Saturday, September 20, 2008

China Hunt

I truly enjoy setting a pretty table.
I found myself waiting in a long line early this morning pulling along a little red wagon borrowed from a neighbor. The mission was to scavenger hunt for lovely off-white china plates....Wedgewood, Spode, Johnson Brothers....at a huge company yard sale. Hunting through boxes of assorted china is not something I would normally do on a particular Saturday, but finding such splendid pieces became a pleasing game on this balmy day. I was especially charmed by these cream soup bowls. I like to serve cream soups in china cups and these will make it even more charming. I found several with gorgeous English patterns.


I will be able to have quite a luncheon with all these plates. I love the mix match, but just in case I am having an orderly kind of day, I also happened upon a patterned set of seven, with delicate, lace-like edgings. The etchings that surround the rim of the plates are the most absorbing.....I even found one with horses! I know who will get dibs on that one!

Tonight my table in the dining room is set with some of my new pieces; autumn china plates. I decided these were too lovely to pass up. Charlotte had so much fun deciding whom would get which plate.

the 13th of October

Friday, the 13th, and at last the weather has turned cooler. I breathe deeply as I turn off the air-conditioner and slide open a few windows...