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).
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.