It's not my own, but the dining room at the restored Chief Vann House near Chatsworth, Georgia, circa 1804. You can see some pictures of the outside of the house here, and some of the separate kitchen on Secrets of a Southern Kitchen here.
Some of the pictures are a little dark--there was a lot of natural light coming through the huge, stately windows, and I didn't really take the time to adjust everything as I would have like. We just happened to go on a special event day, and there were lots of visitors that day. I was trying to take pictures without just getting the backs of heads of people who walked in and out of shots. So I just pointed and clicked the best I could; I would love to go back and take more pictures at my leisure!
As always, click on each picture to see it in detail, then hit the back arrow to come back.
All of the food on the table was fake (of course) except for this--I thought maybe it was supposed to be a big piece of dark chocolate, but it's a cake of compressed tea--it looked like it had been pressed into a patterned mold of some sort.
Crackers and cheese; tea service; decanters--the after dinner station?
For more tablescapes, see Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
For more vintage and thrifty finds, see:
I hope you enjoyed this glimpse of a much earlier time as much as I did.
Until next time...