Did you catch what I said about the ironstone, about possession being nine-tenths of the law in a comment on “Her Reply Came Quickly” post? I gave a big hint about the tablescape that would be coming this week. Why wouldn’t I use the English ironstone dishes I found for ID Diva recently? Of course, I had to do it before she takes it away to her apartment!
We had family visiting this past weekend, so the four of us enjoyed a meal at this table with the “new” vintage dishes. Naturally, I brewed some sweet tea (The Ten Commandments of Real Sweet Tea) and brought in iced tea glasses for the occasion.
I’ll share the recipe soon for the easy chicken pasta we ate for supper on Saturday evening. Clean-up was a snap since the ironstone is dishwasher-safe. I highly recommend it if you run across a set in an antique or thrift store. I love this stuff!
This table reminds me of how things were back in the day…much like Patricia Neely-Dorsey’s poem characterizes.
It’s a simple table of French décor in the center collection.
I included linen napkins of fine needle handwork.
Crochet rose napkin rings go well with the rose patterned ironstone. I searched eBay for dishes like these but found only a few pieces in blue and white. No red and white at all.
Red juice glasses are from PAM’s (Painter Artist Mom’s) stash that needed thinning out.
The silverware is from PAM’s collection, too. Delicate flowers go with so many settings! It matches the china she’s passing down to ID Diva.
You’ve seen the blue and white Meadow Breeze China by Syracuse many times, the most recent of which was the Dinner on the Train Tablescape back in January..
PAM found this vintage red and white table cloth at an antique mall and shared it with me earlier this year. Moms are fabulous like that!
I used the cloth at Memorial Day (Hurray for the Red, White, and Blue!) this year. I plan to use it at Christmas time, too. I have plans for the ironstone at Christmas time, but I may no longer have it when Christmas rolls around. Can you imagine the dishes paired with Christmas plaid plates?
ID Diva has big plans f0r the ironstone, too. Wouldn’t you?
I’m sharing this table at Tablescape Thursday.