I do love this pattern but it is so fragile.. not something you would want to use with the grandchildren, but I wanted to set the table for spring so with the help of my daughter's we got everything out and set the table up. The truth about this china is that I knew nothing about Meakin before following your blogs! (thanks guys... I am learning so much) Isn't that wild? I just knew I loved the pattern. Now I know I love most Meakin patterns. Another odd thing, I had no idea the pattern was considered transfer ware before doing the research on blog. My knowledge until recent was the china was my favorite color and it some eye candy.
|photo by my daughter Sarah Seay|
The napkins, napkin rings and place mats are from Pier One. They are the most delicate linens I have seen in a while.
The silver plate is by Rogers & Bros. "Inspiration" also known "Magnolia" & "Queen Rose" it was produced in 1951. I bought it from a lady on Craigs List this past summer.. a great price and the wooden chest was included. She had a set of six with the serving pieces.. I bought extra pieces on ebay to expand the number of place settings. It is the first silver plate I have ever owned.. and I have grandkids! I love it.
There are two casserole dishes in the set. This picture shows the detail of the china.
|photo by Sarah Seay|
Lovely gravy boat.. can you see the broken side on the plate? It happened when I moved it from one are to another. I just about wanted to cry. There are some repairs on a couple of pieces but it hurts more when it happens on my watch.
You need to meet Marti if you have not.. she is the one of the most supportive people in blog land! Plus her blog is beautiful.. really hop over there now.
Beverly has a great party and blog
Such beautiful entries.. you need to see them!