I have not done a Tablescape since Father's Day. I had big plans for my elaborate tablescapes all summer. I even had them written out on what I would do each week. Didn't happen.
But now that I am back at school and my time is limited, I decided to drag out the dishes! Go figure! What is up with that?
The dishes I dragged out weren't just any 'ole dishes. They were dishes I got for my wedding. In fact every single item on the table I received as a wedding present.
Every napkin, placemat, silverware, dishes, candlesticks, napkin ring....everything you see was a wedding present.....32 years ago today (August 19th).
So I decided to drag it all out, to honor the day!
I have absolutely every single piece they made to these dishes. We've broken a couple of big plates and a bowl through the years, but for the most part, everything is in tact. I noticed the silverware was the one item where I had the most missing pieces. (Imagine that with 5 kids!!!)
This is not fine china, just my every day dishes. I looked it up on Ebay and I found that there is quite an assortment of replacement pieces.
We do not use this very often. My kids think it is because it is outdated. Really, I just don't want to break any of it by using it all the time.
I remember going to Dillard's in Tulsa to pick out a pattern. I liked this one because of the blue and yellow. All these years later and I still love the colors blue and yellow.
I was also given this set of placemats and matching napkins. The placemats are reversible and I used them all the time in the early years.
A lot of the extra serving pieces are just the white with the blue rim. I picked them out over the serving pieces that had the yellow poppy on them. I did that so I could mix and match them with other dish sets I had. How funny that I was doing that long before it was so popular to do on Blogland!
I included the blue glass goblet and fruit compote that were also wedding presents as well as lots of candlesticks that were presents.
Believe it or not, I have 12 place settings of all these dishes. And, I did not even get the whole place setting out! I only got out the big plate and big bowl.
Despite the dated look of the dishes, I prefer to call them 'vintage'!
It was fun to drag it all out and put it together like the 'old days'.
And, it gave me a great excuse to jump back into the Tablescape bandwagon.
As always, I have linked this to Susan and everyone that joins in the wonderful tablescapes.
I think we'll just use ours to celebrate now that it is all out!