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Showing posts from July 17, 2011

Charlotte Blue Transferware Drink Dispenser, Tablescape and Winners!

Tonight, my table revolves around a fantastic piece of transferware , and a beautiful pattern; Charlotte. Named for Queen Charlotte, the pattern depicts a Victorian basket filled to overflow with a lush arrangement of flowers.  My centerpiece is  the star of the table, an unusual and hard to find beverage dispenser. The beverage dispenser has a cork and wood spigot for serving.   The lid is removable so you can pour your beverage in the top. The matching tumblers are so cute!  Many of the Charlotte holloware pieces have a usually smaller version of the design on the back side, which is the case with these glasses. I tend to double up on the napkins for a layered effect, mixing vintage lace, crochet and embroidery.   Oh, and transferware napkin rings of course to hold the napkins. I am liking blue and white, more and more. This cute gingham flatware adds a fun touch of whimsy and  casual 'picnic' charm to the table! I chose a dinner plate with a deeper blue

Cloche Topped Cake on an Aesthetic Movement Transferware Platter

Reminder:  Enter my Candle Giveaway HERE   Remember me telling you all that my family has gotten into the restaurant business?   This is one of the desserts we serve at the restaurant, and it is now being made by yours truly.   Yummy Italian Cream Cake! I made this one for a get together with Shawn's family but just had to play dress it up for Marty's cloche party!   Marty, at A Stroll Thru Life hosts several cloche parties a year and they are always such fun, so I had that in the back of my mind when I made the cake.  I wanted to try something a little different with a cloche and until now, I hadn't seen a cloche as a cake topper, you go. I baked the three layers in graduating sizes of cake pans, 8", 9" and 10" to give a pretty tiered look.  Because the cakes are round and I served them on an oval platter, I created an oval appearance by spreading pecans directly on each long end of the platter, mimicking its shape and 'extending'