Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pretties...

 You may think this post is about my first set of china, China Garden Prestige, that I acquired in the early '80s, but really that is not the focus today.



 You may think it is about the doily and coasters I made while I was in Alaska, but really those are not the focus today.



The focus today is not the blue glasses from Pier 1 or the napkins or centerpiece I picked up along the way.

The focus today is on this sweet silverplate I picked up recently.


 

There are 8 matching forks, spoons, and knives. There are 2 matching salad forks and I picked up 6 of another pattern to mix if I needed to. There are 2 serving spoons, a cake server, and 2 tablespoons. Two other forks I liked came home with me too. Would you like to know (oh I just have to tell you) how much this all cost? Ready... $6.50. The way I look at it - that's a lot of fun for six dollars and fifty cents!


Thought I would add the salad forks and a Cuningham & Picket, Inc., Norway Rose salad plate.



One of the old rules was your knife pointed toward the plate, remember?

 Napkin on the outside unless not enough room, then under the silverware.


I love the room we have now for artistic interpretation in our table setting and so many of the tables I have seen are truly works of art.


A simple table, a simple meal served with love and ...

really cool silverware!


I will be linking to Thrifty Thursday sponsored by Leigh of Bloggeritaville at Tales from Bloggeritaville
 Thank you Leigh for hosting!

7 comments:

my cup of tea said...

This is very pretty! Love the bargain silver!
~Donna~

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Valerie I love your silverplate! I've found matching silverware at different thrift stores which I use for everyday. I LOVE your blue glasses :-)

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

andsewon said...

Just lovely!! Nice deal on the silver for sure! Some sets of vintage plate is worth a pretty penny these days. I mix up settings all the time. more fun that way.
Enjoy that pretty table setting with your delicious meal!
What time should I arrive??? Wine choice? hahaha!
Lola

Betty said...

Hi
Thanks for visiting My Cozy Corner. I love silver.
I don't care if its Sterling or not. Silver plated is just great. Your tablescape is beautiful and the glasses add an extra touch to the table.
xoxo
Betty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

A very pretty table setting! Cobalt blue is my favorite shade of blue. You really got a great deal on the flatware.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Kim said...

Hi Valarie... I know I've been a terrible person lately not visiting you very much, but I haven't been blogging much myself lately so I don't get around to visiting all of my faithful blogging friends as often as I should. It's so hard to keep coming up with new and fresh ideas to blog about isn't it? At least it is for me. Anyways, I just wanted to say Hi and that I love the tablescape you created with your pretty dishes. I like the peek of all your other china on the sideboard as well :)

Hope life is treating you well and that you're getting all ready for the long, cold winter months ahead. I'm not looking forward to them myself. Dreading it actually as I find winter to be so depressing at times.

Take care and I promise I'll be back to visit soon.

cottonfieldfarm said...

The silverware is gorgeous! I love the whole table with the blue stemware too! Thanks for sharing! I am now follwoing you on GFC. Would love a follow back over at the farm! God bless.
Regina