Not to Impress, But to Bless
In a large mall on one of our annual mother/daughter Christmas shopping trips, we found ourselves in front of the window display of the Crate and Barrel store. Mom, my sister Linda, and I (dish lovers all), stood staring at a gorgeous table decked out for Thanksgiving. As I drooled over the display, something dawned on me. The table was dreamy, full of color and texture and seasonal touches, warm and inviting...and they had used only white dishes!
It was an epiphany for me!
That spring, I went to a Pfaltzgraff outlet store and purchased two sets of white dishes in the Heritage pattern. A few times, I added to my collection of dinner plates, buying most for a couple of dollars per plate at the same outlet. From Mom, I have also acquired a few more white plates in different patterns, some old, some new.
I love the versatility of white dishes! I have such fun planning the table for a party or a holiday or a company meal, using the white dishes as a "given" and pulling things together from all over the place to set a festive table.
Here are a few of our tables...
brown transfer ware plates layered on white plates, brown napkins, tan hemstitch tablecloth, pewter accents, Tom turkey centerpiece.
White dishes are the springboard to a pretty table for my guests!
What are the basics for your table? Do you like white dishes, or do you prefer pretty colors and patterns?
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