Thursday, October 1, 2015

Wedgwood Fall Buffet

Guess what? I just love white embossed plates! But Wedgwood design always seems like the queen of china to me. I only have a few dinner plates of this design, and the smaller plates, also Wedgwood, are a set of four that I recently splurged on when I discovered them at a friend's new shop. Aren't they gorgeous?

Fall seems like the only season that makes me think of food. But on the first of October it's all about wanting soups, stews, and all kinds of baked goodies! The nice thing about a one dish meal is that it is so easy to serve buffet style for a big crowd. And we have a few of those headed our way! 

You first saw this tablecloth on a bed that I posted about this past summer. But another reason it may look familiar is that this theme is common for me. Cross stitch crochet in a dark thread. I have a little collection of it going now.

This version has a great rectangle design in the middle that just begs for a new silver tray I acquired over the summer. It's the perfect size for me! I love silver in the cooler seasons, and I am especially nuts over hollow handled knives lately. I'll be sticking them in that little Spode embossed pitcher standing by.

I visited a friend recently that has inherited a whole set of this gorgeous china from his mother. It is breathtaking displayed all together in his china hutch.

I just love the leafy transferware design on these smaller plates that I will use as bread or dessert plates, or for a small tea. Doesn't that sound cozy? Golden Ivy for some golden fall day. . . .

Another new addition to the scene is this big ironstone tureen I bought this past summer. Maybe this stuff turns up left and right for you in the Midwest or wherever, but it is quite hard to come by in these parts. Just waiting for its first pot of stew! 

I have a ton of options as a base, but this viney transferware version is my platter of choice today. Soft patterns like this one are my current favorite in brown transferware these days.

Is there a fall buffet in your future?
There really is nothing easier!

Happy October!

I hope that it turns out wonderfully for you!


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Georgina Malcolm said...

The plates are certainly pretty, but I'll have the embossed jug please. Lovely.

Roosterhead Designs said...

Gorgeous 'dark-thread' cross stitch! Love love this post~
& my! those Wedgwood plates are beautiful.
What a lovely display. Thank you for sharing~
Karen O in CO

janice15 said...

Im in love its truly beautiful... I also like the embroidered Rose table cloth perfect lovely setting Happy October with love Janice

Mary Vitullo said...

Your plates are so pretty and love how you displayed everything.

Jeanie said...

What a fabulous setting! I love Wedgewood, too, and more than once I've kicked myself that when I was only a very young adult (and one with no storage space) we let her wedgewood raised blue on white wedding china go in the estate sale. I've never seen the pattern again. This one is lovely and I really adore the tablecloth. I can see why you are attracted to the dark stitching!

The Vintage Chateau said...

I've collected Wedgwood for years, can't get enough! Your photos are beautiful!

Parlor Room Ponderings said...

I love everything in this post! The cross-stitch, the silver, the ironstone, the dishes, so very, very pretty!!

Katie Mansfield said...

Just gorgeous. I love Wedgwood creamware. Your brown transferware platter is so pretty.

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Your love of Autumn always shows in your wonderful tablescapes!! I always drag my feet into Fall, but you make me want to dive in :-) LOVE the new dishes and cross-stitch tablecloth, the shiny silver tray is divine!! and well stew, yes please!!!

sweet violets said...

You know I love all those plates!!! Can't wait to make a stew.....getting nice and cool here at last.....xoxo

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Gorgeous Jacqueline. Always love see your china and linen and the way you put it all together.

Junkchiccottage said...

Stunning Jacqueline. Your linens and that transfer pattern are so pretty together.

Rose L said...

Those are quite lovely! I hope you find more to add to your settings!

Burlap Luxe said...

Jacqueline, I could sit at this table and be happily's so rustic and elagantly primitive.
The making of a wonderful holiday table of Giving of Thanks !

I have to mention that I loved the peak into your dinning area, and would love to see more, your mix of white wood, and backdrop to them, the wickets, the darker American oaks are fabulous in the mix of your aged style.

Happy holidays with your rustic beauty.

See you and what you inspire soon.


Mary Rembold said...

What a gorgeous fall tablescape, Jacqueline! I love the muted combination of the whites, taupes, and of course the gleaming silver to set it all off! And a little texture sure goes a long way to create balance, as you've demonstrated so beautifully here. Really lovely...

Wishing you a Happy Autumn!

Cottage B at Home ~ Vintage Country Living

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jacqueline, if I was invited to your home for dinner, buffet or otherwise, I would not be disappointed if there was no food. I would be perfectly content to just sit at your table and admire, or drool, over all your beautiful dishes and linens..Happy Weekend..Judy

Anonymous said...

Oh Jacqueline! I love your design tastes! I would love for you to share your inspirational posts at my Making Broken Beautiful Party. It is a furniture and decor party and it has already begun but there is still time to link up! I hope you have a great weekend!

Sea Cottage said...

Jacqueline this is the color palette that whispers Autumn to my heart. The layers of your whites with the faded browns of the is pure beauty to me. Thank you for your means so much. xo Kerrie

Angélica D said...

HiJacqueline!! I love your house a your blog !! you have anew follower

Marilyn Miller said...

Your chair at the table looks much like my chairs. I need some white salad plates and those with a touch of brown would be so perfect for Autumn.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Absolutely and positively gorgeous in every way! Makes me just *sigh* with love of the beauty. Hugs. ♥

Pat Cantwell said...

Your brown transfer ware collection is increasing, quite nicely.

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