It’s that time of the week again, when I start looking around my house for inspiration for this week’s tablescape. Although I only have a small
hoard cache of items to choose from compared with some of the tablescaping queens, there’s still lots of things to share with you. I wish I had a storage room in my house like the one at Biltmore, where I could store all my pretties in one place.
I’m just not in the mood to do a fake Fourth of July tablescape, so I’m waiting until next week when I’ll actually use the table setting to entertain friends. It’s still June, and summer has barely gotten rolling here in Chicagoland!
While cleaning this morning, I rediscovered a beautiful antique Nippon vase that I had tucked away on a shelf. It’s in the Nippon Rose pattern which is going to go beautifully with the delicate light green linens I have in mind for the tablescape.
The International Nippon Collectors’ Club (INCC) says on its web site that my vase was manufactured in Japan between 1891 and 1911 by what we now know as Noritake China. The maple leaf backstamp in light green identifies the time period and since I got it from my mother-in-law, I’m pretty sure it’s the real thing.
Today I’ll be gathering up the other bits and pieces of Nippon porcelain I have in my cupboards and hopefully inspiration will strike. Please come back again on Thursday to see what I have done with this beautiful piece of the past.
I’m linking up today with Dawn’s History and Home Link party at We Call It Junkin’ and Marty’s Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life. Be sure to stop by and say hello!