19 February 2009

Tablescape Thursday

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Bob cooked a surprise Valentine luncheon for Ashley, Eric and me on Sunday. We used Ashley and Eric's vintage wedding china, their new silver service, and our crystal. The china is from St.Regis China, pattern 101 and made in Japan. We would love to have more information on this company, if any of you china experts would be willing share! This china was a gift from Ashley's Grandmother Steffes. Ashley found several pieces at an antique mall and bought them all in order to expand her service pieces and place settings.

The tablecloth was purchased at a rummage sale for a dollar. I loved the bow cutwork and that it was white. It irons so crisp and pretty. Please note the Gorham crystal dinner bell, another one of my noncollection collection



The crystal candleholders are from Lenox and were purchased years ago. I love that the top is for thinner candles and when you turn the holder over, it will hold a wider based candle!



I loved the way this photo turned out with the rose in full focus and the dishes slightly blurred. It does make it a tad difficult to see the place setting, though!

28 comments :

  1. Terri,
    What a beautifully elegant table! I love the softness of it and the flowers and white tablecloth just are perfect! Cindy

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  2. How nice of Bob to provide you with beautiful photo opps for this blog. He is always looking out for you that way.

    Beautiful!!!!!

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  3. Your table is so sweet and elegant. The roses, the crystal...and a hubby to cook...can it get any better? Peggy from PA

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  4. Terri, it's beautiful! You and Bob know how to create a wonderful memory.

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  5. Yay! I love the wedding china Grandma gave me! Thanks for featuring it!

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  6. Gorgeous. Thanks for the lunch invitation. I'm glad Bob didn't mind cooking extra for all of us.

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  7. Pretty tablescape! Very elegant!...Christine

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  8. I love your table today and the roses are beautiful!

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  9. Hi Terri! Sorry for the late comment; Blogger wouldn't let me see most of the pictures! It was nuts! I had to leave Susan's (the host) blog and wait, wait and wait until I can see everyone's pictures.

    Beautiful table! Love the dishes and the roses. I used roses, too!

    Good morning! Carolyn

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  10. I'm having trouble loading all the photos too... But I signed off and on again and that helped...

    Your tablescape is so romantic and sweet, it would make a pretty wedding table too!

    *Really Rainey

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  11. I love that shot too Terri! How sweet of Bob to cook for y'all.

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  12. Just lovely! I really enjoyed it. And who doesn't love a hunny that cooks for ya?

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  13. Very beautiful table and just to think, you didn't have to cook!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  14. Nice...you can't go wrong w/ roses.

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  15. What beautiful dishes and what a treasure to have.

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  16. Love that china! Your table is so pretty and elegant! That's so nice that your husband made you a Valentine lunch (I wish mine could cook)!

    Manuela

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  17. Hi Terri,
    My trailer is about 950lbs. I think it could be towed with your SUV, check your manual for tow limits. Mine is only 10 ft long and it is tiny, but the way I am re-doing it will eliminate un-used space. Men do go, in fact Donnie went with me the first time. It depends on the hostess that is putting on the event, some do not want husbands around, but most can. I have been to a couple of events, and wanted hom around the first time as I was not use to towing the trailer. But the girls are great support and always there to help back up, hook up and pack up. No worries! If you have any more questions email me Lorri4915@aol.com. I am hoping to get in some events this summer, you can go with me!
    Hugs,
    Lorri

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  18. Really pretty! Makes me want to rethink my cheap green vinyl placemats!

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  19. Terri, Oooooo, everything is so lovely. What a sweetie your Bob is.

    Beautiful table!

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  20. Running late this week visiting blogs....

    Hope you had a great Tablescape Thursday

    Susan

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  21. What a lovely table and nice surprise. The roses are beautiful!
    Linda Q

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  22. Gorgeous china, I've never seen that pattern before. I bet the four of you had a wonderful time. Love the sweet picture of you and your husband.

    I do hope you can join me Feb. 27 for "Project Friday". This will be the first of many PF I'll be posting. I just know, as talented as you are, you have a project your working on. Hope to see ya, just let me know if you'd like to participate. Hugs, Rosemarie

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  23. Terri, I adore the china! This is lovely tablescape! ;) ~CC Catherine

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  24. Lovely! simply elegant!
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    ;-D

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  25. A beautiful table

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  26. Terri, you were blessed to have Bob provide such a wonderful luncheon for you! The table setting just sparkles and you describe each detail with such love and care! What a sweet Valentine's gift!

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