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I was surprised to find a large variety of Tulips in the grocery store at this time of year. We always think of them as a Spring flower. Couldn't resist purchasing the orchid color ones.
I put them in a big cachepot on the center of the table and let them go to the full-blown state. I'm not going to show the entire table this time, just some shots I liked. It has been quite a while since I posted a tablescape. I've been very lazy and seem to post in spurts.
Love using antique transferware for appetizer plates so they don't get as much use as dinner plates to prevent crazing. This English one is in the mulberry color.
Another look at the ironstone transferware plate.
Great for a couple crabcakes.
Multiple languages spoken here -- English, Italian, Irish and French.
English floral plate, unknown pattern. Italian Richard Ginori's Torino pattern dinner plate and French charger in orchid by J. Seignolles in the Diplomate pattern. American sterling by Gorham in St. Cloud pattern.
I don't usually like plates with overall floral patterns, but the gold edge, perfect condition and quality of this set whispered take me home.
Tulips stretching out and doing their pretty thing.
Stemware, left to right: Waterford's Colleen pattern, William Yeoward's Flavia pattern and French white opaline by Portieux Vallerysthal.
Sferra monogrammed napkins and Kim Seybert napkin rings. I made the linen tablecloth last year.
Also, a reminder that if you would like to see my first or second digital magazine issue, sign up at either the top of this blog or my website at the very top where you see the mini computer screen. If you are on the blog in an email reader be sure to click the heading Tablescape: Tulips in the Summer to take you over to the Typepad site so you can see the sign up box.
I know, I know, I've been horrible about blogging this summer. But I have been working on all 3,361 photos I brought back from my May Paris trip. The second quarterly digital magazine for Swede is now ready -- The Color Issue. It has 238 pages of photos most from Paris. I was lazy and didn't do any interviews or book reviews in this issue.
To see this issue, enter your name and email address at the top right-hand side of this blog where the little book graphic is, or on my website in the same location.