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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Epiag Relapse Dinnerware Tablescape

I don't know where to begin with this week's table......Pat and I were out "thrifting" last weekend and, naturally, we went into the Discovery Shop (the Cancer Society's thrift shop). There, Pat hit gold when it comes to dinnerware. [The store had just completed its annual "Vintage Sale" the week before, so we thought it was safe to go in and browse....big mistake....] As it turned out, we were told that the dinnerware did not sell well. You can see where this is going.....yeah, it sold. Three sets. Not at the "Vintage Sale" but that day. So much for my dishware abstinence that I have been trying to practice. Pat, the enabler....

Here's the table set with Pat's favorite and the best bargain for all you got - still a bit pricey but worth every dime if it makes your heart skip a beat (especially when I priced it out on Replacements and eBay.) For $200, Pat got twelve complete place settings, several assorted sized platters, covered vegetable bowls, oval and round vegetable bowls, fruit bowls, gravy boat with liner and a creamer and sugar.
The plates are so thin that they are  nearly translucent 

Pat set the table using just some of the pieces

The pattern has a cream rim and florals on a brown background - sounds weird but it is gorgeous.

Pat chose this glassware pattern ("Fedora" by Spiegelau) because of the manufacturer's origins - near Bohemia - same as the dinnerware. In 2004, Reidel Glass Works bought out Spiegelau. 

Hand painted gold detail in pristine condition

No centerpiece - just a large platter to hold dinner

Pat placed two small arrangements of assorted pink and mauve roses on the table for color

One last look from the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Ecru Lace Plate Mates - from Lentz Department Store (a local store now out of business)
Dinnerware - "Moloya" by Epiag from the local Discovery Shop a week ago
Glassware - "Fedora" by Spiegelau from
Silverplate Flatware - "King James" by Oneida from our Mother
Ivory colored Napkin - from Tuesday Morning two years ago
Off white candles - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Silk Roses - from Michael's last season

Dish Geek Stuff: Czechoslovakia china maker “EPIAG” is not actually a manufacturer, but the name of an association of various Altrohlau porcelain companies. Each company had their own variation of a backstamp so you can figure out who the maker actually was. This pattern was produced in Elbogen, Bohemia (later called Loket, Czechosloviakia) from 1941 through 1945. [Information taken from Kovel's New Dictionary of Marks:  Pottery & Porcelain by Ralph and Terry Kovel.]

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


  1. How gorgeous! And for 12 place settings, that's a great price. What a lovely table it makes. I would like to go thrifting with you two, if only there wasn't such a great distance between us. So I will be content to enjoy seeing what you find.

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  3. Impressive bargain hunting! Well done