Sunday, February 8, 2015

In the pink Valentine mood

Valentine's Day is for lovers, family, friends, and neighbors.
The tablescape's china was discovered in the city of Yates Center, Kansas this fall. I knew the Shelly China, Sheraton pattern would be placed on my Valentine Day's table. (To discover how special Shelly China is refer to ruthw@antquesandteacups.blogspot.com )
Elegance is the moment you sit and enjoy a dramatic tablescape. Here the sun shines through the lace curtain and blue silk drapes casting a mesmerizing glow on the table.
Softness of light falls on the centerpiece of the many pink embossed Valentines on the rim of the cake stand placed on the lovely platter. 
Wide gold accents the pretty pink teapot, the pink roses and flowers brightens the white center band.  
The beautiful Shelly pattern of flowers are shown on the china's creamer and sugar bowl.
The bright pink candle holders and soft pink candles surround the creamer and sugar.
The candles also encase the oval vegetable bowl.
The full place setting gives a glimpse of the beauty of the china, crystal, and flatware.
A close up of the cream soup and saucer,
the salad plate,
and the dinner plate display the glory of Shelly.
A pink napkin is covered with a napkin crocheted with a dark pink edging. A pink glass napkin ring holds the set together. The flatware with a pink handle also has an embossed medal tip.
The champagne flute is hand blown with a pink heart encircling the bowl on a pink stem.
Tamaian is the etched signature on the flute.
A velvet pink pillow embroidered with sweet sayings ......... 
is tied with the sheer pink ribbon to the back of the chair! 
Have a sip of pink lemonade from the flute and a cup of hot tea with dessert.
Please choose a special tea to serve on this Valentine Day's party in the pink and gold teapot.
 Even the glass stem of the clear crystal candle holder creates the Valentine heart. Have a special day with all of your love ones.
 
I will be posting this on the following tea blogs; 

and


along with
the blogs of;
Cuisine Kathleen,
A Stroll Thru Life,
  A Delightsome Life,
and
Between Naps on the Porch,
and
are some of my favorites and

I will also post on them this week!

 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Snowflakes settle softly

Silver and white create a winter wonderland.
 How delightful to come upon the
GRACE TEAWARE with silver snowflakes. 
Shopping at Homegoods
A large bowl of soup with fresh vegetables in a tomato base will warm you.
 The dinner plate will serve a ham and cheese quiche with a side of a congealed fruit salad.
The  white placemat and rolled napkin along with the clear crystal fork and napkin holder make a bold statement with its sparkle. 
 A touch of silver trim the Italian crystal goblet.
 A mug holds a hot  beverage to brace you from the winter cold.
 
The centerpiece is the surrounded by crystal candle holders and reticulated snowflakes circle the white lanterns plus the red candles give a accent of color. 

  The tea set with a cream and sugar with decoration of silver snowflakes makes a real contrast.
More bling comes to the table with the silver finial on crest of the teapot.
 This tea was chosen because of the red tin and its precious quote.
So I will pour you some more tea  and we can linger and discuss "The Good Times".

I will be posting this on the following tea blogs; 



and
along with
the blogs of;
Cuisine Kathleen,
A Stroll Thru Life,
  A Delightsome Life,
and
Between Naps on the Porch,
and
are some of my favorites and
I will also post on them this week!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Thanksgivings - N - Blue

 A touch of blue will accent the
Thanksgiving Day's table. The centerpiece tureen by Kaldun and Bogle has acorns as the finial, antlers for handles and a beautiful fall scene. The creamer and sugar repeat the same fall shape combined with leaves of autumn hues.
Large and small touches of blue are seen in the lidded jar and small glass pumpkin. 

Tom Turkey is presented in his glory
among fall vegetables.  
 The colors of fall are shown in each piece. Again, accents of blue are in the small lidded ceramic pumpkin and the large cascading glazed  on the large pumpkin. 
Pheasants, ducks and turkeys are part of the fall setting. The Kaldun and Bogle pitcher compliments the other pieces created by them.
 The pheasant scene on the picture gives a insight to country setting. A different antler surround the footed pitcher.
 Autumnal place setting,
salad with accent of blue,
 the dinner plate shows its lovely blue filigree.
With blues, browns, and red plumage of Tom Turkey, your plate can be filled with all the trappings of Thanksgiving. 
 A pop of blue of the flatware handle, an embroided turkey on the golden napkin and a tiny duck represents a napkin ring. The orange pumpkin will hold a hearty pumpkin soup.
 The golden oak leafed goblet is complete with its tree trunk and branches are ready for one of several drinks that are available for dining. Even Texans drink sweeten ice tea on special days.
My favorite part of the table are the bronze antler candle holders .
 
The other bronze antler candle holders lights the western end of the table.
The table is prepared so we can graciously dine on the special day of the year. We will give thanks to God for our bounty and remember family members not able to attend. 
 
 I will be posting this on the following tea blogs; 
and
Between Naps on the Porch,
and
are some of my favorites and
I will also post on them this week!




Sunday, October 26, 2014

Trick or Treat Tea

Halloween tabletop  a little kookie and a little creepy. So join us now for an adventure of laughs and screams. LOL.  
The creatures crawl about the table greeting you with spooky sounds, which will keep you hopping at the table.
The beginning of this crafty table are the placemats, napkins, and runner with silver webs on black. Woven by the spiders inviting you to join them at the table. The white dinner plate sets the first layer.   
The accent of the Jack-o-lantern knife creates for you a way to spread honey butter on your hot pumpkin bread.  
The lacey spider web accent plate creates the feel of Halloween.
Beware of spiders and insects as you reach for you napkin. Things are not what they seem.
You are invited to view your full place setting. The lighted silver Jack-O-Lantern will cast shadows as you view your meal.
Who knew that spiders could come in unusual colors. The green spiders are crawling on your goblet. As the lights dim the white spider will cast an eerie glow.  
Hanging around the west end of the table is Miss Spidee directing skeletons and spiders on their mission.
Fear not the headstone is not yours, it is Diane Rott.
Which plate would you choose? The skull and crossbones?

The witch on her broomstick?

The haunted house with its secret doorways and scary cats?

Or the scary cat?

Mister Skel E. Tonn also pulls the strings for skeletons to frighten the hooting owl atop of the tree candle holder.
Below him is the marker for Mr. Hugh R. Next, not for you unless you are B. Leevit or R. Knott
To warm your heart beats and calm your nerves, grasp you hands around the golden mug.
Serving you the bubbling brew out of the bright orange teapot is guarded by Army ants and ghosts.

Miss Spidee loves her necklace and top hat.
The watchful owl hoots as each hour passes as he guards the candle lighted tree.
Hanging from tree to tree are rattling bones as the night wind moans. 
The haunting house appears in view, will you be brave enough to step up to the door or will the spiders send you running in retreat?
The Jack-O-Lantern face sends you a grin to keep you here and fill your dreams with a haunting Halloween.

All of the nightly creatures come to close your evening of "Happy Hauntings".



I will be posting this on the following tea blogs; 
and
Bernideen's Tea Time Blog,
along with
the blogs of;
Cuisine Kathleen,
A Stroll Thru Life,
A Delightsome Life,
and
Between Naps on the Porch,
and
are some of my favorites and
I will also post on them this week!