Hello sweet friends:
Here is another month ending and as many of you know I host the last Wednesday of every month a Rosary prayer with some friends. Therefore, tomorrow is the last Wednesday of October and have set the breakfast table and the formal dinner table to accommodate the 14 ladies that will attend.
Some friends might remember that last August when we went to Peru for a short vacation I bought this pretty Indian tablecloth with elephants; so I´m using it for the first time tomorrow, paired with my red and white transfer ware tea set.
The round table was set with the 'balsa wood' placemats I bought a couple of months ago too and my Mil's antique dishes from her wedding.
With that said, here are my settings for tea after prayers.
|I found out the elephant Indian tablecloths are called 'Mandalas.'|
|I will use baskets for bread and platters for cheese, along with jam bowls, but didn't want to place them today so you can appreciate the full tablecloth's print, I love...and all the work I had made to lengthen it...hehehe|
|Here you can see at left the cute little cocktail napkin.|
|Now the tablecloth still has the elephants on all four sides!|
|To sort of add more whimsy to my 'elephant' theme tea table... I placed some cute elephant figurines that were my dear Mil's because she loved elephants, so I know she would have loved this cloth!|
|I used some of the yellow roses my Bil sent me for my birthday last week, before they start wilting away.|
Some more elephant figurines.
|Next time I post the rosary for November, you will see it all done up for the Holidays.|
|Again, here too I used the reticulated-cut work dinner plates as chargers with the cake plate on top, as they are cream color like the dishes.|
|The glass lazy-susan will not only contain tomorrow what's here, (removing the flowers) but some sweets, cheese plates and bread basket as well. |
The small bowls with handles are for the homemade jams.
|I love how the cutwork shows through the wood of the table!|
|The reticulated plate as charger as well, paired with the cake plates from my Mil's antique dishes, made in the USA and from her wedding in 1940!|