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Monday, January 31, 2011

Sunday Table on the Fly

Sunday evening dinner is usually some type of comfort food in our home during the winter months.  Often my mother and brother join us, this weekend my mother was under the weather so my brother called to ask if he could bring a friend.  No time to pull together a big tablescape so I just went with what was on the table and added the dishes and glassware and called it good.  It turned out to be a very nice evening even without an elaborate table.



Living where I do we don't rid ourselves of all things winter after the holidays.  Winter is long here and so I keep a few remnants of the holiday season in the house until April.  The reds go well in our home and just look pretty with a backdrop of snow through the bay windows.  These urns were purchased years ago at market in Atlanta, I found the little Winter ornament after the holidays for a quarter, its porcelain and looks cute sitting in the urn.


The china I grabbed out of the hutch is Noritake Cardinal that I purchased on an on-line auction, I love the beautiful touch of red on the rim. The under plate is Palm Restaurant.



Dessert plates and cake forks for the Lemonade cake I had baked earlier in the day.  Pretty pink color of the cake picked up the pink in the flowers of the china.


 

I placed a napkin in glass mini holders that I picked up at Nell Hills.  I actually bought them to hang from the chandelier with green in them for Christmas but think they also look cute on the back of each chair holding a cotton napkin.



My brother's friend was a very nice gracious lady, we had a nice meal and great conversation on a cold winter evening. She was not the type of person who would have liked a lot of fuss so I'm glad I decided to keep it simple.

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21 comments:

Anita said...

That china is just beautiful!! And the cake sounds wonderful too. I love your cake forks. How nice to have those! Thanks so much for stopping by:-)

sweet violets said...

This is so sweet and pretty...love the china and the cake forks...we also have a long winter and keep the colorful parts of Christmas decor out.....hugs...Cleo

southerninspiration said...

lovely table, and I know it was a pick me up!!

Suzanne

Custom Comforts said...

I love your table and I'm sure your brother and his friend were very happy. I keep my reds out too until Valentine's Day. They add such a punch of color to a dreary time of year.
Cindy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your china is stunning. Love the pattern. The tablescape is fabulous. I love that you used two vases of flowers. Beautifully done. Your linens are gorgeous also. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Designs on 47th Street said...

Char, what beautiful china! Your table looks very inviting and a nice happy look for our never ending winter. Yes, your red amaryllis look beautiful with your window treatments. I think you should leave them up for winter too. Very pretty table. :)

Donna

Cathy said...

Beautiful as always!

Sue said...

What a pretty table you set, Char. That is such a delicate china pattern. Like how you used the amaryllis to add color and brighten everything up. I forced some paper whites and am still waiting for them to bloom. Hope they hurry- I need some cheery blooms.

Kelly J/Hunters Hill said...

Lovely just lovely you are so creative Char

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

What pretty china! And I'm impressed you were able to create such a lovely setting so quickly! I know your guests felt special!

Entertaining Women said...

The Noritake pattern is beautiful...perfect in conjunction with the Amaryllis and the pair of pheasants. The mini holder place on the back of the chair is ingenious...I had pulled 24 of those at Nell Hill's on our last trip and ended up not buying them...smacks herself on the head! Thank you for sharing your lovely design for a wintery evening and for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

xinex said...

Oh how pretty! I especially love the peacocks!...Christine

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a beautiful table, the dishes are so pretty! I'm sure you all had a wonderful time:@)

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Very pretty ... I keep a little Christmas out all year long! Beautiful table. Thanks for sharing.

Marlis said...

Your china makes me drool! I love your table setting especially with the white backdrop..

Alycia Nichols said...

Beautiful "on the fly" table! I am so in love with those candlesticks!!! And lemonade cake...that sounds especially yummy right now. Heck, that ALWAYS sounds yummy! ;-) Have a wonderful week!

Beverly said...

Lovely table. Your blog is beautiful.. thanks for stopping over at mine today.. I will be follwing your's for sure.

Phyllis said...

I am new to blogging and found you through Tablescape Thursday. You are most creative and certainly fast in creating a memorable tablescape. The china is just beautiful and the amaryllis is perfect to showcase the china and warm the table top.....very eye-catching and appealing.

Marigene said...

Char, beautiful china...most of Noritake china from that era is so lovely...the ones in my header are Noritake Luray, which is my favorite. Your centerpiece is very pretty.

Barbara said...

Perfectly lovely! Beautiful china and cake forks!

Barbara

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a lovely china pattern.