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Monday, June 10, 2013

A Girlfriend Luncheon tablescape

My dear friend Diane had us all over for a delightful and scrumptious luncheon last Saturday. Every detail on the table was carried out to perfection. The Ralph Lauren napkins were encircled by rose napkin rings. So fitting with her mother's china.

Somehow, I didn't get a full picture of the beautiful dishes. But when it's a party, it's hard to get all the perfect shots!!! So piece the top 2 pictures together and you can glimpse the plates.

So I did  bit of sleuthing. As I'd never seen the Pope Gosser hallmark before. 
Bentley Pope migrated to the states from England where he had been a master potter.
He settled in Coshocton, Ohio,
Met up with Charles Gosser, a prominent business man and they started up Pope Gosser China.
Their chinaware is renowned for its ability to resist crazing and cracking.

This hallmark dates the piece to the 50's. Which, according to my friend is correct. You would love, love the feel of this china. 

Doesn't this table look perfect with her decor? The whole room read like a beautiful story.
The china is resting on Mikasa Daylight chargers.

A crystal bowl held the flowers; perfectly matched in color, to the china and the chargers.

A heavier goblet for our beverage.

Beautiful flatware!!!

And each place was set with a place card. Name on the front, and a beautiful scripture on the back. Every detail made us feel so special. 

It's all in the details.. I'm telling you!
Look how each pitcher for the different salad dressings are labeled and tied with pink tulle.
Lunch was a delicious salad with grilled chicken.
And the most delicious bread in the world.
No kneading, nothing, just let it rise in a baker.
For dessert..
strawberries with a sourcream, brown sugar, rum sauce.

Individual slat and peppers at the table.

Are you ready for this? Each bread plate had a rose shaped 
butter pat.

Thank you Diane for a most wonderful day.
I know that we all loved every minute of it!

Joining the parties over at Cuisine Kathleen's for Let's Dish on Wednesday evening,
See you there!
For those of you who are accustomed to seeing Alycia's beautiful tables at Tablecape at Table 21, I keep her in my prayers. She was been with her father while in hospice. He passed away this afternoon and is singing and dancing with Jesus. I pray that she finds comfort in her time of great need. Prayers for the whole family. May God wrap his arms around them so that they will feel comforted and the joy that their beloved Jim feels now.

Pope Gosser information:


Entertaining Women said...

It makes me happy to know that you were honored and pampered in such a lovely way at your luncheon at Dianes. Pope Gosser is new to me, too. I'll have to investigate further. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Tricia said...

What a gorgeous table! I love all the special touches, and what a great idea for serving salad dressings!

ellen b. said...

A lovely table with such sweet thought put into it. Love all the details. That's interesting about the china...

Pat Cantwell said...

Exquisite tablescape, dear friend!!!
Incredible detail!!!
I'm sure you felt totally pampered!!!
Kuddos to your friend!!!

Marigene said...

Beautiful table. I had never heard of Pope-Gosser china until now, either. Very pretty china, nice edging on the plates.
Have a wonderful week...

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Marlis your table is simply stunning. So much attention to detail. It is elegant, feminine and full of romance. The Pope Gosser china is the perfect for the table setting. I am so happy for you.

Rettabug said...

How special this must have made her guests feel, to know that she went to the 'trouble' of creating such a lovely table! Of course, WE know it isn't 'trouble' but FUN. My sister always says about my tablescapes, "Looks like a lot of work to me" I tell her it is PLAY, not work!

Very, very pretty things!!

The French Hutch said...

Marlis, you did capture the details of this tablescape, and they are beautiful. I love how the luncheon had a theme with the rose. I will have to do a little sleuthing myself to read the history of this beautiful pattern. Diane has a lovely dining room, I’m sure the guests appreciated such a lovely table.

The French Hutch

The French Hutch said...

I also wanted to say I love the spring prayer by Robert Frost on your sidebar.


kitty said...

What a beautiful table and such a delicious menu. Your friend, Diane, must be a wonderful hostess. I'm loving her Mom's pretty, dainty china. The rosebud butter pat is such a lovely detail. Thanks for sharing the special day with us, Marlis! xo

thepaintedapron.com said...

What a special birthday luncheon! A beautiful setting to honor a friend on her birthday. All the rose touches are so creative, I know you had a wonderful time!

xinex said...

What a special and beautiful table. You are right, Marlis, everything is in the details. Diane should be posting her tablescapes here regularly to keep us inspired....Christine

Jacqueline said...

What a delightful table. Those little butter pats are so cute. I have always wanted to have those for a special event. I love her napkin rings on the gorgeous napkins too. Isn't it fun being able to feature someone's wonderful efforts. I know my friends love to be featured.

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

It is all beautiful. I love all the details. I had never heard of Pope Gosser either. Thanks for posting a picture of the bottom of the plate.

suzyq said...

Marlis, once again your table is just perfect- thanks for sharing!!🌼🌼🌼Thanks also for mentioning Alycia- my thoughts are with her and her family🌹🌹🌹

Mary said...

What a beautiful luncheon table your friend set! Love the little sprays of flowers on the dishes and the Daylight chargers set them off beautifully! Thanks for sharing the information on Alycia.

Diane said...

You friend, Diane, was so smart to use the dark tablecloth in her white room. It made everything on the table stand-out beautifully. Those rose butter pats were such a precious touch, along with the sweet place cards. Thank you for sharing this, Marlis - I know it was a lovely luncheon!

Christine Graves said...

How sweet this tablescape....love the details. A rose butter pat...wow! I can definitely see how a person would feel loved and special if they sat down at this table. It's wonderful.

Jewel Sauls said...

What a special luncheon! I love the blue and the bright summer flowers. And the placecards will be a great memento!

SavannahGranny said...

Marlis, What a special luncheon and fantastic table. You are correct every detail was perfect. I all of yu will have special memories of the day.
Thanks for sharing your special time with us.
xo Ginger

Mona said...

It's beautiful..those little rose butter pats..ahhhh the details do make a difference, don't they? thanks for sharing this beautiful table.. and yes, Alycia is in my prayers too..
Love, Mona

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oooo Marlis, I love this!! Such a lovely table. So many details. I'll be right over :-)

Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com said...

Hi Marlis. What a great article. I really like that you gave us some history on the china. I'm a history buff, AND born in Ohio, so I was digging that! Love the labels on the dressings, great idea. She set a very elegant table, and you all must have felt very special. Blessings - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin

Bonnie said...

I have chills all over having just read about Alycia's father. I thought about her today and wondered if something was wrong because I had not seen a new post from her but I have been busy and not on the computer as much. I wondered but didn't take the time to look up her blog.

The luncheon your friend gave was delightful from A-Z! Such a pretty table setting, beautiful flowers, china and all the trimmings. The food sounds wonderful and all the personal touches like personalized place cards, rose butter pats etc. was a delight I am sure. Understand exactly about making pictures at a party.

I was delighted to hear from you and your comment made my day. I have been running my legs off and not able to get on the computer and read my favorite blogs. I kept thinking all day truthfully all I wanted to do was visit my blog friends but I had so much work I had to do.

Sweetladyelaine said...

This table is beautiful! I love that she used a blue tablecloth. Her dishes are very pretty too! Yes, it is in all the details. I am sure she took a lot of time & energy preparing this table. Love the idea of different salad dressings in white pitchers. I usually just use a gravy boat. The little butter rose is adorable too! I could go on and on......
Thank you for visiting me! Love your comments.
Blessings My Friend,

Thank you for sharing about Alicia's Dad. I will have to email her.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful! The color scheme is wonderful. Love the butter pats.

Holly said...

Sweet Maris - What a beautiful luncheon and tablescape. Thank you for sharing! Hugs, Holly

Laurie Ritchey said...

What a lovely party. Everything looks beautiful, and I love the little tags on the dressing servers. Great idea that I'll be borrowing. Marlis, you asked about my napkins in my recent post. I've had those for so long, and I'm sorry, I have no idea where I got them. Thank you for your kind comment. laurie

Chubby Chieque said...

Hi dear Marlis,
Such a wonderful history of the china.

Everything is so pretty set. It really for the ladies like. The best is the butter pat.

Love the idea.

Happy w/end ahead.

/CC girl from D´Box in Stockholm

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Marlis, Diane sure knows how to set an elegant table! I love the idea of the creamers with the tags for the dressings! The rose butter shape is also a special touch! Thanks for sharing with us!

alrisjualan said...

wow, amazing table. i like it.


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