Many years ago, my youngest daughter Lauren, then about eight, purchased this set of china for me for Christmas. (I suspect Glenn lent a hand with a bit of financial assistance). It came in a big box of eight place settings, comprising dinner, dessert, and soup plates, cups & saucers, an oval serving platter and a serving bowl. I was enchanted.

We have used the set every year, however I had been searching for complementary table linens for some time. This year Pottery Barn produced red tartan napkins and table runners, which coordinate perfectly with the ribbon in the pattern.


The stemware are antique wheel-cut goblets and ice-tea glasses from Elise Abrams, and are my “go to” glasses for casual chic entertaining. They’re sturdy enough to be used often, and elegant enough to add charm to any table. The cutlery forms part of a large canteen of bakelite handled knives and silver-plated forks, spoons and serving pieces from Country Dining Room Antiques, as are the red berry topiaries. Lantern, filled votives and napkin rings are all from Pottery Barn.