Sunday, November 28, 2010
The china is Syracus Nimbus Platinum that I have been collecting for years. I love the simplicity, the ivory color and the silver colored rim. I used to think I had to stay away from gold rimmed china because of using sterling flatware.
The napkin rings and chargers were at Walmart last year after the holiday and were on sale. I opted for these instead of silver chargers for the afternoon dinner so it would be a little less formal.
The sterling is the Francis 1 pattern from Reed and Barton I splurged on when they had their 100 anniversary of the pattern in 2006 and I continue to add to it when I can.
The stemware was given to me by my wonderful Mother-in-Law and is Fostoria's Mulberry pattern. It's not as ornate as many vintage Fostoria patterns and I just love it. It's the pattern she picked when she married. I believe this pattern is cut rather than etched.