Beautiful "Rote Rose" by Meissen

Welcome to the 104th Tablescape Thursday!

Tablescape Thursday:

For this week’s Tablescape Thursday, we are international travelers again…jetting off to Switzerland to view beautiful china, crystal and silver in a most exquisite setting…Cornelia’s beautiful home.

Cornelia recently had a tea party with some dear friends. The children were invited for this special affair and I know everyone must have felt like royalty dining at such a well-dressed table.

Cornelia told me, “The china is from Meissen “Rote Rose” or Red Rose.

“Like all the other patterns from Meissen, Rote Rose is handmade and hand-painted…so every piece is unique.

Meissen is Europe’s first porcelain. It was founded 300 years ago (1710).

“The silver cutlery is from Jezler (Centenaire).

“The big cup is for tea or coffee, the small one for espresso.”


Cornelia shared, “The tablecloth is from Jacquard Français. The napkins are Swiss and made in the 50ties.

“The Champagne glasses are handcut crystal by Peill/Germany.

“The small glasses are copies of early 19th century glasses. They are handblown, handpainted and made in Switzerland by Glasi Hergiswil. They are called Flühli-Glasses.

“The Water Carafe is also from Glasi Hergiswil/Switzerland.

“The box next to the teapot is a caddy.

“The vase is handcut bohemian crystal. In the small bowl are miniature swiss chocolates.”

I asked Cornelia about the fruit below…it looked like peaches but a little different from the Georgia peaches I’ve eaten all my life. Cornelia told me they are “wild peaches.” Ummm, I asked what that meant…do they grown wild like I’ve seen with blackberries? Cornelia said, “No, they are from trees which have not been mutated. They are the original form of peaches. They grow in Italy, Spain and Portugal.”

Cornelia said, “The cake is home made. We call it Gugelhopf. It is made with yeast. The cake server is silver and Italian.” Wow, doesn’t it look yummy?! I think we need the recipe! (hint, hint)

A few candlelight pics to make you swoon…

Cornelia’s beautiful chandelier lit up at night…

Cornelia, thank you so much for being such a gracious host and having us into your beautiful home again. I continue to feel very blessed to have met so many wonderful and talented souls via this amazing thing called, blogging. How else could we ever travel to so many wonderful places, see so many beautiful treasures and meet so many lovely people…all while sitting in the comfort of our own homes? Life is good…and I am grateful! 🙂

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  1. yikes Susan, sorry I didn't see the all caps bit and just followed the prompts…hope that is ok!

    love your tablescaping…

    I linked up from my blog


  2. That is just lovely! The napkins are so pretty!
    The peaches remind me of donut peaches we have here.
    Thanks for hosting, Susan!

  3. Christi @ A Southern Life says

    Always enjoy seeing Cornelia's china and her beautiful tables!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  4. NYC, Style and a little Cannoli says

    great post! very the alice in wonderland items!!

  5. Susan, Your Alice in Wonderland teaset and teacups is just wonderful! I really enjoy my visits to Switzerland with you. Cornelia has gorgeous china – love this rose pattern! Her table is quite elegant with the crystal, the silver and her cut glass. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    What gorgeous china! I have seen peaches that look like that in our grocery store — they've always looked quie interesting — but 've never tried them — perhaps I will. (I usually look for the "Georgia peaches" too)

  7. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says

    Such a beautiful tablescape. She does have the most gorgeous room and always sets the most wonderful tables. So nice of her to share again. Hugs, Marty

  8. Yellow Rose Arbor says

    Beautiful rose china! The cake looks delicious!

    Thanks for hosting, Susan!


  9. I just love Meissen china. It's always a joy to see Cornelia's beautiful tables.

  10. bunny, The Paris House says

    The peaches are so adorable and the rose china is beautiful. I love every single thing in the dining room. It is exquisite.
    Thanks for hosting

  11. That china is beautiful!! I love seeing such an elegant and classic setting. Thanks for showing us Susan!

  12. Oh Susan, Cornelia's Meissen pieces are to die for. I collect Meissen figures, compotes and jars/vases but I do not have any dishware. Very pretty! Thanks for featuring her….Christine

  13. Susan (My Place to Yours) says

    Cornelia, I especially enjoyed seeing your linens and champagne stems. Fabulous! Oh, and the roses are beautiful — and from your yard, I presume? 🙂 Thanks for the quick vacation to Switzerland … and thanks to Susan for hosting another fantastic Tablescape Thursday.

  14. Cabin and Cottage says

    What wonderful table in a wonderful room! The colors are gorgeous, and the china is sweet! Jacqueline

  15. Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful says

    Susan, thank you so much for hosting us week after week! I'm sure it's a lot of work on your part, as well as a lot of fun. Thanks, too, for sharing the wonderful tables from Cornelia.

  16. What a lovely post! Thanks for taking us on a little journey. I love the beautiful pieces.

  17. Dearest Susan,

    I felt right at home with that much with the European Ambience shown here! Great feeling and like Cornelia, I do treasure all the linens from Le Jacquard Français; easy to clean and easy to iron. Quality pays off – time wise!
    Thanks for this nice tour of Cornelia's home!

    Greetings from Georgia


  18. Cornelia's home is so pretty and she will have to post where she keeps all of her things! Just beautiful! I love those dishes!

    I was surprised when I saw the plate of peaches. This summer I was lucky enough to receive "donut-peaches." They are a flat peach something like Cornelia's, only smaller. They were from Henry Chiles' Crown Orchard near Charlottesville Virginia. They were super sweet!

    Thanks for the fun post!

    From Virginia

  19. Nancy's Notes says

    Oh my, Cornelia's home is just beautiful and her china is just exquisite! Thank you for taking on such a wonderful trip, I enjoyed the ride!

    Happy to be joining your party !


  20. Thanks for the lovely tea party! It was such a treat.

  21. they are called doughnut peaches normally alot sweeter then reg peachers

  22. Lady Katherine says

    Susan, I just adore Cornelia's home! Her Tablescapes! Her China, Crystal! All is so lovely! How I wish I could fly over and visit her! Just Lovely!

  23. Lady Katherine says

    I wanted to wish you Happy Two Year Anniversary for Tablescape Thursday! Cheers to your sucesss!

  24. It's always a treat to "dine" at Cornelia's table. Thanks for sharing another one of her beautiful settings. ~ Sarah

  25. Atelier de Charo says

    What a fabulous setting, the china is so beautiful!

  26. Sue (Someone's Mom) says

    It really is fun as well as informative to get to visit people from all over the world. The dishes are just beautiful and I love learning about the foods and the history of some of the treasures. Thank you both for sharing the table.

  27. Entertaining Women says

    This is one very special post. The understated elegance of the Meissen "Rote Rose" dinnerware and gorgeous crystal and silver will merit multiple visits to study this gorgeous tablescape. Thank you for sharing this beautiful design. Cherry Kay

  28. Fifi Flowers says

    FUN Alice dishware!

  29. HI SUSAN!!! I hope you don't mind but I featured one of your older posts today for my TT, along with others! Hope you can stop by to see it! 🙂

  30. Hi Susan,
    Thank you for sharing Cornelia's lovely home with us – I love her china.

  31. What a special party for some very special people! Cornelia's entire table speaks of elegance & charm & treasures from bygone eras. How wonderful that she has been able to collect & preserve these beautiful items!

    The delicate cutlery from Jezler is very sleek & modern looking in design & I love the gold banding on all the pieces of exquisite china. So pretty!

    I learn so much from blogging…never heard of Gugelhopf before & didn't know about wild peaches either. I, too, am grateful for this thing called "blogging".

  32. amariaf2000 says

    Hmmm…could we get that cake recipe?!?! The whole tablescape is so beautiful, and I hope to host a tea at some point – that's why I love the look (and I'm sure the taste) of that cake!!

    Oh, that Alice teapot & sugar/creame are SOOO cute!!

    ~angela @ peonypatch

  33. Everything about this table is lovely. The dishes are one of the prettiest sets I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing such a lovely and inviting table and room. As always your posts inspire me.

  34. Thank you, Susan, for letting us see these beautiful tablescapes featuring European china, crystal and table linens. It's great to learn about the manufacturers and patterns available in Germany and Switzerland. I have more knowledge of American, English, Italian, and French wares.

  35. Dear Susan,

    This post is fabulous!..,

    I haven't joined you in awhile due to being very busy, yet I must say it's a such an absolute pleasure to be back!

    ..,( I loved your you-tube video by the way Susan; I'd love to see more)!

    Thanks to your dear friend for partaking and co-hostings with you, as well as to you most of all Susan for hosting yet another fabulous, 'Tablescape Thursday'!..,

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee
    @ The Plumed Pen and also @ Silken Purse blogs.

  36. Thanks so very much as usual for being such a great hostess!

    I love Cornelia's table. What I wouldn't give for those beautiful pink dishes. Aren't they lovely??

    I just have ONE question for my fellow Georgian:
    Are you saying that our peaches are mutants? Thud.

  37. Hi Susan! This is Megan from Mikasa. We adore your blog and check in every week for Tablescape Thursday. We would love to do a Mikasa giveaway with you – please contact me if you are interested!

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  38. the table setting was beautiful. loved the alice in wonder tea pot. have a good day, Rose

  39. Kathleen Ellis says

    Lovely! and the AIW is fabulously whimsical!
    Have a beautiful weekend~
    ;-D Kathleen

  40. The Tablescaper says

    Beautiful table and magnificent set of china. I love the ruffled edge of the cups and the flatware is exceptional. All of it is just beautiful.

    I agree with Katheleen, they look like donut peaches.

    – The Tablescaper

  41. lvroftiques says

    Hi Susan! I just LOVE when you feature Cornelia's house! What a swoon worthy table! I just love me some fabulous meissen! Vanna

  42. Requi@Tablescaping Escapades says

    I have such an affinity for china with a rose pattern, and Cornelia's china is so lovely. I really like everything she has set on her beautiful table. Did I see a dresden? Now, dresdens could become a new collection for me because I really like their unique shape.

    All the Best,


  43. What a lovely table…beautiful china pattern.

  44. Thank you Cornelia for the delightful visit. I am going to plan a tea party for my grandchildren this week. Isn’t it amazing that we can ‘jet off” visit you and enjoy your gracious hospitality and be home before bedtime. I just love seeing your beautiful table settings. Theresa

  45. Rose Giallombardo says

    Oh my dear Susan, This is my very favorite post yet! Since my name is Rose, I would truly love to have this beautiful Rose china & lovely crystal.

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