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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Mid-Winters Day Table

Hi! I'm so happy you stopped by. Come on in, want a hot cup of coffee? It is absolutely freezing outside!

 I was just setting my table for Tablescape Thursday over at Susan's blog Between Naps On The Porch.

You've never been there?! Well, you have just got to come with me today when I go later. I was just finishing up. Poor Jim never knows when he'll come home to find all my sewing and fabric in here or the table fully set. I think he'll be happy today, we'll eat in here tonight instead of in front of the tv.
You've not seen some of this before? You should remember the brown Mochaware plate and veggie bowl, and the Amber Medallion Goblets, I use them all the time. I love the rich colors of the placemats Jim's Mom gave me a while back. She's had them since the early 70's.
You remember when we went to the Longest Yard Sale and I found this creamer?

Well, a few months ago I found a wonderful T.V. tray and


this nifty percolator coffee pot.

Nope, not reproductions they're all from the 50's. Then when I participated in the craft show at the Rec Center, I took my donation to be raffled off and this was on the display....



one of the girls had taken a cup and plate, epoxy'd them together creating a cake plate! I hadn't found any place settings to go with the pattern so I was excited and asked where she found them. They had been in a box of dishes she found at a garage sale and there were only 2 plates and 2 cups, (sigh). I told her about my vintage hunt and and later she came to my booth with the second cake plate she had made and gave it to me. I hadn't won the raffle, she just wanted me to have the piece since I had the coffe pot and tray...I'd at least have the serving peices. I know....it was sooo nice of her.
 I told you Mom and Dad gave me a gift cerficate to the Ohio Valley Antique Mall this year....well, we went the day after Christmas..no I didn't go near the regular malls or Wall-Mart, but to the Antique Mall...anyway, we went thru the whole mall and I was sooo disappointed. I hadn't found anything I had to have, then we went to the locked cases and in one of the last few cases I found these.....

The whole 4 piece place setting....happy dance, right there, in the middle of the aisle.....

and, the sugar bowl and meat platter too!

The only marking is OvenProof Hand Decorated Made in the USA. I love that they go from oven to table..you know Jim, if someone brings a car in late he has to finish fixing it if they want to wait for it, so sometimes I have to keep his food warm, and these are perfect.
You have to remember the little teapot houses I got from Publisher's Clearing house a few years ago. I love to use them during Christmas right thru the winter months with faux snow.

That little log cabin is a pepper shaker
made of chalkware I found a long time ago. And the oil lamp


was found at a yard sale a couple of years ago. The 80 year old lady holding the sale said it was in her Aunts house since 1928. She wasn't sure the shade was original, but I didn't care. It is a thick glass with the cutest little flowers on the body of the lamp. Someday I'll find a shade that may be fancier.
You know how I love my aluminum. Jim found this last weekend.


It's an Everlast Hand-Wrought Aluminum salad bowl. To my surprise he new it would match my new dishes and thought I could use it in my tablescape post. I know..sometimes he does listen to me..lol.

There. I think the table is ready to show. Does it look okay to you? Alrighty then. Lets go on over to Susan's thru Here . I can't wait for you to see all these tables!
Oh, wait,  I wanted to remind you, I'm hosting a Vintage Alphabet  get-together every month. I hosted the first one last week. If you want to check it out go thru Here and  over Here. The  next post for the letter "B" will be on Feb. 23. I'm thinking 'B'ook as in cook'B'ook but you could do an alphabet post on your Blenko glass, or your Brooch collection, or your Betty Boop stuff. You've got so much to choose from, I can't wait
for you to come over. Okay let's go.......




16 comments:

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Let me be the first to tell you that your dishes are "to die for"...I mean seriously fabulous. I love the pine cone pattern, and midcentury style, and of course that aluminum bowl is great! Love your whole tablescape!
♥, Susan

Shirley said...

I enjoyed reading your post. You make the table look so inviting. I hope you are o.k. We are doing o.k. I am hoping this year we will get to take a trip somewhere. John got to see his trains yesterday when we went to the city for my doctor appointment. It was my check up, you know mammogram, ekg, lab work, chest x rays and etc. Everything has been postive so far. Will know results of lab work later. Your Missouri Friend.

Debbie said...

We love antiques and those dishes are a great treasure!!~ I love that tray!

Mimi said...

What a beautiful set of dishes. I ♥ the pine cone pattern. Thanks for sharing.

Sonia said...

Those dishes are wonderful...the pine cone, tree motiff is so unusual! I think it makes for a lovely winter or fall table. Very nice finds!

Miss Bloomers

Diann said...

I have two pievces from this beautiful dish set. i keep my eyes peeled for more. I just love them. Wonderful tablescape!

Lana K. W. Austin said...

Such a wonderful vintage table with TRULY vintage items! You found great stuff!! I love that oil lamp best of all...the shape and elegance and timelessness of it! And your husband should definitely love having supper here! Blessings, Lana

Joyce said...

Such wonderful vintage items with the pine cone theme. Thank you for sharing them with me.
Joyce

Allie and Pattie said...

Oh, I LOVE this-warm and cozy and brings back so many memories. Thanks so much for sharingI also love to collect the old vintage sets-there is just something so special about them
Thanks so much for visiting us and for your kind comment-Allie is thrilled to see people reading!
xoxo Pattie

Celly B said...

Your vintage pine cone pieces are so pretty! It's fun to find things piece by piece, isn't it? It's like a treasure hunt!

simchieinspires said...

Great idea of winter tablescaping.

I had done 2 cake stands using candle holder a pie form and a serving plate. It came out really cute.

Greetings from Stockholm, Sweden...

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Melody! What a beautiful table!.. and so much fun with the teapot houses among all the winter themed dishes! This tablescape looks like it was fun putting together!.. One of these days, I'm going to join in! I just have to get my camera fixed or replaced first! ~tina

xinex said...

As a 50's girl, I love your vintage plates! Pretty tablescape!..Christine

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

What a great find! It seems that if I start collecting one pattern, I get stuck & frustrated not being able to find any more of it (yet I know that if I get rid of it - I will find more....ya know??!)
Love your table Melody - very cozy & perfect for the winter months!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Such a pretty table!
I love the pinecone pieces. How wonderful that you found the 4 pieces set!

I just went to the Ohio Valley antique mall AND the Florence antique mall and didn't find even one thing to buy! I couldn't believe it. I can't wait till spring comes...I need a good flea market. LOL

Under the Willow said...

Your cabin picture is beautiful.