It's time for a spring soup lunch in the kitchen. I've used one of my favorite colorful Provencal tablecloths, which really sets off the creamware dishes.
This is a very casual table, overlooking the garden in the back yard. Spring is proceeding apace, and sprays of yellow forsythia are perfect for this table.
A huge cabbage leaf tureen takes center stage. This was one of our first purchases as newlyweds, when it seemed like a very expensive choice. But 30 years later, I still love it every time I see it.
I put the forsythia in two "tulipieres" that I bought at the thrift store. Do you suppose that makes them "forsythieres?"
The salt and pepper shakers are Mr. and Mrs. Fox, in hunting garb. I can't remember where I got them.
The dinner plates are Baroque, by American Atelier at Home. The soup bowls are from the Hera Collection, Roscher & Co.
The flatware is another thrift store score. Oneida Community Plate. No monograms, but I love those roses. ;)
The water goblets are pressed glass, and belonged to my mother. As much as I enjoy setting a very formal table in the dining room, it's these kitchen setting that I love best. Life is short. Make every day special.
Oh man, can I get any more Hallmark? Sorry. It's late, and I didn't get much sleep last night.
Thank you so much to our wonderful hostess, Susan. Please take some time to visit Susan's blog, Between Naps on the Porch, to see lots of wonderful tablescapes.