Love music seemed to play in the background, "You're MINE!" I said and hurried to pay for it before they changed their mind.
Safe at home, I unfurled my new tablecloth (keeping the tag on the cloth so I can share with amazed friends) and created a Valentine's tablescape.
Factoids about china pattern, Royal Doulton Sarabande:
In music, the sarabande (It., sarabanda) is a dance in triple metre. The second and third beats of each measure are often tied, giving the dance a distinctive rhythm of quarter notes and eighth notes in alternation. The quarters are said to corresponded with dragging steps in the dance.
Royal Doulton Sarabande At A Glance
Brand: Royal Doulton Pattern: Sarabande Pattern #:H5023
Manufacturer Status: Discontinued In Production: 1972-1998
Description: Platinum trim and verge, Thin black border, Black intertwining circles, White background
This Sarabande pattern was manufactured for 26 years by the Royal Doulton China company, based in the UK. Sarabande is the classical one size fits all pattern. It is almost as versatile as an all white pattern, and can be easily dressed up or down. It's understated elegance and quiet charm make this china set a perfect fit with many crystal and flatware patterns and is easy to mix and match with other china patterns as well.