The Washerwoman

The Washerwoman

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Favourite China & friends coming for supper

It is always a pleasure to see friends, and this evening we are hosting a "pot-luck" style supper. All I have to do is set the table.......

well not quite, but this is the fun part where I can rummage into the sideboard and get out my favourite Alfred meakin Cactus Dinner service and Lord Nelson Rio 1950's side dishes..... along with my vintage glasses & favourite spotty jug.....
Oh yes, and the 1930's salad servers that I have had forever..... may have come from a jumble sale in the 1970s? Linen checked napkins, much nicer than paper I think.

Table cloth of course by Cath Kidston & spotty cutlery from Tesco! Just need the guests & the food......

15 comments:

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Liz,
Hope you all had a lovely time around your pretty table...Love the daisies.
(I may have to lift my boycott of Tesco just for one day...and go and buy some of those spotty knives and forks!)

Have a lovely weekend,
Niki x

Redwoodhouse said...

Please may I come LOLirical it all looks so inviting.
Jan

Rebecca said...

Oh, another Alfred Meakin fan! My own favourites are Nice and Bill & Ben, also Carousel and Fruitseller. I don't have many opportunities to use a full set of them. Nice to see a table set with them.

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Oh it looks lovely.

BusyLizzie said...

thank you for your kind comments, pretty vintage china is just another of my "things", and have groaning sideboard shelves to prove it.
Lizzie x

Clare said...

Have a lovely time, looks great!

Donna said...

Oooooh it looks delicious already. Enjoy your evening x

kelly said...

Hi Lizzie, my kitchen is too small for one too but I have hope of a huge kitchen one day! Your table looks wonderful, how perfectly vintage!

Sian said...

ow, doesn't that look pretty. I love the Tesco cutlery. Beats the extortionate CK price for cutlery I bet!

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Ohh your table looks lovely, hope your dinner was nice.
Sophie xxx

Felicity said...

lovely table setting! fliss xx

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you for your comments, we had a great evening. I must plan another one soon.. any excuse! Lizzie x

MelMel said...

Loving the table cloth!x

Kitsch and Curious Elaine said...

Oooh!!! I have one cactus saucer, which I treasure, so the idea of a whole set makes me a bit weak at the knees!
You can see a photo of it in my china cupboard here-
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitschandcurious/3849968791/
Your table looks great!

BusyLizzie said...

thanks Elaine, I will go & take a look!
Lizzie x