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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

February 11, 2009

Tablescape Thursday

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday! Be sure to check out Susan @ http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ for some glorious Tablescapes.
I wanted to share with you some of my most prized china. My husband's grandmother handpainted this white china from Bavaria. She painted us 8 servings for our wedding and then would give us a serving piece every anniversary till she passed away. The woman was very feisty and opinionated and gave me fits when I first married her number 1 grandson. She was not sure I was good enough. But she would wink at me as well as if her feisty comments were just for fun! Anyhoo!
She was amazing at painting beautiful roses. All the girls in my hubby's family have china dishes with roses in red, or gold, deep red and coral, and then shades of pink. Everyone's set of dishes is a different color from the rest.
Here is a close up of her lovely handiwork.


The one thing that has broken over the 50 years of marriage (ok only 28 sometimes feels like 50) was the creamer. Boo hoo.
I set the table with a tablecloth from Target-the Shabby Chic collection with little roses all over it.



Once again thank you so much for the wonderful visit!
Blessings,
Debbie

24 comments:

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

That is just amazing and fantastic. The artwork is just gorgeous. How fortunate to have almost all of them in those LONG 50/28 years!! Happy Valentine's Day!

Four Paws and Co said...

Your china is so beautiful! I just love it! ♥

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Gorgeous! What treasures your dishes are!!

She was a very gifted artist!

Susan

The Old Parsonage said...

Oh my word, what an amzing talent and cherished gift.

Candy said...

Some of the softest pink dishes I have ever seen. Susan said it...GORGEOUS!
Candy

Kathleen Ellis said...

What absolutely beautiful china...and a wonderful heirloom treasure! she was a gifted artist...and so thoughtful to do a set for each of you!
Happy Valentine's Day!
;-D

Tardevil said...

Your dishes are beautiful! I'm sure they will be a family treasure forever. I've never understood how people learned to paint like that. What an awesome talent.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Debbie, this china is gorgeous, and so perfect for a Valentines table. (If your husband doesn't bring roses, at least they are already on the table). What a wonderful keepsake to have. laurie

Kathy said...

Your hubbies grandmother's gifts are amazing, what talent and you have displayed them perfectly with your tablescape. Kathy.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

You are a lucky gal. I love those dishes. If she were still alive, I would have to marry someone in her family to get me some. My husband might not be happy, but I know I would!!! lol.

Penny said...

Beautiful, soft and romantic ~
Truly lovely, tablescape.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Those dishes are works of art! How lucky you are to have such heirlooms! And they look so beautiful on your atble!

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

Now THAT'S talent! What a beautiful heirloom, Debbie! And how wonderful that you actually set it out and enjoy it...

Picket said...

Oh girl...this is just gorgeous and the fact that your hubby's grandmother painted them makes them priceless...oh they are so pretty to look at! This is just amazing! I hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend & Happy Valentine's Day!

Mimi Sue said...

You are so lucky to have this beautiful set of dishes. They are gorgeous. The tablecloth is perfect with them. Mimi

Cathy said...

These dishes are gorgeous!!! How special!

Belinda said...

Oh, my goodness...how beautiful! I can see why this is some of your most prized china...its absolutely stunning. What a talented lady your husband's grandmother was. And to think that she painted a set for all of her grandchildren...amazing! :-) I'm sure she would be thrilled to see the beautiful tablescape you've created with her wedding gift.

Fifi Flowers said...

VERY pretty table... LOVE your dishes and serving pieces... sooo romantic!

Fifi Flowers said...

VERY pretty table... LOVE your dishes and serving pieces... sooo romantic!

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

What pretty pretty china! What a talent to create such beautiful treasures! Your table looks lovely!

Unknown said...

I would just love to have had an in=law that would have been so talented to leave me this most amazing gift. Kind of makes up for the times she was too much with her feisty comments. Wow, this is simply gorgeous!!!! Come visit me soon! I am adding your blog to my blog list so I can come back and visit.

{oc cottage} said...

Soooooooooo stunning!


M ^..^

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a gorgeous tablescape! The china is breathtaking! She was an excellent china painter! Worth putting up with a fiesty GMIL to receive a set each year! LOL!

Katherine

Neabear said...

That is amazing! A very unique gift. You are so lucky to have gotten something like that. Wow!