Hi and Welcome to Red Couch Recipes and to my Family Heirloom Table. I inherited this set of China from my mother and father. It is the LaSalle pattern manufactured by the Noritake China Company. Because the China is marked with an M, for Morimura Brothers, it was made in 1950, 1951, or 1952. The LaSalle pattern was made from 1950 - 1955. My mother's brother bought the set for her when he was overseas for military service.
The centerpieces are large cream ceramic pieces. I am hosting the young women from our church tonight where we will learn about setting a table. I sure wish some of you tablescapers could be present tonight! I am more of a casual kind of girl! They are coming tonight at 7 pm MST -- any ideas for "must tells" for the girls? Let me know in the comments.
Here's my bubble glass view.
A napkin view.
One of the things that I am going to tell the girls is that when you are looking for a centerpiece, just grab things around your home! The ceramic pieces and the "family sign" are things in my living room and kitchen. Also shown more visibly below are the little mini-suitcases. To me, they symbolize antiques or vintage items such as this china set. The tablecloth is actually a large curtain that some day I am planning to hang.
The "vintage" luggage.
We are not coffee or tea drinkers, but I wanted to show the girls the proper placement of the cup and saucer. Most likely we would have a cherry hot chocolate served in these beautiful cups. I love the gold handle.
For dessert, I am serving them brownie pops and milk using my snack sets -- not very formal, huh? These are teenage girls!
Thanks for stopping by Red Couch Recipes. Be sure to drop by Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch where you will be inspired!