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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Won't you stop by......................

For some cake and coffee on your way?



I know you have a lot of other stops to make what with Thursday being filled with parties. There's Vintage Thingy Thursday, Time Travel Thursday,and Tablescape Thursday, I'm just so glad you could come. Your the first to arrive....we can have a nice visit while I finish putting things out. Hope the weather hasn't been too horrendous in you neck of the woods. As you can see we've been water logged here in Ohio. The  most water in 150 years!
I'll just put out these placemats............................................................................


You like these? Thanks. This is the first in my line of table placemats I've created. This pattern  is called,
'Tea Party'
I took denim fabric and embroidered a 1940's transfer from my collection.....Oh when you have more time I'll show my whole box full! Jim's the one who finds them..he loves to look thru old paper stuff....anyway,
then  I take coordinating papers, hand-cut them, and create the border. Then They're laminated and ready to use as placemats. I'm hoping to create a whole line..even do custom orders if some likes.
Here can you  help me? You carry these cake plates and I'll get the other. Let's sit these two on top of each other and I'll put the 'SandwichGlass' up here and use them as risors. That way I put extra slices of cake on the other tiers. See.........................................................................
that's it..what? Oh..hehe...that cake plate doesn't look like sandwich glass you collect? Well, that's cause I design'ed this 'SandwichGlass' I took a glass cakeplate and hand-painted it......................

to match the celery green of the 1940's hand-tatted rose doily leaves............................................
I bonded them together and topped with a clear glass serving plate, so the doily won't get soiled it's sandwiched between the peices of glass............

Brown Gingham 'SandwichGlass'....get it....welllllll. Yes I have other designs...cakeplates, platters.... and again I love to do custom orders...couldn't you see your Grandma's dresser scarf  you've got in that box upstairs added to a serving peice? Uh-hu I thought so.
We'd better hurry....takes these plates.....................................................................

and I'll get the cups and saucers.......


Where did these come from? You were with me when I found plates! Mom had a tumbler forever from an Aunt and has been adding to the collection. Yea, I know no mark on the bottom..They are a glass tho...white on the bottom color on the top..maybe someone who comes by may know more about them and will let me know. There.............................................................................................

Just in time....here come the others!

9 comments:

Coloradolady said...

Welcome to Vintage Thingie Thursday!! So glad you are here. I love your little placemats. So cute. I think I have seen cups and saucers like yours before, but I can not remember much about them. Maybe someone here will remember them too.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Have a great VTT and a great weekend.

LV said...

I might rent a boat and get by to have some refreshments with you. Trust things soon improve everywhere with the weather.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love the doily draped over the cake stand, it's just beautiful:@)

Keetha Broyles said...

I've never seen a cake plate doily before.

Jenn said...

Boy I feel nostalgic. Love the plates at the bottom ... always like Fiestaware and such. Grew up with "Melmac" too. Great story with the post. Enjoyed my visit. Came by way of Brambleberry Cottage Time Travel Thursday. Thanks, Jenn

Cinderella Moments said...

Love the roses! All the pastels together look so spring like. And your place mats are genius.
I'm with you on the "push of a button house" idea!!

hugs,
Caroline

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Hi Melody!

Super cute placemats. And I love cake plates and stands...one of my many collections. :-)
What a clever idea to add the pretty doily!

Lovely pastel tablescape.
Kimberly

Keetha Broyles said...

Hi Melody!

Thank you for coming to my blog and commenting about my Football Cave.

My hubby only PRETENDS to be a football fan - - - but I'm a crazy fan. I LOVE college FB, and spend fall Saturdays down in my cave watching games from 11 AM until midnight - - - I kid you not!

Therefore, it is MY football cave.

Hubby DOES descend into the depths every once in a while to play his guitar or use "my" football TV for something ridiculous like a fishing show or something!

Cindy said...

I love doilies, especially with several colors! Sweet post, love all of your vintage pieces!
Thanks so much for visiting and for your sweet comments!
Have a wonderful weekend!