Welcome to the 89th Tablescape Thursday!
It’s time for Tablescape Thursday! Do you have your passport? What? Well, run go get it because we are jetting off to Switzerland this evening! Cornelia has planned a special evening for you…we are all dining in her beautiful garden!
The spring season in Switzerland is running just a few weeks behind our spring here in the southeast.
The tulips and wisteria are in full bloom. Cornelia’s lovely home was built in 1910.
Cornelia has set such a beautiful table for us!
Her garden furniture is French and made by Ferob.
The tablecloth and matching napkins are antique. Since the tablecloth wasn’t quite as long as Cornelia needed, she used two runners from Le Jacquard Français (Meringue) on each end. Cornelia, I love the layering…just adds to the special feel of this tablescape.
The napkins and the tablecloth are both very old. Cornelia’s mother inherited them and then passed them down to her.
Cornelia told me, “The dishes are all antique, by Jacob Zeidler & Co, made between 1910 and 1917. In 1917 the company was acquired by the ‘Porzellanfabrik Rosenthal A.G.’ also from Selb and from then on was run as the famous Rosenthal ‘Kunstabteilung’ (art department).”
Cornelia continued, “The China has also a history. My mother bought it about 30 years ago in a charity shop. It came from a parsonage where it had been stored in the attic for ages. The whole consists of 10 Soup plates, 10 flat plates, 10 Dessert Plates and 10 Bred plates. There is also a tureen, oval pickle dish, 3 trays in various sizes (one huge), a saucière and 3 vegetable bowls. It is not a very valuable china, but I think it is just the right thing for a spring tablescape. The colours of the flowers match with the wisteria on the table.” It’s absolutely perfect, Cornelia!
The flatware is silver by Jezler, the pattern is called, Reed. Cornelia said it is no longer being manufactured, unfortunately.
The stemware is ‘Classic Rose’ by Rosenthal, Germany.
The silver vase is by Jezler. Cornelia filled it with the wisteria from the garden. I never realized wisteria has touches of yellow in the blooms. Cornelia, your pics are stunning!
Cornelia shared, “The plate under the saucière is silver as well (Jezler).”
You can really see the daintiness of the china pattern in this pic. Isn’t this the perfect china for a spring tablescape out in the garden…especially a garden with tulips and wisteria.
Cornelia said, “The bowl is sterling silver and from England.”
Cornelia, thank you for sharing your beautiful garden and home! Your tablescape is gorgeous…completely enchanting!
We loved our trip back to Switzerland…even if it’s only in our dreams.
Looking forward to viewing your beautiful tablescapes!
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