Friday, March 4, 2011

I Found Spring! It Was Right Here On My Table

Photos taken by my friend from Quilted Nest.
This past week I invited a couple of friends over for lunch. Being the LuRay collector I just HAD to set the table with some of my favorite, spring inspired dinnerware. We all have the antiquey bug in common so it was nice to share my collection with them.


My green depression glass also made it out of the cabinet. The green block optic goblets were my paternal Grandmother's. They were made sometime between 1929 and 1931 so I wonder how many luncheons these glasses have seen.


The soft pretty pastel colors in the dinnerware and the tablecloth always inspire me to serve extra sweets...so out came a cake and the teeny little pastel sprinkles. Oh and the chocolates!


Yum! The time spent with the gals was just as fun. I hardly ever do this, you know, break out the serving pieces and make things extra special. Life gets so busy, we forget to slow down and just enjoy the time we have. I'm glad we did!

Take a moment and click on Pink Saturday ... there are a lot more celebrations of life especially if they are with pinks and pastels!



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33 comments:

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

look at that - someone knows how to set a pretty table. Thanks again for the invite, great hospitality and especially for the 'gluten free' pizza! What a treat!

Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


Love this cake! What kind is it?


~ Gabriela ~

Char said...

Hi sweetie, your table is just beautiful. Your stemware is special and I love the shapes.
Wish I could have been there, I love cake!!
Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Manni said...

Jillian, I absolutely love that cake stand!!! Actually everything is beautiful, I love your grandmothers dishes!! Thats pretty amazing to have a piece of history of your own....love it :)
Have a Happy Pink Saturday
hugs
Manni

dana said...

What a gorgeous table setting, Jillian!!! I love the pastels of your Lu Ray dishes.....and I'm crazy over your green glasses! I have a few pieces of that green depression glass, too, but not in that patten. It would be fun to know about the other times they've been used over the years. How special that they belong to a family member!

Our snow is finally melted....but it's still pretty chilly. It's in the 40s, but I should be pleased it's not in the teens!! I just want WARM!!

Have a great Pink Saturday!

L, Dana

Atelier de Charo said...

It's look like a delicuos cake!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Xoxo
Charo

Cindy said...

What a perfect table! The old Depression glasses are just amazing and so special because they were passed down. :)It is fun to think back to all the times and events they must have been used.

Donnie said...

What a wonderful way to enjoy your friends and your favorite things. Beautiful.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a beautiful Spring table. I adore your pieces of depression glass. I collect green and pink depression glass too!!

HPS!

Hugs,
Debbie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Such a pretty table and that cake!! Not only is it pretty but a perfect centerpiece too! Thanks for sharing and have a HPS weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

So glad you brought out some of your pretties, that's the fun of collecting-enjoy:@)

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

sooo pretty! I'll be over for a chunk of that cake in just a bit! toodles...

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

What lovely green depression plates and glasses - perfect for spring and St Patricks Day activities and ideas. Thank you for a lovely visit for Pink Saturday.

Mari said...

HI JILLIAN~WOW YOUR TABLE LOOKS BEAUTIFUL, OHHH BUT THAT CAKE LOOKS YUMMY....UMM UMM GOOD :)
H.P.S TO YOU!!

XO~MARI

liberal sprinkles said...

ooh lovely table and that cake looks yummilicious! Happy PS!

LV said...

You have good taste and use it very well with your table setting.

ornamentsbypink said...

You set a beautiful spring table!
Love the green pieces!
Mary

Light and Voices said...

Lovely, just lovely Spring table set for Ladies Time Out. Hope you saved me a piece of that delicious looking cake. HPS!
Joyce M

Ms.Daisy said...

Jillian,
You always set a beautiful table and this one is no exception. Love the pretty sprinkles on that white cake!



Love,
Ms.Daisymau

Holly said...

Jillian~
What a special day for you and your friends. I agree, we need to do that more often and every time we are reminded of how important others are to us. Thank you for your post!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Lisa said...

Happy pink Saturday, love your table setting,

Cheers,
Lisa x

She'sSewPretty said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I love those green goblets! And the cake plate...and....I love green depression glass. So pretty!

Rose Haven said...

HPS!! Love the green depression glass - I have a couple of pieces!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

how wonderful that you have your grandmothers depression glass. Your table looks so inviting and I am sure a good time was had by all!

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

OK - now I know I'm unimportant. You get almost 25 comments and I get 3; 2 of which were yours - on this same event! I jealous :( But I love ya anyway.

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

luvly setting ~
cake looks delish!

Along A Widowed Road said...

Your serving wear along with the wrapped chocolate, and the white cake with sprinkles look yummy.

Your right, we do need to slow down and enjoy life!

Have a blessed weekend.
I'm dropping by from the Pink Saturday posts.

Viola

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

That cake looks yummy! Vintage glass in pastels is just made for spring! You're right, we need to use our pretty collections more!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Jillian,

That cake is so pretty and looks so yummy...and I so agree with you on how we forget to slow down and {smell the roses}. I'm so glad you are!

Happy Pink,
Stephanie ♥

Anne said...

Sounds like you had so much fun with your friends visiting here through Pink Saturday.

Here's mine thanks! My Daily Mumbles

gail said...

I can taste that cake right now as if I had taken a big ole bite!
Yum! everything looks so pretty.
gail

FRENCH, PINK, POODLES, AND PEARLS said...

First I LOVE the story of how you aquired your blogs name. I have a pooch that is named Bella. My daughter named her after seeing a "Bella Luna" in the sky. That was 8 years ago.
I've never heard of LuRay dishes. I'm lovin' the pastel colours of all of them. Very nice for a beautiful lunch with the girls.
Happy PS Jillian.
Love Claudie from Canada
xoxo

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

How scrumptious! The dishes are as yummy as the cake! Wish I could have been one of those friends to enjoy that! Lovely!