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Monday, August 12, 2013

Table for Two?

Our rose garden is just beautiful...so many blooms!   I went out this morning a gathered a bunch of roses to do a bouquet in the kitchen and one thing led to another...and another!
I layered a lace tablecloth on the existing pale peach one.....used my "new to me" plaid place mats that I got at the auction over the week end.....took some peach dishes out of the cupboard that I haven't used in a while...and made a new table scape on our breakfast/lunch table in the kitchen.

I decided to use my good gold tea set and silver ware...I don't normally use them for everyday eating, but I am today!

This pitcher belonged to my grandmother....

The kitchen smells so good....just like a rose garden... 


I used a piece of wide sequined lace as the table runner...

This gorgeous tea set belonged to my mother....there are 6 tea cups and saucers, 6 dessert plates, sugar & creamer, and the tea pot.

here is the marking on the bottom.

I thought it would be fun to put the silverware to the side of the plate...instead of split on each side of the plate as I normally do....I also added a fresh rose...

I don't know yet what we are having for lunch today...but we will be eating on some beautiful dishes!


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42 comments:

  1. Oh Penny, how lovely!... I am always so enchanted by your posts... does your blackboard say Summertime and the living is easy?... from the old Billie Holiday song?... wow, I just posted that!... love all your roses and special family heirlooms... xoxo Julie Marie

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  2. I am sure whatever you serve will be delicious in that lovely setting...so pretty!

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  3. Hi Penny,
    So beautiful! Wish I could sit in your romantic kitchen. It is so very inviting! I love your mother's china and latest finds too! You have a good eye for treasure hunting! Take care,
    Karen

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  4. Penny, your table looks beautiful and I love your sparkly runner! Lovely roses too. Alas, mine are just about done for the summer. Thanks for joining me for tea.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  5. What a sweet table for two, Penny. The setting is lovely- xo Diana

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  6. I love that tea set, Penny! It is just stunning. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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  7. Penny,
    I am totally smitten with the godd tea set!! Stunning! Love the venice lace too.....
    Very pretty!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  8. What a beautiful tablescape and setting. I love the lace and plaid together, so pretty. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hgus, marty

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  9. The tea set is beautiful and that chair on the left is my favorite!

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  10. What a gorgeous tablescape and the roses certainly deserved a scape! The layering of the lovely linens adds so much to the basis. I really like your plaid place mats. The gold flatware and tea set is wonderful with the lovely china. Love the peach!

    Pam

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  11. I hope I can get an invite for lunch. Your Tea set is too pretty and what a nice table to have lunch.

    Cathy Cupboard Calamity <;)


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  12. What a lovely tea set...beautiful!
    Over from Style Sisters

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  13. I don't think I've ever visited this blog before, and I love what I see. Your table is SO pretty, and I love your whole kitchen.

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  14. You really have some beautiful pieces. the lace topper is gorgeous and everything on it just wonderful. The tea set is really wonderful. xo marlis

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  15. Just beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing with us at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
    Angel @ sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com

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  16. Oh Penny, your little table for two is so sweet, love the little pink accents and the way you have placed the flatware, flowers so pretty too...Phyllis

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  17. your table is so pretty and romantic, just how i like it. glad to have found your beautiful blog.
    rita

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  18. This table is very pretty...love the color scheme and the gold tea set!

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  19. Pretty table - love those dishes and your gold tea set. Also, I really like the way you used the plaid placemats against the lace tablecloth - the contrast is wonderful!

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  20. Oh Penny..you are amazing. All I can say is "Can I come over?". I always enjoy my visits to your beautiful blog.
    Have a lovely day..Tami xo

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  21. That is SUCH a lovely tablescape!

    Your roses are truly amazing.

    That table screams "please come for tea with me!"

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  22. I think this rose inspired tablescape is just lovely! Thanks for sharing at TTF.

    Linda

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  23. Such tablescape eye candy - down to the last detail!

    Popped by from WIW Hello Dolly.

    http://thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com/2013/08/dolly-day-in-blogosphere.html

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  24. Beautiful dishes indeed Penny! Love your sweet table for two. Everything looks so perfect with your gorgeous roses. Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  25. Very pretty! That's my Grandmother's china pattern! I'm sure you already know this but just in case, it is called "Federal Coral Pink" by American Limoges. She got her set in the 40's and a relative broke a bunch between when she had it and when it was given to me, so I had to fill in some pieces. If you're looking for a gorgeous coordinate, it is called "Treasure Island" by American Limoges. It is exactly the same coral pink, except the pieces have a beautiful bouquet in the center (the plates) or on the trim. They are a perfect match. Also, if you love Aqua, they have the same pattern (Federal) and that color is called "Federal Araby Blue" by American Limoges. When I was looking at them they seemed to be a lot harder to find than the pink ones. Love them!

    Sheila in Oregon

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  26. I LOVE your sweet home! I'm so happy to have found your blog. You have so many great ideas. We are now following you on goggle & bloglovin. Don't want to miss anything!!

    Blessings, Edie Marie & Marie Antoinette

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  27. What a lovely table for two, Penny ~ almost too pretty to eat off of!

    Thanks so much for sharing at this week's Project Inspire{d}.

    Pinning to my party board ~ http://pinterest.com/mbtm/project-inspired-party-pins/

    Have a lovely weekend and I hope to see you for the next party!

    Mary Beth

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  28. What a pretty little tea table. That apron draped over the cupboard door caught my eye...love that! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!

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  29. What a lovely (and enticing) table scape. I'm sure the food tastes twice as good! Happy Pink Saturday from the UK!

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  30. What a lovely setting for two.

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  31. What a sweet table for two. Love your garden roses. xoGinger

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  32. So beautiful and romantic.

    Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

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  33. What a lovely table Penny, with the pretty dishes, roses and linens. Like Alma says, it is so romantic too. Have a wonderful week.
    FABBY

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  34. The table set up is so pretty!! Thanks for sharing at Romance on a dime!

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  35. Absolutely lovely - the combination of the patterns, textures and vintage is just lovely! I am Delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  36. What a sweet table. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

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