The "in between" is just right for having dinner guests. We'll start out with a nice cold soup since I have the bowls. The salad will go on its own plate. I love that this will go in the dishwasher.
After dinner I'll be serving fruit and coffee from the small sideboard in the breakfast room. I have the teapot if you prefer tea instead.
On a whim, I decided to check out Replacements.com for this china pattern. Holy Moly! The dinner plates are now selling for $119.95! I didn't even add up all the serving pieces. I believe the company that made it no longer exists. The back of the plate does say "Hand painted in France". At these prices do you think they were painted by Renoir or Monet?!! Don't bother checking the Goodwill Thrift Store anytime soon for this china--I'm hanging on to this! Don't forget to click over for more tablescapes with Susan!