Sunday, March 23, 2014

Bell Heather Table for One

Pat "scored" when she found "Bell Heather" dinnerware by Royal Doulton on eBay several years ago. A bit pricey, but well worth it, she quickly bought the set. And now, she uses it often and mixes it with other dishes to create different table designs. In addition to the Bell Heather, today's table uses another favorite - Amethyst "Newport" Depressionware by Hazel Atlas.
The table

Flatware is "King James" Silverplate by Oneida

For the first layer of the place setting, Pat used a cream soup bowl and liner in the "Bell Heather" pattern

I love the textured rim of the "Newport" Salad plate

And the rim of the "Bell Heather" dinner plate is also gorgeous

The purple glass charger is slightly textured

Remember these glasses? I think everyone attended a Princess House party at one time or another 

The creamer and sugar bowl

This is a "Newport" sherbet and liner

The small luncheon napkin (part of a set of 12) was a gift from our cousin years ago

We found these frosted amethyst candle holders on eBay a few months ago

One last look
Where it came from:
Amethyst Charger - from the Cancer "Discovery Shop"
Dinnerware - "Bell Heather" by Royal Doulton from eBay (and some replacement pieces after an earthquake or two from
Amethyst Glass Dishes - "Newport" by Hazel Atlas from eBay and Replacements
Glassware - by Princess House years and years old
Flatware - "King James" by Oneida Silverplace from our Mother
Vintage Luncheon Napkin - Gift from our Cousin
Candle Holders - from eBay

We will be joining Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" this Thursday:


  1. The china is gorgeous and I love it mixed with the Amethyst is a perfect mix. I always look forward to your tables and your amazing collection of dishes!

  2. WOW....totally stunning. I am loving that amethyst charger! What a beautiful table for one....great job.

  3. Such a beautiful table. I love the double handled soup bowls. This Royal Doulton is a pattern that I haven't seen before. Lovely.

  4. That charger! It's beautiful!!! I am particularly fond of glass chargers. They always add a little something extra to the table. Maybe it's the reflection from the glass...I don't know. This one, though, has that fabulous color going for it along with that magnificent texture. Big wow!!!

    I just love it that you have this blog to show those who are dining alone - by choice or by fate - that it can still be a wonderful, beautiful, enlightened experience. It really shows people how to treat themselves!

  5. Your table is a treat for the eyes. I LOVE the china and how well it coordinates with your amethyst glassware. And I'm drooling over your linen napkins with their delicate pattern. A beautiful set-up. Thanks for sharing. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  6. Gorgeous table for one. I love the combination of the beautiful Bell Heather china and the amethyst Hazel Atlas depression ware pieces. The purple charger is stunning and complements the HA perfectly. Great job!

  7. Beautiful...I really love this china.