Tuesday, July 13, 2010
My Favorite Color...
It is almost time to make my weekly pilgrimage to Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Many thanks to Susan for hosting my favorite meme.
The inspiration for the table this week was this gorgeous green and white tablecloth...actually, anything green could be my inspiration, as it is my favorite color. To enlarge any picture, just click on it.
Dinner plates are Royal Wessex England, with a pretty ivy border. I haven't been able to positively identify the pattern name, but found an e-Bay seller calling them Verdigris Churchill and another Verdigris English Ivy. It really doesn't matter, I like them!
The plain white luncheon plates are unmarked; they appear to be quite old. They have a pretty border with reeds, flowers and pheasants.
The apple green salad plates are part of Waechtersbach's The Fun Factory series.
The green/white/gold dessert plate is Wood & Son Glenwood, which is a favorite of mine.
Plain white coupe soup bowls with a slightly scalloped rim are unmarked. I was told they were probably made by Homer Laughlin, but don't know for sure.
The flatware is the same pattern my parents received as a wedding gift in 1945. It is Rogers/International Gracious, circa 1939. Unfortunately, it wasn't my parents, theirs was destroyed in a house fire almost 40 years ago. I was excited to find the service for 12 on e-Bay recently. A few of the pieces were missing...but it did include grill forks, grill knives, teaspoons, oval soup spoons, round/cream soup spoons, large serving spoons, but nary a salad fork to be seen!
The glassware is crystal found at the thrift store. The maker and pattern are unknown to me, so if anyone has an idea, let me know, please.
I hemmed and hawed about using white hydrangea for the centerpiece. I ended up with just some pothos and Swedish Ivy wrapped around a metal plant pyramid painted green, flanked by white candles in green wooden candlesticks.
I love all the layering!
Hope you have enjoyed my green and white table this week.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog to take a peek at another table. A special thanks to all that leave comments! Hope to see y'all next week.