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Tea for Me with Spode Mayflower

Today I'm featuring a transferware pattern by Spode Copeland entitled Mayflower. The pattern features a transfer in the delicate shade of lilac with hand applied enamel color in the various roses. Each piece has a slightly different floral center in pink shades with touches of green and yellow. It's an absolutely stunning pattern, very collectible and highly sought as well. The Mayflower design was first registered in the 1929. It was re-introduced later (I believe in the late 1990's or very early 2000's). The pieces I'm showing are all vintage pieces from the first round of production. 
I've paired my cup and saucer with a large under plate (meant for a soup bowl) as my dessert plate. I'm having a cup of tea and some pastries for brunch. I first laid a pink crocheted shawl across the table, added a peachy-pink pretty scarf swirled around, allowing them both to hang over the table, and then began placing my dishes and flowers.



I used my Great Grandmas,…

Grilled Chicken Rio Grande

Here's a favorite dish I wanted to share.  My husband makes this and it is so dang good! He calls it Rio Grande Chicken. It's a chicken breast stuffed with chopped onions, jalapenos, cheese, then rolled up, wrapped in bacon and grilled. It is delicious. You can make a couple of these and slice them into medallions and serve as an appetizer or as a main course.

Shawn's Grilled Chicken Rio Grande

1/2-3/4 Cup finely chopped onion (yellow or white, about 1/2 large onion)
1/2-3/4 Cup finely chopped jalapeno (Shawn uses them from the jar)
1- 1 1/2 Cup shredded cheese (Smoked Gouda, Cheddar, or Monterey Jack)
6-8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts pounded to about 1/2" thickness with a meat mallet
12-16 slices smoked bacon
toothpicks

1)  You'll want to pound your chicken breasts out to about 1/2" thickness and then sprinkle with even amounts of onions and jalapenos and then some cheese.
In case you're wondering, the black marks on the heavy plastique cutting…

Mr & Mrs Hare Visit the Roberts Woodland (by Ridgway)

I set the table with a set of transferware dishes we use daily in our house.  Although this is a vintage set, I run it through the dishwasher every day...and with six kids, trust me...these get used!  The pattern is Woodland by Ridgway.  On this particular night we had what my kids have dubbed 'Brinner' (when we have breakfast for dinner) and it's one of their favorite meals.

Mr. and Mrs. Hare hopped over for some of my hubbies Swedish Pancakes and my Canadian Bacon Casserole.

The Woodland pattern is also named Aimcee.  I like the muted colors of brown, blue, gold and green in the pattern and paired it with a floral tablecloth in the same.  Mr. & Mrs. Hare are dressed to match!





I'm linking up with Tabletop Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life, hosted by Marty and Susan's weekly Tablescape Thursday hosted by her gorgeous blog Between Naps on the Porch