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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Schumann Ladies Luncheon Tablescape

Won't you join me.. I've set a table for you, my blog-friends. Wouldn't it be fun to sit and chat for just a while? I bet we could while away the hours!!!

I've pulled out my newest additions. Schumann Dresden. I've always coveted really wanted this so badly. And then when Cherry Kay gave me permission, giggling as I write this, or gave me the push I needed, I took the plunge. I do have 3 granddaughters that will need china, you know. That's my story and I'm sticking with it.

I only have 4 dinner plates, I could just break down and order them from Replacements, LTD, but the thrill of the hunt is what makes this so much fun, so I decided to use my gold rimmed dinner plates. I pulled out the gold flatware and the very lacy white tablecloth. We are dining outside. Did you know that lace tablecloths let the breeze flow through the cloth without any lifting or swaying?

A lovely flower arrangement brought by friends is a very outstanding centerpiece.

Isn't it spectacular?  The Parrot tulips just take my breath away. The white stalks are some type of bell flower. Hydrangea in my favorite shade and the spikey grasses! Oh my.

 And the dainty little salmon colored roses.. well, be still my heart.

I really love this variegated ribbon. You can pick it up at the wholesale florist. Wrap it inside your vase and it hides the stems.. and you can reuse it! Oh and the best part, the water doesn't get murky.

Our back yard patio stays sheltered from the sun from early morning on. I love that, it's what sold me on this house.

Love to take my silver outside.. it's reflective quality just takes on it's surroundings.

My favorite green damask napkin with a dainty crochet edge are gathered with a napkin ring that echos the colors in the floral arrangement and the plates.

You know it.. Libbey Rock Sharpe! They are really my favorite glasses.

Isn't this tablecloth magnificent? Oh, my weakness is really textiles. I know y'all thought it was dishes, but my heart bleeds Bernina red, textiles and lace!

White ceramic placecards just ready to add your name... you are coming right?

Yeah, the bread and butter knives have roses on them... so fitting, don'tcha think?

Tablecloth - estate sale
Dinner plates, salad plates, bread and butter plates - Schumann Dresden, ebay
Dinner plates gold rim - Rosenthal
Crystal - Libbey Rock Sharpe
Gold flatware - International
Bread and Butter spreaders - Old Company Plate
Lenox swan salt cellars - estate sale
Placecards -  can't remember
Napkins - can't remember
Napkin rings - Pier One
Butter dish - Gorham

Thank you for joining the luncheon party. I hope you had a great time! I'm linking up to Cuisine Kathleen's Let's Dish, Yvonne's Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits and to Susan's Tablescape Thursday.. c y'all there!


The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

HI Marlis,

Love the trick with the ribbon in the vase, fantastic!


vignette design said...

Gorgeous, beyond gorgeous Marlis. Your newest addition of Schumann Dresden is taking my breath away. So beautiful on the lace tablecloth and unexpected outside. The centerpiece compliments the pattern nicely. Such a pretty table! ~Delores

Cindy said...

Beautiful Marlis! I am so jealous of your new china. So pretty!

Entertaining Women said...

So exciting! I can be there in 5 1/2 hours. What should I wear? It all looks so beautiful. We'll sit and visit for hours surrounded by the elegance of Schumann Empress Dresden Flowers. Thanks for inviting us. Cherry Kay

xinex said...

Stunning china, gorgeous tablecloth, beautiful everything! This is elegant, Marlis. I am coveting that china too...Christine

Susan said...

Marlis, your table is gorgeous and I love your new china!! The white flower is larkspur and one of my favorites, so delicate.
Thanks for inviting us to view your special luncheon.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Such a lovely al fresco table -- loving that china and of course you'll need to pass that along to them precious grands :)


RhondaBuss said...

The picture of peace. Hope you hada lovely lunch.

Debbie said...

Cherry Kay is a dish pusher...
I'm cheering you on for listening to her because they are lovely and set a perfect luncheon table. I love your centerpiece too. Just plain lovely, Marlis.

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Everything about it is perfect. Love that tablecloth. Beautiful dishes. Stunning centerpiece. Just fabulous.
I think I'll wear a sundress and a wide-brimmed hat. Booking the flight right now...

PAT said...

This is beautiful Marlis. Thanks so much for the wonderful ribbon idea!

kitty said...

Yes, I'm coming!!! I'll be right over. Please add my name to the place card!! The eBay china is beautiful and I know your granddaughters will love it one day. Until then, you get to have fun with it. It all looks soooo pretty.

A Toile Tale said...

Marlis --
Now, THIS, is a lace tablecloth!!!!! I really don't care for those machine made polyester lace cloths that you see so often, but yours is in a class all of it's own. I know what you mean about loving textiles. Could we have both been Victorian seamstresses in another life?
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Mary said...

Marlis~ Let me count the ways I love this:

1) Your wonderful dappled sunlight & shady patio!
2) Your newly acquired dishes...SWOON!
3) Your fantastic beribboned arrangement
4) Your delightful lacy tablecloth

Happy dish hunting :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh Marlis, you table is so gorgeous! I LOVE the dishes. Your shady spot is so lovely and inviting. I'd love to sit and sip tea with you all afternoon.

Jocelyn @

Meredith said...

Absolutely Beautiful! The pattern is exquisite and I love your glassware and finishing touches!

Dawna said...

Marlis, Your table is gorgeous, I could drop by and join the fun on the way home from BU. I'll even do the dishes when the laughter is over. Thanks for such a lovely setting, congrats on the new china.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Marlis, you set a magical table. So many very formal elements taken outside... to make this tablescape magazine worthy. What a great way to display all of your lovely things! Your new china is gorgeous... as is everything else.

Marigene said...

Oh, the china is beautiful...lovely table, Marlis. I love your patio with the large trees...something you don't see often here on the prairie.


I am COVETING YOUR CHINA, IT IS STUNNING!! Your table is exquisite dear friend, such beautiful tablecloth, dishes, and everything else..it made for such an elegant table al fresco! Wow, wow! Hugs,

Sarah said...

Marlis, you are a master at setting a gorgeous table outdoors. Every detail is exquisite and those new dishes are absolutely gorgeous. I'm glad you gave yourself permission to take the leap. Thank you for sharing this luncheon setting.

suzyq said...

Please count me in Marlis!! This looks so beautiful - the only thing under my garden trees this morning was ice!! It is freezing here.

Arani @ Add that Xtra in the Ordinary said...

Oh how pretty this alfresco dining looks!I am in love with your lacy table cloth its so very Victorian and pretty,a perfect backdrop for the play of beautiful colours of your china.
A big thank you for your lovely comments at my space.
Hugs Arani.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Marlis, Of all your gorgeous tables this may be one of the best! The tablecloth is unbelievable! I've never seen such a pretty one and it looks so feminine and dainty outdoors with the flowered dishes and the centerpiece. What a clever idea of the ribbon inside the vase! And your chairs are wonderful too. Linda

Elaine said...

Marlis, the color palette is just gorgeous! I LOVE silver and lace outdoors, and the dishes are just lovely! I would love to find my name at your shady, inviting table!

On Crooked Creek said...

This is exquisite! Parrot tulips, salmon hued roses...oh, my, dear friend...you're speaking my language!!! Would love to join you early in the morning...best time of day to enjoy the garden and special friendships!

Designs By Pinky said...

Well, be still my HEART!!! You sure have "upped the anty" on dining al fresco! All of your beautiful linens, silver and dishes outside are so unexpected but truly beautiful!!! What a wonderful surprise. Thank you for doing this just for US!!!:):) I wish I could be there. The shady patio is so dreamy. XO, Pinky

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful table! Lovely summer colours. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Dianne said...

OMGoodness Marles, that tablecloth is stunning. the new china is so elegant. You have such a beautiful setting for an outdoor meal. Dianne

Kathleen said...

Of course I am coming! Don't tell my sis though, she has lived in Arlington for over 20 years and I have never gone!
I love how the sun shines through that gorgeous cloth, and the new ebay purchase is wonderful!
I agree, the thrill of the hunt is key!
Love the ribbon in the vase too!
Thanks for sharing this outstanding table at Let's Dish!
Have a great weekend, stay cool!

swedecollection said...

Marlis, Yes, I'm coming. Thanks for the invitation. And, YES!! that tablecloth is 2die4. I had Schuman for awhile but sold most of it on eBay. I'll keep my eye out for you if I see any in your pattern. Love the rest of the table also! Hugs. Summer

SavannahGranny said...

Hi Marlis, I certainly envy your beautiful terrace and the shade. My garden and patio is in full sun all day. You had me with the tablecloth. It is absolutely gorgeous. I too, love linens especially vintage. Your Schumann Dresden is so beautiful. The colors are so rich and the gold trim is very elegant. I had to scroll back and find the swans, they are adorable and please go ahead and add my name to a placecard. I am on my way.
So sorry to be late getting by. I did entertain my neighbors at my tablescape last night. I was scurrying around cleaning the house. Would you believe it we sat at the table til they left a little after 10pm.
I didn't have to clean after all. LOL
Blessings, Ginger

Kathe said...

So soft and lovely Marlis! I hope I am not too late to find a place at this lovely table! Great tip on the lace tablecloth outdoors! I have given up on coming up with excuses to buy new dishes LOL! I just buy them when I can!

Linda said...

Your table is so elegant. I love the pattern, Schumann Empress Dresden Flowers. In fact, everything is perfection...A truly beautiful table to sit at. The centerpiece and tablecloth caught my eye as well.


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