Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Just a Quiet Interlude

I received a set of china as a wedding present over 20 years ago.  It was a discontinued pattern then.  I loved it, all the deep, rich colors.  I hardly ever bring it out of its safe little place.  I think that is sad, not to use something beautiful, because it is beautiful.  So, I decided for this Tablescape Thursday, I would bring them out.

As I said it was the rich colors that drew  me to this pattern.  Rust, dark and light blue.
This pattern is called "Interlude" by Lenox.

The cup and saucer waiting for after dinner coffee.

The goblets are Galway Irish Crystal, but I cannot remember the pattern name.  I need to check this out.

The salt and pepper shakers are by Lenox as well.  The pattern is "Solitaire."
By the way, just a side note, the little black specks on the table cloth are ashes from where I set the centerpiece on fire with the candle.  Fortunately, no big disaster, just a few ashes.

I decided to keep the table simple considering the intricate patterns on the plates.

The sugar dish is by Waterford Crystal.

Tablescape Thursday is a great excuse to bring out the best.  Thanks Susan!


  1. Very pretty red/white/blue china.

  2. Beautiful dishes, love them on the silver chargers, I will now wait for my after dinner coffee....Thanks for sharing...Phyllis

  3. Absolutely gorgeous china. I have my mothers china and I never/rarely bring it out....I should. We should use the things we love...I'm just figuring that out.

    This is beautiful.


  4. Your table is gorgeous! I love those dishes. I've been looking for some blue and red and those take the cake.

  5. Your table is very lovely. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

  6. Hello Sonja...

    Oooh...your Lenox china is simply gorgeous, my friend! I have never seen this beautiful pattern...I love the deep, rich colors! Ohh yes, this is a pattern that I would have chosen! I always lean toward the rich colors and the pattern of these beautiful dishes is so pretty!!! They certainly make for a fabulous table! So very elegant! Okay...I'm so glad that you were able to put the fire out before real damage was done....Girl, I just giggled when I read that! Hehe!

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful china and fabulous table with us today...what a treat!!!

    Warmest wishes,

  7. What an elegant table setting, and unusual salt and pepper shakers. Love the cat in the banner!

  8. I love those plates--they look like some my daughter's mohter in law has...I am glad you didn't burn the house down!

  9. Enjoyed seeing the beautiful Tablescape Thursday you've created for us to see.
    Your table is lovely.
    Glad I got to see this.

    Many Autumn Blessings to you,
    d from homehaven

  10. Hi Sonja, this is elegant and inviting!

    Barb ♥

  11. That china is beautiful!
    Your table looks lovely...use the dishes..what are you saving them for?? :)

  12. What a lovely table & I majorly envy you that beautiful china! Deep rich were smart to keep the background simple.

    Love, Love, LOVE that Waterford sugar bowl. ♥ ♥

    Singeing the centerpiece sounds like something I would do. LOL

    Thanks for sharing.

  13. This is quite pretty and perfect for autumn -- I can see why your would want to "protect" it -- but I hope that you also get to enjoy it too -- just lovely!

  14. Oh I LOVE this pattern, I have never seen it but use it, what a delight to the eye it is and if I sat down at this table I would feel special.