For my first Tablescape Thursday, I am featuring my paternal grandmother's wedding china, which I inherited along with a list in her handwriting cataloging all the various pieces. I have a mostly complete service for 24, along with three round and two oval serving bowls, platters in several sizes, sugar and creamer, and my favorite piece, a round covered butter dish. The pattern is Heinrich H&C Admiral, but I have not been able to find out when it was made. Grandma Rachel married in 1927.
Today's table is set for four in the dining room, and I'm using the cutwork placemats my daughter brought me from her honeymoon trip to Ireland, as well as some green linen-look napkins. I don't have any gold-rimmed crystal (yet!), so I'm using my Lenox Moonspun. The silver is Lunt Belvedere, and the simple centerpiece is a vase of pink tulips.
Here's a closer look at a placesetting. The pattern includes lots of color, and I've used it with pink napkins and flowers in the spring and gold in the fall. I had never noticed the little blue flowers on it until I took these closeups!
Here's a look at a teacup with one of two gravy boats in the background. (Southerners need lots of gravy!)
And here's my favorite, the covered butter dish. I also have Grandma Rachel's wooden butter mold, but that's perhaps for another post!
And here's my first attempt at a bird's eye view of the table.
I am linking to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
. Thanks, Susan, for hosting this weekly event that brings us so much pleasure!