Saturday, October 2, 2010

Table for two w/ my fave Elephants

My favorite elephants are red, and on the dishes my grandmother gave me.

Grandmother Honey, she probably remembers eating her wedding dinner off of them. But for me, I think of Christmases in her brick house full of aunts, uncles and cousins. A triple layer coconut cake in Tupperware on the chilly front porch and extra tables parading down her living room. Only the adults ate off her red dishes.

So I am surprised how Grandma Honey's red dishes they look under an umbrella in the bright sunshine. Not winter at all, but looking festive in a new way.

Thanks to Camila for inspiring these photos, and Lauren at
Pure Style Home for sharing her table and inspiring this post!

dishes: Reproduction of Rogers 1790 John Steventon & Sons, Ltd Burslem, England is stamped on the back.


  1. Loretta- it's so beautiful!!!! i love your elephants too & especially that you have such sweet memories surrounding them :)

  2. Truly special dishes to be a remembrance always!!

    Art by Karena

  3. Beautiful. I love the thought of using them all year as a tribute to your Grandmother. Really lovely Loretta.

  4. Just beautiful! How lucky you are that you have your grandmother's dishes, and then the lovely memories to go with them! A gift!
    so nice to meet you!

  5. They are gorgeous and your table setting is perfect for those plates!!


  6. Lovely! They look so pretty. You know me I love everything with Elephants!

  7. What a beautiful post! I'm loving this little touch of summer when i see snow out my window. The dishes are truly beautiful - love the red and white! I'm a new follower to your blog!

  8. Oh Loretta,

    What a very lovely treasure to have. I just love my red transferware. I collected mine piece by piece at flea markets while living in Germany. 10 years later I still love it and shhh don't tell my husband, I want more! :)

    I always enjoy myself when I visit your blog. Each and every time I think "Loretta Fontaine sounds like she should be a movie star." Any relation to Joan?


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