Schumann Wild Rose

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Dishes, dishes, dishes........

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Lenox Sampler Table

Shamelessly and without any guilt, this week's table is set to "show off" some of our vintage single place settings. This time they are from Lenox. (As you have probably already figured out, I suffer from advantaged staged dish hoarding. I admit it.....this is the first stage in recovery, they say....not that I want to cure it, however....) And with a very talented sister that loves dishes as much as me, together, we have a "generous" supply and ways to use them.
Pat wanted to set the table using only place settings with decorative rims as the theme.

Each place setting has a small card with the name of the pattern and the years produced on it. This place setting is called "Kent Garden." It was only made from 1991 through 1994 (OK, not so "vintage," but not too new either.....)

This lovely pattern is called "Mystic" and this particular style was discontinued in 1924.  

"Royal Peony" was made from 1985 through 1992.

Lenox produced "Ming" from 1917 through 1963

The only platinum rim on the table, "Reverie" was made from 1986 through 1998

Pat's favorite, this particular pattern of "Blue Tree" was made from 1927 through 1974

Ah ha!!!! My very favorite......."Florida" was made from1922 through 1948

Another favorite, the very old Lenox "Mandarin" was discontinued in 1917

Pat tied all the place settings together using Lenox "Mansfield" chargers

Glassware is "Fedora" by Spiegelau

The vintage candlewick-type candle holders are part of Pat's collection. You can see the slight purple discoloration. Glass experts say this is not a good thing even though lots of glass collectors scour antique stores looking for it.

Pat used Wedgwood "Edme" dishware pieces to hold the flower arrangements

The centerpiece arrangement sits in a vegetable/tureen

At each end of the table, Pat made small arrangements in cream soup bowls

From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Charger - "Mansfield" by Lenox ("on loan" for the last several years....) from my niece
Flatware - by F. B. Rogers & Son from eBay (pattern unknown)
Vintage Napkins - from Art & Old Things (a local antique store)
Glassware - "Fedora" by Spiegelau (1985-2001) from Replacements
Dinnerware - all by Lenox from any place we can find it
Triple Candle Holders - "Cornflower" Candlewick by W. J. Hughes from Pat's collection
Silk flowers - from Michael's
12" Cream colored Tapers - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Flower "Vases" - assorted "Edme" dishware by Wedgwood from our collection

We will be joining the following Blog parties this week:
"Dishing It! & Digging It!" this Sunday at Rustic & Refined:
"Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:


  1. I am a great fan of Lenox and have several services, including Blue Tree and Mandarin. Insofar as the discontinuation date for Mandarin is concerned, I believe that it was introduced in 1917 but continued to be produced until the mid-1960s.

    1. Thank you for the update. I used information from an old book I had and it matched with Replacements' date, but now I am on the "hunt" for the correct one. I am so happy that there are other fans of Lenox out there. I can completely understand having several different patterns. There is something so beautiful about Lenox dinnerware.

  2. What a phenomenal collection to own! You ladies bring so much joy to us tablescapers who have the same love and appreciation of lovely china as you. Thank you for sharing! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  3. So stunning, love seeing so many settings of Lenox. Just gorgeous.

  4. How and where do you store your collections. I too have a "few" and am always trying to figure out to store them. My are mostly from goodwill over the years. Do you have cabinets or shelves or boxes to,store everything? I LOVE your site. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Love this.
    I ,too, love to collect single place settings. Though I have a few current ones, Noritake and Lenox patterns from the 80's and 90's are my favorites.

    My 'Table of the Month' usually features a set. Some months, I do a table with 4 different settings.
    It's fun for a change.
    This month, I used 4 patterns from the Imperial Baroque line from Noritake - Auburndale, Adornment, Allendale, and Traviata. With a sand tablecloth and Indigo linens,they created a lovely tablescape.