Who does not like breakfast in bed? So let's prepare a tray for lingering. Too bad that due to the extreme heat and drought we have no roses for filling a vase! First time ever, that we cannot enjoy cut flowers. But let's look what we can find.
How about this? A filled 1940s English Sheffield Art Deco Sterling Silver Toast Rack (available at my Zen Cart powered on line boutique: Mariette's Back to Basics, a heart waffle with raspberries, butter, boiled egg...
In the Dutch version of Margaret Caselton's book about Stylish Settings (Sfeer aan Tafel) the above picture can be found on page 122.
Too bad I could not reproduce the flowers...
And, I also forgot the marmalade and the orange juice!
Does that happen to you as well?
My own hand crocheted tablecloth and place mat. Not the napkin, that's from Neiman Marcus.
China is French Gien in the Rose pattern. I'm still looking for some parts. Does anyone have some 'stray' pieces?
Ramekins are French Pillivuyt and the napkin ring is from Christofle.
So what is an English toast rack doing on this tray with all French items? Except for my flatware which is Dutch Gero Zilmeta Menuet 528. Here you can also see the heart waffle better.
You like this? Romantic enough for you?
This is what I forgot... Orange juice in a rose frosted glass.
So would you forgive me for not having it on the tray, first time?
Here is the toast rack all by itself on the lacquered tray.
Do you also use a toast rack at home?
EV for Emile Viner (sounds French to me...) from Sheffield with the hallmark crown, lion and an X for the year 1940.
Yes, I've done my homework; look here.
On eBay they're selling its twin, oh no... it's the 'V' so that is from 1938.
Daniel Bexfield Antiques did sell this one above for £ 135.00. Just click the pink hyperlinks.
Ruby Lane wass selling this 6 slice bigger brother with a 'W', that means it's from 1939... Right?
But they list it as being the 'grand-daddy' from 1864.
Guess someone did not do his/her homework right...
Pfff... I'm so glad I only forgot the marmalade and the orange juice!