Thank you Susan for hosting "Tablescape Thursday." This is my first one! I am so excited to see all the beautiful ideas out there. Thanks for visiting me!
I decided to do something different for Autumn and have used my Blue Willow with the beautiful, warm fall tones.
Most of my Churchill Blue Willow was given to me by my grandmother, which she collected a few pieces at a time. Some is by Royal China and belonged to my great grandmother. My mother has since added to my collection, and I picked up numerous pieces while in Japan. I have always loved this pattern based on a Chinese love story and find that it fits practically any occasion.
These napkins are from Walmart, and were the inspiration for combining the colors. We always use cloth napkins, and these really wear well although I do have to iron them. The bamboo napkin rings are from Bed, Bath and Beyond.
This bread and butter plate is by Johnson Brothers. The Mother of Pearl and sterling butter spreader is antique Landers, Frary and Clark.
This teapot was one of my finds in Japan. It has five lovely cups. Every set I bought in Japan was in odd numbers.
Although not a traditional Asian table, I have used some of my beautiful treasures. Rice bowls are from Japan as well as the chop sticks and rests. I have included the tea cup, as that is generally brought at the beginning of the meal. Also included is a water glass and a small cup for Japanese Saki.
The tall centerpiece is removed for meals and includes branches and wildflowers from our property.
I hope you enjoy my Japanese and Chinese- inspired American autumn!!
Please come back Friday for the weekend recipe...the BEST apple cake you have ever eaten!!