I started with a tablecloth and napkins that was my mother's. I don't think it had ever been used. She had 2 sets and they are sized for a card table, but I used it anyway. Things don't always have to fit perfectly! I love the detailed appliqué.
I used silver chargers, hunter green square dinner plates (WalMart) and the new to me salad plates. They are marked "Totally Today Made in China". I couldn't find the pattern name. The flatware is Rogers Bros. Adoration, purchased at a garage sale. The wine glasses are Libby, from a resale shop in Florida.
I brought home the silver tray that I'm using as a centerpiece from my mom's collection of silver. It is my favorite piece of all that I brought home. I love the shape and size of it. I lined it with faux pears and blackberries.
The poached pears are in an antique cut glass compote. I will not be posting the recipe. I've never tried making them before and while they may taste good (we don't know yet) they are not pretty. Oh well, some things just don't go the way you want them to.
I tried tall candlesticks with the tablescape, but they just didn't work. I placed a votive at each place setting to add a little glow for the evening.
I am joining Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Please visit our wonderful hostess to see all of the beautiful tables this week.