Please visit our hostess, Susan, at www.betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com for some beautiful table setting inspiration!
One of the first sets of dishes I bought after being married was Franciscan’s Denmark in blue. It also comes in red, but I didn’t know that the time. I believe I heard that Johnson Brothers bought Franciscan’s business, and continued making this pattern, however, I don’t know if it is still called Denmark or not. I’ve seen it at T.J. Maxx at very affordable prices! My set includes the dinner plate, salad plate, rimmed soup bowl, and cup with saucer, teapot, creamer and sugar bowl, and butter plate.
The larger white plate beneath the other dishes was a great buy from T.J. Maxx last week. I bought 8 dinner plates, but only 3 salad plates were available, and no cups and saucers – boo. I’m still on the hunt, though. I know they’ll turn up, I just know it!
We’ve had very hot weather lately, but today was beautiful, with a mild breeze, so I decided to set the table out on the deck. I found these darling white pitchers at Home Goods a couple of weeks ago. Grouping them in three’s gives them more punch! They are very versatile, too. I’ve had them in several places around my home already, and I’m sure they will continue to travel in the weeks to come!
When I spotted the blue goblets with the green base, I hadn’t even thought about using the Denmark Blue for my tablescape, but I loved them. I turned around, and there on the next aisle were the linens. I spotted the napkins and place mat set in the identical blue color, and knew I wanted them, but still didn’t have a plan, other than mix them with some white dishes
I do wish all of you that are looking at my table could join me for tea on my deck. It all looks so nice, but without friends to share a meal with, it’s only a pretty face! I’m just glad that I had a reason to get them out of the boxes and on display. They deserve to be oogled for a day!
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