Wednesday, March 31, 2010

white doily dinner

These dishes were passed on to us by my mother-in - law. She worked for two years at a friends restaurant when she was young, in order to buy them. They are fine china, too delicate for me to use very often, used with doilies and candle sticks I made for this week's Metamorphis Monday.
                     I love the long white dish, a garage sale find a couple years ago.
These were at Target on clearance, $4 for both. A miniature trifle dish and a couple doilies give it a new "lift".
                              Some lemon bars  on a favorite square serving plate.
                                          And a little Dove dark chocolate.


Martha said...

What special dishes. A beautiful table!

Beth said...

Your china is just beautiful! How special that it is a family heirloom! I really like the candlesticks, too.

Mimi said...

What a wonderful MIL to let you be the new caretaker of her beautiful china.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh wonderful to have these special dishes -- family heirlooms are the most precious!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Lovely heirloom china and a yummy recipe. My daughter loves anything lemon..

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Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Very pretty table! I love a simple white table with touches of lace and delicate china.
The candlesticks are very pretty too; love them!

Mrs. P. said...

How special that you've been blessed with your MIL's china, Very pretty and I love doilies :)


Rettabug said...

I bet Bill from Affordable Accoutrements could tell you a great deal about the history of your MIL's beautiful china. It looks soooo delicate! Very pretty!
Thanks for the lemon bar recipe, too. :D

Tricia said...

Your vintage china is pretty and extra-special because of the story behind it. I know you had fun setting such a lovely table!

sunshine said...

Beautiful china! I REALLY want to get some nice dishes for myself. My mother in law bought me a setting about 5 years ago and I HATE them. Uggh... I still drag them out whenever she comes over but, I really wish she had asked me what I liked and not just picked something SHE liked instead.
I think I will pack them up and perhaps one of my kids will want them someday.

At least your MIL passed along some nice china. :)
Listen to me complain! Not very "Belle" of me, is it?

Is that you BBQ'ing on the side there Bella? You are lovely.


Pearl Maple said...

Your china collection is beautiful and the more so because it has a story to tell. Love your blog desing as well, enjoyed visiting your blog space today, lots of fun things.

Gray said...

Love the way you stacked the dishes! Great Tablescape

Atticmag said...

I really admire the simplicity of your china. Please stop by if you have time. Happy Easter. -- Jane F.

LambAround said...

Ooh, what a lovely table setting! I would love to go to your place for an afternoon tea party :)

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