Some of you who are new to my blog may not realize that Little Red House is my childhood home. I come by my love of dishes from my mother, who collected stray dishes like some people collect stray dogs.
So, with my mother in mind, I've set a Mother's Day tray using some of her treasured pieces.
This antique cup, made in Germany, is part of a set that includes the other members of the family as well.
I used a beautiful lace-edged pillow case from the thrift store, ($1.50) to line the tray. The linen napkin is part of a set of six that I found in an antique shop last year. Don't you love a crisply ironed napkin?
I layered dishes for a rich effect. The "charger" is from my mother's Noritake dinner set. The beautiful hand-painted dish on top is Limoges. It is one of a pair that we found in a trunk in the attic when we cleaned it out many years ago.
Here is a close-up of the beautiful painted flowers.
The real flowers on the tray are peonies and star of Bethlehem. Shop-Rite has this great deal -- three bunches for $10. So I treated myself. :)
I wanted to show you a close-up of the small creamer I used as a vase. It has such lovely pink flowers on it.
The napkin ring is really a candle ring, from Michael's, I think.
Happy Mother's Day, dear bloggers!
Many thanks to Susan, who is our sweet hostess for Tablescape Thursday. Please take a few moments to visit her blog, Between Naps on the Porch, to see lots of beautiful tablescapes.