It's been so dreary outside lately, I thought I would set the dining room table for a spring luncheon. Yes, I know it's not officially spring yet, but humor me. Please.
I've been saying that a lot lately, haven't I?
The dinner plates are part of a set that used to belong to my aunt. They are called Rose China, and were made in Japan. The salad plates are Noritake. I don't know the pattern name. I only have six of them. They belonged to my mother.
As you probably know, I love to collect monogrammed flatware. The coin silver spoon with LEA on it was made by Elias Baker of New Brunswick, NJ circa 1840. The fork with CSH on it is Rogers Smith Co. Both are antique or thrift store finds.
The glassware is Waterford. I think the pattern is Donegal. My in-laws, who are of Irish descent, gave it to us piece by piece over the first years of our marriage.
My husband gave me these salt and pepper shakers. He has terrific taste, don't you think? ;)
I'm afraid I used faux flowers for the centerpiece. The white roses and apple blossoms are nestled in a crystal bowl that belonged to my mother. The bowl is raised up on a mirrored silver platform. I think maybe it's from a dressing table set?
Each silver-plated napkin ring (from Bed, Bath & Beyond, I think) is paired with a little bit of greenery, flowers or berries.
Every one is different. They all came off of an old wreath that was falling apart.
The napkins themselves are a pale green linen.
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