Re-exploring Key West

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Franciscan Apple Dishes and Thanksgiving

I have had a major cases of the blahs this year. My only son, Aaron, is in Afghanistan and I miss him terribly. Although we are able to talk to him about once a week; he is in a war zone and he is 9,000 miles away. The last couple of years, we have gone out to eat and that was great at some of the best restaurants in Key West, but this year I decided I wanted to cook a small turkey. It's amazing how much turkey you get from a small bird. Did not cook as much food as I generally would have if Aaron had been home, but certainly enough to keep me in turkey for a week.

My mother, aged 91, died in October. When my sister and I were clearing her apartment when it was determined she wouldn't leave the nursing home, we found she had 4 egg cups from her Franciscan Apple Dishes. She had sold the rest of her set during the time period where she sold antiques. My sister and I split the egg cups. I decided eBay was the source to recreate the set of dishes I had loved so much as a kid. I did a setting of 4 in a matter of weeks.

I am glad to Join for tablescape Thursday. They are so inspiring.

Basic green and white Checked tablecloth. Cloth from Ross.
Add red plates - wowzer red from Target. Put out apple dishes (eBay) and red handled flatware (Ross).

Centerpiece is my tribute to my favorite hobby, miniatures. Thought a little harvest scene would be appropriate.

Better view of centerpiece.

You can't see then real well, but the glasses are polka dot. They were from Target.

In front of the polka dot glasses, you find my wine glasses (yard sale find - 6 for $3.00)

Time to eat! Enjoy.


Sandra from Sydney said...

What a lovely setting! I really like red, white and green. Easily adapted for Christmas too by changing the centrepiece if wanted. Well done - thanks for sharing.
Sandra (Snippets from my Studio)

Lady Jane said...

Aaron is in my prayers. It is so hard for you I am sure. Your table setting is beautiful and I naturally love the centerpiece. It was nice you could get your dishes so quickly. Blessings.

Betty said...

I'm visiting from Tablescape Thurdsay. I am your neighbor in the posts. What a great idea to use green check tablecloth. I love it.
Betty @ My Cozy Corner

Tess said...

This is so pretty and very autumn-y. Isn't it nice having left-overs?? When I was growing up (many years ago), my best friend's mother had these dishes! Isn't ebay great????

Please thank your son for his selfless service to our county (and to you as well on the homefront). Hope he comes home soon all safe and sound!!