Hello sweet friends and Table !
Well, like the title of this post says, we are back from Madrid. I hope you are all doing well and happy. I'm always glad to be back specially for you all, to contact myself with my dear bloggy buddies.
We had a wonderful trip and visit with our dear daughter Alexandra, SIL Sergio and baby Max who is 2 years and 5 months already and very tall !
She goes to a pre-school and loves it, this way she can mingle with kids her age. It's a British school therefore, she sings, she plays, she draws and learns everything in English.
Besides beautiful Spain, specially Madrid where we spent most of the time, SIL Sergio drove us to Portugal making stops in Porto and other marvelous cities from Spain as well as Portugal. What a wonderful trip we had.
I am missing my baby girl, Alexandra and Sergio as it was a pleasure to be with them for a whole month.
While shopping in my fav department store in 'Madrid - El Corte Ingles,' I went to do my rounds to the home floor where they have the 'Lladro' figurines I love and wonderful chinas. While looking around and drooling over so many lovelies I spotted a set of china that called my name very loud, so I couldn't pass her by !
So I bought it for ten place settings because it's what fits on the formal dining table. Yes! I bought it, it was calling my name very loudly ! It's a Portuguese made bone-china specially made for the "El Corte Ingles" and it has a magnolia flower pattern, with mostly white, green leaves and yellow in the center of the magnolia flower. Yet it's very elegant with a gold trim, but in a very sober and understated way.
See for yourself.
Our dearest Baby Maxima is now 2 years and 5 months already and is simply adorable carrying a huge chocolate Easter egg ! We had a chance to enjoy her for a month and of course as you might guess, we are missing her so much.
Here she is, my new doll...err china addition to my 'china collection.'
To create this table spread I decided on a flower plant with tiny yellow flowers as centerpiece, flanked by two soup bowls with Japanese grass... and lots of 'green' as the dishes.
The first thing I loved about this plates was the white 'Magnolia' pattern it has and the sales lady told me it's a style tendency. It is such a lovely and fragrant big flower, plus it's a pattern we can use all year round, it's simple enough.
|I used to create this table my 'German' transparent crystal chargers (Natchtmann) so not to take away from the soft and delicate pattern of the china with any other color.|
It's 'Bone China' very translucent by the light, as it said in the back stickers on the plates, plus instructions for care.
Hubby knows about porcelain and ceramics and the difference between them, as he owned a Ceramic Co. and he said it is made of a very fine bone china porcelain.
|The teacup and deep saucer are so pretty, it reminds me of the old fashion shape of cups.|
Thank you dear friends for your kind comments, you always make my day !
Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their great parties.
I will party here:
"Anything Goes" Pink Saturday
The Bouquet of Talent Party
The Fabulous Party
Amaze Me Monday
Dishing it & Digging it
Cooking & Crafting with J&J
Tuesday with a Twist
Make it Pretty Monday
Inspire Me Tuesday
Tuesdays at Our Home
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Talk of the Town
Wow Us Wednesday
Share Your Style
Home & Garden Thursday
Vintage Charm Party
Grace at Home
Home Sweet Home
Mother's Day Celebration + Ideas HM #182