Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Table Settings




Throughout my travels, I have always been fascinated with beautiful dishes and cooking essentials. The first time I visited Paris in 1963 (yee gads) I noticed the small boutiques filled with beautiful colored ceramic and porcelain tableware. I knew when I grew up and had my own kitchen, I was going to have dishes similar to what I saw scattered all about the small shops in Paris. Well, guess what....I managed to drag home boxes upon boxes and now, I can't even use what I have. It seems ashame to have too many choices today.....just when you think you have everything, you see something else and go out and buy it! I spend hours in specialty and kitchen shops whenever I am on the road. I am so bad , my own sister refuses to shop with me if she knows I am in the dish mood.....there goes the whole day! I am not alone when it comes to buying kitchen essentials and beautiful tableware...........we all want out tables to be perfect and festive for any occassion after we have spent hours preparing for that special event.
I would enjoy seeing how all my blogger friends decorate their tables for the upcoming holidays. Please try to take a few photos that we all could share viewing after things have calmed down. Let me know your thoughts about this!

8 comments:

Mimi said...

Lovely, Jann!

Mahek at Love for Cooking suggested table settings, too, and I've got to get photos online soon.

That means clearing off all the papers on the dining-room table...hmmm.....

sher said...

Gorgeous! I love looking at dishes, but I wind up buying for other people. Only recently did I decide to buy nice things for myself! Your phots are fabulous. I have an aunt in the South who sets her table like that for EVERY MEAL!

Jann said...

I am going to her house for dinner!

Jann said...

Mimi, you are too funny!

christine said...

Beautiful photos of beautiful dishes. I'll be sharing some photos soon.

Jann said...

I will be waiting to see all those table settings from the holidays!

Katie said...

The photos from your trip are all mouthwatering!
I do the same as you with dishes - but decided long ago to only get 4 of what I liked - now I have a very, shall we say eclectic table ;) I look forward to all the photos.

Pam said...

Your photos are such an inspiration and absolutely lovely!!!

You know how I feel about 'assembly'!
: )
Eager to see all the photos from everyone!