Wednesday, August 12, 2009

TABLESCAPE & VINTAGE THURSDAY


I have set up my gate-leg table in the living room for coffee for two. Included is a vintage electric coffee percolator in china with matching creamer and sugar. My parents received it as a wedding present in 1937. It is complete with its coffee basket and stem inside plus the 1930's electric cord. As far as I know, it still perks; but I'm afraid to try it with its old electrical works. It is insulated, so it still makes a great server for coffee with its cute little spigot. It is marked "Royal Rochester Hand Decorated Royalite Electric Chinaware".


For a treat with our coffee today, we are having Madeleines, a French cookie.
The white plates, cups, and saucers are part of my great-grandmother's good dishes from Austria. The same great-grandmother embroidered the tea cloth and napkins.

Please check out the wonderful blog of Susan at Between Naps on the Porch
as she is hosting Tablescape Thursday today.

And, Suzanne at Colorado Lady
is hosting Vintage Thingies Thursday. Please check her blog out for a list of other vintage treasures.

Thanks for stopping by for coffee today.
Sally

50 comments:

Postcardy said...

I didn't even know that they made china electric percolators. The only ones I have seen are metal.

Sue said...

all I can say is you have the best stuff ever....love the old percolator....my father-in-law is always on the lookout for one...not that fancy but he swears they make the best coffee...

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

This is my first visit - I found you via Colorado Lady's Vintage Thursday!
I read your blog profile and I think it's a great idea to share your present life for your descendants.
When I first started my blog (a whole 6 months ago) I was focused on documenting my ancestors' lives but now I've slowly begun adding my own stories and those of my parents.
This is a great blog,
Evelyn in Montreal

Elizabeth said...

That percolator is great; love the glass top. And your grandmother's linens are just beautiful!
I'm giving away books to 8 winners, so check it out if you like to read!

Susan said...

Beautiful blue table linens and how wonderful they were made by your great-grandmother. Everything looks so inviting.

Lisa said...

Wow--very pretty. Love the coffee pot

LV said...

What a lovely and interesting post. I enjoyed seeing how you displayed all your nice goodies. Good job.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

That coffeemaker is spectacular, Sally. Absolutely beautiful!!

Kammy said...

Hi Sally !
Boy, it is sure hot today...maybe we will get some summber weather....
I love that coffee pot - just a beauty !
Kammy

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

What a fabulous coffee peculator. You truly have a treasure!

Christi

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So pretty and I love that wonderful shade of green too. What a wonderful treasure that coffee perculator is.

ceekay said...

I can still hear the percolator at my grandparents....and the tea kettle whistling...great memories and your tablescape is perfect for remembering those things....I can almost smell the coffee!! Happy TT!

Sharlotte said...

Your table linens are so pretty and delicate. I know you cherish them!

susan said...

The china percolator is a new one on me!! It's lovely, but what i find the most beautiful are the embroidered linens--What a keepsake treasure!

Joyce said...

The coffee pot is amazing!
Joyce

Sarah said...

Beautiful, beautiful percolator!

Sarah said...

Everyone should have a gate-leg table in their home. We have several and they are so useful! Thanks for sharing this lovely setting. The vintage coffee pot is most unusual.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

There you go again ...taunting me w/ your madeleines. LOL Love that vintage percolator & waht a great starting point for a tablescape it is!

Coloradolady said...

What an amazing tablescape. I love that pattern on your coffee pot...and I never knew they made china ones. Oh, what a treasure that this was kept in wonderful condition after all these years. It is just lovely. Thanks for sharing this with us today...have a great VTT!

~~Carol~~ said...

That percolator is just gorgeous, and it's such a shame that we have to be afraid of the old cords! I have an old radio that I am afraid to use too. The table linens are so pretty too, and a great family heirloom!

Keetha Broyles said...

I'm a sucker for anything in the way of china tea service - - - yours are beautiful.

Emilie Kaiser said...

Beautiful China!

Bea said...

Beautiful table setting. I love the china coffeepot.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

very nice tablesetting and the coffee set you used, just lovely! thanks for sharing & happy VTT

Carrie said...

The soft colors in your linens and vintage dishes make a lovely setting!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

that percolator is adorable..never seen one like that before :)

Ulla said...

Beautifully set table! I remember making coffee for my parents with a percolator on the stove. The madeleine looks delicious!

SmilingSally said...

I'm STiLL drooling over that recipe you gave earlier for those cookies!

Morning T said...

So precious- I love that china and your madeleines look scrumptous! Very feminine and pretty.

The Tablescaper said...

Wow - LOVE that coffee pot!!! I've never seen one anything like it.
And the table linens are outstanding.
-The Tablescaper

Maryrose said...

Fabulous vintage table... love the percolator .. it is so pretty. I love anything vintage. Thanks for the treat.
Maryrose

xinex said...

Hi Sally! Your vintage coffee percolator is so unusual and so beautiful. Pretty tablescape...Christine

Cindy at PlantSomeRoots said...

Oh, all I can say is wow, just beautiful!

Ruby said...

What more could you wish for?? Vintage linens, heirloom dishes, cookies and great company! Pour me a cup,please. :)

Candace said...
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Candace said...

Your coffee set is gorgeous! How wonderful that you can still put it to good use as well!
Cheers!

Roslyn said...

Great post such a plethora of treasures. I particularly like the electric china coffee pot I have never seen one before.

LillyB said...

Very pretty! I didn't know they made electric china coffee pots either!! Have a great evening!

Brenda said...

Your heirlooms are so pretty! I don't have any, so I'm picking up stuff at antique malls and estate sales. So nice to see things and hear a story behind it!
Brenda

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

Lovely treasures! What a cute vintage perculator and the china is gorgeous! You are so lucky to have such wonderful heirlooms! I've never had Madeleines...but they sound delish! Oh, the blue glasses I used came from Pier 1 this summer. :-) Thanks for this beautiful tablescape! Susan

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Great vintage TT! Love that percolator!

Katherine

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

That china percolator is to die for! So pretty! What a lovely way to be able to serve coffee!

Manuela

Jill said...

Sally,
Love that beautiful vintage percolator. How precious. Sorry that I haven't been around much to visit. I have kinda had the blahs. I think we have had too much change and it finally caught up. I was even considering deleting my blog, but haven't. Yesterday and today, I have felt more myself, so hopefully the funk is gone!

Love you tablescape...you gals that participate in this have more energy than I!
~Jill

Bill said...

Everything you incorporated is special and very beautiful! Loved seeing your family heirlooms!

Bill

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Sally! Oh, what a beautiful percoloator! I remember these and the sound was wonderful and the coffee popped up and down in the little glass dome on top, well, in my mother's it did. Lovely dishes and linens. How special to have all of these wonderful family treasures.
Now look at you, getting all mosaic in your header ~ it's beautiful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sally, I love that perculator! What a treasure to have. I have seen china percolators, but not with the pretty little spigot on the front. Your linens are so pretty too, and your mosaics are lovely. laurie

jacks said...

Great template! Thanx for sharing it with us
I like it! Simple and pretty More templates easy to download

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Sally this is all so pretty...I just love familt pieces...they are the best things in the world to me...May you have a great weekend my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Sally- I always marvel when I come over to view your blog at all the heirloom pieces you have that have been passed down to you.

Your table setting is so lovely- the percolator is wonderful!!! I have not seen one like this before. I love the embroidered cloth and napkins- lines have always been a love of mine!

I want to thank you for suggesting the Nell Hill's decorating books - I borrowed them through the Co state inter library loan - it took a little bit of time for them to find them and get them here but, my, what great inspiration! I love the little metal birds that seem to show up in all the books-

Have finished my little breakfast nook enough so that I had a friend over for lunch today and we ate in the little nook- it was Gayle my friend that I have blogged about several time. Would love to get you 2 together sometime- she is a quilter and lover of all things old and pretty- know you 2 would hit it off!

Blessings
mary

Chari said...

Hello friend...

WOW...what a lovely vintage coffee pot! I've never seen one like that before...it's beautiful!!! What a blessing to have this pretty coffee pot with matching creamer and sugar!!! It sure makes for a beautiful table! Girl, your Grandmother's hand embroidered cloth and napkins are gorgeous...simply exquisite! I really, really enjoyed this post...so many pretties! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Love ya,
Chari