I am going to do an Easter table, of course, but I'm just not ready yet. I mean I have until Sunday, right?
I created this table setting for a luncheon with girlfriends on Tuesday afternoon. A simple chicken salad in tomatoes, rolls and fruit with tea and coffee was on the menu.
I have had the dishes and the quilt for a long time and have always wanted to put them together for something. I no longer have a magnolia tree in my yard, but I think some of the leaves from that tree would be just perfect don't you?
I noticed that after I took half the photos, I'd forgotten the knives. Whew, I wonder about myself sometimes.
A friend of mine made this quilt for me about 13 year ago as a housewarming gift. Oh, those lime green buckets in the window again and the granddaughter's box of toys in the corner. Oh well.
I've been collecting this pattern for years. It's Lifetime China Co., Turquoise Magnolia and was manufactured in the 50's I believe. I adore the square luncheon plates.
It makes such a pretty place setting.
I think the cup is just adorable.
And the cream and sugar.
Closeup of the quilt panel. The reverse side is different so I may use it at another time.
Another view showing the lusterware tea/coffee pot. Works well with these I think.
This is a butter dish I got years ago. I use it all the time. I think the pattern is called "teardrop" but everyone calls it the 'toes'. I haven't a clue what the pattern on the top is. I also have a relish dish in this pattern that's on the other side of the table.
One last view. (without the knives I may add)
The napkins are from Pier One
I have no clue where the water glasses came from
The silver is Francis 1 from Reed and Barton that I have collected for a long time
The center dish was a flea market find
The lusterware tea/coffee pot (I think it's actually a coffee pot) was an eBay find
Thanks to all of you for visiting and to all those tablescapers out there who are such an inspiration.