Cuisine Kathleen's Wedding China Challenge. I'll start with the story of my wedding china: My youngest daughter now has my wedding china and she lives in another state. I don't have pictures of it to share so I copied these off Replacements:
Symettra by Castleton. It is eggshell with a platinum band around the edges:
I wanted plain china so I could use it with pretty patterned tablecloths, etc.
My daughter also has my crystal and silver, it all went together so nicely I didn't want to separate it:
Silver Surf by Stieff. Notice how it matches the stem on the crystal:
Fostoria crystal "Contour."
I still think it is all so beautiful! Sometimes it's hard to believe I went from the simplicity of all this in 1960 to Old Country Roses and gold trimmed flatware! We purchased this in the late 90s. I do love both styles!
Since I don't have my first china here and both my daughters live out of town, I decided to do memories of my first wedding, using clear china that my Aunt Catherine gave me (she died last month.) In her younger days she catered wedding receptions and used this. She had a large collection of these clear plates and she gave me a lot of it. It's hard to photograph though.
I'm using the wedding lace tablecloth layered over a pale yellow tablecloth.
The white sheer embroidered napkins have pearl napkin rings (representing wedding pearls!)
The clear crystal look flatware matches very well.
The centerpiece is actually a bride's bouquet of silk yellow roses. I carried yellow roses in my wedding.
A vintage vase is a perfect fit for it.
This brought back lots of sweet memories.
I'm also linking to Susan's Tablescape Thursday.