Schumann Wild Rose

Schumann Wild Rose
Dishes, dishes, dishes........

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Spode Tower Luncheon

Pat set the table this week for a ladies luncheon using one of my favorite patterns that we own - Spode Pink Tower. She didn't want to set out coffee cups at the place settings because it was already too "busy," and she still needed room for the soup tureen, so she did the next best thing - coffee and tea were available at the table but were placed at head and the soup tureen became the centerpiece.
I usually finish the series of pictures with a picture from this end of the table, but you can see how Pat set the table this week.

The coffee and tea pots were placed at the head of the table along with the creamer and sugar.

Flatware is "King James" silverplate by Oneida

Pat used a cream soup bowl and liner for the first layer of the place setting

This is a luncheon plate that will be used for the meal

The dinner plate was used as another charger

Always one of my favorites, Pat used ecru placemats instead of a tablecloth

Pat made small flower arrangements in bouillon cups

Where it came from:
Ecru Placemats - from Lentz Department Store (a really neat local store that recently closed after the owners deservedly retired.)
Burgundy Chargers - "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa from eBay and Replacements
Dinnerware - "Pink Tower" by Spode (I started to collect this pattern because my wonderful dish-addiction-enabling cousin and spouse bought me my first pieces.....and I fell in love with the pattern....and my cousins even more.)
Flatware - "King James" silverplate by Oneida from our Mother
Glassware - from Pier 1 several years ago
Candle Holders - from Art & Old Things (a fabulous local antique store)
14" Tapers - from the Ferndale Emporium (another local store)
Off white Napkins - Handmade by Pat

We will be joining the following Blog parties this week:
"Dishing It! & Digging It!" at Rustic & Refined this Sunday:
"Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:


  1. I love you the tea and coffee service was set up at the head of the table, it looks wonderful. I wish I could find that spode dinnerware in stores around here. I am sure it's even more pretty in person. Gorgeous table!

  2. Oh, what a beautiful table! I love red transferware and this is an abundance of it. What a great idea to put the coffee/tea service at one end and the flowers in bouillon cups. So very pretty.

  3. A beautiful table! Such wonderful pieces. I just love Spode. Thanks for the amazing post!

  4. How elegant everything looks! Perfect for a Ladies' Luncheon! I love the coffee set-up at the end of the table. Seeing Spode Tower all set out, truly highlights how magnificent this dinnerware is!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  5. Beautiful red and white.. one of my favorites!

  6. Only downsides here was that I’m not sure if they were expecting such a crowd as they did not have nearly enough servers and sometimes it would take a really long time for service guy to come. But at event venue Atlanta they tried to keep a smiles on their face.