Sunday, September 18, 2011

Tickled Pink

For my inaugural table setting, I'm going back to the beginning...actually before my beginning!



This beautiful china belonged to my mom which she received as wedding gifts in 1952.  The pattern is Magnolia, manufactured by Franciscan Pottery.  Every single plate, coffee cup, saucer, etc. from a 12-piece setting is perfectly intact and chip-free (knock on wood).


Equally vintage, and no less lovely, is the pink knit tablecloth and napkins, complete with metallic silver threads woven into the stripes of the fabric.  Source...Marshall Fields...date...long long ago.  The flatware, another wedding gift to my parents.



Finally, the etched glassware is vintage Orrefors, a gift from my Aunt Tess (a fellow dish-aholic)!



No matter it's age, beautiful china sets a stunning table...in 1952 or 2011.

13 comments:

  1. Welcome to the blogging world! See you next Thursday for Tablescape Thursday? and if you have sometime stop by Illini89.blogspot.com and see what I have been up to!

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  2. Happy inaugural post, Jill! What fun to get to see your creativity online. I'm looking forward to ideas to steel in the future!

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  3. I'm a pink girl myself, so I'm in love with this china! You are so lucky to have inherited such a beautiful set! Beautiful!

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  4. I just realized how close you live! I live in Naperville! Hi, neighbor!

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  5. Beautiful china and tablescape! I when to school at SIU and worked Southern Il. Thanks for sharing your beaufitul china!JoAnn

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  6. Beautiful -- this looks great!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  7. Hi, Jill, and welcome to Tablescape Thursdays along with the rest of us dish nuts! This is a terrific group of gals and guys who wake up every morning and go to be every night thinking of dishes and dining table accessories..just like you! :-) Your inaugural table is beautiful with my favorite color...PINK! I especially love it with the platinum trim!!! Very pretty, "Dish Girl", and I look forward to your future posts! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. This is very nice. I love that you have the family history to go along with your dishes.

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  9. Thank you for sharing this beautiful table...can't wait to see what your next one will be!

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  10. What a beautiful table!! It's so nice to know they were from Marshall Field's...one of my favorite stores. So sad it's gone!! The pink is beautiful and the whole table has such a lovely vintage feel. Very nice job!!!

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  11. This was amazing for me to find. My mother passed away two months before your post and she had the EXACT same tablecloth and dishes, except her Franciscan china was gray but otherwise exactly the same as your pink set. I grew up eating off this during holidays and special events and it has the sweetest memories for me. The tablecloth is unfortunately missing but the entire set of china is in perfect shape just like yours. It was wonderful to see this online.

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  12. Hi, I'm the same Diane who wrote the post on March 8 and, unblievably, I just found the pink tablecloth with the silver threads! It was at the bottom of a box and has suffered water damage and mold but I am so happy to have found it anyway. I was wondering if you had any idea how to clean this fabric? Do you throw it in the wash?

    Well, now I feel like I know you...we have the same exact table setting from our mothers. When I get mine all cleaned up, I will take a picture and send it to you. Thanks for any help on the washing issue.

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  13. I have a set of 9 of the same dishes. Would you like to purchase them?

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