Monday, January 12, 2009

Tablescape Tuesday

Hello Most Dishy Ones. Today is the day we show off our tables! If you would love to see many more gorgeous tablescapes, please go visit Our Dish Diva Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/. Thank you, Dearest Susan for being our hostess!

Now, I would like to share my table with you today. I think my table is rather a glitzy froo frooness with a little sweet on the side! Being it's still January, I have icy blues and silver going on.

My table is covered with a white tablecloth - which was a booger, by the way!
I must tell you a little story, you know how I love to tell little stories...

Well, my tablecloth was so wrinkled! My Mother has always told me if my tablecloth was wrinkled just toss it into the dryer with a dampened cloth and it would come out wrinkle free! Well, Precious Ones, most of the time that works. Not this time. My tablecloth was even worse! So up to the ironing board I go and fill my little trusty iron up with water to steam out the wrinkles. Every where I moved my iron there was a trail of water left behind! The stupid old iron decided to die on me! I had to go and buy a new iron! Well, I didn't have too, but I needed one! Finally the wrinkles were gone. Hallelujah!
Then, Dear One, I even sprayed starched and ironed (with my new little iron!) my old battenberg lace napkins. Aren't they just the sweetest things!
Here is some of the glitzy bling I was telling you about. Shiny little napkin rings from Target! Love these. Can you love napkin rings! You bet your shininess you can! ;)
I've set my table with my favorite set of dishes. Well, actually I have several favorites, but today my favorites are these - the pattern is Blue Garland by Haviland. I love this pattern! The dishes are so pearly white with little delicate blue rosebuds and edged with a platinum trim. My flatware is an old Rogers and Bros. silverplate and I don't know what pattern it is. But it's sweet! I just love sweet, don't you?
Don't you think they're pretty?

Oh, I've just fallen in love with the little butter pat plates! Some call it a coaster, but not me - it's only for butter and a special roll!
See all of the preciousness here?
Crystal glasses...
Salt and peppers...you know how I feel about my salt and peppers!

Oh, now just gaze at this lovely little gravy boat with the plate attached!
Glitzy on the handle.
Covered casserole in all of it blurry splendor! ;)
Sugar scuttle...so precious!
Our Diva Susan told me about hers and I had to have one, too! Thank you Dish Diva!
Now to the centerpiece! One of the most fun parts of a tablescape. The silver candelabra was given to me by my son many years ago. For height I've placed it atop of a little glass cake stand. I had little glass hurricanes for each candle holder and shoot! I broke one. So the little blue votives stand alone now. Tied a blue wired ribbon on for the touch of sweetness. There are four little white bowls (actually they are our cereal bowls!) filled with white roses, circling the candelabra Now I've said this before, but I must say it again...I love my faux flowers and my faux flowers love me! There, I feel so much better.

I added four of these little blue stemmed glasses with votives for more candlelight!
Now after dinner we will turn to The Richard for our dessert! The last time I mentioned The Richard someone asked me what a Richard was! Well, Dearest Ones, The Richard is an old 1930s - 1940s buffet that was bought from a friend named Richard! So I affectionately named this piece of furniture 'The Richard'!
More lovely candlelight...notice the cup shadows on the wall. I'm so clever, don't you think? :)
Beverage server...
Just gaze upon the lovely Blue Garland...
Sugar? One lump or two?
A little touch of cream?
Grab you a cup, but very gently...these are my favorite dishes, remember?
More old silver.

Okay, Dish Darlings, that's my tablescape for today. Now I don't set a scantily clad table - I like it full to the brim and I hope you've enjoyed your visit.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
my name is Shelia and I'm a Dishaholic :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Puttin' On The Ritz

If you're blue and you don't know where to go to
why don't you go where fashion sits,
Puttin' on the ritz.

Different types who wear a day coat, pants with stripes
and cutaway coat, perfect fits,
Puttin' on the ritz.

Dressed up like a million dollar trouper
Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper (super duper)

Come let's mix where Rockefellers walk with sticks
or "umberellas" in their mitts,
Puttin' on the ritz.

Have you seen the well-to-do up and down Park Avenue
On that famous thoroughfare with their noses in the air
High hats and Arrow collars white spats and lots of dollars
Spending every dime for a wonderful time

If you're blue and you don't know where to go to
why don't you go where fashion sits,
Puttin' on the ritz.
Puttin' on the ritz.
~sung by everybody ;)

73 comments:

  1. Oh Shelia, you've out done yourself. This one is absolutely beautiful!
    Just wanted to stop by and say Hi and thank you for all your prayers and concern lately. It has meant the world. How is your mother doing?
    Have a great week.
    *hugs*

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  2. Shelia, I think you walk away with the tablescape award; how beautiful. I must have one of those sugar scuttle? Where did you find yours; my daughter has one but was given to her by her husband's mother.
    Blossom

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  3. I love the tablescape, just beautiful! I have those same napkin rings from Target. Thought they were great. Have a good week.
    Lorri

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  4. I love the icy blue and silver! It's wintery but not like Christmasy! :-) Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos! Your blog is so pretty!

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  5. Hi Shelia
    Beautiful table again. Don't you love your sugar scuttle? I love mine now too thanks to yours. *s*.
    The pattern of your dishes is so elegant and the roses and those pretty starched battenburg lace napkins are soooooooooo pretty! Everything has been put together so nicely...what are we having for dinner Shelia? ahhhhh so pretty.
    have a lovely evening?
    Judi

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  6. Oh Shelia...that is the loveliest Carolina Blue table yet! It would be great for one our "our" parties or a baby shower. Love the delicious ribbon on the candles. Everything is perfect. I'll be right over! :O)

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  7. This is so pretty and elegant. I love the blue and silver together! Kristen

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous, dear Shelia. I think I "need" one of those sugar scuttles, too!

    I love Puttin' on the Ritz. It always makes me think of Young Frankenstein. Makes me smile.

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  9. BeaUtiFUL! I love the blue and silver...in fact, so much, that mine this week is blue, white and silver! Yours is so lovely...I bought the same napkin rings...not this week though!! Lovely!!!

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  10. GORGEOUS Sheila...absolutely... I love the creamy blue candles...and the dishes,,and the silver....sigh!

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  11. Shelia you had me entranced with your first pic! And it was a romance with your table from then one! I love your roses faux or no, and your layout is outstanding!

    Do I love your tablescape? You bet your hoagies I do!

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  12. Shelia - this is one of my favs. I love these dishes and the Target napkin rings are so glitzy! Your centerpiece is lovely as well. So, when do we need to show up????

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  13. So very lovely! You have such pretty dishes! I love the flowers, the sugar scuttle! I love the coasters used for butter and your flatware, the pattern is lovely! Just all lovely!

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  14. Shelia I just love this beautiful blue tablescape--so pretty. And in my favorite Carolina blue!

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  15. Hi Shelia
    What a beautiful table setting!! I love all the pictures. I also love your new back ground. Hope you had a great new year.
    Love Julia

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  16. Shelia, You definately deserve an award for this tablescape. I adore everything about it. I would love to have beautiful dishes and flatware like that!! I love the blue candles and white roses (faux or not). There is nothing wrong with beautiful faux flowers. I wish people would realize they are some really beautiful faux flowers on the market. Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs, Terrie

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  17. Wow!!!! 5 RMS stars...(LOL) This is fabulous! I am in love! I love your China! What a lovely pattern!

    xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
    Donna Marie

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  18. Pretty, dishes, linens, candles and all of them came together beautifully.

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  19. made me think of my wedding as these were my colors... just beautiful!

    Dixie

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  20. Shelia, I love the sweet shade of blue you have on this tablescape. The china is wonderful. I really love those napkin rings!! This could have worked for Blue Monday too :0)
    So pretty. What time is dinner??

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  21. Your tablescape looks so calm and serene. I think you lowered my blood pressure a few degrees. I love everything.
    Kathleen

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  22. Aaahhh! What a lovely table! Blue and silver, just perfect for a January day, in all of its icy loveliness! Your tablescapes are always so beautiful!

    Margie :)

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  23. Sheila it looks great! My question to you is how many sets of dinner plate do you actually own... ;)

    I love the soft blues!

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  24. Lord have mercy woman you have outdone yourself with this one..it's incredible!! Love it! I bow my head in shame~~~ YOU win;) Frenchiness xoxox

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  25. Hi Shelia,
    Love the blue and silver...it's all lovely! You have a knack for this...it all looks like it is straight out of the pages of a magazine!

    Diane

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  26. Oh Shelia...Just gorgeous!!! How do you diehard tablescapers do it every week? I don't know when I'll have another ...so much work! I laughed about your iron...mine just died, too! I put an award for you tablescapers on my sidebar if you want it. My hat's off to you, Ma'am! I had no idea it was soooo hard! Beautiful job!...Debbie

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  27. Absolutely beautiful table Sheila! Love teh soft blue w/ teh silver!

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  28. Hey Sheila dear, love your table scape. Everything is so pretty in it's blueness !

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  29. Shelia, you are just toooooo delightful for words~~~ everything here is just as bright and beautiful as you & your shining wit and charm!!! I delighted in seeing and reading every bit of it, and I THANK YOU!!! Hugs, Linda

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  30. Dear Shelia~

    I just love your blue & silver combination. It is exquisite.

    I saw a silver set at the Salvation Army on Saturday~ the tea pot was a little crooked so I didn't get it. Oh I wish I would have bought it. It was a 4 piece set for $40. I'm kicking myself!!

    Have a beautiful day!
    Hugs~ J

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  31. Ooh, mucho prettiness!!!!!!!!!! Shelia, this table setting is just stunning! I love those napkin rings too. So sparkly and girlie!

    Justine :o )

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  32. I'm telling myself over and over "thou shall not covet". So I won't covet your dishes, your glitzy napkin rings or your gorgeous sugar scuttle. I just want them for me too!! Gorgeous!

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  33. Morning sweet Pickle...gorgeous table setting girl...years ago when I was into everything blue I fell in love with those exact dishes...started to buy them! Seeing them here today just makes me remember why I loved blue so much...love those napkins and those napkin rings look like vintage brooches!!! I love that..this is just fantastic Pickle! Hope you are having a great week girl!

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  34. Hi Shelia! Your tablescape is gorgeous and so romantic! I love your Bavarian china! I have a similar set in a different pattern called Brown Rose but the shape of the dishes are very similar, also made by Haviland. Thanks you for sharing this beautiful tablescape...Christine

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  35. Shelia, this is a beautiful tablescape. Those dishes are so pretty, and your candelabra, and your roses in the little bowls (what a great idea that is)! I love everything you did on this table and on The Richard. laurie

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  36. Good morning Shelia...Little lady, you've outdone yourself this time! You have created perfection (even ironed the linens for us)...the icy blue dresses up everything. The china, the silver, the candles...it's all so elegant.
    ;-) Bo

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  37. Your tablescape is just perfect for a wintery day--so soft and elegant. My mother gave me this china many years ago--a gift from one dishaholic to another. LOL
    I hope you and your loved ones are okay.

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  38. Well my dishiness you've done it again! It's absolutely beautiful and I love your descriptions!

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  39. Sheila, you are so fun! Not only is your tablescape gorgeous, but you've got a wonderful sense of humor that made me giggle much of the way reading. I love it! I must come back again, your blog is going to be addictive to me! Love the background and music...your pics are fab! Ciao for now! ~CC Catherine =) Come see me for a visit sometime soon!

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  40. Wonderful! M.Ann

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  41. Oh Shelia this just took my breath away with it's lovliness.

    Your centerpiece....~WOW~!

    I love this color palette in the middle of Winter. Thanks for making me smile today with such an amazing tablescape.

    Happy TT! ~Melissa ;)

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  42. Ooh, ah, oh! Your table is just so pretty and elegant today. I love it all. I like placing votives around my table, too.

    What time is dinner, and what are you serving us today?

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  43. Your table is gorgeous, Shelia! I'm going to have some of those napkin rings! And the sugar scuttle is fabulous. That's going to be my new search!
    XO...Kathy

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  44. Sheila, this tablescape is lovely! My mom had those same dishes...don't know whatever happened to them!
    I love your silver...2 very pretty patterns....and, now I NEED to find me a sugar scuttle...love that! I'm kicking myself that I didn't hunt down those napkin rings, my Target only had 2 when I saw them...shoulda grabbed them and run to another Target...they look soooo pretty on your table!
    Have a happy week!

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  45. When it comes to BLUE, silver, glitter, and Battenberg lace, what's not to like? Did you do all of this ironing for some special guests or simply for Tablescape Tuesday? I tell you, whenever I move, I'm buying the house next door to your so I can garner some invitations. Have this BLUE for me, please.

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  46. Oh my, we are fancy today!!! But, oh so beautiful. Hope you invited Chloe Dawn to dinner so she doesn't feel neglected. That Haviland china is to die for!! My iron died this week, too - I hate to spend money on necessary things like an iron. I would much rather spend my money on dishes! Sally

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  47. This is a beautiful table scape and I love the colors. the sugar scuttle is so pretty.
    Roberta Anne

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  48. This is a wonderful set and I think it may be one of my faves. I know my eldest girl would love, love, love this table. She loves blue...
    Enjoy your day!

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  49. Oh Sheila, how beautiful your table is in blue white and silver. Just gorgeous with your Haviland china. You have an eye for art Sheila, because your tablescape is a work of art. I want to be your understudy. LOL. I am learning alot from you. Thank you my friend.

    Come over and take a quiz by Dr. Phil. I think you will get a kick out of it.

    Hugs...Jeanne

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  50. Sheila,
    Girl, you know how to dress a table! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS LOOK! The little bouquets of white roses are so elegant and the powder blue really plays up the china patters which by the way is gorgeous. Everything is just wonderful! I love it all. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.
    All the best,
    Alisa - Carolina Panache

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  51. You not only dress a table beautifully but the story is lovely as well. I love the blue, and roses are my favorite. Thank you for letting me in for a peak.

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  52. Hello beautiful Shelia! Your table came out just awesome! Love all the blue and how creative you are with the candles!

    Buffie ;)

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  53. Hi Shelia...such an elegant tablescape! Your china is precious! I always serve my dessert on my sideboard, too...but mine doesn't have a name. Guess I need to think about that...LOL! Your napkin rings are beautiful! I am soooo impressed that you ironed...I thought I was the only one still doing that! :-) Great TT post! Susan

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  54. Sheila, Your tablescape is fabulous!!! I love the china, it is beautiful! ...but the blingy napkin rings and blue ribbons on the candles are my favorite! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

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  55. Ooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I love this tablescape. I love the baby blue and silver together. And the napkin rings are beautiful! :)

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  56. Shelia,
    A quick note to let you know how much I enjoyed your Blue Haviland Tablescape. My mother bought those dishes for me when I was in high school. They were my very first set of dishes! I still love them and your tablescape has inspired me to get them out of the china cabinet.

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  57. Shelia, Everything looks so elegant and perfect! Gorgeous! Nancy

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  58. The lovely blue color of the candles and ribbon provides the perfect accent for the delicate china.

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  59. Loved your tablescape. I love that precious china, those lovely blue candles, and those awesome napkins rings! This is just gorgeous!

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  60. WOW. thats all I can say. WOW. I love blue and silver. blue was my wedding color. and I wish that was my tablescape! that is one beautiful table. I never heard of a sugar scuttle before, but now I want one just so I can say sugar scuttle, sugar scuttle, sugar scuttle all day long. Can you pass the sugar scuttle?
    love ya!
    chessie

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  61. Hi Shelia...

    I can't believe it! I thought I posted here yesterday!

    It must have been the SILVER FLATWARE...it just caught my eye. You know, I used to sell SILVERplate FLATWARE on eBAY and love it!! So, I guess yesterday when I was here...I was so enthralled at seeing a couple of patterns I KNOW...that I forgot to leave a comment.

    We're still praying for you and your mom.

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  62. Wow that is so beautiful...it looks like something set for a wedding dinner or some other very special occasion!!!

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  63. Sheila,

    I love your table setting, and I paricularly love your blue ribbons and candles to match! That shade of blue is gorgeous and perfectly mirrors the blue in your Haviland china. I also love your napkin rings. You set a beautiful table, my friend!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  64. Hi Sheila! Wow...you set a glorious table! Everything is SO beautiful. This china is such an elegant pattern, and I do love the icy feel of the colors for a January tablescape. And your flatware is really pretty, and so beautifully detailed...love it! I'm gonna hve to gradually work through all of your archived posts now. :-)

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  65. Sheila, WOW!! and POW!! what a beautiful table. I believe I have something like your china.. I must get it out tomorrow and find out huh? I almost got rid of it a couple of years ago. I'm sooooo glad I didn't. Well.. we've dropped to 5 above now.. burrr. I think I'll wrap this up and head to a warm bed.. hugs ~lynne~

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  66. Shelia, I may have said it before but this time I sincerely mean it - you have outdone yourself. This table is perfect! It is just gorgeous! To think that you have gone through all that trouble - ironing the tablecloth and napkins - no I take that back - buying a new iron to iron the tablecloth and napkins then ironing them - I feel unworthy to glance upon this! I hope everyone is doing well at your home - including Chloe Dawn! ~ Robyn

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  67. I am officially in LOVE. This is the most beautiful setting I have seen. The colours, Whites, Silver and Blue. I love the napkin ring and love a little bling too. The flowers were gorgeous and the ribbons on the candles, the candleabra, the crockery. Everything. Now we know you are an artist your creativity with your settings is no surprise.

    Just beautiful Shelia. A soon as I opened the blog and saw the first picture, I went WOW!!!

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  68. I need to change into something heaven sent...oh goodness...what a winter delight!

    So many things to behold but i dare say the brooch style napkin rings have grabbed my heart!

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  69. You went OVER THE TOP with that magnificent tablescape!! I love your dishes and everything you combined with them. The Richard is so beautiful :) !!! Yes, you are clever to get that Cup Shadow look in that photo!!

    So, when are we eating?

    Dana

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  70. I am so sorry to be so late in getting here but....life happens.
    You are such the Queen of Dishland, USA...your table always looks just beautiful and you just have the talent to really do everything up right! This table setting is just to die for.. very pretty!

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  71. Shelia,

    I have those same dishes, I only have 8 place settings, I always like to get 12.

    Do you remember where you got those ??
    Mine came from a grocery store called Star Market now Shaw's, I bought them in the 80's. Every week when I did my errands I would pick some up.....I just love them...they came in 2 colors if memory serves me right !! It was my first set of China !!!

    Your napkin rings are adorable !!!

    Kathy :)
    jokaj@comcast.net

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