Saturday, November 1, 2014

Spode Mayflower Table for One

Taking a break from another Autumn tablescape, Pat set the table this week using one of our dish patterns that we haven't used in the past. It is vintage "Spode's Mayflower" - one of the porcelain maker's most popular patterns, and indeed, one of the best selling patterns of all time by any maker according to Harry Rinker's book, Dinnerware of The 20th Century: The Top 500 Patterns.
The table - since the dishware and flatware patterns are so "busy," Pat chose to use a simple white tablecloth

Twisted handled flatware is "Silver Tear" by Gourmet Settings. Pat chose this pattern since the rim of the plate has a similar twisted look.

Crystal glassware is "Omega" Marquis by Waterford

Close up of the cream soup and liner

This is the salad plate

Once again, Pat took an inexpensive lacquer charger (found on sale at Michael's) and spray painted it in a coordinating purple color.

You can see that the cream soup liner is just slightly smaller than the salad plate

I love the butter pat

One last look
Where it came from:
Purple Charger - Michael's
Flatware - "Silver Tear" from TJMaxx
Dinnerware - "Spode's Mayflower" by Spode (a gift)
Glassware - "Omega" Marquis by Waterford
Purple Candle Holders - inexpensive wooden holders from Michael's spray painted
Silver Napkin Ring - from Art & Old Things (a local antique store)

We will be joining Christine's "Table It!" at Rustic & Refined this Monday:

We will also be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch this Thursday:


  1. Be still my heart - what a gorgeous setting! I love a pattern that has several fussy pieces and the color is amazing.

  2. I love Spode Mayflower -- I have two demitasse cups in that pattern. And if I didn't have so much china, I would consider Mayflower for my everyday dishes -- transfer ware and roses -- how wonderful! Your table is so elegant and I loved how you pulled everything together!

  3. Love that pattern....beautiful table!!

  4. OOH this china set is so pretty and dainty is this part of your mom's collection? I would love to see all the dishes you two have.I bet it would be a fun day.Susie

  5. OK, I am truly salivating over this lovely china pattern. Beautiful, as always!

  6. That blue spode is truly one of a kind! and I am out and out drooling over your silverware this week! Love the texture it has!