Monday, September 22, 2008

TABLESCAPE TUESDAY

Thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for once again hosting Tablescape Tuesday.

I thought it was time for a "Last Rose of Summer" lunch on the front patio.

I was able to pick a few last roses for a bouquet for the German Lustre sugar bowl.

The octagon dinner plates are Austrian "Royal Innsbruk" and belonged to my Great Grandmother. The salad plates, cups and saucers, and the coffee pot are English Royal Albert "American Beauty".


The stainless steel is Oneida "Damask Rose" and is new, but I also have sterling silver in the same pattern from the 1950s.
The fruit bowls are German lustre.



The rose cake plate is Prussian, and the crystal is pink depression-era and belonged to my Grandmother.



Fall is definitely in the air here in Colorado. Hope you enjoyed this last taste of summer.



Thanks for stopping by,

Sally

20 comments:

Smilingsal said...

What a beautiful table you set. What time is lunch?

ceekay said...

Gorgeous! absolutely gorgeous. I LOVE those octoganal dishes!

Brown-Eyes said...

Oh what a lucky lady you are to have inherited those dishes and stemware. Your tablescape is stunning! ;-) Bo

bj said...

oooo, Sally, I love roses on my dishes so much. I, myself, use mine, even in the coldest of wintertime!!
How blessed you are to have such lovely pieces from your grandmother. Everything is just beautiful.
love, bj

RetiredAtLast said...

What a treasure you have charge of. I have no idea if my Great Grandmother had any fine china. I don't remember if my Grandmother had any either. You have something to pass on to your family that has a legacy attached. It is a blessing that you shared and I thank you.

Lana G! said...

Oh my goodness! This is just so lovely! FABULOUS!

ellen b said...

What a wonderful theme for a table setting. Your setting is beautiful and inviting. I like it and that prussian cake plate is a treasure...
It's nice that you have so many dishes handed down from your family...

Rue said...

Hi Sally :)

Gorgeous tablescape!

I had so much fun reading the posts I've missed :)

I loved the laundry lesson, learning more about you (fun first date!) and about your trip to Paris. Great pic of the inside ;)

hugs,
rue

Rue said...

Oh and I forgot to say that those "berries" are actually Crab Apples :)

Happy To Be said...

GM, and how pretty is that table..and to have something that belongs to your Grand Mother is priceless.. just beautiful girl..I love R.S. Prussia china.have collected it for years..hugs and smiles Gloria

Carrie said...

What a lovely combination of the different china patterns...your tablescape is very appealing.

onlymehere said...

Absolutely beautiful!

onlymehere said...

I'm definitely still a newbie to quilting but I've been sewing for years. We have a wonderful store in town that has alot of quilt classes. Were your books on technique or did you design patterns? I'd love to learn to make a lone star quilt or dahlia. I'm waiting on samples to come in to the sewing store and then decide if it's too hard for me to learn right now or not. I love the traditional quilts the most but am making a more modern one for my son's girlfriend (I'm sure she'll be my daughter-in-law one day!). Thanks for stopping by. I'd love it if you did the tag too if you want. I'd like to get to know you better!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful. I am a nut for plates with roses on them. Those plates on your table look so inviting. Great job on putting together a lovely table.
Blessings,
Debbie

santamaker said...

My goodness, I was half expecting to see Queen Elizabeth in one of the photos! It really is a beautiful table and got me in the mood for tea sandwiches and of course, some earl grey tea! Your roses are so pretty. You did a beautiful job!!!
Be good,
santa

decorator101 said...

How fortunate to have such beautiful dishes...especially since they were your grandmothers.. the memories they must hold....thanks so much for your kind comments on my tablescape over at Susan's betweennapsontheporch... they truly touched my heart...hugs ~lynne~ aka decorator101 over at RMS

imjacobsmom said...

Oh Sally, this is so pretty. I'm sharing your post with my cousin -she loves Rose dishes. ~ Robyn

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Wow, this is a gorgeous tablescape!
So glad you posted this lovely table! The roses are so pretty! Love it! Susan

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Absolutely gorgeous tablesetting. Breathtaking!

nikkicrumpet said...

That china is so classic and beautiful. I'll bet food tastes even better when it's served on such pretty dishes!