Simple and rustic that's me!! I love the earthy colors of this time of year.
When we downsized to a single story recently we gave up our
formal dining room and now have an open kitchen dining area.
I love it.
We sold our formal dining table and kept our family dining table for 8. It fits my simple, earthy decor perfectly.
I set the table every year with my Vintage Franciscan
I really only use it at Thanksgiving.
All my serving pieces are in my china cabinet.
I started collecting these plates for a few years now. I have always
loved this pattern. I remember it from childhood. My neighbors had this pattern. My mother collected Fiestaware which I have as well.
All of my collection is from the 1940's when they were hand painted. The newer Franciscan Ware
is now made in England and it isn't nearly as nice.
You can see the vibrant colors which are nearly 70 years old now.
There are so may pieces that were issued in this pattern.
Desert Rose was another famous pattern.
It has taken awhile but I now have a service for 12 people
which I need for my family.
Hard to get a descent picture of this centerpiece. Created it from stuff I had around the house.
The candle in the center is hazelnut scented which adds to the earthy theme.