Friday night I entertained for some of my childhood girlfriends. It was so nice to see them, as we have been friends since grade school, however went to different highschools, colleges, and somehow, we all ended up back in Minneapolis. Needless to say, I hadn't seen them in forever...
It also gave me a great opportunity to get out some serveware that only sees the back of my cabinets.
As I began to get my things out, and light a few seasonal candles, it reminded me of the holidays at my maternal grandmothers home. Each meal was so spectacular, the table setting so beautiful and well thought out, and all of the accessories so perfectly fitting for each and every meal...
It also made me think of my maternal great grandmother - my namesake. The only thing I inherited from her was her beloved tea cup collection. Every teacup and saucer is so different, yet all of them so ornate, and so lovely.
With my talented and always welcoming grandmothers on my mind... it had me thinking that I too [ the girl who says she absolutely never wants to own china ] just might want a few great entertaining pieces of my own. Pieces that aren't white and go with every occasion... pieces that truly make dinners at my home special for the people who attend them.
... things like monogrammed cocktail napkins, cutlery I adore, serving platters, plates and bowls that are unique, and of course, a few teacups here and there.
I think my pieces would be more like these. Pretty and ornate in their own rights, but different, not too matchy-matchy. A mix of classic french design, fun patterns, and great color combos.
Wouldn't a white monogram be fabulous on those napkins!?
Labels: grandma, Serveware, tablescape, teacups