Many thanks to Susan from "Between Naps on the Porch" for letting us share each week. Yesterday (Tuesday) was my 32nd wedding anniversary. I wanted to make it something special for Hubby, so I started with our wedding china. I think that alot of you were like me, raised in the 60's and married in the 70's, when things got a lot less formal. As I've related to you before, my mother-in-law begged me to choose china, crystal and silver. She said I wouldn't regret it, so I did. Well, now I'm glad that I followed her advice!
These two youngsters remind me of folks we once knew. Who knew that we'd still be together 32 years later!
I started my table with a white cloth, then began with silver chargers from Hobby Lobby. My pattern is Noritake's "Ranier". I picked it out of a catalog that my MIL sent to me. I like the delicate floral pattern and the ring of silver around the edges. I still cannot remember what my crystal pattern is, although I do know it is Fostoria. I chose Oneida's "Independance" for my stainless, although now I could really kick myself for not picking silver.
Now- can anybody tell me what these things are called? I picked them up at an estate sale about 20 years ago for $50.00. I have never seen anything like them since. Are they vases? Are they candlestickes? I think they are too small for vases and would not hold a candle very straight. The bases are sterling, that I do know. they have several markings on the bottom that I recognize and I had to polish them today! The tops have got to be leaded crystal, they are heavy! The etching is beautiful too.
Thanks again Susan for inspiring us and allowing us the joy of playing with dishes.