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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tower and Toile, 10.17.12

First things first...We are truly blessed to have the means to set a pretty table and invite our friends to join us for good food and fellowship. I am mindful that many are not so fortunate. My daughter has a passion for the work of the Food Bank. As a singer-songwriter, she has written and recorded a song that is the anthem for the world wide Crop Hunger Walk project. Her song, "Raise Your Voice" is featured in their video. I've included a link in the side margin of my blog. I hope that it will encourage you to support projects in your community that contribute to the effort to overcome hunger.
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Keeping it short and sweet tonight.  Friends dropped by with take-out for lunch...one of my favorite menu items...I can do take-out with the best of them!  I had about twenty minutes to assemble a small tablescape on the games table in the living room.

 I've been wanting to use this Zina Vasi Toile tablecloth, an eBay purchase.  I bought it because I knew that I would like it with the Copeland Spode Tower Pink, which belonged to my mother-in-love.  It was her everyday dinnerware, and we also use it often.

 The Williams Sonoma Flax Hemstitch Linen Napkins are becoming a "go to" napkin for me.  They work in so many different color stories.

 No time for flowers today, so I grabbed one of the Pink Tower Presentation Bowls and filled them with fresh eggs from the refrigerator and some of my glass raspberries, bought several years ago at Target.

 The only other component in my centerpiece was a quartet of Coalport Countryware candlesticks...easy peasy!


The Gordman"s Red Glass Charger Plate was the base for my stack of plates.


I added a pop of cream with the Wedgwood Queens Plain Dinner Plate, a Replacements Ltd. purchase.

 Copeland Spode Tower Pink is such a great classic pattern.  It always brings a smile to my face.

 The AJKA Red Arabella goblet and the Mikasa French Countryside were an easy choice.

The flatware is L'Argent Sophia.  I found it at Tuesday Morning and through Horchow.  Tip:  I make it a point to never leave the L'Argent soaking in water.  When flatware features an attached handle, I have discovered that the adhesive eventually fails if I have consistently left the pieces soaking in sudsy water.

 Good to go...

 ...Bring on the take-out!  It's going to be a great day to share good food and fellowship.

Wednesday evening is the 31th edition of Cuisine Kathleen's meme, "LET'S DISH".   Excited to be a charter member.  Pop over (pun intended for the Chef Supreme Kathleen) and join the fun!

Lots of great ideas to be gathered when you visit Yvonne at Stone Gable for TUTORIALS, TIPS, & TIDBITS.  Don't waste another moment...hurry on over!
                                                                
Thank you, yet again, to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting her magical meme, Tablescape Thursday.  I'll be linking my post to "TABLESCAPE THURSDAY."   Hop on over and check out the myriad of marvelous tablescape designs, after 10:00 AM on Thursdays.  You'll be glad that you made the trip...it's a wonderful adventure.

When I think of October, I think about the crisp Autumn days and leaves that crunch under foot.  How about you?  With thankfulness for her dedication and efforts, I'm joining the multi-talented Tablescaper for her fabulous meme SEASONAL SUNDAYS.  Hope to see you there!

You can check out KC's music at www.kcclifford.com, on iTunes, and on YouTube.  I hope that you'll take a few minutes and give her a listen.  You'll also enjoy reading back through her blog on this site.  The girl can really write!  Her latest CD is called "The Tag Hollow Sessions""  It is available on iTunes or through her website.  I hope that you'll give her music a chance.  I know that I have zero objectivity where she is concerned, but I think that you'll fall in love with her music and her!   





























27 comments:

The French Hutch said...

Love the toile tablecloth and the pink Spode. Great tablescape for lunch. The layered place settings lovely.
Happy Fall.........

~Emily
The French Hutch

Marlis said...

Cherry Kay.. the table turned out just fabulous. I can certainly understand why your taupe napkins are your go to pieces. I would be using them all the time, too. I love the toile with the Spode!!! And only you would of thought of eggs.. but my oh my how wonderful the centerpiece looks. Just grand. How's the dish room coming? xo marlis

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Cherry Kay, what a beautiful table! All of this in twenty minutes, huh? Wow, this is gorgeous!

Jewel Sauls said...

Love your table! Pink Tower is my everday china and I love seeing different ways to use it! I may need to get a toile tablecloth!!!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

SWOON!! I love your red Spode china with the new toile tablecloth..simply gorgeous! Hopefully I'll receive my red English tranferware dinner set at the end of this month, or early next year from Europe, as the antique shop sold me the 12 place setting teaset. Your taupe napkins are the perfect thing to have, like a little black dress, lol Your centerpiece is stunning, dear Cherry Kay. Thanks for sharing.
Big hugs,
FABBY

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Cherry Kay, I don't know how you do it in 20 minutes! I love the red and white table with that tablecloth! Just beautiful. Linda

Scribbler said...

Your table is another stunner, for sure. Recently I saw some of this china at an antique store -- I almost fainted, but my husband was tagging along, so no sale! I am still dreaming about them, though!

Alycia Nichols said...

Now THAT'S thinking on your feet! Eggs and glass raspberries...they look fabulous!!! Who'd have thought? YOU, apparently, and you were right! :-) GORGEOUS color scheme, and I just love that tablecloth! Toile is always so pretty! I WANT to become a fan of takeout, but we don't have a lot of great takeout places in close proximity. There's a Dean & Deluca about 25 minutes away, but it's out of the way on most days. Beautiful setting without missing a day of real life...I love it!

Sandra said...

What a beautiful setting! The table cloth is the perfect match for your wonderful dishes.

sweet violets said...

Love the tablecloth with the Spode....and the napkins!!! Quiet elegance and very pleasing....

KathyB. said...

I love everything about the table-scape and how creative and special you can be even with take-out!

Toile, one of my favorite fabrics. I collect toile fabric and store it away for the times inspiration strikes .

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Your table is so beautiful!! I understand about the napkins. I would say the same thing about your candlestick holders. Just gorgeous!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautifully placed and very elegant table!
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

xinex said...

Such a pretty Spode china, loving the colors. You sure set this up so quickly and yet is looks so pretty...Christine

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty. And who would have thought that raspberries and eggs would make such a pretty centerpiece!

Marigene said...

Cherry Kay, the CS looks so nice against that beautiful tablecloth. Love your centerpiece!

Pondside said...

Like everyone else, I love this, Cherry Kay. I also have this pattern and will now have to get on the hunt for a new tablecloth - love what you've done!

Sarah said...

Cherry Kay, you are a pro! Looks beautiful and all in twenty minutes. Love the toile with the Spode, that clever centerpiece, and the intimate table in your living room. Perfection!. ~ Sarah
PS
Sacred Butterfly tablescape in the works for a 50th birthday luncheon next Saturday. Will let you know when it posts. ;-)

Lulu said...

No matter where your food comes from, it is going to taste gourmet because of your tables. I think a lovely table always makes food taste better!

podso said...

I'm so glad I stopped by. I love this dish pattern and own three plates and a couple of cups and saucers. We lived in an upstairs/downstairs situation when we were in graduate school and the master of the house had a whole pantry full of these and they were, indeed, our every day dishes and I totally fell in love with them. Your table is beautiful, even for take away!

Judy Bigg said...

Oh I love your table. Love the toile tablecloth and the pink Spode. This would be perfect for Valentine's Day too.

The Tablescaper said...

So pretty. You know I'm all in favor of take out, if it gives you more opportunities to spend time with friends!

- The Tablescaper

Infuse With Liz said...

I seem to have missed your posts lately! What a great quick table you created! That spode pattern is one of the best! Love the tablecloth- great choice!

Linda Primmer said...

The tablecloth is lovely and your dishware is so pretty. Love the color and pattern. You are a whiz at putting together gorgeous tables.

Kathleen said...

Oh my, what a find! It is gorgeous, and you were right. It is perfect with those dishes!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

vicki archer said...

A truly beautiful table... Your autumn decorating is lovely... xv

The Dragonfly On Iron Gate said...

I'm CRAZY in love with these colors. I'm a green person. Really I need to get out of that box. I think you table looks so welcoming !