Wednesday, October 20, 2010


 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!


my cup of tea said...

This is very pretty! Love the bargain silver!

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 :-)


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!

Betty said...

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.

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.