Some of you asked about recipes and the pattern of my China, so here you go. For recipes that are not online already, I'll provide the source rather than the full recipe.
China pattern: I don't know the name of the specific pattern. It was purchased in 1928 and is a Noritake brand set.
- Mushroom and walnut pate recipe (from Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero)
- Butternut squash and sage soup is from Vegetable Soups from Deborah Madison's Kitchen (love this book!)
- Roasted asparagus crepes recipe (from the Vegan Yum Yum blog)
- Tea poached pears as shared by another blogger, here (originally from Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero).