Did you watch Sunday?????
It was wonderful and the plot, as they say, thickens!!
In the first episode, Lady Grantham's maid was bringing her breakfast on a tray. This week, I thought I would make up a breakfast tray. But there is a story behind my tray
Here is the footman with a beautiful handled silver tray. Wouldn't this be wonderful set for breakfast?
This is the downstairs dining table, so practical and such contrast from the fancy dining room upstairs. I'm sure everything was still very good quality.
This is the breakfast tray "downstairs" in my kitchen, but notice that it is wooden (it would NEVER do), not a beautiful footed silver tray with handles.
I DID have one once...it was beautiful, with ornate handles and little feet. It was from the Oneida factory store. Oneida Silver was founded in Sherrill, NY-about twenty miles from where we live. They had fabulous buys there before the factory closed.
So what happened my tray, you ask??? Well, my husband (who has no use for these sorts of things) thinks he didn't get it out of the basement when we were moving from our old house. We've looked everywhere here. I believe it's gone for good. So I am on the hunt for a replacment. But back to the breakfast tray...it requires some imagination and think SILVER...
Perhaps just some toast with jam and a pot of tea.
A plate for the toast that is served in a small toast rack
A small bowl for marmalade
A closer view of the jam server
with a matching tea cup
Milk and sugar for tea
A last view
I hope you enjoyed my breakfast tray. Maybe someday there will be a post with a silver tray!!
Now for the dish on the dishes:
- The china is "Victoriana Rose" by Paragon. I have been collecting this for years and just love it!
- The china teapot is from Poland, bought at Tea with Grace
- The sugar and creamer are Hammersley and were found in an old building that my sister bought. She gave them to me
- The little toast rack is from ebay
- Some of the silverplate is Reed and Barton "Rathmore" and the jam spoon and butterspreader are from ebay but I don't know the patterns
- The white damask napkins are from ebay and the hand-crocheted placemat I have had for years
- The embroidered napkin is actually a hankie from my husband's aunt in England. I thought that it went well with the pink roses on the china
I hope you are enjoying PBS's Downton Abbey and I thank you for stopping by. Please visit all of the gorgeous tables at Between Naps on the Porch (the button is up on the right of my blog)
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