So many more tablescapers came forward to show us obviously novice dish hoarders how to store dishes. Cuisine Kathleen. Candy at the Little Round Table. Marlis at Creative Journeys. And the list goes on.
Then Alma hosted another "Where do I keep it all?" event the following year. Heaven above! You should see her tablecloth collection. And her napkins. And her napkin rings. And her placemats. And the list goes on......I do apologize to her for the hundreds of times my sister, my niece, my cousin, my friends, and I checked out her blog. It was just a severe case of tablescape envy.....
So, to all of you who have inspired us - we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We thank you for being so generous with your information and skill about tables. And we are grateful for all the tablescapes you have shared.
Over view of the table
The place setting
Pat started with a simple navy blue placemat covered with a gorgeous lace one
The coup shaped white charger is by Bernardaud (one of our favorites)
The second charger is a blue glass plate by Bormolio
The dish pattern is Blue Danube
Last layer is the Cream Soup and Liner
Blue water and wine goblet with a trumpet style Champagne flute
Flatware is Nobility "Wind Song"
Pat put two trays on the table
The gravy boat is quite large
Individual butter holders at each place setting
One last look at the table from the other end
Where it all comes from:
Tablecloth: Gift from Pat
Blue Placemats: Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Lace Placemats: Lentz Department Store (local store in Ferndale, CA)
Blue Danube Dishware: Gottschalk's (Department Store out of business) and Replacements.com after the 2009 Earthquake
Flatware: Wind Song by Nobility from eBay
Water Glass: Pier 1 last year
Wine Glass: by Artland from Replacements.com
Champagne Glass: "Selection" by Cris d'Arques from Ross Dress (and Set Your Table) for Less
Silver Napkin Rings: Art and Old Things (local Antique store in Fortuna, CA)
We will be joining Cuisine Kathleen's Let's Dish this Wednesday night: http://www.cuisinekathleen.com/
Before I end - a special thanks to Cuisine Kathleen for her help. I knew next to nothing about blogland or computers. You were so very patient.......and your tablescapes are wonderful.