The Ready Table


I took the pictures in the post about Great-Aunt Ruby’s aprons in the sun room off the back of Georgia’s little house. Georgia always serves meals out here to company in the summertime, with the big views out onto her flower and bird garden and pond beyond. She keeps the table set all the time. She’s always ready for company!


  1. Julie says:

    A truly hospitable heart/home. :sun:

  2. CindyP says:

    I love those dishes! I used to do this and people used to feel instantly welcome…….now, I need my table for canned goods or a project most of the time..LOL!

  3. Laura B. in Greenwood, IN says:

    I love the table!! I have Currier & Ives dishes also, although nowhere close to a complete set. Great idea! :purpleflower:

  4. Patricia Herman says:

    Love her dishes. I have one platter – would love to get more. Her table is very inviting – makes guests feel welcomed in her home. I bet its nice sitting outside enjoying the scenery.

  5. Tracey In Paradise,Pa. says:

    :happyflower: I LOVE AUNT GEORGIA!! I HAVE A AUNT ANITA!! :happyflower:

  6. Helen says:

    I love that table cloth, and I just might try weaving one like it. Thanks for the inspiration :snoopy:

  7. stacy says:

    I collect those dishes!!

  8. Barbee' says:

    What a lovely thought! I would love! to eat in that environment, and have wished for years that I had a similar room with many windows and pretty views. Thank you. I’ll be thinking about that special place all day.

  9. Flatlander says:

    Is she ever a good host…and everybody must feel so welcome at her place.

  10. lavenderblue says:

    I’ve heard of a tradition of sitting an extra cup out at teatime for the Unseen Guest, i.e. inviting Jesus into your home. Then if an unexpected guest arrives, you use that setting to serve them “…for many have entertained angels, unawares.”

    Sigh!…all I ask is to get my own kids back to sitting at the table.

    Aunt Georgia is a delight! Such a charming, gracious woman.

  11. Miss Becky says:

    I.Want.Aunt Georgia. :heart:

  12. Susan D. says:

    I love the table, dishes, and also the oil lamp. Is it an antique lamp?

  13. cgReno says:

    No, Miss Becky, I WANT AUNT GEORGIA. Suzanne could at least share.
    And yes, that is truly the definition of hospitable!

  14. Liz in Wis says:

    Enjoy your lovely weather and take a few deep breaths of fresh air for me. I woke up to snow covered everything, including my car. I know the snow wont last very long and then I can plan on some picnic potato salad 🙂

  15. Sandra in SC says:

    My mom had some dishes like those…Currier & Ives, I think. Georgia’s table is lovely!

  16. Mary from Baton Rouge says:

    I love the Currier and Ives dishes too!!!

  17. The Retired One says:

    I collect those same Currier and Ives blue and white dishes..I love them!

  18. Deb says:

    I’ve heard that keeping the table set is a Southern tradition. I once knew a lady who came from Louisiana who always had her table set for company; I loved the idea. Unfortunately, my table is always full of mail, or a pattern I need to cut out, or homework, or canned goods.

  19. Vanessa says:

    Currier and Ives dishes! The kind that you could buy, for a small additional price, when you bought food at the grocery store. My sister got mom’s and grandma’s set. I got grandma’s fine china bought through the same promotional idea.

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