Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mother's Noritake Chandova...

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a few photos of the table my mom did for Easter with the Noritake "Chandova."  As we came from church I remembered I needed to take some photos, so I grabbed my dad's camera and tried to take some without my glasses. It's a wonder they turned out at all!!  I'll be joining Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" for "Tablescape Thursday" so be sure to go there and look at the beautiful tables:-)

This pattern was discontinued in 1921, so it is old but in pristine condition. It looks as if it was never used. My mom inherited it from a lovely Southern relative.  She has about every piece of this that was made and it is gorgeous!

She used vintage Irish linen placemats and napkins...

The silverplate flatware is "Meadowbrook" by Oneida and also from the 1920s.  I'll be borrowing this for my Franciscan "Ivy" table coming soon:-) We realized that the butter knives were not out, but I had already taken the photos, and we were hungry!!

I just love this elegant and delicate pattern with the beautiful green and yellow...

I love how she layered the white lace tablecloth over the delicate, pale yellow...

I hope you enjoyed my mother's Noritake "Chandova" table!  I might have the Franciscan "Ivy" ready for next week, or maybe the Noritake "Condoro" or something totally different! Thanks for stopping by! Please come again...I'll be here:-)



  1. I love that China Anita, WOW it is super old. Is it really fragile too? The pattern is so pretty, and the table looks so elegant.

  2. Such a beautiful table. Love that china pattern, so pretty!

  3. Hi Anita! You've done it again! This is so pretty! Your china is just gorgeous and very elegant! You always do a wonderful job on your tables.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)


  5. Yvonne @ StoneGableApril 7, 2010 at 12:29 PM

    Anita, This is a beautiful table! I love the lacy white and the soft yellow of the placemats and napkins. Yellow and white is a fabulous combo (my fav. color is yellow).I see your mom has a floragold pitcher. I collect floragold. The centerpiece of yellow flowers looks so sunny and springy and really looks perfect with all the other yellow touches. I bet you had a wonderful time!

  6. Joanne KennedyApril 7, 2010 at 1:08 PM

    I love this tablescape. It's full of history and memories. Just think about all the great meals the dishes, silverware and linens have been shared on.

    I love those candle holders too.

    Very pretty.


  7. A gorgeous table Anita!! That china is simply timeless :)


  8. Really elegant and pretty! I love your mom's tablescape! The china is exquisite.

  9. Your mother's table is just beautiful and I think your photos were great :0)

  10. Lovely, Anita! Simple and elegant!
    Our forsythia just bloomed too..they are always first!

  11. Anita, your Mom's table is just lovely. That china is gorgeous.

  12. Nellie's Cozy placeApril 7, 2010 at 8:00 PM

    Your Mom's table was lovely, and the china is so
    pretty, loved the yellow forsynthia centerpiece,
    how gorgeous and the lovely yellow placemats.

  13. Beautifully elegant table, Anita...hope I am as beautiful as your mother's china when I am almost 90 years old! Is that beautiful pitcher depression glass?

  14. Red Couch RecipesApril 8, 2010 at 7:52 AM

    Anita, your mother's china is gorgeous! I did not know Noritake was making china back then as my mom's Noritake is from the 50's. Lovely. Joni

  15. Your mother's china is just lovely! I love the way the yellow linen sets it off. The forsythia and daffodils are stunning together!

  16. Beautiful table and china! Love the yellow and white combo too! Thanks for sharing this!!! XO, Pinky

  17. Sailing SimplyApril 9, 2010 at 5:27 AM

    Very pretty table! I especially like her linen placemats and napkins too! Those gold glass candlesticks caught my eye as well. All very pretty!

  18. So beautiful. I am mush over Irish linen! The forsythia is gorgeous!! I keep telling my husband I need to plant forsythia and nandina. He asks why and I tell him to use for decorating!!! He just laughs! Hope you had a wonderful Easter. Your family picture is gorgeous!

  19. Your Mom's table is elegant and classic -- a real pleasure to behold. Last day to stop by and get in on our giveaway. -- Jane F.

  20. Mid-Atlantic MarthaApril 9, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    What pretty china! I love the linens.

  21. vignette designApril 9, 2010 at 9:52 PM

    Beautiful china, I have seen it before! I like how you put it with yellow placemats and napkins. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment on my blog.

  22. Ridgely (Grandma J)April 10, 2010 at 6:27 AM

    The table setting is sunshine itself! Very beautiful.

  23. your moms china and table setting is wonderful i guess like Mother like Daughter now i see where your awsome taste came from:)

  24. Creations By CindyApril 19, 2010 at 5:48 AM

    This soooo pretty! Love the tablescape. Be blessed. Cindy