… on my Mums the Word quilt.
If you have known me for any length of time, you would know that I am a dish-aholic! Playing with my dishes is super fun for me. My “me alone” play time has greatly diminished in the last year or so due to an increased workload and more attention needed for Miss Baby — playing with my dishes hasn’t been something I have done much at all of late. Although I know there is a season for everything, I do miss my dish-playing time.
While Miss Baby was having a date with the z-monster one afternoon last week, I decided to play a bit to experiment with some possible ideas for my Thanksgiving table. In the ensemble below, I used an Armetale platter as the charger, and layered with a spongeware dinner plate, a Spode Cabinet Collection accent plate, a Portuguese Majolica leaf bowl, and a pumpkin.
Everything you see is old except for the spongeware plate and pumpkin. Miss Baby picked out the “baby pucket” from one quick grocery run with my husband recently. The spongeware plate is form the pieces I had purchased from a New England potter not too long ago. These spongeware peices go nicely with my other autumn dishes by adding a bit of primitive feel amidst all the flourishes and swirls.
I was playing away, and then I heard, “Mama, a-tairs”… translation: Mama, time for me to go downstairs. My play time was up. I had thought about using my Mums the Word quilt for our Thanksgiving tablecloth, but I think I have decided against it due to the amount of quilting I have done on it. I think I would rather use it as a display quilt, rather than a quilt for use.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the pictures… and if you have any fun ideas to share about Thanksgiving tablesettings, I am all ears (rather, “eyes” since I will be reading your comments, and not hearing them! ;))