I am so excited about this pattern! Seeing them is like stepping back in time to another place. And I can tell you that the men in my life, my husband and father absolutely love these plates. My dad's ancestry is very English, so I can see why he likes it. My Puerto Rican husband, however, I'm not sure about!
You can read about Meakin pottery HERE. The dinner plates feature "Haddon Hall." Below is a newer plate, which is a bit different than the older one below it.
I just love these delicate coffee/tea cups! The cups feature "Ann Hathaway's cottage" Shottery, while the saucer features the "Holy Trinity Church" Stratford-on-Avon.
I used the same double runners I made for the Spode Woodland table a few weeks ago. I really think the large candlesticks and vintage basket keep it modern. The hydrangeas are from this summer.
The crystal is Durand Cristal D'Arques "Longchamp" and the flatware is my Wallace "Louvre." I thought the floral pattern would go well with the china. I used my Landers/Frary/Clark mother of pearl and sterling knives for something different.
You will also notice the Mikasa "Italian Countryside" dinner plates I used as chargers. The beautiful thing about these plates is that they are large enough to use under older, smaller dinner plates. I use them a lot as chargers.
The napkins I picked up on ebay last year. These are the only ones I have like this. I usually borrow from my mom's extensive collection of beautiful vintage linens.
A few night shots during the "blue hour."
You might have noticed the corner looks different! We have been working on the china cabinet Luis is making. It still does not have doors, but we needed to fit it, and it is too large to go back out! I will be doing all the finishing in the house. I cannot wait for it to be done! He used reclaimed wood, a tree (really) and chestnut mouldings from my great grandfather's house here. In the meantime, I am using it as extra storage.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate so much all of your well wishes and prayers for my mom. She is doing really well, and is already planning her garden for summer!
I hope you enjoyed my red transferware table this week! I hope to have a St. Patrick's table with mother's Noritake "Condoro" for next week. Take care and thanks so much for your visit!!
I'll be joining Rednesday at It's a Very Cherry World for the first time and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch, so be sure to go by and visit!