Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch is our hostess for Tablescape Thursday. If you have never participated, give it a try. You will be addicted just like the rest of us! Be sure to visit Susan, she always has something special to share and you will find links to wonderful tablescapes.
Sunday was not only Valentine's Day, it was also Chinese New Year. I finally had a chance to use this set of dishes. I bought this set at a charity auction several months ago. I had such good intentions of learning Asian cooking and using them all the time. I've decided that now that I've done this tablescape, I'm going to sell the dishes. I only set the table for 4, but I actually have service for 8. It even came with sixteen pair of chopsticks...we simply aren't going to use them and I need the space! So, this may be the only time you see them.
I'm sure you can see why I fell in love with these dishes. The colors are so vibrant. I wasn't sure what to use on the table, but I found I had a vintage embroidered tablecloth that worked very well. I felt that the table should be fairly simple and that the dishes should really be the decorative feature. Each place setting has the large plate that can be used as a charger, the dinner plate, appetizer plate and soup bowl. To the left, the rice bowl and sauce dish. Above the plate is the holder for the damp napkin and of course the chopsticks.
I had a hard time not picking up reflections in the plates.
I have no idea what the lettering means...I hope it isn't anything bad!
Don't you just love the teapot and the cute little black teacups? I decided to only use 2 of the matching vases with a simple orchid type flower in them. The votives are an unusual shape and actually put out very little light.