Monday, January 6, 2014

Art Deco Table for One

Early 1930's Art Deco Period produced a lasting legacy of design and pattern. One of the sets of dishes we have was made from 1929 through that period. Pat thought it would be fun to set a table using it:
Over view of the table

The place setting - we tried Silver flatware from that period but it did not look quite right. And the charger is newer but the color and style work well with the dishware

Glassware is from Pier 1

Pat had to use the Cream Soup  bowl - it has a square liner

Pat used a gold napkin surrounding a Pier 1 Ivory beaded one held by a clear acrylic napkin ring.....I almost died. Acrylic?? On an Art Deco tablescape? Yes, Pat was right -  it actually "fades" into the background.

The dinner plate is in remarkable condition considering it is over 80 years sold

Flatware is Gold "Sofia" by Argent

Intricate detailing on the rims

One last look
Where it came from:
Lace Tablecloth - a very old lace curtain remodelled and repurposed
Charger - Pier 1 a couple of years ago
Dinnerware - "Gainsborough" by Crown Ducal from our Mother's collection (Pat and I inherited the "dish" disease)
Flatware - Gold "Sofia" by Argent from Tuesday Morning
Glassware - from Pier 1
Lady with Parrot - figurine by Giuseppi Armani from our Mother's collection
Metal Coffee Pot Arrangement - from Costco years ago

With any luck, we will be joining Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" for Tablescape Thursday this week:

Tablescape Thursday


  1. This china is amazingly gorgeous! I love the detail and yes the plates are in remarkable condition! What a fabulous table as always!

  2. Such a pretty table and I love the flatware and charger!

  3. What a gorgeous dinner plate and I like how it looks with the brown charger.

  4. Beautiful setting for gorgeous china. You had me at Art Deco...

  5. Lovely, lovely, lovely, Ladies!! You always manage to find just the right combination of ingredients to come up with the perfect table. I love those plates and am amazed at how well they have weathered the years.
    Rosie @ The Magic Hutch