Dianne's Creative Table

I am inspired by light, all things natural, reusing previously loved items, and bargains!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Kiss Me!

My husband I were married fifteen years ago.  While we were dating he would begin every phone call by saying "Kiss Me!".   We now have it engraved on the inside of our wedding rings. 
For our wedding china, we chose Lenox Maywood with a platinum rim and I have loved it ever since. Of course, I have loved every dish I have seen since!
My husband had only one request; that the china didn't have a large rim.  He wanted more space for the food and less rim!  I started with only 4 place settings with the hopes that I would complete it over the next 20 years. When I discovered that our local Lenox outlet was going out of business, I was able to get full service for 16 with all the with serving pieces for less then $100!!
About 6 months ago, I came across these placemats at Home goods.  I knew they would be perfect with my china.  
The stemware is Fostoria Ballet crystal which I found on clearance at a local consignment shop.  I love the cuts and the sparkle.

The centerpiece flower dish belong to my husband's Grandmother. My MIL has a matching piece.  The crocheted doilies are collected from antiques stores.  
Handblown glass candlesticks from Home Goods.
Last year I decided I wanted new stainless.  Have you noticed that flatware has become enormous?  All the new stuff is a good 2 inches larger than it used to be.  I finally chose Onieda Sheraton b/c it is a reasonable size and it feels good in your hand.  I also like how the beading around the edges echoes the embroidered dots on the placemats.
The chargers are silver leaf earthenware originally from Pier 1, I found 13 of them for $16 at the Queen of Hearts in Atlanta. 
The napkins are vintage damask with pearl napkin rings. 

Happy to be joining Kathleen for Let's Dish!, Susan for Tablescape Thursdays, and Alma for Seasonal Sunday