Today I'm sharing a favorite vintage tablecloth made by Startex-Starmont.
I love oriental themed linens, art, ceramics, well just about anything.
But I'll confess, I've never been a big fan of Blue Willow dinnerware.
I know! Let's keep it kind of quiet, because it is beloved by so many.
I happened upon a couple Churchill Staffordshire dinner plates for 50 cents at a yard sale,
and 2 Blue Willow patterned candles at last weeks estate sale.
I considered both to be signs that it was time for a Blue Willow tablescape!
The graphics are so beautiful I needed to start with a few photos
of just the tablecloth.
My lighting is not so great, the tablecloth is a very vibrant blue.
This lovely print, "The Ladies of Edo", hangs on our dining room wall.
The Japanese Edo period was 1603-1867.
(I apologize for the glare.)
Time to show my simple oriental table.
I used oriental design fabric in the bowl to bring a pop of color to the table.
The blue is deeper than this photo. I think the camera flash washed it out.
The candlestick holders are hand painted and made in Portugal, thrifted.
The vibrant blue woven design bowl is marked MMA,
a Metropolitan Museum of Art item, also thrifted.
I've had the S & P shakers for a long time. They were made by CAS
(Ceramic Art Studios, Madison Wisconsin). They are vintage and hand painted.
CAS was known for their fine quality ceramics.
I wish I knew more about the napkin rings, they appear to be celluloid, also thrifted.
I used my pearlized handled 1960's knives again.
A close up of the adorable CAS Salt & Pepper shakers.
& the MMA woven design bowl.
Sweet Copeland Spodes Gloucester dish, thrifted of course.
Vintage pins decorating the wine glasses make me smile. The wine
glasses are from a tour of the New Kent Winery in New Kent County, VA,
and sitting on a pretty vintage hankie for some added color.
I enjoy using souvenir winery glasses on the table, a fun memento from the tour.
Do you bring yours home as souvenirs? If so, do you use them?
Doyle wasn't able to help me today because he's having too much fun
at the preserve with Mr. Retro......doing something like this.
Have a great week!
Linking with: Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
11/27: Had some computer problems last week and wasn't able to
link up to Let's Dish, so it's not very Thanksgiving looking,
but here is my overdue table!