This tablescape is for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch by Susan. This event is one of my favorites. Be sure to click on her logo on the right hand side of the page and visit all the gorgeous tablescapes that are being presented.
My tablescape for tonight's pasta meal will feature "the gift" and honor it a bit. Here is the "gift" and the inspiration for my tablescape. It is the chubby chef standing and holding a platter of bread.
The chef is nothing special as to "who made it", or "being a collector item".....it just caught my husband's eye and he purchased it for me.
The dishes I have chosen to use are my Blue Danube by Lipper....... mine
are the older ones. I have always loved this pattern and truly hate that it has been discontinued! That reminds me to be more careful while using them and storing away. The salad plate is from a set of four, each with a different chef design, and made by BIA Condon Bleu. I found the salad plates at Tuesday Morning.
The red tulips were recycled from my Valentine floral centerpiece used at my party last evening.
The individual spreaders match the salad plates. I thought I could use the spreaders as individual butter knives. The stainless flatware is Golden Corsica by Wallace.
The two figural glasses were made in Western Germany. The gold rim is 24k gold. Each glass hold 6 ounces. The figural stem is a Hummel figurine made by Goebel and the glass is made by Boeckling in Germany. I have a set of six and have always loved using them. Even though my are old, they are still made today.
The container matches the salad plates and spreaders. It is actually a utensil holder but I think it is a cute bread stick bucket.
The plates are held by a red charger with beaded edge from the discount store. Not everything on your table must be costly. Have fun and experiment with some of your favorite things. I never save anything but try to enjoy and really use my "treasures" that are special to me. It is not the cost value that makes an item a "treasure".....you heart deems it to be one.
Dinner is almost ready to be served. Mr. Piggy is looking like he has it all under control this evening.
The napkins are from Ross and the napkin rings are Blue Danube that match the dishes.
Bon Appetit, Mr. B !
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