Monday, April 26, 2010

Table for One-Ruby and Pearls

Hi everyone! I'm joining Tea Time Tuesday, 2nd Time Around, Tuesday Tea for TwoRednesday, and Tablescape Thursday this week. Please join these great ladies for other fun ideas! 
Ma has had this set of cute little glasses for as long as I can remember. 

I would see them every once in a while and ask if she wanted to start collecting ruby ware, and she would say not really... Then one day while chatting she asked if I wanted the glasses - well, you bet and thank you! It works well with my Fenton Silver Crest and I've picked up enough pieces for our family for the holidays. They've mostly come from antique stores and flea markets, but for a while Target carried some dishes and small bowls.

Today's little brunch is fit for royalty, completely adorned with 
ruby and pearls...

Even Fernando wore a black tie!

And a little eye candy for dessert.

Have a happy day!

43 comments:

  1. I collect cobalt glass-but love the ruby too...you just gave me a great idea for some earrings! Wish i could take pictures like yours *sigh* they are gorgeous!

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  2. Perfect for Christmas, Valentine's, 4th of July...everyday!!! Your mom knew you would love and use them!

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  3. What a cute pig and I love the name Fernando, lol. The ruby red glasses and plates are so pretty...Christine

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  4. Very pretty. Love it!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  5. Those dishes are beautiful!! Red is my very favorite color so I'm just drooling over them right now.

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  6. Your ruby glassware is fantastic. You must have fun at Christmas and Valentine's Day with it.

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  7. Tis true, that setting is fit for royality. Lovely setting.

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  8. I love the ruby glass. I agree with the piggy. Black tie and elegance goes with theses lovely things.

    Hugs, Jeanne

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  9. Beautiful glassware - I love red!!

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  10. The glassware is beautiful. I love the draped pearls.

    Carol

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  11. Oh wow red dishes are so pretty and with pearls it's gorgeous. Happy Tuesday!

    2nd time around

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  12. That's just beautiful ruby ware...and I've always loved pearls more than diamonds....:)

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  13. Oh how cute! LOVE the red...so gorgeous. I have a ruby compote that I treasure, and I keep my eye out for goblets ... yours are stunning!
    Cass

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  14. Hello there lovely lady,

    This is just so adorably sweet!~ Everything from ruby glassware, to roses and a regal, pearl-strewn-teapot; my there's even your adoreable little piggy 'Fernando'!.., Too cute!

    (I do apologize that last week, 'I just couldn't seem to get out of my own way',so to speak, with my dear elderly mama's illness and debilitating pain, my own health issues and also my technical difficulties, 'of not insignificant' perportion, in order to properly thank folks and to invite them also to my tea's)!.., Ooh my!

    ..,This week I begin afresh!

    ~I want to most warmly invite you to also partake with my 29th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two' as well as with my 20th,'Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee' at The Plumed Pen blog, where there wiil be prizes and surprises galore to celebrate in particular, my 20th Wednesday tea party!..,

    Do also kindly pop over if you get a minute and visit today's two tea's!

    ~ I'd love to have you visit; the tea kettle is still on and the scones are fresh and warm at the ready for your regal visit my dear!..,Do bring that dear little piggy along with you; will you daahling?!

    Cheers from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

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  15. That is some bit of gorgeousness! I love red glass. What a festive table this must be at Christmas or maybe the Fourth of July? Great dishes and post!

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  16. I just love the ruby red glass. Your table setting is so pretty...and Fernando is just too darn cute!!
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  17. I recognize that first glass as being the Fire King "Bubble" pattern. What a pretty setting! Those roses are a knockout, too!

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  18. Fernando is a cutie! I love those ruby red glasses!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  19. Oh my goodness, I adore these..WOW..I loved those flowers too in that vase.

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  20. Your Ruby dishes took my breath away! They are absolutely gorgeous!
    Debbie

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  21. Your ruby glass is beautiful! How charming that Fernando "dressed" for dinner. And how clever to adorn your teapot with pearls! This is all so elegant!

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  22. Cute table setting. The red glassware is really pretty.

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  23. I had some clear glasses like the ones in the first picture, but I had no idea that they also made ruby ones! Your little tablesetting is so pretty, especially with that little vase of gorgeous roses!
    Happy REDnesday!
    Carol

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  24. I like the little piggy sitting in the ruby glass!

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  25. Oh, I love the reds! I have a hard time finding any ruby glasware or dishes, but I keep looking! Very pretty table setting!

    Happy Rednesday!

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  26. Oooooh! I love the ruby red glass. Its perfect for Valentine's and Christmas. Its a hard color to find. I used to look for pink glassware but then gave up. I went to all white. Someone shoud have a "White Sunday" LOL. Love it all!

    Thanks for sharing,

    Anne-Marie

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  27. I'm luvin' the roses in that darling red vase. Also love the pearls draped over your teapot - what a most excellent idea ;) Happy REDs~

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  28. Thank you so much for joining me today with Fernando! I just adore him! He is perfect! Oh, lucky you that your Ma gave you these beautiful Ruby glasses! Yes, how perfect! I just love your Ruby dishes! The rose are so pretty in the vase! This Ruby and Pearl Tea is so lovely! I just white Teapots, you can use them with anything! I do not have the first piece of any Ruby. After seeing yours I would love to have at least a few of the cups and saucers! A setting so lovely! I hope to see it again this summer! Too lovely to save for the holidays!

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  29. Thank You for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday!

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  30. Love the red and I love Fernando! Joni

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  31. Love that red and how nice that Fernando dressed for the occassion...he looks maaaveloussss!
    Maryrose

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  32. What a wonderful Ruby Glass collection! I have been lurking around the e-bay sellers. I have my mother's big shallow bowl -- would love more. Your collection is enviable.

    Scribbler
    http://scribbler-unfocused.typepad.com/

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  33. Great deep red color. Fernando looks quite dapper in his tie.

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  34. Your table is spectacular! Love the red!

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  35. Beautiful pieces and so inspiring! One of these days I just might have to set myself a pretty setting, just for fun to enjoy as a treat. :-) Happy Rednesday!

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  36. Love your rubies and pearls table! My father-in-law just gave me the emerald green version of those pretty glasses -- guess I need to do an "emeralds and pearls" table at some point. I love the addition of the doily to make the red glassware stand out. Thank you for your comment on my table!

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  37. I love the ruby red glassware.
    Kelly Bookend Diaries

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  38. Your ruby glass is stunning - and the pearls are a delightful touch!

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  39. Oh how lovely these glasses are in red. I heard about them in different colors but did not see them until now! How gorgeous. I just did a post about the history of this glassware! Mine are clear with gold trim though. Here's the post:
    http://tesorofino.blogspot.com/2010/04/cant-yard-sale-in-rain.html

    Also, I collect Ruby Kings Crown Indiana Glass that I think you'd love with all your reds. Google the image to see what I'm talking about. I enjoyed my visit and am now a "Follower". Stop by and visit and do the same if you like what you see!

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  40. I love red, i love roses, i love your table. Congrats!
    Have a nice weekend

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