Would you care to join me for lunch? The table is set on the porch, we can eat there. Forgive me, but it is so humid here today, I haven't cooked. We will just have a pimento cheese sandwich, some chips and I have a lemon congealed salad made, there is of course plenty of sweet tea.
The table was set like many farmhouse tables were set when I was a child. Nothing was perfect, the silverware may not have matched, the tablecloth was old, but clean and pressed.
Perhaps these salt and pepper shakers did not match, but they did the job. The shakers and flower arrangement rest on a melamine platter. The platter is a thrift store find, the stamp on the back is Brookmark.
This was a popular set of dishes in the 1970's. A local grocery store offered these dishes. I remember that my Gran had a set. She had the plates, cups and saucers. These are a thrift store find.
The flowers are in a simple half pint canning jar. If you ate lunch with a neighbor, the hostess would often have a small glass filled with the flowers that she had blooming that day, possibly she would have tucked some herbs in there too. Nothing professional looking, just a simple jar with simple flowers as a centerpiece.
The flatware does not match, generally the farm households that I remember used what they had. Flatware served it's purpose, it was about practicality.
The dishes are Metlox, and are a thrift store find as well. Love the turquoise in the plates. These plates have been used and it shows, making me love them more!
This pattern was used in the 1950's.
A simple jelly jar will hold our iced tea today. These glasses belonged to my Gran.
Accessories were mix and match in a farmhouse. Farm wives used what they had, an old tablecloth, some dishes and flatware from here and there, flowers from their gardens simple foods, and generous helpings of hospitality were what farmhouse lunches were made of.
Thanks for visiting, and hope that you will come back again soon!
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