|The Battenberg runner and placemats, silver pieces, and white china with |
a black band and gold rim set the tone.
The red flowers--plants from her garden--and the candles and napkins added a beautiful touch of color.
|The china is new to her--a recent fabulous find at an auction--and it was so perfect|
for the occasion that I commented that it reminded me of a tuxedo...
The pattern? Black Tie, by Mikasa!
|The butter in its own covered butter dish,|
with mint garnish.
|Crystal bobeches...such a beautiful and sparkly touch on the silver candlesticks.|
|And silver and crystal salt cellars.|
|Silver tea service, including a gorgeous samovar, is a gift from my brother and sister-in-law. |
|Espresso to accompany dessert...served on a silver tray.|
Have you ever seen such a beautiful demitasse set?
Another recent auction find, my mother remembers an
identical set at her childhood home.
We don't know the pattern--can anyone help us there?
|A gold band on the cup and saucer, and this woman, whose|
dish addiction I've inherited, just happens to have
gold demitasse spoons and sugar server!
I told you I come by it honestly! :)
|And the set even has its own holder!|
|Isn't it the sweetest?|
I'll be joining these parties this week; please visit them and join in the fun!