Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Shades of Orange
Tablescape Thursday, it is getting to be that time, when we visit Susan at Between Naps On The Porch to see some great tables done by fellow bloggers. Thank you, Susan for hosting my favorite meme!
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While scouring an old schoolhouse turned flea market in the town just south of where I live I was lucky enough to find 4 luncheon size plates with a color that I love to use in my peach dining room...orange.
Close up of the pattern.
Later in the same week I was astonished to find 4 placemats with the same colors as the plates...orange/white/gray fringe. To be truthful, I wasn't looking for any linens, period...but, hey, when they jump right out at me I have to take them home! I had to turn them the long way like a table runner as the table I am using is very small and cozy, compared to our regular dining room table.
I did have to buy a couple of salad plates as I only had two in the Waechtersbach Orange Peel. The original two were found at TJMaxx, but haven't seen any since I bought these about 3 years ago.
I have been searching e-Bay for more orange goblets after finding the two small ones. Well, I finally found some large enough to use for lemonade/tea/water but they were being sold as a set of 7 with a couple other pieces, none of which I was interested in . I was so happy when the seller agreed to sell me 4, my husband thought I was doing a rain dance, which we certainly didn't/don't need, when I was doing a happy dance!
The silver is Oneida Afterglow 1956. Peach linen napkins came from ARC Thrift store for 25¢ apiece.
The flowers are from the front yard, orange day lilies, orange ditch lilies, white cone flowers and gooseneck loosestrife.
Luncheon plates-French Saxon China-pattern is unknown
Salad plate-Waechtersbach Orange Peel
White soup bowl-Homer Laughlin H7N
Orange goblets-L.E. Smith Moon and Stars 1940's
Flatware-Oneida Afterglow 1956; Soup spoons Interantional Silver Manhattan 1932
Placemats and napkins-ARC Thrift Store
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