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iconnumber posted 12-27-2009 10:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

This Christmas my wife decided to celebrate her Scottish ancestry by making a tablecloth in the tartan of the Clan Macleod. Using a sewing machine she was given on the first Christmas of our recent marriage proved to be challenging; but she preserved and stitched a beautiful tablecloth.

Louisiana gumbo was the fare for this meal with some good friends.

I would love to see other holiday table settings.


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iconnumber posted 12-28-2009 05:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for salmoned     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry, you request came after I'd eaten. wink

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That's 18-8 stainless steel Saturn DeVille (Japan) on a Corelle by Corning bowl (USA).

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iconnumber posted 12-28-2009 06:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonflywink     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice choice, salmoned, the spoon and bowl seem made for each other.....

ahwt, that's a lovely and welcoming Christmas table. Was just my Mom, boyfriend and I at her house this year, she didn't bother pulling out the Spode, so nice to see it here. She did end up with a very pretty table using her raised grape Wedgwood creamware dishes and simple Towle Candlelight with candles and greenery on red table linens, simple and elegant (like Mom).


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iconnumber posted 12-29-2009 01:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wish I'd taken pictures. We were four atheists and a baby, of 65% Eastern European Jewish, 30% Chinese Confucian, 5% Syrian Jewish, and 5% Swedish Lutheran extraction. Not naturally big Christmas celebrators, but it's nice to have a festive meal with friends even if it's 95% someone else's holiday. We ate roast duck off Wedgwood Esme creamware with mismatched coin and sterling flatware, mostly American, mostly from the 1870s-80s; I tried not to repeat any patterns. I used my grandmother's various American Art Nouveau sterling serving spoons/forks/ladles.

Next year I'll try to remember to take a photo.

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iconnumber posted 12-29-2009 08:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jersey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I too pulled out my Spode Christmas tree china & matching tumblers. My tablecloth was a red & green plaid. So much fun!


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iconnumber posted 12-29-2009 02:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for silverhunter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice photo's, I think it take a long time to create such a warm design in combination with family history.
It's nice to see such a table covered also with table center pieces, I think the porcelain pieces are also rather old.
Some weeks ago in a t.v. program there were showed also porcelain decoration pieces (used in Holland in the 18th century). So many countries use these kind of decoration (porcelain with silver). I don't know from which century these combinations were used.
You have nice table silver and my compliments for the Scotisch try out, that result to enjoy for what you showed.

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iconnumber posted 01-01-2010 05:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Postnikov     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi -
an unplanned meeting with 3 "surprise" guests: China the classical KPM "Kurland", dating back to 1790, Russian silver from Gratschev, St. Petersburg 1868, Cristall glasses around 1920 from different flee markets and countrys (Baccarat - France, Hadeland - Norway and Peil - Germany).


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iconnumber posted 01-01-2010 08:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jersey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very simple, cool & clean, love it!

BTW A very Happy New Year to you & all the Forum members!


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iconnumber posted 01-01-2010 09:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Postnikov, your guests had a beautiful table setting to enjoy. Thanks for sharing.

Silverhunter, the decoration pieces are Staffordshire figures that were made in England during the 1800s. My wife likes silver, but china and pottery objects are the things that she looks at first.

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