Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Dinner in the Garden

May I invite you to my Garden Party? Please sit down and I will tell you about my dishes.

 My transferware plates are labeled on the back, Olde Alton Ware, England. I'm not sure how old they are. I  bought each plate separately at antique stores. The sugar and creamer are labeled Japan, maybe 40's or 50's. 

Sterling is Buttercup by Gorham.

In July, the hydrangeas change from blue to a beautiful green. I hope this arrangement will dry well. The stems are in an oasis and I will let it dry out naturally and use it on my dining room table.

I love my Mama's crystal which is Meadow Rose by Fostoria. 


My centerpiece bowl is new and came from East Enterprises. I found the napkins a few years ago from our local AAFES store.

It's almost dusk now and the crickets are beginning to sing. I love this time of the evening. Thanks for listening to my story.

I  am joining Susan for Tablescape Thursday. I enjoy viewing everyone's tablescapes so much.

23 comments:

  1. Your blue and white transferware in an outdoor setting is just stunning. I love your new centerpiece bowl with hydrangeas...which I am so mad that I can't grow where I live. What an inviting spot for dinner! Joni

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  2. gorgeous pictures and setting, just wonderful~

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  3. Well, I love your mom's crystal too! Your centerpiece bowl was a great find.

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  4. Very pretty table and your yard looks lovely-enjoy!

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  5. Oh, this is a spectacular table! So elegant! Those hydrangeas are magnificent, and your pretty blue and white china with your mama's stunning crystal add so much charm. I've always loved the Buttercup silver pattern! Thank you for your comment on my table this week!

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  6. So very lovely! Love the blue transferware, the sterling, your Mama's beautiful stemware -- it's all wonderful! The phlox and other elements of your garden landscape provide a serene, inviting backdrop. Nicely done!

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  7. The blue transferware is so beautiful. Everything works so well together and in such a beautiful setting. Just lovely!

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  8. Soothing and inviting , it doesnt get better than this.. Love all your blue and white against the outdoor setting....

    Sonny

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  9. How lovely is this! You should be shouting for joy to be in such a beautiful setting.

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  10. Spectacular! what a gorgeous garden. Your table and hydrangeas make for the perfect magazine photo shoot. I love your mama's Fostoria,the flatware and transware. Thank for your sharing.

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  11. Your outdoor table is wonderful! I love the transferware and the hydrangeas are beautiful. What gorgeous stemware from your mother.
    xo, Sherry

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  12. This is beautiful. The hydrangeas are fabulous...my blue ones haven't turned green. I want mine to look like yours. I think this table is very elegant and the outdoor setting really adds an extra special touch.

    Sue

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  13. That china is beautiful, and I also love your Mother's stemware. It has such a delicate beauty. That huge bowl of hydrangeas will look beautiful as a dried centerpiece. laurie

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  14. What a beautiful romantic setting for an early evening meal. Your dinnerware is beautiful...nothing like crisp blue and white. The sparkling crystal is so pretty. I think your plates are circa 1930.
    The hydrangeas in that beautiful bowl are magnificent, I love that muted shade of green.
    Have a great weekend, Bonnie!

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  15. You garden party is lovely. Love the hydrangeas.

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  16. I do love blue and white and yours is wonderful.
    This post is like something from a magazine.
    It is just lovely,

    Laura

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  17. Ah, my favorite color combination so beautifuly executed.

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  18. Your table setting is beautiful..simple and elegant at the same time..and so inviting! I'm passionate about blue and white transferware myself. I must say, your lush centerpiece is magnificent!

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog. I'm now signed up to follow as your newest blogger friend...

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  19. Bonnie, I just love your setting! (You can see from my own post that I love blues, and I love hydrangeas, too.) Everything is beautiful! And how lucky you are to have your mother's lovely crystal. It's so delicate. Thank you for sharing it all!

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  20. I'm really enjoying looking around your blog...It's so full of inspiration!

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  21. Absolutely stunning. Beautiful photography -- great eye. Blessings.

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