white dinner plates are Hedge Rose by Wedgewood.
The little silver napkin rings are new for me. Each one is a tiny teapot. I just won them on ebay and all are different! So cute! Because of this cute bloggy event, I have renewed interest in tablescape items. It's fun to always be on the lookout!
Now..THAT was fun! Only one thing...I forgot my glasses...yes! NO water for us!! LOL
So...I quickly added them...but better late...etc. etc.
~Smiles and hugs~