Let me start with a prayer you can agree with me on:
Dear Lord, Bless Teachers, Administrators and Parents along with students that had to return to "normal" today...we may never have a normal again. Remind us of your presence and bless Connecticut! May Angels inhabit our schools, homes and cities!! AmenI am happy about a recent napkin purchase. I was in Dillard's admiring the Christmas tree decor.
Normal people were purchasing just the right touch for their 2012 dream tree.
Oh...but not I..
So, this is close to where my attention should have been fully planted! My beautiful fransiscan apple dish collection I filled the curio with this fall. I received much of this as an inheritance from Hubby's Paternal Auntie when she found out I was collecting it.
But...I tend to Major in Minor details and if you look in the wee bottom left corner you'll feast your eyes on a small sampling of another inheritance I can't stop thinking of. This is Theodore Haviland..Troy. Hubby's Maternal Auntie left it to me recently. It is not dissimilar from my wedding or anniversary china.
I love finding after season clearance merchandise wherever I roam so I meandered to the very back corner and found gorgeous stacks of napkins by Ralph Lauren and other designers.
That is what my heart was thinking of as the 1st of Christmas came out in the stores. I brought 2 patterns home to look over with my dishes and Ralph Lauren had to go back because the colors were wonderfully bold and I needed subtle. I snagged up their entire pile of 15 of these beauties. Ivy Hill Home. My fav price is $1/each or less but I splurged at $1.75 because they are really big and double sided...high quality. And...I have never happened upon something that worked so well without sewing up a storm with my Mom.
They have that cabbage rose olden feeling I love.
They would go amazingly well with my Mom's Fransiscan Desert Rose too!
Syracuse Forget Me Not china was an anniversary find in the Eastern Shore of VA on vaca several yrs ago.
If I ever have a large gathering it will be fun to use all 3 patterns at different tables.
Due to technical difficulties...my pics aren't so great and I cannot upload the pic I took of all china together with a napkin. I will show tablescapes as they happen.
Sneaking into Tablescape Thursday at BNOTP with Susan.
Happy Merry making, Denise Marie