As a child I was a bit of a tomboy. Although as a teenager I had a lavender bedroom and had learned to love some ‘girly’ things. when It came time to plan for my wedding; china, crystal, or silver were not on my list of wants.
After 16 years of marriage we moved into our second home. My sweet mil gifted me with my first (and only) set of china.
Peach was her favorite color so it’s no wonder she picked this gorgeous pattern. I also had peach, rose and blue in my kitchen and living room area.
I will be joining Cuisine kathleen for her Let’s dish ‘china’ party.
It’s such a gorgeous morning that I decided to set the table in the garden.
The combination of peach, rose, and green is lovely. I pulled out the pink with my set of thrift find napkins ($2 for 6) and a Ranuncula blossom accented the peach. Roses would have been perfect, but I have none blooming yet.
I have never owned beautiful silverware so I’ve used my every day. Gold would have been gorgeous against the scalloped rim of the plates.
No fancy stemware either. I have used a mixture. The two end settings have green goblets. A yard sale find while vacationing in Virginia.
The other four are gorgeous crystal that once were my mothers.
My beautiful china is a service for 12. Being the eclectic person that I am I had to mix in a bit of depression glass.
The centerpiece is a few things that I pulled from inside my home. An urn with pink flowers. My scalloped green cake plate filled with items for a spot of tea, and a reproduction green bell jar filled with dried roses.
I tied a gifted vintage gold heart to the jar to accent the gold rim on the plates.
I found a few pieces of vintage flatware. Love the tarnished look!
No time for baking today so store bought cookies will have to do.
What could go better with cookies than a cup of tea and a book of poems by Emily Dickinson? The teapot was a thrift find and the book was a gift.
If I was using this for a party I might make a pretty peat pot like this one. A give away win a couple years ago from Tracie at Fishtail Cottage.
My white linen tablecloth and numbered chairs are perfect for this delicate china.
I don’t use this china a lot, but I love it!
I will also be joining these lovely parties: