In my family, these dishes are known as "The Oyster Dishes". My great grandfather's birthday was on New Years Eve, and my great grandmother always had friends in to celebrate by serving my grandfather's favorite - raw oysters, sandwiches, fruit and cake. She always served this meal using this set of Royal Rudolstadt from Prussia. They are hand painted and signed by F. Hahn. The sterling silver flatware was also theirs, monogrammed with their last initial of "D".
We aren't that fond of raw oysters, so the covered dish is used for soup with sandwiches, fruit, and cake for a buffet lunch.
My monogrammed napkins were a gift from a friend.
The peanut butter frosting recipe is from Dot at Picket's Place.
Instead of Dot's yellow cake, I made a chocolate cake with the peanut butter frosting. It is yummy - just like a giant Reese's peanut butter cup!!!
The crocheted tablecloth was made by my grandmother for our wedding 50 years ago.
As you can see, I'm very fortunate to come from a long line of dish collectors. Being the oldest grand daughter on both sides of my family, I have inherited some wonderful things.