Monday, January 23, 2012

More of my grandmother's dishes...

 This weekend I asked my mom if I could shop her house. I came home with a box of Spode Wickerdale, a beautiful plate, a teapot and an Italian vase. The Wickerdale was my grandmother's and my mom said she bought pieces years ago to add to or replace broken ones. She has a full set for four, some extra plates and a whole lot of saucers! I'm also using my mom's wedding crystal again. I thought this was Fostoria Wedding Ring, but the base of the stems are different, so I'm still searching for the pattern.
  I also used all of my grandmother's silver. These dessert forks and butter knives are my favorite. The butter knives, resting on the bread plates are Narcisus and the dessert forks are New Orleans. (If I remember correctly,)
 My grandmother had a spoon collection...probably hundreds. I used a set of gold floral spoons today.
  This plate was probably my great grandmother's. My mom said she had a very different taste than my grandmother. Floral, intricate, delicate, ornate...sums up most of her pieces. She owned the Mason Ironstone I used in this Thanksgiving post. I think based on the mark, the plate is from Czechoslovakia. My mom wasn't sure how old this teapot is. She said my aunt had given her a teapot, but she can't remember. 

 I'm joining these blogs this week
Between Naps on the Porch
for Tablescape Thursday!

Enjoy all the pretty tables!

14 comments:

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh what lovely heirlooms! I love family dishes and all the sweet memories attached to family gathered around the table for meals. How pretty and bright this pattern is.

Kim, USA said...

Oh my gush that is awesome heirlooms! Just beautiful!

Kim,USA

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Such pretty dishes! It looks like you have a nice set. Pat

avalarue said...

You might search Lenox for those glasses. My memory is bad (obviously!) but I recall there was some Lenox early on.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh how gorgeous are your dishes and a treasure heirloom to pass it on to future generations. A gorgeous pattern, I just love, love it! Thanks for sharing. Hugs,
FABBY

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what beautiful dishes. They are just stunning and your tablescape is gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I just love these dishes! And how wonderful that they were your grandmothers! So priceless!

Entertaining Women said...

I love your family pieces. The crossed swords are a mark for Meissen. There are many reproductions that use their mark, too...but if those are really old, I'll bet that they are authentic. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Marlis said...

Family pieces are so wonderful. What a delight for you to use them. I love how you've chosen the perfect pieces to play off one another so charmingly. Great table.. xo marlis

Marigene said...

Beautiful table and those dishes are gorgeous. How sweet of your mother to let you use them.

Alycia Nichols said...

Spode "Wickerdale"...beautiful!!!! It reminds me of something from my childhood, but I just can't remember what. I'm sure it's a good memory, though...I love the pattern! It's good that your Mom has been such a good custodian of them for all these years and even added to the collection. That is the measure of a truly beautiful set as well as that of a loving family memory!

Tess said...

I totally love these dishes! They make such a beautiful table!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Meredith, I'm slow to visit, but I'm glad I didn't miss this tablescape! I don't believe I've ever seen Spode Wickerdale before. The colors are so vibrant! (So are the faces of your sweet boys in the Cafe du Monde post. Beignets and little boys... "what's not to love?" for sure!

Kathleen said...

These dishes are just beautiful! What a lovely table!

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