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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Waechtersbach 'Pasiega'

I will be joining the other tablescapers at Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday, with a very simple table. Thank you, Susan, for so graciously hosting this fun event each week.

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No, no, no it isn't a Halloween table!

I found these interesting looking soup/cereal bowls, 74¢ each, a couple weeks ago, thinking they may go with some orange plates I bought a few years ago, but no such luck. I Googled to see if I could find out the pattern. On Replacements, Ltd I found a description, but no photo. I kept Googling and finally found several pages that were in German and discovered the pattern is the one described on Replacement, Ltd., which is, Pasiega, made by Waechtersbach. I couldn't find information on when they were made, but it would be fairly recently as the bottom says they are dishwasher safe! I was hoping to find out what the symbols on the rim of the bowl were and the year(s) the pattern were produced.




I have very few orange dishes, other than my Orange Rooster, a couple Waechsterbach orange peel plates and two, well used, Fire King peach luster Laurel, (1952-1963) salad plates. The dinner plate is a plain black Home Trends, which I believe is sold at WalMart.





I found these two very orange wine stems on e-Bay a few weeks ago and thought they would look great with the rooster plates, so had to get them.



Anyone out there ever seen these symbols or know what they represent?


I ran out and grabbed a handful of daffodils, hoping the centers were "orange" enough to not clash with the dishes. I don't have either an orange or black vase, the only thing I could find with any orange was this whimsical pitcher.





Thanks for stopping by, it is really appreciated! Make sure to go over to Susan's porch so you see what everyone has done for a table.

Credits:
Tablecloth-WalMart
Napkins-World Market
Flatware-Various thrift stores
Black dinner plate-Goodwill
Fire King salad plate-Goodwill
Waechsterbach bowls-Goodwill
Orange wine stems-e-Bay
Blue/orange flowered pitcher-HomeGoods
Candle-Pottery Barn
Clear candle plate-Gift

52 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

OK, not Halloween. :-) But those colors really will be perfect in the fall.

GardenofDaisies said...

thanks for stopping by my blog today. I do hope that you will feature your vaseline on one of your tabletops in the near future. :-)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Mimi! What a really interesting pattern! They are new to me. I will have to google and be on the lookout for them! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a unique pattern, Mimi. I would be great what inspired it. Great find and great price!

Linda said...

I love the Waechtersbach pattern. I have several mugs made by them and I've only seen their red dinnerware. Cool find and fun table!

Kathleen said...

Yes, the symbols mean..send the pink dishes to Kathleen...I am not an orange person, but those will make a wonderful Fall scape with those pretty glasses.
And don't come look at my table..it is your unfavorite color..PINK! :)
And why are you using vaseline in a scape??

Beth said...

Very pretty bowls! I love your colors and especially the orange stemware!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I love interesting patterns and unusual dishes. So pretty with the orange and peach!
Yvonne

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Wow, what unusual dishes! Love them, I am a big fan of orange and unique!

Atticmag said...

Waechstersbach is known as very fine china. You got a fab buy. Wow. I have some of their mugs that I bought a long time ago. Hope you're in on our giveaway. -- Jane

Sherry said...

What a great color for spring. I just love the goblets. Great find.

Allie and Pattie said...

Orange makes for such a happy table! Very unique
xoxo Pattie

podso said...

The simplicity makes it elegant. Beautiful colors.

ellen b said...

Those orange goblets are really cool. I hope you find out something about those interesting dishes!

Sharon Haynie said...

Beautiful table-just think what an entire set would look like!

Amy said...

I like it - I don't think it looks halloweenish at all.

BTW, I think I own your cats twin. They seem to look an awful lot alike ;-)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how pretty your orange colors look! I this this is very pretty and those dishes are quite unusual -- fun!

Dreamgoddess said...

Definitely not Halloween and I think those plates work wonderfully for any time of the year. I love the pattern on your new dishes. Good luck with finding out more about them!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Mimi...I love this wonderful table setting! Those symbols on the bowls are so intriquing. They remind me a little of something I've seen somewhere...wish I knew what they "said." Good for you for tracking down the pattern...that can be hard to do sometimes! Your daffodils are perfect with this tablescape...love it! :-)

GrannySue said...

How impressive. I really like when I have a mystery dish. The glasses are perfect. I'll bet now you will see tons of orange to go with them. That always happens to me. Thanks for posting it.

xinex said...

I love orange! The plates are beautiful and so unusual. Never seen that pattern before....Christine

Liz said...

Hello. I have heard of the brand but never the pattern... Must be for a southwestern market. They are very pretty. :)

~Liz

Kristy Carberry said...

I really like the orange stemware!

Red Couch Recipes said...

What a beautiful and dramatic tablesetting! Joni

Maryrose said...

What a fun table. I love those rich colors and that interesting pattern. It definitly drew me in. Great table
Maryrose

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

Its always nice to find dinnerware not made in the USA or China..

Germany is a great one.


Mr. Goodwill Hunting
http://g--w-hunting.blogspot.com

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

Its always nice to find dinnerware not made in the USA or China..

Germany is a great one.


Mr. Goodwill Hunting
http://g--w-hunting.blogspot.com

Tricia said...

What a great job you've done of pulling together lots of different orange items to accent those striking dishes! I love orange, and my everyday dishes include that color.

Rene said...

When I first saw the title I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to rad the post, LOL.

I love seeing your peach fire king! We use ours every day to eat our morning cereal.

bunny, The Paris House said...

Great stemware and the pattern on the dishes are very interesting!! love it all :)
xoxo

Johanna said...

Hi Mimi, I called Wächtersbach and asked for you. They make the pattern Pasiega since 2007. Its still in stock. If you want to call them for more informations: Fon: +49 / 036732 / 344-0.

I like the bright orange. It looks so happy. Greetings from Germany, Johanna

Tammy518 said...

I love the deep colors of this setting. The orange glasses are cool.

Americana Lady said...

I know this is not a Halloween tablescape but won't these plate be perfect for one! I love Halloween! This is a lovely table for two. The pitcher works great for the daffodils. Orange is just not used enough, other than in the fall, and it makes for a pretty table anytime of the year. Joan @Americana By Candlelight

Style Sisters said...

I am loving the dishes!! Fantastic colors so striking! Thanks for stopping by today.

Debbie Pearson said...

Oh love the German dishes, fabulous setting!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Didn't realized that orange things go hand in hand with everything till I found TT meme.

YOu have so pretty collections too that I drool and I die for them §;-)

Nice to be friended with you thru TT and am happy to be one of the few participant outside the USA.

Have a wonderful w/end ahead.

xoxo

Joanne Kennedy said...

I adore those plates! So different. I've never seen anything like them and I want them! :)

Hugs,
Joanne

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Mimi!

Love those new bols you found! Great color and cool design. I really like different and unique, so these are right up my alley! The whole table looks nice!

Shirley said...

Very interesting pattern on the German bowl. It looks almost Mexican or Southwestern. Really pretty with the rest of your table setting.

Designs on 47th Street said...

That is really an unusual pattern on those dishes! You pulled this together very well with all your finds.
I really appreciate your visit to my blog today. Do come again.
Donna

Atticmag said...

Thanks for stopping by to see us! -- Jane F.

The Shiny Pebble said...

Smart Money Tablescape, we should say. Fabulous... The design on the german plate is that of your astrological sign, right?

The Shiny Pebble said...

OK, I just ck'd. The one symbol that ends with an arrow must be the sagittarius astrological sign. I should know, since I am one.

Sarah said...

Great finds at GW. Those plates remind me a bit of the southwest. The Waechsterbach label is good pottery. I recently found some pieces of this at GW. It's heavy and glazed with vibrant colors.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Mimi, this is such an interesting pattern-they almost have a Native American look to them. I'm thinking they would look great on an Indian blanket. They look good with your pretty plates, and that stemware is perfect with them. Love the pitcher your daffs are in! laurie

Cass @ That Old House said...

Mimi --it's great! what fun to see bright orange in april; love it. LOVE the Waechtersback (sp?) plates! Those squiggles are very funky; I wonder if they really do have any significance?
cool... Cass

Dishesdone said...

Nice plates, Mimi! Very different pattern, I love how you put it together, very pretty combination!

Ridgely (Grandma J) said...

I love the daffodils set off by orange dishes -- a great combination. Thanks for stopping by my first tablescape and leaving a comment!

bj said...

What lovely and unusual dishes..they make for a beautiful table setting.
xo bj

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

So beautiful!! Cheers, Lia

suzyq said...

Mimi your table look just fabulous - love the orange!
I really love your stemware.
Suzy

Ridgely (Grandma J) said...

Mimi, I'm not sure what the symbols represent -- but maybe Google "prehistoric art." Some think the Pasiega cave may be the first art gallery with drawings on the cave walls. This is just a guess, but the two squiggly lines together may be a man and a woman. I'd be interested to know what the three lines represent (something spiritual)? And the other figure could be a tool of some sort. However, I'm shooting from the hip (a dangerous thing to do)!