It's close to Valentine's day and I thought it was time for some girl time at my house. The Gardener is out of town and it was just the time to enjoy breakfast with three friends--two of the three are blogging friends.
It was nice just to relax and enjoy a cold sunny day inside a warm, cozy house. It was also time for some pink.
Everything I set the table with had meaning for me. Well, except maybe my 50 cent bird candles and the fake 50 cent pearls. The flowers are in a depression glass sugar bowl. And I love pink carnations, by the way. They last (almost) forever.
The cutlery is from a charity shop in England, and I know it's for fish (knife) but it worked fine to spread our clotted cream and lemon curd, which was served in an old bon-bon dish given to me at my last birthday by Lydia Grace.
Napkins from a garage sale many years ago, owned by someone who was elderly then, so they must be old, but they are pink and that works for me! The old pink tablecloth is my mother's--probably 50 years old.
Teapot is newish, from Youngest when he was in highschool. It's my favorite because he gave it to me, and because of how pretty it is.
Two of the teacups are a story for another time but are the old stamped Tower Spode and very old, and very dear to me because of the story.
I love using my grandmother's depression glass, and my mother's nearly 70 year-old Fostoria crystal glasses. And even the little "salt dishes" at the left side of the plates are old, from my mother in law's things.
Menu: fruit, cranberry scones, muffin quiches, assorted teas, and HEALTHY chocolate inch-size brownies.
Of course the best item on the menu were the friends around the table!
I thought I'd end with "the end." How often on our tablescapes do we show that the meal was actually enjoyed?
Today I'm joining Susan's Tablescape Thursday. Check her out for more beauty!