Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Gorgeous Fall Colors!
Wow, the week flew by, it is time for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch. Thank you, once again, Susan for hosting my favorite meme. Please make sure to go and check all the other tables this week.
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Fall is in the air, finally. My inspiration for this fall luncheon table are these autumn colored dishes I found at a nearby Goodwill back in early summer. It has been very hard to not show them until now...I couldn't wait until it is really fall.
The dishes are made by Vernonware. Vernonware began with Poxon China in 1916, located in Vernon, California. Later, in 1928, it became Vernon Potteries or Vernon Kilns. The company was bought out by Metlox in 1958 and became a division of Metlox.
Homespun by Vernonware is one of the older patterns. It has an off-white background with yellow, rust and green stripes forming a plaid, which are handpainted. It was made from 1949 to 1958. There is another pattern, Gingham, which looks like Homespun, but only has the cream, green and yellow.
Replacements, Ltd. has the mugs listed at $47.99 each...the pieces were 49¢ for each piece less the 25% senior discount, which brings the cost down to 37¢ apiece! I paid less than $7 for all the pieces seen on the table. There were only 2 lugged cereal bowls. I also have an extra mug, tea cup/saucer, berry bowl and bread/butter plate, in case I get careless and break a piece, unfortunately there were only 4 luncheon plates without chips.
I have used placemats in tiny checks and napkins in stripes, both have colors of the dishes.
The orange beverage goblets seemed to be perfect for this tablescape. They are L. E. Smith Moon and Stars which were an e-Bay find.
The luncheon plate.
Bread/butter or dessert plate.
Layers of gorgeous fall colors!
I have very few, meaning almost none, flowers left that are blossoming. I did find a lone dark orange rose that is a little sad looking from all the wind we have been having the past few days. There are more buds so maybe in another week the roses will be gorgeous again.
Another shot of the table.
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