Thursday, September 3, 2015

A Brinner Tablescape - Charlotte Transferware

I hope you all enjoyed hearing a bit from Shawn yesterday.  I had to sweet talk him into sharing the Swedish Pancake recipe.  We got so hungry for them reading the post before publishing it that we've decided to have Brinner again sometime this weekend.  I'm craving buttermilk griddle cakes with butter pecan syrup.  Mmm, does that sound tasty!

Last week, we had Shawn's Mom, Dad and Michael over for a big breakfast for dinner, aka Brinner, at our house. Sausage, bacon, scrambled cheese eggs and the star of the meal - Swedish pancakes.  A couple of times a year his Dad calls him up and drops a not so subtle hint that he and Judy (Shawn's Mom) are ready for Swedish pancakes and of course we're always happy to take the hint and invite them over to share one of the Roberts' families all time favorites.  Until I met Shawn, I'd never heard of Swedish pancakes. They were not well known of in this part of the country whereas in the Midwest, they are relatively common due to so many Swedish, Danish and Norwegians that have settled their.  About a decade ago, after I endured a compound fracture to my right arm, Shawn, having no other choice, took up cooking and realized that it was something he really enjoyed.  One of the first things he began making was Swedish pancakes, much to our extended families delight.  We have this on Christmas morning each year along with a Canadian Bacon casserole I make.  It's one of our favorite meals, hands down!

I thought I'd share the table I set for Brinner with his parents.  I've scored a few large transferware sets lately and this is one of them.  It consisted of 16 full place settings along with multiple serving pieces…all of them were UNUSED!   I decided to keep the majority of the set as our everyday dishes…at least for a while.  One thing about being a dealer is that I can sell them if / when I tire of them or just want a little change.  I do have lots of this pattern listed in the shop though!
The pattern is called Charlotte.  I've featured it in various colors here on my blog before.  It comes in green, blue, brown, red, purple and polychrome red, blue, and brown.  Most of the time the pieces are white but most of the polychrome sets are this creamy gold glaze.

I like to use a mixing of patterns so for this table I combined three of my favorites…plaid, paisley and English florals.  If you saw my Friendly Village post a week or so ago you may remember the napkins.  I bought these Ralph Lauren paisley napkins to go with my Rural Scenes dinnerware.  They are perfect with my Charlotte pieces as well!

The cranberry flash thumbprint glasses work well with so many settings

A framed mirror works as a serving tray to hold an assortment of syrups and preserves in individual sized creamers and sugar bowls. 
 Isn't this a cute demitasse spoon shaped like a twig and leaf?  It's perfect for scooping out the Lingonberry preserves I like on my pancakes. 

At one end of the table is the tray loaded up with the syrups and preserves just before serving Brinner,
and at the other end are the sausages, bacon, cheesy eggs and the Swedish Pancakes.

It took no effort at all getting them around the table and ready to dig in!
The setting for a meal should be as joyous as the sharing of it
 ~ Terrence Conrad

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  1. Nice table setting. I love the dish pattern. Very pretty.

  2. As a Norwegian, I was dying when I saw those pancakes....but then you wrote Lingonberry preserves. Why couldn't I live right next door to you? We could swap Norwegian meatballs (my grandmother's recipe) and Jarlsberg potatoes with Lingonberry preserves on the side at my house for dinner and that scrumptious pancake banquet at your house for breakfast!

    1. Sounds good to me! Jarlsberg potatoes? YUM! I would love to know how you make them. Look at the previous post and you'll see the pancakes with the Lingonberry preserves on them. Oh, they are so delicious!

  3. That table is lovely, and, as always, your transferware is stunning! The meal sounds delicious.

  4. Beautiful table. I love Transferware as well. Your table is stunning. The food sounds delicious. I just went to IKEA yesterday and puchased some Lingonberry items. What a wonderful meal you prepared.

  5. I love the colors and patterns on your table!
    Sheila E

  6. Looks like a wonderful meal! Lucky all of you with that platter full of Swedish Pancakes! The dishes care pretty- I like the coloring. I like the framed mirror for a tray- very creative!

  7. Your meals always look great! I bought a brown teacup in this pattern from you last fall. I just love it! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

  8. So beautiful Nancy! Thank you for sharing with us at THT.

  9. Pretty table, Nancy. I like the mix of textiles, flowers. and of course your beautiful dishes.


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