Thursday, August 23, 2012

A very pink dinner party








It is Tablescape Thursday again at Between Naps on the Porch
I am thrilled to join in .
Here is the link
Also joining in on Show and Tell Friday
This is my new china that is an old Minton pattern called Cockatrice. I have wanted to have it for years and have over the years collected a few pieces here and there. First time I saw it was in one of Carolyn Roehm's entertaining books in green I researched and found out it was Minton and then the quest began for the pink. The pink in good condition is hard to come by.
I just had a birthday and around my birthday I noticed a big set of it for sale on Ebay. I told my husband and he bid and got the big set. The set came from an estate in San Diego and the seller wrote that it looks brand new -- the previous owners never used it!! I use all the things I collect but this is a little miracle to find so much at once at a good price and in brand new condition.
Tonight we are having a lovely couple over for dinner and I get to use my new/old china! I can use it also with about four other patterns I have.I love to mix pieces.
Have a Pink day!

11 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Marie! What a gorgeous china pattern and what a beautiful setting! I'm so happy that you were able to get it. Happy Tablescaping and enjoy the rest of your week!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  2. Hi Marie, Your pink tablescape took my breath away! Absolutely stunning. I've never seen this pattern, believe me I would have remembered it! I love pink and the pattern is something I would have started to collect. How wonderful you found the set on ebay. Your husband has excellent taste with his gift for you (it never hurts to help them out!) Soooo, Happy Birthday. I am a long time follower.
    Happy Day.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  3. Glad you like your gift. Pink Boy

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  5. What a pretty and exquisite table setting. Looks fit for a king or queen. Very elegant.

    Cindy



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  6. This is a most elegant table. Congrats on your beautiful set of dishes. I love your table.. I am sure your guests did too. xo marlis

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  7. I love pink, too. This is a beautiful china pattern.

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  8. Happy Birthday! What a beautiful set of china-happy you were able to get it for your birthday.
    It sure makes a table look pretty!

    Carolyn

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  9. Happy Birthday - and what a wonderful gift from your husband. These dishes are just gorgeous - so pretty. I love pink, but this is an extra outstanding table. So beautiful.

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  10. What a perfect, pink, present. Your table is lovely, the dishes look fabulous on your incredible embroidered placemats. Happy Birthday.

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