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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Vintage Treasures

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!

29 comments:

LV said...

My goodness, you have a wonderful collection of red vintage things. I enjoyed seeing them and also your blog. Job well done.

☺lani☺ said...

nice collection of vintages stuff. I would love to do that if I stay in one permanent place, maybe in a year or two. Thanks for dropping by earlier.

sewingseeds4U said...

Such great finds...I especially love that tablecloth. It's all so pretty.

D said...

Very pretty vintage, red stuff.
I love it all, and great song to go with the post. :)
D

Mica said...

everything is so rosy and pretty... love it all. i especially love the cozy for your rolling pin..so sweet.. Thanks for sharing your vintage finds..Mica

Angela said...

I loved the stroll...I loved every single item...I could I not with all that red happening..SIGH..

Meri Wiley said...

Wow, talk about rose overload!!! Okay, not really, I mean you can never have too many roses....right? Thanks for sharing all the vintage goodies.

Hugs,
Meri

craftyles said...

Love all your vintage goodies especially the tablecloth and the aluminum. I love that stuff and have a little collection of my own. Great table using all your goodies!

Diann said...

What a wonderful vintage inspired tablescape! I loved everything!

Pam said...

What a great red collection. I especially like the potholder. And that aluminum pitcher is great!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love all your rose items especially the doily and tablecloth-enjoy!

Tea said...

I like the luncheon set and that apron; both are so cute!

I have a luncheon set that belonged to my grandmother. It's a bamboo themed china set, but I like the color in yours better.

Mimi said...

Love those rose snack dishes...I saw the same pattern at Goodwill but the roses were pretty worn off so I passed them up.

Manang Kim said...

It's very gorgeous pieces! Happy wednesday!

Straw/blueberry pie

Cinderella Moments said...

OMG! So gorgeous! Let's see... I want the table cloth, pitcher,cake plate, all of it! It lookks beautiful! You make such wonderful displays. It's tea time!

Pam said...

Love all the roses! Especially the apron. I can envision my mom having a tablescape like this as a young bride. Thanks for sharing!

Rachel said...

I love the tablecloth! It is so pretty and timeless! Great collection of goodies... looks like you had fun shopping!

Dandelion Acre said...

What a great collection! I love anything vintage, especially when it's RED!

Barbara said...

Great collection! I especially like that tablecloth.

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, your table looks wonderful!
Thank you for sharing!
You are invited to visit my new blog at: www.msbinglesvintagechristmas.com
Have a good afternoon!
Leticia

Jami said...

Hi Melody~
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such kind comments. I have enjoyed looking through all of your vintage things. Beautiful!
smiles!

www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

Sweetladyelaine said...

I loved all your rose collection. I especially liked the tablecloth and apron! Thank you for sharing!

Anita said...

Oh my goodness I LOVE all your beautiful vintage things!! I'm not sure where to start, but the apron is my favorite! Thanks so much for coming by!!

Anita said...

I forgot to tell you that my brown drip is also part McCoy part Hull and I love it all! Also, I love your snack sets!

SueLovesCherries said...

Now that's a fantastic idea! Good head on your shoulders there, girl!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Melody!
Sorry to be so tardy in visiting! My husband is off for summer vacation and my schedule has completely gone out the window.
Oh! I love all the things you've gathered together, so lovely!
Happy belated Rednesday,
Sally

Carol said...

Oh how I love your vintage red items. I too love the red rose luncheon set...I have that same one given to me by my mother. It was given to my parents as a gift when they were first married. I have not used the set as the cups are just too small but just dawned on me that I could serve fresh fruit in them...hummm think I will go get them out and see what i can do!! Love your blog....Carol

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Sweet Melody,
Your collection is simply wonderful. These vintage wares inspire me so much. I love to add them to my decor here and there.
As always I so enjoy my visit.
See you for Vintage alphabet this week.
Have a nice weekend.
hugs, Celestina Marie

GardenofDaisies said...

I just stumbled upon your blog. I noticed your aluminum pieces. I love those and collect them too.