Sunday, August 30, 2015

Labor Day - American Made Style

Both of our tablescaping blogs this week feature tables that use American made items exclusively - no easy task in this day of cheaper imports and outsourcing labor. In all honesty, we started and set a causal table using classic "American made" Pfaltzgraff dinnerware, but, much to our dismay, we discovered that the Naturewood luncheon plate we used was made in China. So, we cleared the table, switched themes and chose Lenox. Since the older pattern Pat chose is the discontinued "Mansfield" and is part of the Presidential collection, we hope it was made in the good ole USA.
The table - boy, did we ever have problems finding candles and then, there it was. The candles are from Bed, Bath, and Beyond and manufactured by "Zodax" (a company right here in California). What a nice surprise!

The place setting - Lenox "Mansfield" charger, dinner plate, and luncheon plate topped with an Indiana Glass "Pebble Leaf" plate

Flatware is "April" by Wm. Rogers & Sons Silversmiths

I always love to use this water glass - "Diamond Point" by Indiana Glass Company

This great candle holder was manufactured by the Viking Glass Company until 1949

One of our very old vintage napkins

This lovely little shoe was a gift from a very special friend of mine (it belonged to her late Mother) - Fenton Glass "Hobnail" Colonial Green

Where it came from:
Dinnerware - "Mansfield" by Lenox "gifted" (actually borrowed several years ago and never returned) from Pat's daughter
Flatware - "April" (discontinued in 1950) by Wm. Rogers & Sons Silversmiths
Placemat - Handmade by Pat
Napkin - Hand embroidered vintage from a great aunt
Glass - "Diamond Point" by Indiana Glass Company from a local antique store
Glass Slipper - "Hobnail" Colonial Green by Fenton Glass (a gift from a special friend)
Green Glass Plate - "Leaf" by Indiana Glass Company from eBay
Green Water Glass Vase - "Starfire Ivy" by Anchor Hocking from Ross
Candles - "West Brook" from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Candle Holder - Vintage by the Viking Glass Company (discontinued in1949)

We will be joining Christine's "Table It!" blog party this Monday at Rustic & Refined:
We will also be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:


  1. Love your made in the "USA" table! The green is gorgeous! Happy Monday to you from Florida.

  2. Such a gorgeous setting. Love the green and the shoe is lovely. Love your collectibles.

  3. What a great idea to challenge yourself with USA made table. The Lenox china is so versatile and the layering is beautiful. The green glass leaf plate is the perfect accent for a calming table.
    Please, pop over and view my Lemon Zest post this week!
    Have a great weekend!


  4. Great theme for this Labor Day..........we all need to support more of made in America! Love the china so elegant and charming.

    Cathy <;)

  5. Beautiful! Love all of the green really makes the table settin.