It has been a pleasure these past few weeks to participate in Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch. If you love dishes and beautiful table settings visit Susan, you will not be disappointed, she always sets a lovely table and welcomes you onto her wonderful porch. After visiting Susan you can click on the names of other participants to view even more tablescapes.
Most people who know me well, know that I love anything vintage, and I also love what I call 'almost vintage', it can be brand new reproductions, I do not discriminate, I still love the vintage look of these things and I will welcome them into my home.
Today it is my turn to have the girls for lunch again, there will only be four of us, and I have set my dining table for us with some of my vintage and 'almost vintage' finds.
I started with vintage linens that I had picked up at an estate sale on Long Island, NY.
I usually 'roll' my placemats and napkins around empty paper towel holders to keep them from wrinkling, but my husband's grandmother had taught me that linen tablecloths, placemats, and napkins should be ironed with perfect creases in them. She said that sharply creased linens were acceptable and easier to store (she was right about that!), but she said that soft or unsharp creases had to be ironed out.
I didn't do very well, the more I tried to get out the soft folds, the more wrinkled they became! My apologies.
Okay, let's focus on the positive now.
I love the detail work on the placemats and napkins ~
The luncheon plates belonged to my husband's grandmother.
The salad plates I bought myself at TJ Maxx a few years ago.
And the little dessert plates belonged to a friend's grandmother, she very kindly gifted them to me.
I love the design around the rim of these plates.
Both the platter and the serving dish at one time graced the table of my grandparents.
I took an old floral tin that was my Mom's and filled it with some silk flowers to create a very simple centerpiece.
The vintage looking glasses are actually reproductions that I had purchased at Anthropologie (on sale last year).
I have an extra place setting. Won't you please join us?
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