Wednesday, July 8, 2009

My Great Grandmother's China

Thank you Susan for hosting Tablescape Thursday. You are an inspiration with all of the things on your blog. Be sure to see Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/



This is my Great Grandmother's china straight from Limoges, France. It gets to come out only for Thanksgiving dinners! (And, of course, now this tablescape!) I haven't found a delicate enough teapot to go with this pattern yet.


These sherbets belonged to my mother and go perfectly with this fine china.


Now, here is this little hand painted rose plate I got at that garage sale last week. See, it goes well with this.


This is my only piece of Haviland from Limoges. I think it fits in here.


I have a set of 10 full place settings of this antique china from Limoges, France. It's from a company called Elite. My great grandmother on my mother's side was French and she brought these from France. Being so delicate, it is a miracle the china survived with no chips or cracks!.


. . . that is until my daughter was fooling around a couple thanksgivings ago and tapped my daughter-in-law on the head with one cup and now I have 9 cups!!


Antique little pitcher. I think it belonged to my husband's mother.


A Lenox vase holds the roses. It was my mother's.


I have several serving pieces with this collection but alas, no teapot.


Here's a rose for you all. Thanks for stopping by. Love to hear from you. Drop me a line.
Shirley

28 comments:

  1. Very pretty in pink. I love that little glass pitcher.
    D

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  2. Shirley, very pretty and feminine!

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  3. I'm absolutely drooling over your gorgeous china! So pretty!

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  4. Shirley, that table could define the phrase "pretty in pink." It is just as pretty as can be! And I loved hearing about all of the pieces that belonged to your family and who they belonged to... that is SO special.

    I'm a big fan of limoge, and yours is even more special because of the family connection. They obviously left it to the right family member who appreciates not only the quality of the pieces but the sentimental attachment as well. And I love your mother's sherberts, too. You new piece and your Haviland piece complete the look. Perfect!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  5. The whole table is perfection but I especially like the sherbet glasses. I always like the dishes that people have inherited the best. They always seem special.

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  6. What family treasures you have! Your new rose plate fits right in! Beautiful!

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  7. Shirley... Your heart shaped chairs stole my heart. How sweet are they!!!!Pink is my fav. color at this time in my life, so of course I went nuts over your scape, beautiful...xoxo~Kathy@ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  8. This is soooo pretty. Those dishes are so delicate and the pink on the white table outside..so stunning!

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  9. How absolutely wonderful to have such a beautiful set from your Grandmama! Such a pretty and delicate pattern. So fortunate and rare to have such a large set! I have a few pieces of vintage Elite. It is so beautiful! Your heart shaped chairs as so darling! The pink tablecloth really complimented the lovely placesettings.

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful heirloom china!

    Tina

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  10. Those dishes are lovely! The pattern looks so delicate and pretty. What a beautiful background for your tablescape and the heart shaped chairs are great.

    Dining Delight

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  11. beautiful pretty and pink

    happy tablescaping

    Sarah

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  12. Absolutely beautiful, Shirley!!

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  13. This is pretty, Shirley! Very soft! How's the dining room going? :)

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  14. I'm not usually a pink fan, but this is so beautiful. I love it!

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  15. Beautiful table. Love the delicate pinks and the china is to die for.

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  16. This is by far the prettiest tablescape I have ever seen. The china is so very lovely. I have two tea cup and saucer sets that are Limoges and they are delicate and beautiful. The pink tablcloth is the only color to use with these. I love the pink sherbert glasses. I have been on the lookout for affordable stemmed water goblets in that pink. I'm so sorry that you lost a cup, but you still have a wonderful collection, made all the more special because it is a family heirloom.

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  17. This tablescape is so delicate, sweet and feminine. I love it set on the table with the sweetheart chairs. It is so wonderful that you have such a wonderful gift from your grandmother. The shebert glasses are just perfect. Enjoy!

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  18. I have the same chairs but mine are a bit rusty. Your beautiful tablescape makes me want to paint them!

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  19. Your china is wonderful and I hope you find another cup to replace the one that was broken. Thanks for sharing.
    Joyce

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  20. Hi Shirley, your tablescape is just lovely. The dishes are stunning....I know you must love them. The setting is so lovely. Wonderful job!

    Barb

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  21. What a gorgeous setting! I am in love with that gold-edged china. What a beautiful set to own! Ah, things do get broken. Just human nature. Odd numbers are just fine!
    Brenda

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  22. Shirley, that china is beautiful! That is a shame about the cup. Maybe she could replace for you from replacements.com?
    A lovely table, the compotes are gorgeous too!

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  23. Hey girl....what beautiful treasures those dishes are....Ohhh so pretty. Thanks for coming by and the farm is on facebook...I was invited and I don't have a clue how to invite unless someone is on my friends list and I only have one of those cause people invite me! lol
    but I think you should be able to google it and then just gign up...they have several but mine is called FARMTOWN...I am sure someone else could really give you instructions...I hope you find it though and I'd love to have you as a farm neighbor! Have a great night sweetie.

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  24. Stunning china---in my favorite color. Thank you for sharing this beautiful table.

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  25. Hey Shirley: Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting on my drop cloth drapes. You asked how I got the idea for them....the only thing I can say is that I didn't want them "plain Jane" so I decided to finish them off with the wide black border at the bottom to go along with my seagrass rug. In a post last year (not sure when) I featured a shower curtain I made like one I saw in the Ballards catalog where I sewed a wide brown border (again using a sheet) to the bottom of a white shower curtain in my hubby's bathroom. Ballard's shower curtain was around $56 and mine was less than $25!

    By the way, you table setting is stunning!

    Judy

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  26. This is so lovely and delicate! If it was mine I would keep it out in view year around! Love it!

    Katherine

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  27. Can you come to the party is the what this tablescape is saying. I just love the antiques. It is delicate and the pink gives such a warm inviting glow. You should use this more often for it is so special.

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