Thursday, July 22, 2010

Let's Celebrate, A Formal Celebration with My FAV58

Let's Celebrate!  I'm joining the celebration with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch and all the other dish-a-holics.  It's Susan's 100th Tablescape Thursday.  Whoo hooo!  There are some beautiful tablescapes set for this occasion.  Speaking of which before your visit BNOTP, let me tell you about my tablescape.

This tablescape has been in the works since I polished the St Ann/St Moritz flatware that I inherited.  You can see that post here.  I also inherited the china used in today's tablescape.  For the longest time, I could not figure out the name of the pattern.  I searched the Internet.  Then finally, a couple of weeks ago on eBay, I saw a platter just like mine.  In my Internet search, I typed Fanolina because that is what I thought the imprint on the bottom of this china was; but the results yielded "Favolina".   Alas, I know that my pattern is named FAV58.  It was made in Poland.  From my dear Mommy, I inherited a set of eight.  Two of the dinner plates are broken in two.  The teapot that you will see on the buffet has a similar curly q pattern as the plate's edges, but it is by Burhem (if I'm making out the letters correctly) from England.

Initially, I wanted to use a different centerpiece with real flowers.  Since I do not have my own garden, I was going to Trader Joe's.   They have a good variety of inexpensive flowers.  Nevertheless, I did not make it to Trader Joe's.  So last week, I decided to use two topiaries along with an arrangement of faux roses.  I made these to compliment our wedding photo of Mr Wonderful and me which is proudly displayed above our mantel in the family room.  There are peach roses in my bridal bouquet.  I did take pics to share, but the flash's light invaded the pics.  (I have a Canon PowerShot A540 and don't know what Mr Wonderful did with the instructions.  If anyone knows how to turn off the flash, please shoot me an e-mail at  Please enjoy My FAV58 formal tablescape.  Because of its sentimental value, it's one of my favorite patterns.  You know how we like to share our favorite things with our friends, so I am glad it's this special celebration of the 100th Tablescape Thursday to share with all of you.

FAV58 manufactured by Favolina:  Inherited
St Ann/St Moritz Super plate Flatware:  Inherited
Teapot:  Inherited
Etched Glassware/Stemware:  Inherited
Decanter (to serve Jasmine Iced Tea):  From my decanter collection
Base from Topiaries and container holding faux roses: Alsip Home Nursery
Frosted Duet candlesticks and frosted votive holders:  Partylite
Sferra Tablecloth and Napkins:  Horchow
Silverplated Chargers with Gold-beaded Border:  JCPenney (years ago)
Scroll Knife Rests:  Bombay Company

Thanks for visiting!

All the Best,


Friday, July 16, 2010

Divas in a Cloche

It's a Summer Cloche Party with our hostess Marty at A Stroll Thru Life.  I learned what a cloche is from her last Cloche Party, so I bought a couple so I could join in the fun this year.

I am fashionably late for the party because I just returned from our last day of Vacation Bible School.  Nevertheless, I am still excited to participate in the Cloche Party. Yea!

Can two divas share a cloche?

Awfully, tight in here.

There shall only be one Diva.

Hold up.  Wait a minute.

Who's the Diva now?

Yuhoo!  Over here, to the left.

Okay, let's share.  This cloche is big enough for the two of us.

Thanks for visiting.  Check out all of the creative participants in the Summer Cloche Party.