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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 11-24-2012 08:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving Day. We visited our daughter and her family in her new home and were joined by the rest of the family. We now all sit around the same table as she has a larger dining room. I would love to see your pictures.

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June Martin
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iconnumber posted 11-24-2012 11:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for June Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lovely table. The flatware looks very interesting - what is it?

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jersey

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iconnumber posted 11-24-2012 02:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jersey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could it be treble clef flatware ?

Jersey

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June Martin
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iconnumber posted 11-24-2012 05:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for June Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sure looks like it. Thanks Jersey. Cool pattern.

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 11-24-2012 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, good! I was hoping we'd see people's tables. That one's very welcoming!

Here's (a terrible flash photo) of ours, with the dessert sitting on the table to get it out of the way while I finish dealing with the turkey etc. in the kitchen.

    China: Minton Gold Rose, from my paternal grandmother
    Forks: Gorham Cottage, Wallace Grand Colonial, and some fussy Reed & Barton pattern from the 1930s, I think, all from my maternal grandmother.
    Knives: Two different art nouveau patterns from mat. grandma
    Pastry forks: A traditional-looking pattern from late-19th C. Germany
    Teaspoons: Assorted American patterns, mostly from the 1860s-80s.
    Gravy boat: An unmarked Philadelphia coin silver creamer from the 1820s?
    Napkin rings: Mostly mid-19th c American sterling or coin silver
    Salts: Assorted

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 11-24-2012 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gosh, everything is way too small to be visible! Oh well.

The oranges sitting on upside-down water glasses are actually place cards. They have people's names written on them.

Maybe this will be more visible?

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 11-24-2012 10:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We do like seeing the table settings....Thanks

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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 11-24-2012 10:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jersey I am not sure what the name of flatware is, but it is the same as you have shown. I have always called it the fiddle-head pattern and we purchased it some years ago and I guess my daughter also bought some. We were looking for some more of it recently and did find it by a different manufacturer – slightly different size but close enough that I cannot tell the difference.

Polly, great idea using the creamer for a gravy boat. I cannot tell how you put the names on the oranges – was it with cloves?

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 11-25-2012 01:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was with a sharpie marker. Cloves would have been MUCH classier.

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jersey

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iconnumber posted 11-25-2012 03:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jersey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The treble clef was was apparently made with those who have a musical bent. BTW who is the manufacturer on your original set?

Also, I'd like to thank Scott for posting the picture of the flatware.

Polly, I'd stay with the sharpie, cloves are a tad more expensive to say the least.

I must say both settings are very inviting. Can't wait for Christmas.

Jersey

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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 11-25-2012 08:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jersey, we purchased the original set from Pottery Barn and they have discontinued this pattern. Their name for it was fiddlehead. The next generation of one that looks like the fiddlehead is called treble clef and it is sold in various retail outlets. The pattern, to me, looks more like the end of a fiddlehead fern than a treble clef and I suspect the change is name had something to do with trademarks.

The Pottery Barn version is available at replacement houses.
We usually go to spice houses to buy cloves in bulk to get a lower price.

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 11-26-2015 04:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ditto

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asheland

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I love seeing these tables! smile

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