Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Booth's Real Old Blue Willow, January, 2015

It was a cold January, 2015 Wednesday.  I was progressing well in therapy from my first knee replacement surgery, and I was so excited to be able to host my Garden Friends Bible study once again.  I was determined to make a large pot of my chicken noodle soup, and I invited the ladies to remain for an easy-going, laid back comfort meal for lunch.  We're eating in the living room at the games table.  We were a small group this day, and I set a table for five.  Won't you join us, please?

One of my sweet friends brought a bunch of bright yellow mums to bring some sunshine to a cold dreary day...

 The mums were serendipitous...I had set my table with a soft yellow mattelasse tablecloth.

Still not able to make quick trips to the market for fresh flowers, I relied on the Burleigh Blue Willow tureen for my centerpiece, a long ago gift from Sweet Mister...

 ...and I thoroughly relished creating a blue and white table after all the red and green from the Christmas holidays.

Sigh...makes me very happy.

 Just below the crescent dish which held cornbread and butter, the Royal Doulton Steelite cobalt charger provided an anchor for my place setting...

 ...and I could hardly wait to pair the Booth's Real Old Blue Willow with... the L'Argent Sophia flatware and...

...the Real Old Blue Willow rimmed soup.

 Wine and water were served in the AJKA Xenia stem and the Libby goblet from Dollar Tree.

Ready to roll...

 It was a perfect, slow January day for sharing good food, good fellowship, and good fun long into the afternoon...my favorite kind of day!

This week I'm joining:

Inspire Me Tuesday with Marty @ A Stroll Through Life

Worthwhile Wednesdays with Crafty Allie

Winter Blues Wednesday @ DIY by Design

Tablescape Thursday with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch

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Hello, I'm Cherry Kay I was 40 before I realized that I am an artist. I love to paint, work in clay, rubber stamping, design tablescapes, entertain, and share ideas. I'm an interior designer wanna-be...no credentials, but lots of experience.


  1. How beautiful, Cherry Kay. I don't think there is anything prettier than Blue Willow. That 2015 afternoon must have been a lovely one - all the best components!

  2. Sometime when you make your chicken noodle soup, put a scoop of Stove Top Chicken Stuffing in the bowl and the soup on top....that is how my Momma used to make it and it was Chicken Soup Surprise! Thanks for sharing your menu, love it!

  3. What a beautiful table for your group. Those dishes are gorgeous. You kept yourself busy while going through your knee surgery recovery!

  4. Beautiful! The blue Willow plates are lovely and the tureen makes a stunning centerpiece. Love the stemware and the beautiful table covering too.

  5. You entertain with such elegant style and I'm betting friends look forward to being welcomed at your table. BTW, the new header photo is lovely.i hope your knee is rehabbing well.

  6. I love your blue table setting. I just discovered your blog from Infuse with Liz. I will be following! sheila

  7. Real Olde Blue Willow.. oooh sigh this makes my heart go pitter patter. The quest has begun for a set for us. I do like the shorter, smaller dollar tree wines. The larger ones are lets just say too large! But perfect for an iced tea when it's sweltering. I have always had an affinity for Xenia.. it's just gorgeous. It plays so well with the Booth's. Your tables are always book worthy, so why don't you do one??
    Love and Hugs, Marlis

  8. Hello CK,

    What a FABULOUS pattern! Oh, WOW it is stunning! If I had to layer I would use only clear glass or use the same pattern like you. The table is a feast for the eyes. Regards, Robin


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