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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Vintage Luncheon

This Friday I am having my dear friend Misty and her mom Debbie for lunch. Debbie loves vintage items, especially family pieces, so I put this tablesetting together that I think she will enjoy.


This tablecloth belonged to my mother....

These plates belonged to my husband's mother...


Silverware was my mom's....


Napkins are an estate sale find.

The pattern on the plates. I do not have a complete set....but it is perfect for 2 or 3....


The jewelry box was my mothers....I have pictures in the frames of my mom and my hubby's mom....

The box holds old handkerchiefs....and the perfume bottle, my husband bought for me when we were still in college.


These sweet Salt and Pepper my grandma brought back to me on one of her vacations....when I was about 10 or 11.


I put some vintage pieces in the jewelry box.

I have got to share this....the little ballerina dances....although, it hasn't worked for years....I played with it when I was a child....then my daughter did too....today when I took it out...it worked....I was so tickled....

I am looking forward to my lunch with my friends. I hope you enjoyed my vintage table. I am joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for her 100th Tablescape party!!

39 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love it, Ceekay! I love the fact that these are sentimental pieces, too, and they are very pretty! Your friends will love it. I love all the cute special touches, too.

Happy Tablescape Thursday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Jacqueline said...

Absolutely charming and inviting. I love the things you saved from your mother and from your dating days. My mom had a cute little dancing ballerina in a jewelry box, I wonder whatever happened to it. This was such a fun table.

Bella said...

Hi Ceekay... Your friends are going to love your beautiful vintage tablescape! The plates are so pretty love those old florals! The embroideried napkins are a treasure too:-) I had one of those music box ballerinas too, I adored her.. I love that you stilll have your and have shared it with your daughter... a treasure twice told!
Thanks for sharing...enjoy!
Bella

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

wow she is gonna love this lunch, love the beautiful plates and the tablecloth is so pretty, can't forget the silver, so lovely and so wonderfully put together, congrats, you did a great job bringing the vintage in...

Mary Ellen said...

Ceekay what a lovey table you set for your guests!! I know they enjoyed the time with you- you made it so very special!

bee blessed
mary

Julie Harward said...

Maybe the little ballerina just needed a rest! I love the plates, so pretty and the S&P shakers how cute! Have a wonderful lunch, you'll have so much to share! ;D

Joanne Kennedy said...

I love how everything has so much history and meaning behind them. Love the way you did the centerpiece. Great job.

Hugs,
Joanne

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Ceekay,
Very fun, very feminine table. Love all the vintage items and pictures!
Valerie

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Pretty table with fun items, you'll have lots to talk about with your friends!

Susan said...

Ceekay, your tablesetting is absolutely beautiful! I love the tablecloth, the pink dishes, the little salt and pepper shakers. All memories from your mother. How sweet is that?

suzyq said...

Ceekay, I love the vintage look of your table. Aren't those old family treasures just gorgeous.
Suzyq

Little Messy Missy said...

I love it!!! She will feel like a queen!

Linda said...

Hi Ceekay, your table is just is beautiful. I love all your wonderful treasures and the special memories of each piece...hugs, Linda

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh CK, you have so many wonderful treasures. I remember those jewelry boxes. Love your dishes and your linens. Everything is so pretty. Hugs, Marty

Karen said...

"CeeKay it all looks fabulous! Have you tried Replacements.com for maybe just a few more pieces to the china? I know - they wouldn't be "special", but they would make it so you could use them more often! I wish I could just find the NAME of my grandma's china that we have. I've tried everything I know - I Just love it and would love to use it more often but only have TWO pieces. Hmmmm . . . wonder if any of my cousins are up for a swap of some kind . . .
Well have a fun luncheon. I know how much you love Misty. The "one that got away" - I know the name of that tune. :)
Love, love the vintage pieces and the JEWELRY BOX THAT WORKS! :) YAY!
I can't believe I will see you guys in just 2 weeks! WHOO HOOO!!!!!
Big hugs! Karen"

Johanna said...

Ceekay, what a nice table you have set for your friend. She will probably love it as it contains so much memories and old tresures. This plates are absolutely stunning. Such a tender decoration with this lovely flowers. That is so nice to all that lace and vintage things. Thank you so much for sharing this sweet table.
Greetings, Johanna

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

What a lovely, feminine table! I especially love that it includes so many treasured heirlooms from beloved family members. I know your guests enjoyed this table!

xinex said...

Oh Ceekay, this table is full of charms. I am sure your friend appreciated it. And your pieces all have sentimental value..Christine

Liz said...

LOVES IT!! :) You know this is just perfect! I love every bit of it. I hope you have a great party! :)

~Liz

PAT said...

Beautiful, sweet table, Ceekay.

Barbara said...

I remember jewelry boxes like that! You have so many treasures, the lovely tablecloth, the pretty dishes and that vintage silver. It is just beautiful and I am sure your guests will enjoy it very much.

Melissa Miller said...

It all looks beautiful and very vintage Ceekay! Everything is gorgeous and I love the pink ballerina. I do remember them well.

Have a blessed day.
~Melissa :)

Happy@Home said...

Your friends are going to feel so special when they sit down at your table. How wonderful to have those treasures from your mom and MIL. The salt & peppers are just adorable. You have put a lot of thought into setting this lovely table.
I remember those ballerina jewelry boxes. I never had one, but was always fascinated with them.

oldgreymare said...

Your friends will be charmed at all the effort you took to make them feel special. Have a wonderful time.

and...

thank you for your kind words yesterday. I appreciate it so much.

Suzan

Debbie said...

I was eager to figure out what that was in the little icon picture. I THOUGHT it was a jewelry box dancer,and I was right. This whole table is full of lovely things and sentimentality. As if it were not lovely enough as "art" (it is) the sentiment makes it all the lovlier.

Entertaining Women said...

You have shared a precious part of your history with your friends in your charming tablescape. You are a good steward of these small treasures that you have received from your family. Thank you for sharing your lovely tablescape. I'm happy that you are up to entertaining. Cherry Kay

A Hint of Home said...

Your table looks lovely, Ceekay! I just wish I was the one to sit down and enjoy it, your company and I'm sure your yummy lunch.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Ceekay, I would never have thought to use a jewelry box in a tablescape! What a wonderful centerpiece to inspire conversation at the table. I love it! I think my Mother's tablecloth looks just like your Mother's. How wonderful that you have all of these treasures that were used by your Mother and your M-I-L. (I guess the little ballerina just needed a good, long rest.) laurie

Rebecca said...

Hello Ceekay
Of course I am going to continue blogging Girl, you are so much a part of me and I need to tell someone about my next adventure!
Love your table, it is beautiful
Blessings
Rebecca

Mary said...

I really like this table, it's so bright and cheery! You did a really good job of putting everything together. I love the jewelry box. Take care, Mary

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

It's so pretty! I'm sure your friend enjoyed it! I remember those jewelry boxes with the dancing ballerina!

Your new blog dress also matches it really nicely!

I'm late commenting, meds are still making me nauseated.

I hope all is well with you and yours!

Katherine

June said...

Oh Ceekay I love that you have your mother's tablecloth and your husband's mothers plates. The pattern is one of the prettiest I've ever seen. And to think that your mother's jewelry box is now yours must be so awesome. My mother is holding tight to most of her things.LOL I swear she is healthier than me and will outlive me and she will be wanting my things hehe.
Thank you sweetie for your well wishes.
hugs

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Ceekay,
Beautiful, beautiful table setting! Gorgeous tablecloth and the stories behind the different pieces are sooo sweet. I love the S and P your grandmother brought back...irreplaceable! The ballerina worked! I bet your heart sang when she twirled...how wonderful she came to life again just for you!
Susan

Mimi said...

Ceekay, what a beautiful heirloom table setting. You always have the nicest linens. I really like the silverware pattern, one I hadn't seen before, very pretty.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How charming this is! I love the dishes and the wonderful jewelry box -- how sweet this all is.

Bernideen said...

I think you should get an award for this darling table setting!

Rettabug said...

What a wonderfully *olden* tablescape...Shelia would be proud! LOL
I think it is so special that you keep momentos like the perfume bottle & your little jewelry box. I had a similar one but its long gone. :(

I bet your guests were just thrilled with all the thought & care you put into their luncheon.

fondly,
Rett

Sarah said...

A vintage table with sentimental pieces makes for the best kind. What a tribute to your family that you have saved these items and enjoy using them. Love the beautiful napkins you found at the estate sale. Hope you have a fun trip with your friends. ~ Sarah

Kathy said...

Too cute! Really pretty, C.
xoxo...Kathy

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