Last week for Tablescape Thursday I set my mother's dining table with her Castleton Ma Lin china, and this week I'm showing the same table, but set with her other Castleton pattern, Mayfair.
As you can see, it features yellow roses with gray and rust leaves and stems -- an unusual color combination. In the fall, rust-colored linens would be pretty with this pattern, but I think the bare table sets it off nicely, too. The Fostoria Navarre crystal and Reed and Barton French Renaissance silver were shown in last week's post.
You've heard of The Young and the Restless? And The Bold and the Beautiful? Well, the story of my life would have to be called The Dull and the Dutiful. No one would buy my autobiography, as I had a happy childhood, married a terrific man, and have two brilliant and delightful adult children and three adorable (and brilliant) grandchildren. Oh, and I have just retired from a long career in higher education!