Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter 2011


Easter 2011

What fun I had this year using china I had collected from
my mother, grandmother and from places where... well, I just felt the need to "rescue" it.
Pink has never been a color of choice for me, but what better time to take the plunge and "pinkify" it would have to be
Easter.
Haviland's Rosalinde is a beautiful pattern.
I used my stainless since I did not have enough silver place settings for all of my guests, but I was very content to use it.
The tablecloth and napkins are from Syria. As pretty and
delicate as they are, they can withstand a Kenmore delicate cycle with ease. (Thanks, Mother! These were purchased when my late parents were living in Damascus.) The wine glasses with the green stem are a memento from a trip to Tlaquepaque, Mexico probably seven years ago.
On the other hand, the clear water glasses with the fine gold rim were purchased for $3 a stem at our local Tuesday Morning. I love them!
The silver coffee service graced my grandmother's dining room for many years and made its way to mine via my generous mother who knew how much I would enjoy the set.
While the possessions are so beautiful and special to me, the best part of the day was being with our youngest son and our precious friends.

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Today I am liking to
The House in the Roses
for
Show Off Your Cottage Monday

I'm highlighting my dining room that also has a very small sitting area. This is where I talk on the phone, sometimes nap and once in awhile just sit with my thoughts.


It's a work in progress... still pictures to be hung...
eventually.

5 comments:

Rita said...

It is so good to have things that you enjoy, isn't it? But what better a day than to have family and friends to enjoy them with! So glad that you had a good day yesterday! Have a good week too.

Theresa said...

Beautiful! Such a pretty table AND using your fine china and silver... PERFECT to share with family and friends!

Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Lori E said...

So nice to set a table that has memories. I think this one is very muted and elegant. In person I would bet there is a lot of details to admire up close.

Nancy's Notes said...

Karen, what a stunning table setting! How wonderful that you have so many beautiful collectibles that are truly priceless family treasures. Oh Karen, I love your sitting area, what an elegant look! Thanks for sharing, very impressive, sweet friend.

Hugs,
Nanct

His Way or Her Way said...

What a lovely blog! I've enjoyed my visit so much. I hope you'll stop by mine soon! Blessings!!

Lori