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Red transferware challenge #5: Mothers day tea party

Well, I am admittedly a bit tardy to this party. Finally, here is the May transferware challenge a Mothers Day tea party. Fitting, as the table cloth for this challenge is "the Rose of Sharon," Sharon my mum and the tea service Stubenville Rose Point and sterling pattern Gorham Lancaster Rose gifted to me from my great grandmother Ethel.

Welcome back Diners and thank you for stopping back to see what else May has brought!

I have always loved the Rose of Sharon pattern. I actually ordered a template several years ago, then realizing that it was an applique, determined that it was too far outside of my degree of patience. Imagine my surprise, when I found this one in an antique shop. Hesitantly, I squinted at the price tag: $35! Upon closer look, its clear that many of the applique pieces are from a variety of materials giving some authentication to its age.

The tea service is Stubenville Rose Point.

The cute creamer and sugar set were a birthday gift from friend Pam B., many years ago.

Along with the four random red transferware dinner plates, I added in four salad plates from my pink and green botanicals collection.

The platter is Homer Laughlin. Its light pink and spring flowers was a good addition. The celery dish below is simply marked "Bavaria." I love its band of pink roses.

Here are a few more pics.

Its always fun to challenge myself to more creative centerpieces. I'm sure guests wouldn't appreciate the pillow, but it works so well with the quilt!

As always, thank you so much for your support! I hope you enjoyed the May red transferware challenge and I do have more for the remainder of the year. As we conclude June (gulp!) I'll be featuring Gien Oisseau Bleu with Red Transferware for June and finish out with more of the Colors of Spring settings. Please feel free to comment and share and don't forget to pop into the Slug-N-Nettle shop. Finally, a big thanks to the Dinners in the Dining Room sponsors: Nowvi, Parties by Michon, and Dress the Table.

Until then, enjoy something beautiful! ~d

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