So - I am "pushing" Pat to not repeat any dishware until we have used at least all/most of the complete sets that we have (I will not even tell you how many of those we have and would never admit to how many accent plates we own....) Last week was the first week of using some of our collection. This week is no exception.
The table is set with Spode "Buttercup." It has a beautiful deeply fluted rim and is actually earthenware - not porcelain. The older backstamps were used from 1924 through 1992. The "new" backstamp was first used in1960 and went until 2003.
Over view of the table - the Armani figurine was the inspiration for choosing the dinnerware
The place setting
Flatware is "Sofia" by Argent
First layer of the place setting is a cream soup and liner. You can see the "wicker" detail on the fluted rims
The salad plate was produced around 1954. You can actually see a difference between the browns and golds on this plate compared to the much older and lighter dinner plate below.
This is the back of the salad plate - this backstamp was used in 1954
The wooded charger is from Pier 1
This napkin ring was used because it looked very similar to the flower on the plate
Oh....to have arms like that......what I wouldn't give......(and that waist line.....)
Instead of using a placemat, Pat often uses napkins to add a touch of color to the place setting
One last look at the place setting
Wooden Charger - Pier 1
Dishware - "Buttercup" by Spode from Pat's collection, from eBay, and from Replacements
Flatware - Sage Green "Sofia" by Argent from Marshall's
Glassware - "Expresso" by Lenox gifted from Pat's daughter and Replacements
Ivory and Sage Green Napkins - Tuesday Morning
Napkin Ring - from Pier 1
Armani Figurine - from our Mother's collection
We will be joining Christine's "Table It" at Rustic & Refined this Monday: http://www.rustic-refined.com/
We will also be joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch this Thursday for "Tablescape Thursday": http://betweennapsontheporch.net/