I’m participating in Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch…
This is more of a tribute to this Limoges China (and my Great Aunt) than a tablescape…which seemed appropriate with Valentine’s Day around the corner. My Great Aunt’s china has been squirreled away in a cabinet in my dining room. This hasn’t seen the light of day in years, so I thought it was only fitting to pull it out and let it breathe…
It is marked Avenir Limoges France. It is dainty and pink and fragile. There were twelve place settings once upon time. Probably 80% of this is still intact, without chips or cracks.
Confession time: I am a Pack Rat. Yes, admitting it is the first step towards recovery :-)
I am more of a RED kinda girl. My tastes lean more toward Italian Pottery, like Vietri.
Even though this is not my taste, and I have yet to use it, I can’t seem to bring myself to donate it. Yes, I know that is what I should do, maybe I will some day soon…*sigh*
Here are some fun Valentine’s Day facts…The per capita consumption of candy by Americans in 2005 was 25.7 pounds.
The cup & saucer are under a cloche here. Everything looks special under a cloche, (even M&M’s!), don’t you think?
These little wedding cookies look particularly tasty on this plate…
“Chocolate is cheaper than therapy and you don’t need an appointment.”
— Catherine Aitken
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” –Charles M. Schultz
Don’t you just love chocolate covered fruit??
The tradition of Valentine’s cards did not become widespread in the United States until the 1850s, when Esther A. Howland, a Mount Holyoke graduate and native of Worcester, Mass., began mass-producing them.
188 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second-most popular greeting-card-giving occasion.
This is how I prefer my love notes to come… inside chocolate…