Good Thursday Morning! We are to have a beautiful spring day! I’m so excited to be thinking about planting flowers and gardening once again.
In the meantime, we have tables to set, don’t we girls? Well, that leads me to a question. Each week Susan (we all know and love Susan) over at Between Naps on the Porch presents Tablescape Thursday. Thursday is my new favorite day of the week.
Oh! I got sidetracked (my middle name)~~ Here’s my question….how in the world do all you busy ladies find time to set a beautiful table complete with centerpiece and candles and SOMETIMES EVEN FOOD??? I love dishes! Can I repeat that? I LOVE DISHES! I have a ton of them. Dishes are always the first thing I look for while thrifting, garage sale searching or antiquing. Each week I tell myself I want to participate in Tablescape Thursday, but I never feel like I have time to set a gorgeous table like all of yours. Do you really set this up for a photo shoot? Or are you expecting guests? Or does your family get treated like loyalty to be seated at such a pretty tablesetting each week? I would love to know your answer.
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Last night as I was looking through pictures on my computer I ran across this cropped version of an Easter tablescape I did for Easter a couple of years ago and decided maybe it could work!
These dishes belonged to my dear mother in law. They are marked for Emily (dd#2 who also wants my fil’s map from yesterday). While Emily isn’t using them, I might as well…right? When she came home for this Easter meal she loved seeing these dishes actually on a table. She would have to take them on a plane, so I feel they are “safe” with me for several more years!! *wink* *wink* ;)
The dish pattern is by Myott of England. It is called Forget Me Not. On the back of the plate it says, Fine Staffordshire ware.
The silver is my wedding silver called Silver Artistry. Tablecloth is by Lennox. Did you know Lennox makes tablecloths? The napkins are some I found in an antique store in Richmond, Va. Flowers by “The Silk Thumb”…
I hope you will enjoy my abbreviated Tablescape today. Take some time to enjoy all the others who have participated in this event. There are some gorgeous settings for all us dish lovers!