Noritake Warm Sands stoneware. We have used these dishes everyday for 16 years and they are still like new. I don't even remember where the placemats and napkins were found. I purchased all of this before I even thought about tablescaping. I probably wouldn't pick the linens now, but I still like the dishes.
I just threw together some votives, greenery and and an old vine for a centerpiece. When I make a vine wreath, I never throw it away. I have stacks of them in the basement.
It was a veritable celebrity chef cook-a-thon for about six hours. We made America's Test Kitchen Favorite Chili, Rick Bayless Mexican Shortribs (I am obsessed with this recipe), and White Bean Soup. For supper we made Michael Chiarello's Tomato Soup with Grilled White Cheddar & Pesto Pannini. After all the cooking, I was too exhausted to take photos of the food.
Thanks for your visit and I appreciate all you comments and read everyone! Dianne