I found the sweetest rose tea plates on my recent travels to see family. They seem to capture the tone of late summer to me. Maybe it's the hint of amber that suggests the coming season.
I am pairing them with some creamy embossed china which keeps the mood light and cool on a late afternoon in August. The leftover cheesecake from a mid-week gathering will look fantastic on them! Haha!
I also found a whole set (almost) of this vintage white china with all the serving pieces in THE MOST unpromising stop along the roadside. I almost choked when I spotted them. No crazing or chips. None!
A smattering of silver tea spoons dresses things up a tad.
Each tiny spoon has a different design. Makes me happy just to look at them.
A little pause for something pretty and delicious fits perfectly with the ritual of reading a monthly chapter from The Book of Still Meadow, by Gladys Taber.
My dog-eared copy is never buried too deep in the book piles, and is such a soothing and delightful read.
See what I mean?
Peering over Edith Holden's delicate botanicals is a restorative pastime on a catch-up day as well!
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