French cooking can include a lot of cream, but I love creamy dishes on the tabletop too.
I want to please the eye as much as the appetite, and creamy vintage plates and bowls really do it for me. When there are only a few of us at the table there are a lot of entertaining options in my mix and match china. Today it gets to be red transferware, and creamy French bowls.
I love informal family style dining. Place the napkins and flatware in the center, and everyone can find what they need. Big linen napkins are a staple.
I always love using my fat and heavy French ironstone bowls at the table.
I wish I had a dozen.
A darker lace runner defines the place-setting on top of the white matelasse tablecloth.
Another vintage lace runner dresses a wooden tray.
Ironstone jugs can serve water or drinks, but I just wanted them to look at. Without them there wouldn't be nearly enough of the creamy look I was after.
I hope it's off to a good start for you!
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