Hi Welcome! I'm so glad you got to stop by. Hope you had a great Red, white and blue weekend.
I know that summer has officially started, but I just could not resist doing this Holland Inspired (some would think spring) tabletop. Last year I found this vintage 1940's tablecloth at a friends blog 'yard sale'.............
It's a very happy print in greens, yellow, red. and blue. It depicts a Dutch boy and girl in a small village with windmills, sailboats, seagulls and of course the national flower of Holland the Tulip. I think its so unique, but alas very worn.....so, LOL, don't look too close. Eventually it'll become a tablerunner for my table and a myriad of other creations for my Etsy and website. I just couldn't pass up using it today for this tablescape because.............
I found a place setting of six of these dishes at an antique mall! The red caught my eye and as I focused in closer I couldn't believe it, a little Dutch Girl by a canal with a windmill, cottage, and sailboat. I thought since they were marked on the back, Stanton 24k gold, they'd be out of my price range. Ya know how when you look at something, but you think you just aren't focusing right....ok maybe you don't cause you're not almost 50.....anyway.....it read $15. My Mom laughed cause I didn't think about, didn't take a moment, didn't go around once and come back, I picked every piece up and placed it in our cart. No one was gonna grab these. You see they not only go with the tablecloth, but they match the pattern of these.........................
This vintage hand-wrought aluminum tray by Continental
and this Orman ice bucket I have had for a few years.
I was so happy when I later found this meat platter and vegetable dish.
To complete the table I used other things I had collected over the years, like..............
Two aluminum chargers. One round for him and one floral for her.
This vintage aluminum serving tongs and salt and pepper.
1990's hand-woven napkins from Gatlinburg, Tn. I folded to create silverware cozys.
A vintage chrome percolator coffee pot. I can't make out the maker, but it clearly reads Stratford-on-Avon, England. The creamer and sugar are Rodney Kent.
Took this pedestal plate, inverted it, and topped it with
a plate and created this
cake plate. And, for mood lighting.......................................
an oil lanp from the early 1900's.
Put it all together and add a Flemish Bouquet......................
A Dutch treat table for two.
As I said, I love it when a table theme comes together! And, it only took a few years to locate all the components. I think the fun of the search is why vintage collections are so popular.
I'm linking this post to Susan over at It's a Very Cherry World for her Rednesday and at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch for her Tablescape Thursday. Remember to stop by both these very gracious hostesses and chexk out the participants at their memes.
Content on these pages, including text, artwork, designs, and images, are the sole property of the author and may not be reproduced or reprinted in ant manner without written consent.
All Rights Reserved 2008-2011