Today I was very nostalgic. I kept thinking of the many hours I'd spent at my grandmother's table with this tablecloth. I would say it's at least 50 years old. It has the aged faded look that I simply adore. All cotton, laundered hundreds of times. I'm just delighted that it is now in my caretaking.
I've set the table for just the two of us in the kitchen, so it's not a fancy get up this evening. Nothing feeds nostalgia more than food that warms the heart. For us, that's pasta. Primavera, con vogole, Lasagna, and of course Orlando's Green Chile Chicken Linguine.
A great sign for the kitchen... Purchased at an antique auction here in town. It's a shame that the auction is no more. It's not old, but don'tcha just love it?
I layered teak chargers, handmade pasta bowls, and Ironwood bowls. Lots of wood to blend in with the brown print in the tablecloth.
I love a heavy glass for our daily glasses. They just seem to last longer, especially since the house rule is that I cook and Mr. Two Left Hands does the dishes. I found these at - are you ready for this??? The Dollar Tree. Heavy, decorative and so far, no shards!
Thai brass flatware, a gift from my mother.
The wood on the Ironwood bowls is very varied and has so much personality. You can just barely see the napkin peeking out between the pasta bowl and the Ironwood salad bowl.
I love the folkart on this tablecloth. To think that this print has lasted as long as it has makes me appreciate it even more. My grandmother had no washer nor dryer so all her things went to the laundry each week. Wow! And they picked up and delivered. The bread board came from Big Lots and is a Paula Dean creation.
'threw' the bowls herself, fired them in a kiln, glazed them and then sent them my way.
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