Dinner on the Train Tablescape

At this table, I imagine couples on a train having dinner.  Or at least a snack.  Complete with chocolate.  Of course.

Dinner on the Train Tablescape

Don’t you think mid-twentieth century dinner on a train was served on fine china with cups and saucers, dessert plates, crystal stemware, and true silverware?

The travel case set the theme as I gathered things brown and white from around the house.

Dinner on the Train Tablescape

Coffee will be served, for sure.  (Or tea, if you prefer.)

Dinner on the Train Tablescape

Cream and sugar?

Cream and Sugar Set

You’ll need something to wet your whistle.

Dinner on the Train Tablescape

These Decadent Mississippi Mud Cookies are irresistible.  (You’re gonna love ’em!)

Mississippi Mud Cookies

They serve cookies on the train because passengers constantly ask for sugar (on my imaginary train, at least).  And, you knew I’d have some chocolate, right?  Because this is My Self-Designated CHOCOLATE MONTH.

Dinner on the Train Tablescape

The china is Meadow Breeze by Syracuse – the set that PAM (Painter Artist Mom) is passing down to Spunky Daughter.  You saw the cup and saucer in last week’s Vintage Tea Time Tablescape.

Place Setting

The silverware was PAM’s too.  It matches the china.

Silverware

A friend gave me this tea towel for Christmas, and I couldn’t wait to show you.  Haha!

Tea Towel

The women in this household agree – and even most of the men agree that it’s every guy’s dream, too!

One final thing you should know about this table.

Dinner on the Train Tablescape

There’s a surprise inside this travel case.  Don’t you love surprises?  I do, too.

Dinner on the Train Tablescape

You’ll see what it is on Thursday.

Can you guess what it might be?  Should I give you a hint?  (It’s not filled with Mississippi Mud Cookies, although I’d love to have a load of those on a train trip!  How about you?)

Blessings~

I’m sharing this table at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.  Join me!  🙂

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Comments

  1. says

    Kim, this might be my favorite Tablescape (among many, of course) that you have done. I always love a blue/brown combo. The china from PAM is beautiful, what a treasure for SD! The cookies look delicious, can’t wait too long for that recipe (lol)! And you are a tease, making us wait on seeing what is inside the case! Butch and I took a train trip in The Canadian Rockies in 2009, it was one of the best vacations ever. Our meals were exquisite with beautiful china, crystal, silver, and linens! Happy Tuesday!
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    • teresa says

      ALWAYS wanted to do that trip! When I lived in Montreal my BF work for Via Rail and could have gotten me “friend/family” tickets. Oh well. Maybe someday. Everyone raves about it.

    • says

      Awe, thank you, Pam. Lucky girl! I guess dining on trains isn’t that different from back in the day. Taking a train trip is on my bucket list. 🙂

  2. teresa says

    Really cute. I traveled by train many times going from NY to NM as my Mom hated to fly if she didn’t have to. It was so exciting to change trains in Chicago and get on the double-deckers. We often brought our own food for the first leg, but couldn’t wait to go to the dinner car. The trip was have the adventure and a definite part of the vacation.
    I don’t remember any crystal, but can still see the place setting and remember the coffee smelling delish.

    • says

      I can only imagine how exciting the Chicago station would be. I’ll bet the dining car was a wonderful experience. Thanks for sharing and adding to my limited knowledge through TV viewing. I really should make a train trip a priority soon! Thanks and happy day, Teresa.

  3. robin says

    Love this tablescape!
    Train? LOL What an odd coincidence since I was just talking about my train/coffee table.
    I’ve never been on a trip on a train…just the one that goes from southern NJ over the bridge to Philly. I used it for doc appts and work. Never liked it really….always wound up sitting next to a person with some kind of strange odor coming off them somewhere. HA! I would like to take a nice trip one day as long as these train drivers can keep it together and not speed and do stupid stuff that cause accidents.

    I can’t wait to see what surprise you have for us! I like suspense! But I am also a bit impatient! LOL

    • Sharron says

      Oh I really like your tablescape! Love the color combo and the china is beautiful… umm can’t imagine what my be in the case!!??:)

    • says

      Thank you, Robin. I know…how funny that you mentioned your coffee table! Ooh, I wouldn’t like to deal with odor on a long trip. We must choose our group to fill an entire space…no room for strangers. Is that selfish? I’m with you on the odor factor, and even some perfumes. I hope you can make it to Thursday before finding out the answer. Now I wish I’d put something a little more strange in there. Ha! Hope to see you Thursday!

  4. says

    What a cute tablescape and I love the idea of being on a train to dine. I do imagine fine china and crystal on a train though I’m no expert! Now you have everyone curious about what’s in the travel case!

    • says

      Thanks, Liz. It’s nice to have you in my camp of no direct train-ride experience. What would we do without TV to educate us at least minimally? I thought a little mystery would be fun. 😉

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