Wednesday, July 17, 2013

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Dr Seuss' Poem kept rattling 

around in my head as I set this table.

A fellow Quimper collector 

was joining us for lunch this week.

It seemed appropriate to 

use some of our Quimper dishes.

I chose these fish plates that were made 

by HenRiot Quimper in mid 20th century.

With their bright floral motif 

and the blue sponged details, 

they were a perfect choice for a July luncheon.

Each plate is finely detailed.

~ Faces ~ Fins ~

~ Fish Tails ~

I used napkins with a French provencal 

pattern in blue to soften the stack of ceramics.

The same napkins in 

red were used atop the stack.

Silver napkin rings of fancy fish 

swam their way around each serviette.

Vintage Mother of Pearl flatware 

seemed to be the perfect compliment.

This beautiful red Italian

 compote was a recent thrifty find.

With its gently scalloped edges and filled with a 

feathery fern, it fit right into the theme of this table.

As did my recent silver find 

from the City Wide Garage Sale.

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The red dinner plates were also thrifty finds.  Two round and two square, so this table setting is a mix of both.  It's just the two of us most meals, so I don't shy away from picking up pairs of plates when I find pieces I can mix with other pieces.  This tablescape is definitely an example of a "collected tabletop".