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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Precious Blue platters~♥

These are so special....whilst packing up my dear old dad, my sister-in-law♥

 and I had the privilege of sharing my late mom's beautiful blue china she had collected from her travels....she so loved blue~♥

Whilst I know it is traditional to use red and white for Christmas, I might team some of these platters with white for a Christmas table this year...~♥

The tablecloth and napkins are from Venice....

The delft pewter teaspoons from Holland...

And the platters from Stoke-on-Trent...Johnson factory....all these tresures are around 30 years old!

I am joining Susan for Tablescape Thursday and here.. for Show and Tell Fridays.Won't you join me in browsing all the beautiful blogs there along with me.

And if time permits, please browse my previous post for the most delicious little cake I served on one of these platters...

Shel x


  1. Oh what beautiful blues. They are all just wonder you want to use them at Christmas time. They will be perfect !!
    Your photos are so pretty, too.
    xo bj

  2. Blue and white transfer - a claassic! What a beautiful collection you have.

  3. Oh what precious treasures.. you have presented them so beautifully..I even love the linens from Venice..and those spoons etc:)

    These will grace your table what you did w/ the heart.

  4. I love blue and white, your pieces are the teaspoons. The linens are such a gorgeous shade of blue.

  5. Everything is so beautiful. Those spoons are incredible. I love your last photo, showing them grouped and ready. How wonderful to have treasures from your mother. I am so sorry you lost her. I lost mine 20 years ago and it is hard still. I wonder, would she love my blog? My sister Joni (Red Couch Recipes - you can find her on my side bar) just posted a table with a turkey that she said Mom always used. I cannot remember that for the life of me! But I know it is a treasure because it was hers.

    I am your newest friend and follower! How fun to have a friend from your part of the world. Hope to see more of it.

  6. Hi Shel,
    I would use the blue for Christmas! It is all so beautiful! Very pretty and I do love the tablecloth! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Blessings to you.

  7. What treasures! I think blue for Christmas sounds lovely - all frosty and snowy. Those linens are just amazing.

  8. What an absolutely perfect table setting you have created just in time for the holidays. I just love all of the different textures. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

  9. Oh, They are so pretty! The linens are beautiful! Every piece is lovely! I know you treasures these!

  10. Thank you all for these sweet comments.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Shel x

  11. Simply beautiful
    The details are what make the equisit
    Thanks for sharing with us

  12. Your Mom had absolutely impeccable taste! Wow!!! What a wonderful treasure for you and your sister to share! I'm with you: forget about the traditional red and use that fabulous hue of blue to create a memorable and special Christmas ambience! Can't wait to see what you do with it! Enjoy, and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  13. Hi Shell! If these lovelies
    were mine, I would surely
    use them for Christmas! As
    a matter of fact, there was
    a blue and white spread in
    Matthew Mead's Holiday book
    this year....gorgeous with
    white flowers and even contrasts
    of red...And of course, the
    fact that they were your mom's
    make them soooo special.
    Loved having you visit....
    Happy Weekend!
    xx Suzanne

  14. Oh these are ALSO so Gorgeous and I DO think you should use them for Christmas... What wonderful sentiment come with their beauty... I LOVE blue and white in the winter AND in mid-summer(to cool the temps, hehe)...... Thank you for sharing... Have a wonderful weekend,

  15. Wow, what an amazing collection. Treasures to cherish for a lifetime. I would feel like a king if I sat at a table with such elegant setting like this.

  16. Everything is absolutely magnificent. Given the opportunity, I would have bought every one of these for myself...just beautiful! The linens and the spoons make my mouth water. I think that having your mama's things on your Christmas table will make it even more special...I'm thinking snowflakes....icy blues...silver and crystal...I can almost see it in my mind. I can hardly wait to see how you use these glorious treasures. Your mama will be smiling from heaven. Thank you for sharing them with us. Cherry Kay

  17. Thanks so much for all your generous comments.
    @Cherry Kay: you have given me some wonderful ideas!
    Have a wonderful week.
    Shel x

  18. I am such a fan of Blue and white and your pieces are beautiful! I am in love with the delft spoons and the venetian linens. They will all be lovely on your Christmas table.

    I hope you will join my Holiday Decor linky party starting on 12/15. I would love to see your table decorated with these treasures.
    ps: I am now following you.

  19. hello Shel,
    thank you for sharing these lovely blue and white with us- love it! hugs Colette