Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Egyptian Tablescape

"See the pyramids along the Nile
Watch the sunset on a tropic isle
Just remember darlin' all the while
You belong to me"

"You Belong to Me"
Written by Pee Wee King, Chilton Price and Redd Stewart

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Check out the other great tables.


It seems like we've become ghouls, haunting estate sales! Two weeks ago Husband and I waited half an hour in line to get into an estate sale. I bought linens to make into aprons. He went straight to the kitchen and found this lovely set of china. There are enough pieces for six complete place settings. There are two extra bowls in each size and one serving platter.

The set is Key Largo by Meito China.

The cloth is a long scarf made of wool we purchased on Tentmaker's street in Cairo in 2002.




The decorative plates are also from Egypt, as is the tiny pyramid. We were able to spend a week in Cairo in August 2002. That is not the time to go however because of the heat. Since then Husband has made several trips to Cairo and always seems to bring little gifts.








The camels are carved Olive wood.




The black statue is Anubis. Daughter had to have it that trip to Cairo. It still sits on her shelf (you may have seen it in the bedroom post here).







The rest of the items you've seen before. I love to be able to reuse the napkins and glassware and still come up with a new, unique table.

I hope you enjoyed this little trip to Egypt. I imagine this would be a table a proper British colonist would have set. Tables are done a little differently in Egypt!

Jeannine

9 comments:

Tricia said...

What a fascinating table! I especially like the way the simple but elegant china allows your treasures to shine. Wonderful photos!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a great Egyptian tablescape -- I love how you've used your treasures.

once in a blue moon... said...

fun memories for you!

Mimi said...

What a beautiful tablecloth. Lovely tablesetting.

Johanna said...

Hi Jeannie,
what is going on today? There is one table more interesting than the other before. Your table is really exiting. So many memories. And the pharao would have loved your china with the golden rim. It looks incredible wealthy. I love themed tables like yours. We did such tables on new years eve for my parents in law and we used for that also things, we brought from holidays.
Greetings, Johanna

Valerie said...

Well done, I love gathering items from around our home to add a personal touch to the table.

Maria said...

Hi! This tablescape is so creative!
I love how you used the camels! My father brought each of us back camels like these when he visited the Holy Land... then went to Egypt! They are with my Nativity... but I would have never thought to use them in this way... so very cool!
What did you serve for dinner?
~Maria

Marcus Design said...

Very fun tablescape! I am egyptian, so looking at all the items makes me think back to growing up and the things my parents had in our home!! I am going to Egypt this summer and I just can't wait :)
Nancy

This Belle Rocks said...

I love it! Especially the decorative plates.