25 March, 2009

Tablescape Thursday - March 26


Susan from Between Naps on the Porch is hosting Tablescape Thursday. Click on the link to see other tablescapes. Thanks for hosting this popular event.

I have a white damask tablecloth, layered with a square tablecloth embroidered with pretty spring flowers. The centerpiece is little bunnies in a bowl, flanked with brass and crystal hurricane candle sticks, I got at a yard sale for $2.00 for the pair years ago.




My mother gave me the china for Christmas one year. This set is my regular "good" dishes. It is labeled Imperial China, W Dalton, Seville. I love the dainty blue flowers. Oneida 18/8 flatware and soft blue napkins complete the setting.




For the photo, I included salad bowls, with the dinner plates and bread plates.





I can remember my grandmother keeping a bowl of spoons on her table at all times. This is an antique spoon holder I inherited from my mother. I think she inherited it from her sister.





Here we are with a wonderful rib roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans with almonds, rolls, and a glass of red. Apple pie ala mode was served for dessert. Yum.

33 comments:

marty39 said...

The tablesetting is so elegant. I love how all the creams, whites and blue are just so soft. The menu look absolutely delicious also. Very stunning. Hugs, Marty

Martha said...

An elegant table -- and your food looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

B said...

Everything looks so fresh and springy. Very elegant!

Domestic Designer said...

Everything looks so pretty and elegant! I really like your spoon holder. I have one of those and I love to use it. Your dinner looks delicious! I may come eat with you! :-) Have a wonderful day!

xinex said...

Yummy entree and nice dainty dishes! I am in love with your flatware holder. Love how you layered the tablecloth. I do that sometimes. Pretty tablescape!..Christine

~CC Catherine said...

How lovely Karen! Everything looks so classic! And the dinner.......SCRUMPTIOUS Looking! ;) The china is exquisite! ;) ~CC Catherine

~CC Catherine said...

Karen, the glass rounds we had made from a large glass that we had custom cut for our dining room table. We decided we no longer wanted a glass table top on the table full time because the weight of it was creating the center to be too stressed. So, we took it to the glassmasters that custom cut it and had them make smaller ones for end tables., and when I need them, I take them and use them for the ctrpiece. The largest one came with a small breakfast table... You can purchase small rounds at hobby lobby for the small accent tables., they're not too pricy, but they're not the heaviest either. Keep your eye out at yardsales, you may be able to pick some up here and there. ~CC Catherine ;)

Smilingsal said...

I love the soft blue color, and you've used just enough of it to make an elegant table.

The White Bench said...

Love the soft tones...
Thanks a lot for your words- and I didn't redo the pink box in the last pic! A friend gave me as it is.
Cheers,
Monica.

ann said...

That prime rib is exactly like I like it.Let's eat.yummmmmmmmmmmm.
I love your dishes.Everything looks great.And about that spoon holder?I think now that i have seen yours.It seems like I remember one also.hmmmmmm...Ann

ellen b said...

Love the white and the delicate flowers on the cloth. The room looks so inviting. Is that snow I see out the windows? The food looks perfect :0)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Karen, what a pretty fresh table! And I love what's ON the plates, too! I'll be right over...

XO,

Sheila :-)

ceekay said...

Karen, thank you so much for your sweet comment. As I am getting ready to go to ANOTHER radiation treatment, it was an encouragement to me. Wish I was sitting at your pretty table...talking in real!

kimmcl said...

Ooooh Karen! That sure does look yummy! I love how the tablescape compliments those lovely white chairs. So serene! Thanks so much for sharing! Kim

Chandy said...

I love it! What a gorgeous table! And the food is oh so yummy-licious!

prof en retraite said...

Oh so pretty...a classic tablescape! I LOVE that spoon holder...have never seen one. Now I'm on the hunt. My mom was a big believer in lots of extra spoons, too. The food looks soooo yummy!!...Debbie

Janie's World said...

I love the soft blue and silver, very elegant! What a treasure that your mom gave it to you! Everything looks delicious!

Linda said...

Very sweet table! And I'll take that plate of yummy dinner at the head of the table! Linda

Christi at A Southern Life said...

Great table - I love your chairs. What a steal on the hurricane lamps - good job!

The Bloom Girls said...

Hello Karen,

What a beautiful table! I love the soft color combination and the little spoon holder is adorable!

I noticed on your profile that you said that you were very involved with Walk to Emmaus. I am very involved with Tres Dias - are you familiar?

Karyn

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Karen, what a beautiful and serene tablesetting ~ I love the soft color theme. Very, very nice!

Oooh and the food looks fabulous, too!

Thank you for inviting us ~ and Happy Spring! xo~m.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Beautiful table! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Mama said...

Karen I love your tablescape, your dishes are beautiful and those soft blue napkins. Your antique spoon holder is beautiful too, Happy TT. Kathy.

marty39 said...

Thanks for stopping by and your very kind comments. Yes, I think we do all love chocolate, and a great chocolate pie is always just the thing. Hugs, Marty

Dream Mom said...

Your table looked just lovely with all of the soft colors. I absolutely LOVED the antique spoon holder! The menu was great but the rib roast looked DIVINE! I would have loved to eat dinner at your house!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Beautiful table! It is so elegant and serene looking. And that spoon holder is darling. Plus ... I think I would love to have shared that dinner... it looks really good.

Thanks ... Cass

The Bloom Girls said...

Karen, you are so right The Walk and Tres Dias are both life changing! I made Tres Dias in North Georgia # 34 many years ago. I was just asked to work one in August :) My older girls have also made a VN weekend (the one for teens) They loved it and also work VN's when they can.

Have a great weekend!

Karyn

LdyDy said...

Karen..I was enjoying your photos of your table. Very pretty...your white chairs are nice. Then I got to your last photo! Delish!!! I must be hungry because now I am wanting some rib roast with all the fixings!!! Great post! Hugs!!

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Hi there! I am new to your blog and I have enjoyed reading your posts. Your table is so elegant and refined but what I want to know is what time should I come over for dinner? LOL! Your meal looks divine. Hope you have a Happy Spring!
Alisa

Charlotte said...

Your table is beautiful and he food looks delicious.
Charlotte

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Oh Karen, The table is beautiful and the dinner looks delicious!

Karen said...

Everything looks so pretty and elegant!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

So pretty and elegant! Lovely china! I love the spoon holder...that would be fabulous for a dessert buffet area...need to find on of those!
:-) Dinner looked yummy, too!