Wednesday, January 25, 2012
This week the inspiration for my table came in the way of an eBay purchase. I had been looking for a multi-colored dinner plate by W. Adams & Sons Italian Scenery. It had to be with green trim, which seemed to be much harder to find than one trimmed in gold. I finally found one that I thought was green trimmed, but it had lots of gold around the border...no others I had seen looked like it. I took the chance and bought it...when it arrived, I noticed someone had taken rub on gold and "painted" the raised border. I worked and worked to remove it. Most of it came off, but there is still tiny bits in the grooves. I originally found 3 dinner plates and 5 salad plates at Savers last year. The dinner plates had quite a bit of the green border missing from years of use and probably from washing them. The salad plates are like new, still had all of the borders intact.
The background is cream and the centers are blue, red, yellow, green and black. The borders are acorns and pine cones.
An off white machine made lace tablecloth with rattan place mat/chargers were the beginnings of the place settings. Next I layered a really flat large dinner plate with leaf border, cream washed with brown as the charger plate The only marking on the back is Dishwasher and microwave safe. Made in China.
The next layer are old unmarked salad plates, another thrift store purchase, this time Goodwill, a couple years ago. I paid 49¢ each.
The dessert/salad plate goes with the Adams & Sons dinner plate.
I used crystal stemware in green, found at Goodwill for 99¢ each. I think they may be from the 1930's or 1940's, but don't know for sure as I haven't taken the time to look them up in my copy of Crystal Stemware Identification Guide that our blogging friend Bill from Affordable Accoutrements recommended as a great book for identifying stemware.
The flatware is Oneida Afterglow sterling, circa 1956. The thrift store plaid napkins have the same colors as the plates. The napkin rings are from World Market.
The centerpiece is a simple pedestal plate with candles.
The rim shot!
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Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party at Bunny Jeans Decor
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch
Thrifty Thursday at Tales From Bloggeritaville
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper