Easter Table With Vintage China

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Easter is right around the corner, and whether you’re hosting or guesting, we always like to share a pretty spring table a few weeks ahead of time. Today I decided to showcase my new-to-me white and gold Limoges china paired with blue willow, blue gingham, and pale pink Portugal ceramic plates.

Easter spring table setting with blue willow china, gold and white monogrammed vintage Limoges porcelain, blue gingham appetizer plates, and gold flatware | 11 Magnolia Lane

If you follow us on Facebook then you might have seen my post about the Limoges. One of my favorite friends, Danielle, found them at a local antique store and texted me a photo saying, “Isn’t this your married monogram?” (My husband’s first name starts with R although he goes by his middle name, so you can tell she’s a good friend because she knows and remembers all of those details!)

It is a huge set: 8 place settings plus serving pieces.

Easter spring table setting with blue willow china, gold and white monogrammed vintage Limoges porcelain, blue gingham appetizer plates, and gold flatware | 11 Magnolia Lane
I didn’t run right out and buy it; I figured that since the monogram limits the potential buyers I could wait a bit and think about whether or not I really needed it. I thought the price was incredible so that wasn’t it–really just that I’ve been content living in a downsized house these past few years and I didn’t want to fill my china cabinet (and basement, and attic) back up again.

Then I came to my senses and realized that these were, quite literally, meant for me. So I ran over to the shop and fortunately, they were still waiting patiently for me to arrive.
Easter spring table setting with blue willow china, gold and white monogrammed vintage Limoges porcelain, blue gingham appetizer plates, and gold flatware | 11 Magnolia Lane

Aren’t they perfect?

Easter spring table setting with blue willow china, gold and white monogrammed vintage Limoges porcelain, blue gingham appetizer plates, and gold flatware | 11 Magnolia Lane

I’m looking forward to having my dining table back to I can put all eight place settings out. It’s currently in storage in Kansas. With our son’s help, my husband packed up his entire apartment in January and put everything in storage; he’s deployed right now and there’s no sense paying for two homes when he’s not living in his.

The plan at this point is that he’ll move all of his/our things from KS back to NC in the summer and then we’ll move together to our next assignment. Just to keep things interesting, we don’t know where that next assignment is yet. I have learned to roll with it after twenty four years of marriage, but that doesn’t mean I’m not nibbling a few fingernails while I wait and wonder!

Easter spring table setting with blue willow china, gold and white monogrammed vintage Limoges porcelain, blue gingham appetizer plates, and gold flatware | 11 Magnolia Lane

My daughter’s spring break is between Palm Sunday and Easter this year so there’s a good chance we won’t be home for Easter dinner this year. If we were, I’d probably break out the white tablecloth and go a little fancier (no seagrass placemats, for example). But I like the fact that the china can work with fancy and formal as well as casual and cheerful table settings.

Easter spring table setting with blue willow china, gold and white monogrammed vintage Limoges porcelain, blue gingham appetizer plates, and gold flatware | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Easter spring table setting with blue willow china, gold and white monogrammed vintage Limoges porcelain, blue gingham appetizer plates, and gold flatware | 11 Magnolia Lane

I can tell you from experience that coffee tastes much better in one of these teacups!

Easter spring table setting with blue willow china, gold and white monogrammed vintage Limoges porcelain, blue gingham appetizer plates, and gold flatware | 11 Magnolia Lane

We have tons of Easter tables and recipes from over the years; you can see them all {here}.

Easter spring table setting with blue willow china, gold and white monogrammed vintage Limoges porcelain, blue gingham appetizer plates, and gold flatware | 11 Magnolia Lane

I’ll share all of my sources below; I even linked to a few similar Limoges sets on eBay but I won’t lie, shipping is a killer for such fragile pieces of porcelain.  Your best bet (if you don’t inherit some!) is to shop locally until you hit the jackpot one day. Or come visit me in NC because we always have great finds at our thrift shops and antique stores.

Easter spring table setting with blue willow china, gold and white monogrammed vintage Limoges porcelain, blue gingham appetizer plates, and gold flatware | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

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Comments

  1. Lynne Beattie says

    Love the table setting! What an amazing find that beautiful china was! Happy spring!

  2. I can’t believe you got that set at a thrift shop! It’s. Beautiful. I know what you mean about upcoming moves. We’ve been married 37 years and the military has moved us all throughout. Even now with my husband being a DA civilian since 2011 we have been moved four times. I am looking forward to him retiring and we can stay planted. Love the table setting! Happy Spring! May God bless and keep your husband safe.

    • Don’t even remind me that you can retire from the military and then still have to move! I know it’s true but I am in denial! Are you guys still in Germany? Happy spring to you, too!

  3. Rebecca Welsh says

    Would’ve been a crying shame if you didn’t purchase these. You deserve all the Limoge china. All of it.

    • That’s such a great comment–thank you! I agree and that’s what I told myself as I whipped out my Amex.  It was meant to be!
      Thanks for writing, Rebecca.
      Christy

  4. How wonderfully perfect for you and your family!

  5. Patty Morris says

    beautiful table for a beautiful family!!!!

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