Wow, what a busy few weeks…”the faster I go, the behinder I get”! This past weekend, Wells and I hosted a dinner party for a lovely bride, Molly McClure and her groom, David Stanley.
The tables for this party were certainly “collected tabletops”! For two of the tables, I used my favorite pattern which you have seen numerous times…Leighton Spray by Old Coalport. It is such a delicate English pattern and I thought it would be perfect for a bride!
The pattern works so well with pastel flowers, such as “Titanic” roses, blue hydrangea, and soft colors of lisianthus.
Another of my favorite china patterns is one I have had for years, “Charlotte” by Royal Worcester. This pattern also has bouquets of lovely pastel flowers. Both patterns have a cobalt and gold border…Leighton Spray more delicate and Charlotte with a bold cobalt and gold border.
I enjoyed using these “compatible” patterns for three “collected tabletops”!
Most of my flowers for the party came from my floral wholesaler, however, I had these lovely hellabores growing in the Chestnut Cottage garden!
And a few daffodils and cherry blossoms!
It was a fun party, but the last one for a while at Chestnut Cottage…see below!
Other news from Chestnut Cottage…
This week I am packing up Chestnut Cottage for all of the wood floors to be refinished and for the kitchen and kitchen cabinets to get a fresh coat of “White Dove”. Quite a daunting task, but everything will look all fresh and ready for spring when we are finished. We will be “displaced” for several weeks, but I can’t even think of that today…more, more, more packing! And I don’t want to think of when we have to unpack, wash and put everything back in place…!
Oh well…I will be back to the Collected Room after everything is back in place at Chestnut Cottage! So say a little prayer that I am up for this task and being out of my beloved cottage for a month. And to add “insult to injury”, the move out day is on my 65th birthday, March 10th!