Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Ladies' Celebration

This week at Applejack Lane, my friends and I celebrated  Ann who retired from teaching earlier this month.  Her favorite color is blue so I added a little touch of the 4th of July in the mix.

A table set for four lifelong friends...
A change of service for a dessert course...
A salad fork, iced teaspoon, and ice cream fork was all that was needed for our luncheon repast...
 The crystal pattern is Century by Fostoria...
Star napkin rings for the season... 
The silver is Fontaine by International Silver.  This is my favorite piece-an ice cream fork to eat our lime sorbet...
Tiny blue forget-me-nots on an antique salad plate made by Carlsbad china from Austria...
Queen's Ann Lace and what my dad referred to as "blue weed"  for the centerpiece in an ironstone pitcher...
 
A cozy celebration.for my dear friend...
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22 comments:

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

What a pretty table for such a special occasion! I love the all the blues with the forget-me-not china pattern -- and those ice cream forks are wonderful! Those are awfully pretty "weeds," too!

marlis said...

i love your plates and silver. the flower arrangement adds beautifully to the plates..

Tammy said...

Very pretty table - love the star doilie and napkin rings..

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a lovely table for a special celegration. Love your ice cream forks and I can see why you're so charmed by them.

Barbara said...

Those forget-me-not plates are so pretty! I really like the way you put the blues together on this tablescape. I wouldn't have thought of it and they look wonderful together. I have the same napkins and now feel like I will get much more use than I originally thought. Thank you for the inspiration.

A Hint of Home said...

Very pretty tablescape. The blues are so classy.

Johanna said...

Joan, the different blue hues make really an amazing patriotic table. So nice for your specail occasioan. I have never seen an ice-cream-form before but it looks nice and I can imagine how usefull it is. The pattern of the flatware is awesome und the china is lovely. And the napkin with those rings are great.
Greetings, Johanna

Mimi said...

What a great table to celebrate a retirement. Your beautiful bouquet really mirrors your pretty salad plates. Have a great weekend!

Niki said...

I love the light blue...and the star napkin rings. I hope you and your friends really enjoyed being together.

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

What a wonderful luncheon! The centerpiece is so pretty!

Americana Lady said...

I loved your centerpiece! Your table is set so pretty and the background of your wallpaper just sets it off. Keep your flag-a-wavin'...Joan

Atelier de Charo said...

So pretty setting in blue. Love your beautiful centerpiece.

Charo

Paula said...

Your friend had to have been delighted with this pretty table setting for her retirement celebration. I love the combination of Queen Anne's Lace and the blue weed. Both look so pretty in the white pitcher.

craftyles said...

Love the 2 blues on your table. The flowers are beautiful-I don't see any weeds!I'm sure your friend will love it!

Beth said...

Your china is fabulous! Love the silver, too. The napkins and star-shaped doily and your floral arrangement all add up to a pretty setting.
Blessings, Beth

Lana said...

Everything's just wonderful! Lucky Joan!!! The flowers are gorgeous...on the table and the one's on the plates, too ;)
Gorgeous crystal. Also like the star napkins/rings as the nod to the season!
Hugs, Lana

GrannySue said...

Just perfect. Casual and elegant in great balance. What a marvelous setting.

HollyC said...

Beautiful table! The colors all work so great together. The plates are stunning. Thanks for sharing.
~Holly

From the Kitchen said...

What fortunate friends to be some beautifully treated. I love the Queen Anne's Lace and Chicory. I remember seeing them all about the Virginia countryside. My mother referred to the Chicory as "blue weed" so it must be a Virginia "thing". I can't recall how I found out the name of the plant. She also referred to the Q.A. Lace as "wild carrot".

Happy 4th!

Best,
Bonnie

Bill said...

I like the fresh, clean, traditional look of this table. You definitely incorporated the 4th with the wonderful star napkins and napkin rings. The cool blues you're using have a definite calming effect, and they complement the wood tones of the tabletop perfectly! Very nicely done!

Have a happy 4th!
Bill

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

What a gorgeous table! Should be in a magazine!

As an ex-florist, I have a penchant for Queen Anne's. I loved using it in bridal arrangements. So beautiful.

Have a wonderful 4th of July!

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, I love the table settings!
I must join up to "follow" you!
Leticia