We have dinner guests coming tomorrow, and I always like to plan out the tablescape the day before. So, here we go. I’m using our countertop, rather than the table, to work through the look.
Since the main course is a hearty chicken pot pie, I want to go somewhat casual with the table. I will use this quilted placemat by Vera Bradley. I like it because it has some fall colors plus a touch of blue, which I will need.
I am using my favorite chargers because the rattan is perfect this time of year. I use them consistently during the summer and fall because they are perfect in a very casual or formal setting. I have even used them for Thanksgiving in the past.
The dinner plates will be our Nantucket Basket pattern by Wedgewood.
For the first time ever, I am actually using these old flow blue plates by Johnson Brothers. The pattern is Princeton. My mother gave me one cream soup bowl that had belonged to my late grandmother, and I have been adding to it with purchases on ebay. Since there will only be four of us, I will have enough for salads and soup.
I have no idea how old they are. However, I have been told that if the logo says “England”, rather than “Made in England”, then they were made before 1920.
I have always loved all flow blue dishes.
I am going to start the meal with a nice butternut squash cream soup that will be perfect in these little bowls.
We will use our wedding silver, Royal Danish by International. I have great soup spoons in this pattern also. Country Living magazine had an article in the November issue that discussed the ten most popular silver patterns in the nation. This is not one of them, but I loved it the minute I first saw it years ago and still love it.
Finally, I will blue water goblets I bought years ago at The Dollar Tree. The wine goblets, which I just realized I forgot to add, will be plain crystal. Instead of stark white, I decided to go with a beige napkin to add a little twist.
The napkin rings are really fun. They are made from flattened silver plate spoons. Each one is a different pattern, and they have a little tarnish on them, which I like. That’s patina – right?
I was lucky enough to win this meat platter on ebay a while back. Since our meal is somewhat heavy, I am going to make cupcakes for dessert and serve them on this platter. That will make them appear more special.
Now that the table scape is planned, it’s time to make my grocery list. Gotta go…….