Monday, August 5, 2013

A Nod to Wimbledon

"First things first...We are truly blessed to have the means to set a pretty table and invite our friends to join us for good food and fellowship. I am mindful that many are not so fortunate. My daughter has a passion for the work of the Food Bank. As a singer-songwriter, she has written and recorded a song that is the anthem for the world wide Crop Hunger Walk project. Her song, "Raise Your Voice" is featured in their video. I've included a link in the side margin of my blog. I hope that it will encourage you to support projects in your community that contribute to the effort to overcome hunger.

Several weeks ago, the kids came over for Friday night take-out.  You know the routine...Outback Steaks.  Much of the evening would be spent watching Wimbledon matches, so I pulled together a few things that would remind my guests of our entertainment for the evening.

 The green and white striped cloth is one of three that I found on eBay several years ago.  I bought them for the three tables that live on the back porch.

 The colors of the Wimbledon logo are hunter green, and color scheme was set.

 A five-minute centerpiece...a quartet of the white Lenox urns topped with the green hypericum berry topiaries and one of the amethyst glass presentation bowls, elevated on an oriental stand.

 Thinking of the green grass courts, I chose the green wood chargers that I found at a local estate sale.

 Dinner was served on the Wedgwood Countryware dinner plate.  This pattern has become quite the workhorse for me.

 Another great English design, salads were served on the Wedgwood Majolica Grape Leaf plate.

 Guess who sat at this place setting!  See the clue?  Flatware = four teaspoons.  You got it!...Beatrice Emaline was coming for dinner. White Williams-Sonoma linen hemstitched napkins were captured by the Coalport Countryware napkin ring.  Tip:  Coalport originally made Countryware.  The molds were eventually bought by Wedgwood when Coalport closed their factory.  The patterns are exactly the same, but the Wedgwood can be found priced more reasonably than the Coalport....just in case you want to collect them.  They can be found in abundance on eBay.

 The unmarked black amethyst goblet was a perfect companion for the Colony green goblet.

Time to eat...

Game. Set. Match!

This week I'll be joining:

Inspire Me Tuesday with Marty @ A Stroll Through Life
Centerpiece Wednesday with The Style Sisters
Let's Dish with Cuisine Kathleen
Tutorials, Tips, & Tidbits with Yvonne @ Stone Gable
Tablescape Thursday with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch
Seasonal Sundays with The Tablescaper

Come join much much inspiration!

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