Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Heirloom china for fall...

  Tonight I used some of my mom's china. Her birthday was Monday, so this week I am thinking of her.
The boys and I took her a cake and flowers on Monday. I think my 4 year old sang at least 3 times the 'happy birthday song' and his Ludee wasn't present every single time. He made sure I brought candles with me to their house (we now live 1/2 a mile from my parents) and he even helped by blowing them out!
These salad plates all belonged to her, or my grandmother or my great grandmother. I have 4 of the fruit plates and 6 of the pink floral plates, so I mixed them this week. I love the fruits for fall. I used red wine glasses from Pier One and amber/blue wine glasses from Pier One...both bought years ago. The crystal plates were both from different estate sales. 
Enjoy!

I love these...so dainty. They also belonged to my mom.

10 comments:

Marlis said...

Your mom's/grandmother's dishes are so pretty. Love the fallish ones so . Pretty tablecloth too. It's all really picture perfect! xo marlis

D said...

Lucky you to have such a pretty collection from your mom/grandmother and greatgrandmother. The dishes are lovely.

The 2 Seasons said...

Your table is so pretty. It is perfect for fall.

Alycia Nichols said...

Those plates are truly beautiful, Meredith. I think it is so sweet that you can look at them and be reminded of not only your Mom, but her Mom, and her Mom.....the nostalgia is wonderful! Very pretty table!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

How lovely! I like that you take the time to make such a pretty table.

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Entertaining Women said...

I can see that you have inherited your mom's taste for elegant things. The plates are beautiful, and I love the tiny s&p. Doesn't Pier One come up with the greatest stemware designs! Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

Marigene said...

Beautiful table, Meredith. Your inherited dishes are lovely. Red stemware was a great choice.

Kathleen said...

What a lovely way to remember your mom. The dishes are so pretty, and the cloth is beautiful!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Fantastic autumn table! Everything looks just stunning.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a pretty mixture you've set on the table. A lovely rememberance table set for those most important ladies in your life. I particularly like those fruited plates.

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