Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Green With A Hint Of Blue
This week I wanted to do something with quite a bit of green, which is my favorite color. I wasn't sure if I should put another color with it or not...in the end, decided on a tiny bit of blue...so it is sort of monochromatic.
I started with a ruffled green placemat, green and blue plaid napkins and green beaded napkin rings.
The only solid green plates I own are some I found at TJMaxx a few years ago. They don't have a specific name, just a B in a shield.
To the dinner and salad plates I have added blue and white cream soup bowls. The soup bowls were an eBay purchase...$9.99 for six! They are Wood & Sons, Burslem, England Gay Day. I am not sure when they were made, but have been told the early 1900's. Unfortunately there were no underplates for the bowls...but that won't stop me from using them!
The sterling flatware is my favorite pattern, Frontenac, circa 1903-1974, made by International. It has the most beautiful lilies on the handles with intertwined vines. Most of the pieces I have are the early pieces some with monograms.
The green glassware is from thrift stores, of course.
The centerpiece bowl is also from the thrift store. It has no markings on the underside, but I think it is probably a fairly old piece of ironstone. Again this week I waffled on candlesticks...first I used white, then decided to use green...so you will see photos of both. Yes, they are thrift store finds, too. I like the table best with the green candlesticks.
The pretty rims.
My green table with a touch of blue!
Thanks for visiting In The Middle Of Nowhere today, it is always appreciated. I welcome all comments, too! Hope to see you back again next week.
This week I will be joining:
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
Southern Hospitality for Thrifty Treasures
Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday
The Thrifty Groove Thrifty Things Friday
Bunny Jeans Decor and More Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party
Thank you Kim, Rhoda, Diann, Susan and Bunny Jeans for hosting.
This photo was a late addition so that you can see all the cream soup bowls and my newest white tureen found on eBay for less than $25...if you guessed Red Cliff, you would be correct!