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
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: http://www.rustic-refined.com/
"Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch: http://betweennapsontheporch.net/