Last May, my parents traveled to Russia with friends of theirs. I mentioned in an earlier post that she bought me a beautiful ceramic sugar bowl in blue and white. She also found these napkin rings. They're wood and hand painted and for my mom, who says she has the worst memory, they match the flowers on the Indies Blue pattern by Johnson Brothers amazingly well!! She also gave me the tea pot, serving platter and a couple serving bowls to match this set.
I love the details in this pattern
I used my Rattan Chargers from Walmart to break up the ecru in the Italian Countryside Dinner plates and the Romanian linen tablecloth. I never tire of this tablecloth. The handiwork is amazing.
I used my Johnson Brothers Indies Blue Dinner plates and bread plates (as saucers) and the Italian Countryside tea cups to tie in the two patterns. My blue swirled goblets from Pottery Barn years ago (random...I saw these on an episode of Friends last night...circa 1999...I think my brother gave them to me in 2002!) My husband gave me these everyday goblets for Christmas. I have the Iced Teas from my HEB, but found these at Pottery Barn. I used all my grandmother's eclectic silver this week too! If I had time this week, I've have friends over for coffee and scones and a sausage egg casserole.
Just for fun...I thought this would make a great drink for Valentine's Day...you could add wine or something stronger to make it a cocktail!
It's simply fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, a splash of cranberry juice and topped off with Cranberry Raspberry Sparkling Water...so refreshing!