The plate is by Bing & Grondhal, started in 1853 (Denmark) but merged with Royal Copenhagen in 1987 (financial crisis, cheap imports, overseas slave labour over high wage costs, general apathy to dining & the decorative arts, whatever). This design, Erantis, is its second most popular after Seagull, which is said to be found in one in ten Danish homes. (Too blue!) This plate dates from c.1955 and the design continued to the late ‘70s.
Cutlery - Christofle Vendome, fork and spoon given to me at birth, by tradition, by my French relatives.
I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth. It was silver plate.
From nineteen, my parents gave me a fork, a spoon or a knife in the same design every birthday or Christmas so I have a full service. (A great present idea – think about it.)
Tablecloth – my mother's – eau de nil linen –just post WW11 so the napkins are only 48cm x 48cm square (19" x 19") - not as generous as older ones.
The most important accreditation goes to the Cherry Cheesecake I bought from Muratti Cakes & Gâteaux in Prospect.