Thanksgiving at the Junction

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Green and Gold Luncheon

There are two things I know about myself to be true; I love the color green and anything vintage or that has the look of antiquity. This attraction began as a teenager and has remained true all of my life. Having lived in many of states that were once called the colonies may have something to do with it, or it could be that I do just love history. The dishes featured today are a perfect example. They were added to my collection a year or so ago. I was drawn to them because they have the ornate gold filigree pattern I so often associate with fine antique china. Then of course they were green - gotta have 'em.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Welcome to -
The Green and Gold Luncheon

With all the snow outside
this tablecloth centerpiece
reminded me of the patterns in snowflakes

Because of the square shape of the tablecloth
I added white placemats to the hosts seating

Here you can see the gold trim and filigree
on the dinner plate that gives this pattern
its' vintage appearance.

Shown here with the companion soup bowl,
the name of the collection is Melissa
 sold under the Vintage Home Essentials
and Beyond brand

The candlestick holder was a
GW find in Annapolis 
The little Victorian lady belonged to my
Great Aunt

On the buffet server
I have a few pieces of
vintage linens

My favorite would have to be
 this lace hankie
resting on the cake plate

One last look back.....

I hope you are safe and warm today and take time
to visit with
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch

Thanks for stopping in!


  1. Beautiful, beautiful table. Love the green plates.

  2. Your table is lovely! I love the vintage look of your china. Also, great find on the candlestick. The tablecloth in the center is very beautiful--love the stems, it's all put together just beautifully. I also began a love affair with vintage early on, but never really acted upon it until recently. I guess I just have more time on my hands now, and I guess I just appreciate it even more now. Thanks for visiting with me, your comments are always appreciated.

  3. Your table is gorgeous! I love it all, the china is beautiful, the linnens are sooo romantic, the flowers, everything it's so elegant, just great!


  4. Green is my favorite color also. I love your tablescape!

  5. Lovely table~ I love your green floral plates! Your linens & stemware are perfectly beautiful. Thank you so much for your visit & generous comments :-)

  6. Love your table! Your dishes are beautiful and the way you used the square cloth is very clever (may steal that idea!!) This is elegant and inviting.

    BTW...I used to live in Princeton and remember taking the shuttle to Princeton Junction to get the train (about a million years ago!!)

  7. Such a beautiful table! Those plates! OH, those plates! Love them, and what a great find your candlestick was. Just a wonderful tablescape.

    Happy Seasonal Sunday to you...


    Sheila :-)

  8. Those linens are gorgeous! Such a pretty setting, love the china too.
    Let's hope the only snowy white this week is that beautiful cloth

  9. Oh, your table is just beautiful! I love the dishes. And that linen table cloth is so pretty!

  10. Beautiful! And I am so impressed if you ironed all those beautiful linens yourself! (I am a terrible ironer!)

  11. What a beautiful table! I love the green. Thanks so much for making your table a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  12. With these sentences, I knew I would love this table!
    "I love the color green and anything vintage or that has the look of antiquity. This attraction began as a teenager and has remained true all of my life."

    I'm right there with you sister! Beautiful green flowers, accenting the china perfectly. Thanks for sharing! ~CJ

  13. I love your green and pink dishes. Your whole table has a lovely vintage feel. Beautiful! Janice

  14. This table is so lovely -- it takes my breath away! Your dining table itself is quite striking as it's top positivly gleams! Quite beautiful.

  15. Your table is wonderful. Your choices are perfect. I really thought the china was vintage. It's breathtaking. Great table!

  16. Truly an elegant setting. Love the linens and your idea of adding the placemats at the host seating. The china is gorgeous! ~ Sarah

  17. Oh, this is such a lovely table! That tablecloth is gorgeous, and the flowers you've used really help show off your pretty china! This is exactly the kind of table I love best!

  18. Loving all your gorgeous pieces. I am a diehard fan of white & green, so this is my FAVE settings for this week.

    Have a great w/end ahead.

    hugs & blessings,

  19. I love your china, its a beautiful pattern and your centerpiece is to die for. Thanks so much for sharing.

  20. What a stunning table! The china is striking (I love the green!), and your linens are beautiful. Stop by if you have time. I just posted my BEST tablescape ever!