Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Welcome to brunch on our patio!
I'm so glad you dropped in today! The weather is perfect and we can sit outside in the shade of the fruitless mulberry.
This is really old. It belonged to my grandmother in law. I don't think anyone wanted it and so I've been enjoying it for the last 30 or so years. It's Mexican silver with etched and cut glass inserts. The inside holds a votive candle holder and candle.
Dishes are from Le Cadeaux in the Lisbon pattern. Oh you didn't know melamine could be this much fun? Well when the little ones join us we will nothing over which to fuss. It's all very child friendly. I love this for large groups also when you can't really keep an eye on every body!
I don't polish my silver much. I use it. And with use, it keeps the polishing to a minimum!
This pitcher came from a garage sale. Although I can't remember which one, I remember the lovely time with my sister-in-law! We had a blast!
Looks like we are almost finished. The glass hurricane on the silver candle stick was also used in last week's tablescape! Just a different candle holder. No that candle isn't a special size...I just purchase one closest to the correct height and then cut off the bottom until the candle is below the hurricane. Having a candle sharpener helps - it works like a pencil sharpener and rounds the cut edges for easy insertion.
I've mixed all heights of candles. It makes it more fun. And yes, I'll burn them even if it is the middle of the day! You'll see, it just sets the mood.
So as you see, no need to worry, the kids will be fine. Nothing breakable that they will be using.These silver goblets? A family heirloom? Not ours but I'm sure somebody's. I found them on ebay!
Thanks for dropping in. I'm glad that you can share the day with me. I'll be linking this post to Susan's wonderful Tablescape Thursday on Between Naps on the Porch.. just click the picture below!