Last week I showed you this tablescape I saw at the Lawrenceburg Antique Flea Market..................
This vintage inspired luncheon tabletop showcased a whole collection of plates and cups sporting a classic rose motif so popular in the 40's ...Anchor Hocking I think, but I could be wrong.....and coordinated vintage plastic placemats. As soon as I saw these Rosy plates with the lacy placemats, I knew I had to have them, but alas, I had to pass on this find due to the price.
You see I had an idea for a great set I could offer on my Etsy Site.
First, I found this wonderful vintage 1940's American Beauty Rose tablecloth..............
and then these perfectly vintage rose glasses in a 4 set!
To complete the themed set I couldn't pass up this little number........
It's a 1940's sheer red and white apron. Matching roses from another tablecloth are used to create appliques on the pockets so it'll match the other peices. Now you see why I was so excited to find those luncheon plates, but I think the glasses make the set a bit more unique.
I envision this set used for a small gathering of gardening friends...a small buffet table in a kitchen nook or secluded part of the garden. The hostess dons her apron and gathers some of her back issues of Country Living Gardener and the latest floral design book. They all love to be inspired. She also collects some of her floral motif serving peice
Like this hand-wrought aluminum rose footed dish and prairie rose pitcher
A vintage rose doily, potholder,
and a matching spoon rest of the same era
A beautiful china cakeplate with gorgeous old fashioned english roses, her Grandmother's German porcelain flower basket candy box, and......
.....a small beeswax heart with a rose motif her husband gave her. Just cause it's pretty.
Add some ivy and roses of course and voile......................................
A pretty buffet of sweets and flowers.
I hope you enjoyed this stroll around the garden inspired tablescape. I had fun in this scavenger hunt for vintage treasure. If you are interested in the 'Garden Party' gift set to create your own garden inspired table, please let me know in a comment below.
Speaking of inspiration lets head over to Susan in her Very Cherry World, cause it's Rednesday Wednesday
and then on Thursaday we'll follow the path over to Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday. See ya there!
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