Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Let's All Toast Susan!

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday with our hostess Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch. Susan is celebrating her Blog's 1st Anniversary this week. Be certain to stop by for a visit.

Each Thursday Susan hosts a delightful photo spread of a dining experience at her elegant and charming home. Visits to the "The Porch" have become a weekly date for me!

So lift your glasses and toast our friend!


"Here's to friends gathered round your table,

gentle breezes across your porch,

and to dishes galore to fill your cupboards!"

Happy Blogoversary, Susan! 

 You are truly a most creative and gracious host.

A special anniversary celebration such as this makes me think of elegant formal dinners served on one's very best china. And Since Susan is a southern girl, let's visit the Greenbrier for just such an evening.

Photo used with permission of the Greenbrier Resort, WV

Aerial view of The Greenbrier Resort 

nestled in the Allegheny Mountains of W V

The Greenbrier, a National Historic Landmark, is nestled in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. This historic resort has offered classic southern charm and outstanding amenities since the late 1800s. The classic Georgian structure with Dorothy Draper interiors is steeped in tradition.

Photo used with permission of the Greenbrier Resort, WV

North Entrance of the Greenbrier Resort 

with its Beautiful Formal Gardens

Formal dinners at the Greenbrier are known as a Gold Service Dinner. Our celebration will be just such an affair. Black tie optional! We will be treated to a sumptuous candlelit meal served with much pomp and circumstance on the Greenbrier's Gold Service of Syracuse China.

Showcase of the Greenbrier's 

Gold Service of Syracuse China

The Greenbrier's Gold Service 

of Syracuse China is truly stunning!

Syracuse China's Gold Service 

of white bone china with 24 carat gold vermeil features the 

Greenbrier Springhouse on the service plate.

Photo used with permission of the Greenbrier Resort, WV

The Springhouse is a lovely retreat on the magnificent

 grounds of The Greenbrier's 6,500 acre mountain estate.

The regal wide rim serving dishes 

show off the culinary arts of each dish.

A sumptuous five course 

dinner will be served this evening.

Welcome to the Cameo Ballroom of the Greenbrier Resort.

Please find your table and enjoy this beautiful evening honoring legendary hostess, Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch.

What an incredible experience 

to dine on this stunning china!

Photo used with permission of the Greenbrier Resort, WV

The elegant Springhouse Gold Syracuse China

Bon Appetite!

Please share a comment below. Then click here to join Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for her week long celebration and more Tablescape Thursday posts. To visit the Greenbrier Resort's web site, just click here and then click on the Video Tour.

Join me here next Thursday for another Greenbrier experience and a tribute to Julia Child.

And don't forget, August 28 is Barb's Rooster Party @ Bella Vista. Chick here to join in the fun!