Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Supper in the Kitchen



I am joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. There are many of us who just love to set the table and play with dishes. (In real life---Jack and I very often use paper plates!) However, the table always looks inviting. So many of the dishes that I use are not suitable for the dishwasher.

Tonight we are going to eat in the kitchen. It has been a long day and I am going to make 1905 Salad. You can read about it here.



The counter tops are cherry so I did not use placemats. A clear glass plate serves as a charger. On top is a plate with a fruit design. The china is made by the Edwin M. Knowles China Company and, although I can find the dishes on eBay, I cannot find the name of the pattern. The plate on top is banded glassware. I was fortunate enough to buy a lot of this glassware. I love the look of the colors with Fiesta dishes, too.


I could not get rid of that glare…..I am not allowed to climb yet!


The dishes are well worn. I bought the set when I first started staying at the cabin and Jack has decided that they really belong at his house.





The flatware was purchased at the Dansk outlet several years ago. The Fiesta pitcher is a reproduction and the zinnias are from the garden.

Thanks for stopping by. If you have a  minute, I love comments!


Jackie said...

Hello Carol

A lovely colourful welcoming table! I especially love the vase and the Zinnia's and the way you have the tilt in the last photograph. Jackie in UK.

Marilyn said...

Beautiful Tablescape!
We usse paper plates in the summer time for sandwiches or cold meals but in the winter we use the Fiestaware or china!
Have a Great Day!

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Carol, Great Tablesetting, love the zinnia in the green pitcher. They are so cheerful. Take care and enjoy the rest of the week.

Mary said...

Very pretty table setting Carol. Glad to know you are recovering well - especially that you are able to go treasure hunting again!

Take care dear and enjoy these late Summer New England days.
Hugs - Mary

Suzanne said...

How pretty! Makes me want some yummy fall comfort food! Let me know when you're having a dinner party! hahaha
P.S. I have all the goods too but somehow those darn paper plates keep showing up:)

Cathy said...

Your table is so pretty, Carol. I love to combine patterns and colors and play with my dishes. I especially like your colorful glassware. And I know I would like your 1905 salad too.

✿ Hélène Flont ✿ said...

Bonjour Carol !!! I am so glad you came by " à l'atelier Flont" so that I could find also your lovely blog. ♥ Hélène

Anita said...

Beautiful table!! Love your zinnias and the fiestaware too! I can't wait to see what the 1905 salad is! I have an old Watkins cookbook and I have looked at the some of the salad dressing recipes but never made any.

Pam said...

Very beautiful looking table setting! The 1905 salad sounds so good and the zinnias are the perfect touch!

Sharon Lovejoy said...


I LOVED your comment on my Honest Kitchen posting. So you are a member of the "HONEST KITCHEN CLUB." I know I would love your little cabin. These are the places of the heart.

Did you ever see one of my last books The Little Green Island with the Little Red House? I am crazy for red houses, which is what this camp was, but the sea air stripped the paint every year. We finally gave in and shingled it. I miss the red.

So happy you stopped by for a visit. How can I keep from losing you in the blog world? Let's keep in touch-one Maineiac to another.


Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

podso said...

The table looks like a cozy place to eat and the zinneas add so much vibrancy! It all kind of reminds me of fall, which we're all wishing for!

From the Kitchen said...

I would love to join you in the kitchen with this setting. I especially love the zinnias in the fiesta ware pitcher.


Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Hi Carol, you set a beautiful table. It looks wonderful.

I had to pop over and say, what you wrote on Brenda's blog is so exactly what I was going to write. Since I found out about Windows Live Writer, there is no going back for me. Blogger was one frustrating program, and I was one of the unlucky ones that everything glitchy happened to.

Now I am thrilled to be able to post quickly and effortlessly on WLW.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

I love your pretty dishes and bright zinnias! A beautiful table just makes me happy. Thanks for posting our BlogBBQ button. I'm hoping some of you talented tablescapers will share your fabulous ideas. Enjoy that darling table with paper plates on top!!!!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

The striped plates and glasses look wonderful with the pretty fruit patterned plates! And you can't beat zinnias for adding cheer to a table!

Lori Lucas said...

Fiesta with anything makes me happy! The table is wonderful. Your entire table is wonderful. The zinnia's just made it perfect. Thanks for sharing. Lori L

Atticmag said...

I'm in love with your fruit plates!

Some news: We're staring a Giveaway Friday! link-up party tomorrow, 8/27 plus we are giving away a custom backsplash! Please join us to link your giveaway or browse. Jane F.

Mimi said...

Very the stripes on the clear pieces.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I'm lovin' all of your striped pieces, they are just so colorful and fun-enjoy!

Entertaining Women said...

The green pitcher and the zinnias are the perfect appointment for your wonderful Knowles plates. I love the reflection of the glass charger on the wood of your table. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay


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