“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver”
Remember my friend, Patti? I have introduced her to you on many occasions as I have shared her lovely home and several tablescapes! We have enjoyed a forty-one year friendship and along with that, many wonderful memories! It is so much fun to go to Patti’s and “play” with all of her “stuff”! I consider her the “queen of china, silver, and crystal!” I would love to know how many complete sets of each that she owns! Maybe she will count and I can report that one day. I hope you enjoy this autumn inspired setting using an unexpected pop of color and china designed especially for a Duke!!
Patti and I set a simple tablescape with autumn in mind! Every Thanksgiving, Patti and Mike have over fifty family members for a sit down dinner which includes several tables all set with china, sterling silver, and crystal! (Makes me tired just thinking of that!)
This extraordinary china pattern by Mottahedeh, featuring twenty colors and 22K gold, incorporates colorful fruit and imaginary insects within a rim of green enamel and gold flecking! The dinner service was originally made for William Henry, Duke of Gloucester, circa 1770.
The butter pat plates with no marking, were designed for holding individual servings of butter! These were used during the height of the Victorian era when ornate elegance dictated that every place setting at the dining table consist of several dishes for different foods. Collectors love butter pats, but they are often mistaken for pieces from children’s set.
The picture on the left was taken in 1981 (we were so young!) when I gave Patti a going-away party, as she was re-locating to North Carolina. The photo on the right was taken in January of this year at her beautiful home! Hairstyles have changed a little over the years!
China – Mottahedeh “Duke of Gloucester” pattern
Sterling flatware – Lunt “Belle Meade” pattern
Stemware – Home Goods
Bowl with fruit – Tuesday Morning
Butter pat plates – vintage from an antique shop
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