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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Good Luck in the House tablescape for one

A plate from which I ate as a child. At my grandmother's house. There is another - somewhere. Note to self - find it! It was my favorite plate. Even as a child - I loved transferware! Shocked?

A wool shawl casually strewn about the table. White dinner plate instead of a charger. Brown napkin. Curvaceous crystal. Perfect for dinner for one.

Especially for one, bring out the candlestick. Light the candle.

Use the rosewood handled flatware.




Glück im Haus - Good luck in the house. 

No clue who the maker is.



 Dinner for one - Marie Callender's chicken pot pie.
Husband at meeting. House to self. Smiles.

Cast:
Shawl - gift from my dear friend Susan.
White dinner plate - Wedgwood Windsor
Bowl - German eons old, just like myself
Flatware - brass with rosewood handles gift from mom
Glasses - Mikasa French Countryside
Napkin - Tuesday Morning
Barley Twist Candestick - Antique English

I'll be visiting all the pretty tables at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch Tablescape Thursday party. I hope to see you there.

34 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I your Wedgewood dinner plate and the childhood plate it's beautiful! Your table for one is lovely! I'm meeting my hubby at the capital tomorrow, so I've been alone too, maybe I shoul've visited you! Lots of hugs dear Marlis. FABBY

Barbara F. said...

That plate is precious! I love Marie Callender pot pies, but for me, I am embarrassed, I don't fuss :( I think I am going to start. :) xo

Kuby said...

This is such a warm cozy setting. Everything is beautiful! Sometimes solitude is so comforting. Great post, Marlis!

Johanna said...

Hallo Marlis,
das erinnert mich daran, dass du ja Deutsch sprichst. Deshalb kommentiere ich jetzt auch auf Deutsch. Das ist schön, dass du es dir auch gemütlich machst, wenn du alleine bist. Was für ein schöner Teller. Hoffentlich bringt er dir auch das Glück ins Haus. Bestimmt hast du während dem Essen neue kreative Ideen entwickelt.
Schöne Grüße, Johanna

Mary said...

What a wonderful plate & memories it evokes! I have some of my grandmother's everyday dishes that I have fond memories of helping her dry as she washed them, maybe that's why so many are chipped :-) Love that you have candles & gorgeous goblets just for your pleasure!

A Hint of Home said...

Looks beautiful and just right for
someone dining alone!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

How very sweet. I love this table for one :-)

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

swedecollection said...

I don't think you could be lonely eating alone with all the memories of eating out of that plate as a child. How precious that you kept it.
Summer

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Love the plate ... what a beauty! Anything that brings back the memories of Grandmother's house ... is a treasure for sure! Thanks for sharing.

Bella Vista Cottage said...

So lovely, Marlis. Your table has a wonderful quality of refinement. I especially love the crystal. Gorgeous!

Barb

Marigene said...

Very pretty placesetting...love the barley twist candle holder.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How sweet! I love your pretty little plate -- perfect for a setting for one. Hope you find the other one.

Alycia Nichols said...

Marie Callender chicken pot pie: $3.25. Hubby at meeting & house to self: PRICELESS!!! The weather must be giving you a bit of a break. This table setting is so cozy...like you're nesting. It seems that when the weather starts to turn a bit cooler is when I start to pull out the items that mean the most to me. That bowl is obviously a great treasure. I hope you are able to find the other one. I love the super-curvaceous stemware, too! You could name it Marilyn Monroe! :-)

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Your Glück ins Haus dish is so sweet as is the lovely story behind it. What a charming setting you have created for your potpie dinner. The candlestick is beautiful and I like the addition of the moss. I love your crystal, too!

xinex said...

Oh wow! You've had that sine you were a child, Marlis? It is so pretty. So lucky for you to still have it. I hope you can locate the other one. Beautiful tablescape!...Christine

Kathleen said...

What a wonderful memory for you! It is so pretty, you must find the other!

The Tablescaper said...

What an awesome plate. So many wonderful memories.

- The Tablescaper

Kathe said...

I love the use of the plate and the memories it holds for you!
Kathe

Meredith said...

So pretty! I love the candlestick too.

Jacqueline said...

Note to self - get that plate soon. I wonder if it got broken along the years. What a fun plate. There are such huge memories with the things we grew up with. I hope we are creating wonderful memories too. I love your soft shawl and how comforting it is, even when you are eating alone. Have a wonderful day, Jacqueline

Lana K. W. Austin said...

Love the tablescape for one and love that plate with the amazing history...family...love....I laughed out loud when you said it was your favorite as a child and you liked transferware even then! :)

Hugs/blessings/hope you find the other plate,
Lana

lulumusing said...

And I hope that as you were enjoying your solo dinner you had a good book to keep you company! I love reading when I'm at the table alone.

Babs said...

Marlis, I love it when things in a home have special memories. I'll bet our special plate makes you smile each time you use it. :) Love that, and love the barley twist candle stick and shawl.
Hugs,
Babs

Pat said...

Beautiful table for one Marlis!

Debbie said...

What a sweet plate, Marlis.
Perfect for a dinner alone...pondering childhood memories.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I love your shawl used as a tablecloth. Your table for one is wonderful.. treat to yourself. What a treasure to have such a beautiful dish, (hope you find the other one.) hugs ~lynne~

Red Couch Recipes said...

Love the plate -- what a treasure that is. Joni

Shelia said...

Hi Marlis! Oh, what a pretty plate and such sweet memories! Your table looks wonderful and thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jo's This and That said...

Love your plate! How pretty is your tabble..beautiful.Thanks fros sharing.

Entertaining Women said...

Isn't it a relief when we reach the stage in life where we recognize the difference between solitude and loneliness. I haven't dug around in my scarf drawer for quite a while...need to do that tomorrow. Thank you for sharing your wonderful plate. Cherry Kay

Maria said...

I love the idea of having a special plate at your grandmother's. Talk about creating a feeling of being special and belonging! The plate is charming, and I'm not terribly shocked you like transferware. I, too, like SOME transferware. I hope you find your other plate!

A Perfect Setting said...

Hi Marlis! Solitude is such a blessing (occasionally--wouldn't want it 24/7!) I like being in total control of the remote and not having to cook! I love that you treated yourself to a beautiful placesetting! And Marie Callender's pot pies are the best! Love your plate, so special that you have such great memories, hope you find the other! Thanks for your kind comments!

Elaine said...

Beautiful plate AND warm memories--great combination. :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Marlis, I Love that plate. How wonderful that your grandmother served you on it as a child and that you still have it. I hope you can find the other one. (sometimes I feel most of my time is spent looking for something). This is a lovely dinner setting for one, and those candlesticks are gorgeous. Love the way you used the (whatever you call that stuff at the bottom of the candle-my mind has gone blank). laurie

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