The 19th century inspired table setting for my lunch for two.
Last Sunday I had a friend over for lunch at le château de Hopkins. I have known this person for over 10 years and have sold him fine culinary antiques over the years. Because of this I wanted my table setting to reflect fine 19th century Creole dining of days past! I love decorating and entertaining with elegant antiques. The lunch not pictured was BBQ chicken, steamed asparagus, homemade coleslaw & mashed potato's.
A table set for two viewed from the top.
The 19th century French glassware used starting from the left, a 1840's French Baccarat crystal water glass, A 1830's French Louis Philippe wine glass and a small 1830's Louis Philippe cordial glass.
The table setting includes a 1830's Old Paris porcelain plate from a dinner service originally belonging to a early 19th century New Orleans Creole family. The dinner knife is 1820's English Regency carved Mother of pearl. The fork is French Empire fiddle and thread circa 1805. The dessert spoon over the plate is Philadelphia coin silver circa 1830's. The linen monogrammed napkin is French mid 19th century. The kidney shaped dish is called a bone plate and is French 19th century Baccarat crystal. The linen tablecloth is turn of the century.
In the center of the table we have antique roses in a late 18th century Old Paris porcelain Neoclassical vase signed by the Locré factory circa 1780's.
The desert setting, a Old Paris porcelain dessert plate circa 1830's. The shell shape gilt rim dish is French Baccarat. he dessert spoon over the plate is Philadelphia coin silver circa 1830's. With a 1830's Louis Philippe cordial glass.
Dessert: Italian lemon ice served with fresh raspberries and a sprig of mint! Washed down with Grand Marnier!