Tuesday, January 16, 2018

A "Curious" Table

Even though I admit that I am feeling a lot better after my recent bout with the flu, it really did take a lot out of me. It also made me realize, sadly, that I'm not a kid anymore. In my younger days, I used to be able to bounce back rather quickly. These days I'm finding that I can hardly bounce at all! Being down has also put me off my food, if you can imagine that. I've been getting by on big pots of soup in the crockpot, have been drinking lots of juice, and sitting around the house. Pretty dull, right?
So, today, instead of getting a recipe, you're going to get another table setting. I'm sure I'm not going to hear any complaints, I know how you all like table settings, and, truth be told, I like them too.

I kicked off the New Year with a very simple table featuring plates from the Old Curiosity Shop pattern. Someone had suggested that I do an entire table with these plates, and that's what I've done today.
I find these plates are best suited for the winter months, but they also work very well when serving tea at any time of the year. 
Today's table is a truly winter one because it is near zero outside, and I decided to make my centerpiece one with a tea theme, because tea and juice have pretty much become my life lately. It's handy to have everything needed right in the center of the table.
I hope you enjoy these dishes as much as I do. What I love about this pattern, as I mentioned earlier in the year, is that each plate has a different image on it, so it's like owning lots of different sets of dishes. I also love transferware and love the color green, so the set was right up my alley.
These can be layered with any color dish in order to make it more or less colorful depending upon the season. I chose to stick with green and white here.
I've provided some close ups so that you can see the interesting detail on each plate. I love the hinges around the cups and the dinner plates. This is truly one of my favorite sets of dishes.
 White Chargers – Pier One
Dinnerware – Amazon, eBay
Flatware – Oneida
Wine Glasses – La Rochere

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Cee Pluse said...

This is a beautiful set of dishes, and I love the Dickensian theme! Setting up a tea station on your table is a great idea that I may just have to copy. It has been much colder than normal here in Georgia as well. I find myself drinking more than one mug of tea every day, which I usually only do when I am not feeling well. It would make sense to set out everything I need where it is easily accessible. I hope you continue to improve, and that your energy level recovers soon - the flu this year seems to be a nasty one.

martinealison said...


Je suis heureuse d'apprendre que vous êtes guérie bien que très souvent après une mauvaise grippe on se sente très fatigué.

Merci pour le partage ce petit billet accompagné de magnifiques photos de service de table.

Gros bisous

Thelma said...

Happy to hear you are feeling better. I love your set of dishes. They are really unique and beautiful.

Alycia Nichols said...

Aaaaahhhhhhhh....reminds me of my childhood on my Grandparents’ farm in Sabetha, Kansas! Sending you love and hopes for feeing 100%!

thepaintedapron.com said...

What a wonderful table Pattie, it has an Irish feel to me, perfect for St. Pat's Day, as well as winter. LOVE the black & white striped mats you've paired with it! So glad you're feeling better!

Rosie M. said...

Love, love, love the dishes you have shared. Between the green transferware and the detailed, original patterns on each plate (never have seen "hinges" on dishes before!), I am ready to hit eBay to see if there are any additional plates available. Thank you for sharing such a pretty table, especially when you are under the weather. Keep getting better and stay warm!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Just had to stop by and say how much I enjoyed this pretty tablescape!! Why???? Because I have the same dishes!! LOL!! I love them and use them at Christmas because they remind me of Charles Dickens and I also display them in my china cupboard in the den for St. Patrick's Day.
Thanks for sharing!

Kathryn Griffin said...

So very pretty! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at The Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's Showcase. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/sunday-showcase-make-pretty-monday-8-34/ Have a gorgeous week ahead! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

An Oasis in the Desert said...

Your table looks lovely, Pattie. I love that each piece has something different on it. I also really like the black and white striped placemats...makes everything pop!

So glad you are feeling better, but be careful about pushing yourself too much.

Warm hugs from sunny and warm Arizona!