Monday, January 12, 2009

TABLESCAPE TUESDAY

It is Tablescape Tuesday once again hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.

In the winter, we eat a lot of soups and stews for our main dish. So, today, I have set the table for two using some of my brown transferware.

The soup bowl is from the 19th century aesthetic period manufactured by W. H. Grindley and Co., England. I have several pieces of this pattern with its charming birds and asymmetrical Oriental banding. The 'manly' soup spoon and butter knife are from my great-grandmother's monogrammed silver. The bread plate at this setting is 19th Century, 'Stag' pattern from C.S. & Sons, England.


For an under plate, I have used a pair of 20th century brown transferware plates in the Tonquin pattern by Alfred Meakin, England.


The glassware is Fostoria, and the bread plate in the foreground is 19th century, in the 'Perak' pattern.


The two larger candle holders were made by Bob's grandfather from apple wood from his backyard. The smaller holder was made by my father from one of the original walnut trees planted by pioneers in the small town we grew up in.


Thanks for stopping by, and now head over to Susan's to check out all of the other great tablescapes!!!


Sally

39 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Sally....what time can I stop by for lunch?? I love your brown transferware..Tablescape Tuesday is one of my favorite blog days....it's just plain fun....Sue.

Susan said...

Beautiful table... love the dishes,,,and it is so inviting!

tardevil said...

Oh, be still my heart! I love some brown transferware...especially tonquin. That runner is gorgeous too! Also, like that you've included family items for sentimental value! Great job!

ceekay said...

I have got to get me some of that brown transferware. It is so pretty and versatile. Your table is lovely.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Oh it's gorgeous Sally! I love the brown transferware. Well, I love it all!

Lady Katherine said...

Transferware is so wonderful! Love the candle stick came from tree in your town. The Fostoria stemware, I was looking in my crystal cabinets. I found six of them this morning. I did not know what the name was, in fact I had forgotten a friend had given them to me 10 years ago! Is the soup on? I am ready to eat!lol

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Hi Sally! I love the warm brown transferware. Seems so cozy especially with those candlesticks - what a lovely family heirloom. And with the backdrop of the quilt - I felt like I had stepped back in time. Very Pretty! Thanks for stopping by today. You are such a sweetie! ~ Laurie

Donna Marie said...

Hi Sally,

I love your Brown Transferware! The floral table runner you used looks great with the transferware!

xoxoxoxoxox
Donna Marie

Kathleen said...

I love the brown transferware. What kind of soup are you serving?
Kathleen

ellen b said...

Hi Sally! I really like your brown transferware! It really catches my eye when I see it in the stores!! Enjoy your soups and stews. We had stew tonight, too!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

LOVE the brown transferware w/ the floral runner. Very chic!

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

What super-great transferware n' glassware! And your warm, inviting n' comfy colors are soooo perfect for the cold winter months and a good bowl of homemade soup or stew, Sally~~~ AND what I TRULY ENJOYED was reading that BOTH your Dads made those wooden candlesticks~~~ unreal!!! Was that their "hobby" or "profession"? How FABULOUSLY SENTIMENTAL to have these beauties... and even if they WEREN'T so well done, one would have to be enchanted with them ANYWAY! Thanks for sharing your story with your tablescape! I really enjoyed it!!! Best, Linda

Linda said...

Really warm and cozy, like it!
Love the transferware, isn't the brown so unique and rare too.
Enjoy!
Linda

Dixie's Whimsey said...

What a cozy and inviting tablescape! It simply says "Welcome"...

thanks for sharing, i'll be over later to enjoy the soup! yummmm...

Dixie

Picket said...

Morning girl...what beautiful plates...I love that under plate you used the 20th century one from England!! We love alot of homemade soups in the winter too..there is just something about winter that calls for homemade vegetable soup or chili with cornbread...or even homemade chicken & dumplings...oh lordy...I better stop with the food thing! lol Thanks for coming by..right now I am just cutting out all sweets and colas & watching my portion size...I still have a long way to go! lol

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Wow! Love all of the brown transferware, and how masterfully you have mixed all of it. (I just love a mix of china-makes the table so much more interesting). Your father's and f-i-l's candlesticks are such wonderful treasures. I enjoyed reading all of the info about your tablescape. laurie

Bo said...

What a warm and pretty setting you've accomplished here...very nice. ;-) Bo

Gollum said...

I love brown transferware--this is gorgeous!

Happy To Be said...

GM Sally this is all very beautiful..love the china..I just found Tonquin in blue and white..been trying to find more pieces of it..thanks for sharing...hugs and smiles Gloria

onlymehere said...

This is really pretty. I really love the mini quilt you've done! Beautiful colors and pattern. Cindy

~CC Catherine said...

Love your attention to detail Sally! The brown transferware is stunning! I love the sentimental way of sharing the family heirlooms (my favorite part of life are those things that are passed down from generation to generation)I have enjoyed my visit today! ~CC Catherine

Kathleen Ellis said...

What interesting dishes, I've never seen anything like them! It all looks lovely, the tablerunner is beautiful!
Have a happy week!

Kathy said...

A beautiful table! I love Fostoria. My mother has hundreds of pieces, which were her mothers. Everything is just lovely.
XO...Kathy

Smilingsal said...

Candle holders made by his grandfather! Is that special or what? I've learned so much about transferware since "meeting" you. Thank you.

JudyBug said...

There's nothing like a bowl of hot soup, chowder or stew on a cold day. I love your dishes especially the brown transferware!

Raggedy Girl said...

I really like your table it is very down to earth and I think it looks very inviting and cozy.
Roberta Anne

Ma'dame French said...

Oh I love that brown transferware it really is pretty;) French

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Oh what warm and inviting colors! The brown transferware is beautiful. I have started collecting blue transferware but I think the brown is even more lovely. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful table today.

Maryrose said...

I love your brown transferware, and very inviting. Isn't brown fun?

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

Love the transferware...but I'm just amazed at those beautiful candleholders! What treasures...the fact that they were made by your loved ones! I know they would be so pleased to see them being so beautifully and lovingly used. Susan

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, my goodness, I did not know that the glass is so expensive, I better take better care of them. My Early American Prescut, tea glass is rare find, I found eleven so far, Last book I have on them is 4 years old they were $22.00 then. I have a rare panel bowl, in this pattern also, It sell for $ 200.00 four years ago. Its the rarest piece. Thanks for the info on the glass.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Beautiful china! :) And the wood candlesticks are really nice. What a treasure! ~Rhonda

Picket said...

Hey girl.me again...thanks for coming by..yes I do love and have always loved wallpaper..there I said it! lol I know some wallpaper can date a room but there is just something about a beautiful wallpaper that is like a ballgown and just makes me smile when I walk in the room! Oh and if it's toile or checks...I squeal! lol

Susie Q said...

Oh sally! I think this is my favorite so far. I love these dishes so. What fun it is to see these treasures. Your runner, the glassware, the silver, the precious candle holders...it all comes together to create such a beautiful setting. A table that is warm, welcoming, and so, so lovely.

I really enjoyed seeing this Sally!

Love,
Sue

Shelia said...

EVening, Sally! What a beautiful table! I dearly love your transferware! Wow, you have some very old and I'm sure, cherished pieces. I've never seen anything like yours. Now I have some Fostoria glasses almost like yours. The candelsticks are so lovely and with great history behind them! Now, do you have any leftover soup for me? lol
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

Carrie said...

Your brown aesthetic transferware is really special...your table setting is beautiful.

nikkicrumpet said...

It is so freezing cold here today that warm soup sounds delicious! And I bet it would taste even better at such a beautiful table! Maybe you could set a place for a third!!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Sally, I'm glad you all are abit warmer that direction. I'm sorry I missed this beautiful tablescape. The brown transferware is gorgeous..and your candlestick holders are priceless. Whata beautiful things to have..
hugs ~lynne~

Gollum said...

I LOVE this brown transferware. How gorgeous!