Tablescape Tuesday: It’s A Girl Thing!

“I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me”
Proverbs‬ ‭8‬:‭17‬

Do you remember going over to your friends’ house as a little girl to play and thinking that her toys and dolls were so much fun to play with?  To be able to have something new and different to play with always made for such a fun Saturday afternoon!  Well, some things indeed never change!  While visiting with my friend Patti, I got to choose from her china to create a few tablescapes!  You may remember a partial tour of her home here: Everyday Living at Patti’s (more to come) and a Thanksgiving tablescape here: Roadtrippin’ and Tablescapin’!

Today, we invite all of you ladies to sit down for a little something different.  I hope you enjoy!!

The round table is an antique English mahogany, surrounded by four matching antique Empire side chairs. The wood is so beautiful that we just had to leave it uncovered!

Patti and I set the table for hot chocolate, cheese straws, cookies, strawberries, and nuts!

The Royal Doulton china is vintage-and isn’t it beautiful?!

The pattern is feminine and delicate, perfect for ladies enjoying an afternoon of treats and conversation!

Vintage cut glass sherberts

Antique chocolate set that I absolutely love!

The angel napkin rings were made by my Mother and given to Patti many years ago.  I made the cross-stitch napkins for Patti so long ago that I don’t want to say! (Who am I kidding?!)

Sterling silver Epergne with cheese straws (every good Southern hostess has her favorite recipe) and “aggression” cookies. You will find the recipe for this delicious cookie at the end of this post.

Waterford water goblets, sterling Gorham pastry forks in the buttercup pattern and sterling ice bucket!

Such a beautiful pattern that Patti has not been able to identify.  The antique sterling demitasse spoons are monogrammed with my initial and were given to me by Patti while I was visiting, so we just had to use them on this lovely table setting!

Porcelain place cards and monogrammed sterling nut bowls.  In the South, we monogram everything!

With so many fine pieces, simplicity allows each element to shine!

What a pretty pairing of the pink table setting and the French blue walls!

Aggression Cookies
1 ½ cups brown sugar                          1 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 ½ cups butter                                        1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
3 cups oatmeal, uncooked

Mix all ingredients together and then let your frustrations out. Pound, squeeze, and knead the dough until all lumps of butter and aggression disappear. Roll into small balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with a fork. Bake 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool before removing from sheet. Yield: 5 dozen cookies

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver”
Proverbs‬ ‭25‬:‭11‬ 

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  1. Alice says:

    I adore the chocolate set. You are right about us Southern girls loving to monogram everything. Wonder who started that? I also have some chocolate pieces. Would love to find some chocolate cups as lovely as these Patti owns. Will keep looking.

  2. FABBY says:

    Everything here is stunning, starting from the antique furniture and the dishes…well, I’m swooning…simple and gorgeous. I love antiques from furniture to everything else, so thanks for sharing your friend’s tea party.

  3. Candy S says:

    I am so impressed by the beautiful china and this truly gracious setting. The table itself is noteworthy with it’s beautiful finish and classic styling. I adore vintage pieces and antiques in tablescaping, this table setting is a masterpiece!

  4. Rosie M. says:

    Such a pretty table! How did your Mom make the angel napkin rings? Precious. I love your recipe especially since I have all the ingredients in my house at all times: will definitely try it! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

    • So sweet of you to comment, Rosie. My Mother made the angel napkin rings in the late 1970’s when she did ceramics. My friend has the only set that she made. The cookies are reaaly good! Blessings, Pam

  5. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    Oh my what a gorgeous table and dishes. This is such a lovely setting. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

  6. jessbures says:

    I LOVE THAT SET OF DISHES! I must find my own now!! It is so pretty and I want to display them in my home now. The table setting is amazing. you did a great job!!
    The angle napkin rings your mother made are stunning! Thank you for sharing this at Totally Terrific Tuesday!! I pinned this on 2 boards, one for the world to see and the other so I remember these plates because I will be on the hunt for something similar or the same ones! I would have to get really lucky to find the same set, I am sure of that ha!
    Have a wonderful week! I cant wait to see what you bring this week to the party!!

  7. Kim says:

    Oh, Pam, it’s beautiful! I agree with you…my favorite picture is the chocolate set with those beautiful blue walls in the background. I’ve never seen a chocolate set before. You’ve expanded my china world today! I hope to try your cookie recipe soon. They look delicious! Blessings~

  8. Bev says:

    Drop dead gorgeous! Love everything about this table. I am a sucker for pink, feminine china, and I am coveting both your Royal Doulton and your chocolate set. Score!

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