Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Table for One Please

Thanks to Susan as always for hosting Tablescape Thurdays. Please drop by her beautiful site and look all around. There you will also find all the participants of this party.

This week I decided to stay inside(!) and have a dinner for one in front of the fireplace. Of course, being summer,, we don't have a fire but I'll do another in the winter. I had to fit in my new Windsor chair somehow : ))

I centered this tablescape around some pieces from my brown transfer collection. These three pieces belonged to my Aunt Addah. All three are marked T&R Boote, England. They are the Lahore Pattern from 1880 and have a registry no.

Love the tea pot! It holds quite a lot.

The creamer. I wish I could find the sugar but I think I will just try and get a silver sugar scuttle from eBay. I've bid on a couple but didn't get them.

This lace tablecloth was my Mom's

Crystal wine and candle sticks are newer.

From over head.

I got this silver napkin holder from eBay. It comes in a set of four, all a little different. Very pretty.

Square votive holders are from GW. ($.50 each)

My chair again : )) Also my favorite picture in back of the 3 white arabs.
Hope everyone has a happy and blessed Thursday.
Thanks for dropping by. I'd love if you'd leave me a little hello.


  1. Hi Shirley! Oh, what a nice setting for just one! It's lovely. Your tea set is so pretty and how special it must be that it belonged to your aunt!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Hello Shirley! I love the green brown and white combination. Your lace tablecloth is so pretty! There's something that speaks to me when it comes to lace! Happy TT and blessings to you!

  3. So nice of you to treat yourself to such a lovely table!!! I love the brown and white with a splash of green...perfection!!! Hppy Tablescape Thursday!!!


  4. How beautiful! I love how the pieces all have a history :)

  5. This looks like a Victorian fireside tea to me. Something you might see at an old bed and breakfast. A very lovely recreation! I love that chair too!

    Very pretty!

  6. Looks like you are have tea with someone I think the photos from above are becoming my favorites lately. Such a nice perspective.

  7. I always try to work in my favorite stuff too! I do love your chair. And your lacey tablecloth. And your napkin rings (I've been scouting eBay for them myself, but haven't come up with great ones yet.) And I love the teapot! Lovely setting by the fireplace.

  8. Your brown transferware is perfect for this setting. So pretty.

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  9. Hi Shirley! I am just a spectator again this week, but my appreciation grows with every post I see! Your tablescape is beautiful, and inspiring! I didn't know that I would ever THINK to set just myself with a pretty setting like this; but I am so very happy that now I question "Why NOT?!" This is all just BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE your Windsor chair too!.. I am just a "young (ha! ha!) grasshopper" watching and learning from all of you!.. and loving every minute of it! I'd love to participate sometime, someday! ~tina

  10. Hi Shirley, you used one of my favorite color combos: green and brown! Love that chair too !

  11. Hi Shirley,
    Sorry I'm running late, but wanted to say how much I like your table for one. The colors are beautiful ... love the lace tablecloth ... and that teapot is very, very special! Nicely done!

  12. Hi Shirley,

    I really like your table. The colors are so warm and relaxing, especially by your beautiful fireplace. I too love your chair, it looks so comfortable, like it's give you a hug when you rest in it's arms. I know your items from your mother and aunt are special treasures.


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