Now there's an amusing story from blogland about these dishes. I first saw the beautiful shells on Chari's table at Happy to Design. While my tabletop is all about vintage, retro and colorware, I loved these dishes at first sight. If I were going to have a contemporary shell pattern, it would be this super collection from Penney's. I'm sure you can just imagine my smile when I saw them in my mother's china cabinet! Most of the time our tastes are very different, but sometimes genetics do prevail! Let's take a closer look at the lovely details on these dishes.
We also had this Oneida flatware in common. I selected this pattern for my first place after college. Later when I moved on to Fiesta, I noticed that Mom had the Oneida as well, so I gave her all of mine to expand her set. The steak knives were a happy clearance bargain we found while shopping together during my visit. They travelled back home with me!
Of course we had to put a little Fiesta on the table, a Dillard's exclusive divided bowl found on clearance earlier that day.
We did have one complaint about our table...Miss Roxy kindly requested that we remove the floral accessory from her kitty perch!
I'm sharing this 'scape from the road for Seasonal Sunday at the Tablescaper. After all, this season is all about sea shells and family reunions!