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post #61 of 76

Some collections :

 

 Cups back to back

 

 Blue willow and bean pots n cookware on top

 

 Serving plates - Blue Willow

 

 More plates

 

 A platter

 

 Teapots and Chinaware and glasses. Then there is Royal Albert and my green glassware collection....yes, I collect and love it. (Mini metal picture frames, needle points, perfume bottles, wooden boxes,  etc.)  I think that all dishware should be used.

 

I enjoy everything really, wood too.

 

@ Chris: What a nice contrast of color. You picked wisely . I should get some dark plates in.

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post #62 of 76

Petals, you have a very lovely collection. I've always wanted to own a set of the plates or a couple of the platters. They're perfect for traditional warm holiday feasts.

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.”
Oscar Wilde

 

 

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post #63 of 76

Thank you Pollo. 

 

For special occasions, I tend to stay in white and silver.

As for tablecloth, there is just something about white linen that makes me happy :D My mother brought some nice pieces from Cyprus and I have yet to see tablecloths and napkins as gorgeous as those. 

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post #64 of 76

@petalsandcoco Your collection seems to have a lot of "Delfts blauw", a typical blue decoration from a town in Holland, called Delft. I believe they started to produce china already in the 16th century, based on ancient Chinese designs. They were and still are very popular all over Europe. Very nice collection!

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Well now, there's a whole norther ball of wax... Linens! I love them! Now we should start a thread on that topic as well.
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Well now, there's a whole norther ball of wax... Linens! I love them! Now we should start a thread on that topic as well.

Hold on there missy. From the original post : 

 

"Go ahead and discuss the entire table setting if you wish. " :) 

post #67 of 76

Oh...linens... I live near a very excellent thrift shop and have picked up all kinds of quality linens for a song. I have full sets and mismatched pieces. Can never pass up the hand-embroidered stuff that turns up. Something about someone's lovingly done handiwork ending up at the thrift store breaks my heart. And it's often very beautiful.

 

As for the mis-matched pieces--that describes my plates and serving dishes, too. None of it is as beautiful as the collections people have shown here.

post #68 of 76
My great grand mother and grandmother and my mom made/make all sorts of linens that I have been most fortunate to receive their handiwork. I'll pulls some things out and do a photo shout.
I like the el-cheapo holiday silk screened stuff with the matching service, very groovy!
post #69 of 76

Yes, indeed it is Delft. It is hard to plate with the color blue believe it or not. You just have to grab the bull by the horns and plate whatever your serving that day.

 

When we look at all the food types we can eat, there are not many items that have the color blue either. Its almost  defunct for plating.

 

 My mother-in-law gave me these, I am 5 generation to care the torch .

 

 

Terry: Those jewels are a rarity and when you do find them, its bliss. If ever you have some time, I would love to see some of your pieces. Embroidery seems to be a lost art. 

 

I'll post a pic of some needle points that I have found in thrift shops and estate sales very soon, again, another lost art.

 

Petals.

 

@ Pollo: Thank You ! 

 

I edited this post to include needle points :

 


Edited by petalsandcoco - 5/9/14 at 3:03pm

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post #70 of 76

Here are some bricky brack items in a cabinet that we have not touched on : tea strainers, name  card holders, toast holder, hot plates etc.....

 

Jake, stay with us here , there is so much to discuss about table settings as well.

 

"Move over Emily Post"

"Yes, that's right, I was talking to you. "

"We have some fine folks here at CT that know a thing or two."

 

 

 

 

 

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Here are some bricky brack items in a cabinet that we have not touched on : tea strainers, name  card holders, toast holder, hot plates etc.....

Jake, stay with us here , there is so much to discuss about table settings as well.

"Move over Emily Post"
"Yes, that's right, I was talking to you. "
"We have some fine folks here at CT that know a thing or two."





 

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post #72 of 76

petals, I love that corner hutch

post #73 of 76
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Here are some bricky brack items in a cabinet that we have not touched on : tea strainers, name  card holders, toast holder, hot plates etc.....

 

Jake, stay with us here , there is so much to discuss about table settings as well.

 

YIKES!

 

I totally missed this. Must have been way down on the new posts page. 

 

I'm still here. 

 

Carry on. 

 

Nice Delft. I agree. You gotta take the bull by the horns with those. 

 

When I got married the caterer thought that my wife would be the one to pay close attention to detail being the girl and all.

 

In the end she was asking me how to fold the napkins and making sure I was ok with black cod and how it was served. Not to take anything away from my partner. She's great at this stuff too. Maybe better and more informed. 

post #74 of 76
Thank you for rekindling the theme .
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I'm going to post a few pics and expound on them .

I would like to know everyone's opinion about table scapes.

For instance flowers, how high/low should they be on a table ? Arrangements come in all different sizes . I have been to homes & restaurants where I could not see the person opposite me. Don't get me wrong , this is not always a bad thing considering who may be on the other side (did I say that ?)

Are place cards outdated ? Or used only for formal ?

When entertaining in your home , does one wait for everyone to put down their forks before clearing for next service ? Some do , some don't ?

Curious .

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post #75 of 76
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Thank you for rekindling the theme .
,
I'm going to post a few pics and expound on them .

I would like to know everyone's opinion about table scapes.

For instance flowers, how high/low should they be on a table ? Arrangements come in all different sizes . I have been to homes & restaurants where I could not see the person opposite me. Don't get me wrong , this is not always a bad thing considering who may be on the other side (did I say that ?)

Are place cards outdated ? Or used only for formal ?

When entertaining in your home , does one wait for everyone to put down their forks before clearing for next service ? Some do , some don't ?

Curious .

Tall flower arrangements work better with bigger tables? Proportions work better big with big? That's not to say that a smaller arrangements lined up like dutiful soldiers don't work well. They do. A round 8 or 12 top with a minuscule centerpiece gets lost. Maybe multiple smaller ones - Whatever. See the disclaimer below. 

 

I also think clearing plates before the last person has finished is disrespectful. I actually prevent waiters and bus people from doing that at restaurants - it's a pet peeve of mine. I say this when "entertaining." Not family style dinners. 

 

I should also mention that what I said about attention to detail speaks more about my anal approach to detail as opposed to my experience or talent. The first usually outweighs the latter. I am no caterer or event planner - by far - so take that for what it's worth. I just use my design background and blindly and naively apply it to everything. . . 

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I can honestly say I've used about 100 different plates throughout my life, and I  can also say that there are so few that I have loved. Patterned, or oddly shaped plates can be very fun, and can certainly compliment specific food items, but it is so rare to find a dish of food that will perfectly match with a patterned plate, so I've always felt that buying a patterned plate is a foolish investment, seeing as you might only use it once or twice. when it comes to any sort of modern, fine plating, I like to keep my plateware very simple because it allows the food to truly shine. Currently, my absolute favorite plates are a set of 8" round plates that I got a few months ago. They are rimless, slightly concave, perfectly round and bright white. I love these plates because not only do they back off enough to allow the food to be the main focus, but they also allow for an incredibly elegant feeling of 'negative space' on a plate. Some examples:















where did you buy those plates
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