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Monday, September 15, 2014

Green Transferware




The inspiration for this table came from the green and white transferware luncheon plates I found at Savers about the same time I got the gray plates I used in the August 2 post. Transferware is usually pretty scarce when it comes to thrifting so whenever I find 4 or more pieces I pick them up if they are in decent shape. These were really good, only 1 small chip out of 5 plates.



I have had the green salad plates for a few years and they are the same shade so this is what I topped the stack with.




The green stems are probably from the 1930's and were found at Goodwill a number of years ago. I sure wish I knew the maker/pattern name. Every little while I check eBay to see if I can find them.


I have used the Oneida Louisiana flatware.


The napkin rings were found at Pier One on sale for 99¢ each.


The centerpiece is just a piece of one of my house plants that I am rooting in an ironstone pitcher.



White charger-Royal Staffordshire
White dinner plate-Wedgwood Hedge Rose
Green/white luncheon plate-Samuel Ford & Co. Manila
Green/white salad plate-Wood & Sons Glenwood
Clear etched and green etched stemware-maker/patterns unknown
Flatware-Oneida Louisiana
Napkin rings-Pier One

Thanks for visiting today, come back the next time.

I will be joining Christine at Table It/Rustic and Refined.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Another Monochromatic Table


Hope you all are having a great weekend. I am enjoying my grandson, Shaun...we have been cooking/baking up a storm since he arrived. He is a grill cook/caterer at an Air and Space Museum in Arizona.


I started with toile white/lavender place mats and violet napkins held with hammered silver napkin rings. I am not sure why there is a green cast to some of the photos...could be it has something to do with an overcast day...or maybe the fault of the photographer, naw I wouldn't mess them up like that would I!








This week's table was built around Mikasa English Chintz square dinner/charger plates. The dish stack begins with the English Chintz charger, Royal Staffordshire Clarice Cliff Tonquin dinner plate, a lavender Bordallo Pinheiro luncheon plate cabbage and lastly a Tonquin soup/salad plate.


The glassware is amethyst Ivima iced tea.


Deep purple flatware is some I found in a catalogue.


The centerpiece is a bouquet of faux aubergine dahlias in a orchid coffee pot.




Thanks for visiting today, do come back next time.

I will be joining Christine at Table It/Rustic & Refined.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Farewell To Summer!


I am joining Cuisine Kathleen for her Farewell To Summer Table Challenge. When I think of summer's end in Kansas, I think of the sunflowers (Kansas' state flower) that grow along every roadway in east/central Kansas, especially the secondary roads. Must be summer isn't quite over as I haven't seen any of these beauties, yet, this year. I can tell you the temperatures, which have been in the high nineties the last 10 days or so tell me summer is still going strong in Kansas!

The table cloth is a deep golden yellow which is the color of some sunflowers. I topped it with a red, green and sunflower yellow striped runner.



The sunflower napkins are the only thing I could think of to go with the table I had in mind. I have used yellow wooden bead napkin rings.



The plate stack begins with an overly large barn red dinner plate (Max Studio Home) found at TJMaxx on sale for a dollar each. The next layer is a white Wedgwood Hedge Rose dinner plate which is topped with a bright yellow sunflower glass salad/dessert plate.


The simple highball glassware is a citrine Artland Iris, recently bought at Savers. They were $1.99 for 2, I got them on senior day, so with the 25% discount they came to $1.49 for a pair. Unfortunately, there were only 6 of them. I also found 4 iced tea stems for the same price...they are huge!



The fun 1970's flatware is Oxford Hall Perfectionware, just love them, they make me smile!


The centerpiece is an old Bennington Pottery pitcher filled with silk sunflowers...even the local florist didn't have any sunflowers today! The wooden candle stick is another Savers find. I think the little custard bowls that I am using for salt/pepper may also be Bennington Pottery. They were all found at Goodwill for a few dollars at most.


Thanks for taking the time out of your day to visit. I hope you will return the next time.


I will be joining Let's Dish/Cuisine Kathleen and Table It/Rustic & Refined.