As reported in Better Homes and Gardens this month, many of us think having a quiet dinner at home with a few friends is better then an evening out. However to a tablescaper, dinner in does not mean that it has to be a casual affair on the everyday dishes. Setting the stage for a casual, comforting dinner is what we do best!
Welcome friends to -
The Evesham Dinner
As an homage to friendship,
I have to tell you that it was a long ago
meeting of a wonderful woman from England
who one day while having dinner
at a beautifully set table
shared with me her passion for collecting
Royal Worcester Evesham dinnerware
I commented on the numerous fruit patterns
and number of serving pieces
to which she responded,
You must collect!
And so it began.
Shown here is the complimenting
color banded luncheon plate
'Peach and Blackberry'
Sans the Bordallo Pinheiro
green cabbage leaf soup bowl
Here I have suited the Evesham luncheon plate
with the Queens bone china salad plate called
This set also has several variations
of the fruit pattern
that mix well with the Royal Worcester and I was happy to discover could be found at many of our favorite haunts
Tonight I decided to go with the Portuguese
cabbage leaf charger
instead of placemats and/or tablecloth
As mentioned before,
there are many, many serving
pieces covered and open
each having a distinctive pattern
View of the top of
the small covered casserole
in the Evesham Gold
This little gravy boat and plate was bought
during a trip to London several years ago.
I had to buy several pieces from the source!
The napkins were a Linens and Things purchase
many years ago
and are a perfect match
to the dishes
The silk orchard has been around for a while
as it can move from room to room depending on need
The candlestick holders are new this year from TJ Maxx
Of course after dinner there is coffee, set on the buffet
The small platter is not part of either set
but if it was a fruit pattern -
it was going home with me!
Thanks for joining me today.
I wish you beautiful friendships in 2011
and beautiful tables at which to celebrate them
This week I will be joining
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays
and Susan at
Between Naps on the Porch
Special thanks to you both
Click on their links on the sidebars for more ideas
from those sharing their creativity this week.