Welcome to the 710th Tablescape Thursday!
I’m posting Tablescape Thursday a bit early this week and I have a beautiful, heartfelt table setting to share with you. Elena, a lovely BNOTP reader and friend wrote, “We had friends over for dinner on Wednesday this week. This was my first chance to use my Christmas gift from my husband, “Morning Glory” dinner plates, hand-made and hand-painted in Hungary.”
“The design is by Hungarian fine china artist, Anna Weatherley.”
“My mom’s favorite flowers were beautiful blue Morning Glories; she lovingly tended the vines in the yard of our tiny house on a steep hill in Globe, Arizona. I was just a toddler then, but I still remember. I wanted the Morning Glory plates because they remind me of my mom, rest in peace.”
“Then I realized that the Morning Glory plates are from Anna Weatherley and the chargers are from AnnieGlass. My dearest sister, Anna, died five years ago, she was a heart transplant patient; her transplanted heart lasted 17 years, but eventually, that heart gave out. When Anna was a little girl, everyone called her Annie. So this table is a tribute to both my mom and my beloved sister, Anna–my beautiful Annie.”
What precious memories this lovely china (and table setting) hold for Elena, her family and friends.
This hand-painted pattern is so detailed and beautiful! I looked to see if this dinnerware is still available and it is. I found it here: Morning Glory by Anna Weatherley.
I love the beautiful linen tablecloth Elena chose for this special dinner. The scalloped edge is so pretty!
The tablecloth and napkins are from Matouk Mirasol Azure. (Matouk Mirasol linens are available here: Matouk Mirasol Linens. I was also able to find the tablecloth here: Mirasol Tablecloth.)
Elena chose her vintage Wallace sterling and gold flatware, Romance of the Sea, a 25th-anniversary gift from her hubby. I’ve never seen this pattern before and it is stunning! Sooo elegant!
For this table, Elena chose these beautiful gold-rimmed glasses from Venice, Italy, and her Waterford Crystal Sullivan water goblets.
Elena placed a second napkin underneath the scalloped Matouk napkins–a napkin embroidered with Morning Glory flowers.
How perfect are these beautiful napkins with her Morning Glory dinnerware! (Napkins are available in sets of 4 here: Morning Glory Napkins.)
I can just imagine how enchanting this table must have been when the candles down the center were all lit and glowing!
Elena, thanks so much for sharing this very special, elegant table setting with us. I know your Mom and Sister were looking down with so much love and I know you surely felt them there in spirit as you so beautifully honored their memory with your friends and family.
Morning Glory dinner plates by Anna Weatherley (Scully and Scully online store, Horchow and Bloomingdales also sell them.)
Ruffled gold-rimmed glass charger plates by Annieglass (Annieglass.com)
Matouk Mirasol Azure linen tablecloth and napkins
Morning glory embroidered dinner napkins from Zazzle
Gold sparkle napkin rings from Z Gallerie
Gold rimmed wine glasses from Venice Italy
Waterford Crystal Sullivan water goblets
Vintage Wallace sterling and gold flatware, “Romance of the Sea” (a 25th-anniversary gift from my husband)
Centerpiece candles and candle holders from the At Home store. I chose very simple low profile centerpiece items; I didn’t want anything to compete with the beautiful plates.
Looking forward to all the beautiful table settings linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!
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