Today, my inspiration piece is a hand embroidered and crocheted cloth. I bought this little treasure in Round Top, TX many years ago. A lovely woman had a small booth set up and was raising money for her mission work. This cloth had been made in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe by her students. Well, you can imagine how my heart started beating when I saw the Southern Belle. It was meant for me. Really.
The colors used are so gorgeous especially the lavender, purple and blue. I used the following dishes:
My lavender chargers from JC Penny's and Lenox Butler's Pantry square plates.
And the Pièce de résistance are my antique Noritake cream soup and underplate. I don't use a lot of blue but these just stole my heart. See all the pretty soft colors?
Do you shop at Marshall's? Fortunately for me, the closest Marshall's is about 65 miles away. I have probably gradually purchased every piece of white china and serving pieces they sell. In this setting, I used the cake plate, milk and sugar and the spaghetti holder. It served as my vase. Now if you are from LA, you will quickly pick up the significance of the flower colors. Geaux Tigers!
I added a sweet little vintage Lefton Southern Belle planter and my sun purple syrup holder.
It will be filled with Blackberry Mint syrup...our current addiction. Add it to tea and it's just beyond yummy! Mr. Dumpling has been known to make a special trip to the store to get the berries. What a man! I'll post the recipe for it next week for some of the Foodie Parties.
I'm linking this post to the following parties for this week: