I set a cream soup tray for one since I was dining by myself:
I absolutely loved the shape of the cream soup bowl. The handles make me want to sit up a little straighter and mind my table manners a little better. Here, the cream soup bowl is sitting on a cream soup stand, which in turn sits on a salad plate, which in turn sits on a silverplate filigree tea tray for a layered effect:
Of course, with a pattern like Lady Carlyle that exudes the beauty of an English garden, we have to have some kind of rose accent! I am sorry I only have blossoms from my one and only Jude rose bush to impress myself and you. It would have been nice to have a St. Cecelia, or Queen of Sweded to match that cupped rose in the center of the soup bowl. But for now, my Jude would have to do:
Some accessories to go with the tablescape – a Florentine glass goblet, Lady Carlyle salt and pepper shakers, and Lady Carlyle napkin. I had bought the Lady Carlyle fabric in my pre-quilting days. Now, I wish I had bought more of the fabric to make a quilt:
Of course, when I eat alone, I have to have something to read… in this rosy setting, what can be more apt than the David Austin rose catalog?
Just to set the record straight, I rarely set the table when I eat alone (or Vicki would surely prohibit me from ever joining her Craft Week, hehe. I am just giving Vicki a hard time). But once in a blue moon when the mood strikes…. I do indulge and make myself feel extra-special by setting the table just for ME!
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