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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Autumn Lenox Softwind Tablescape

It has been a while since Pat last used Lenox "Softwind" [1979-1983] for a weekly tablescape. As some of you know, this delightful, sweet pattern was my everyday dinnerware during the early years of my marriage. The stuff must have been made of iron - it went through years of wear and hundreds of meals - and only two coffee mugs broke in all that time. I stopped using it because I was so tired of it. Now, as the years go by, it is fun to bring it out once in a while to set a table....
Pat started with Pier 1's reversible faux leather place mats in beige to coordinate with the dinnerware

Flatware is "Rustic Twig" - really neat to look at but impossible to use. Needless to say, the handles are extremely uncomfortable and hard to hold. 

The brown charger is a simple, inexpensive plastic charger that you can buy anywhere and spray painted with plastic adhesive spray paint [Pat's husband used Fusion] to match the brown on the plate.
Glassware is "Espresso Brown" by Lenox - not practical for everyday. I always used Lenox brown "Clarion" tumblers - and surprisingly enough, none of them broke through the years of use.
The cup and saucer are cute but totally useless because they hold very little coffee. We always used the mugs.

From the other end of the table

Where it came from:
Reversible Faux Leather Place Mats - from Pier 1 several years ago
Brown Chargers - Inexpensive lacquer chargers spray painted brown with plastic adhesive spray paint
Dinnerware - "Softwind" Temperware by Lenox from Walsh's (a local wedding and gift store that sadly went out of business years ago)
Flatware - "Rustic Twig" from Black Forest Decor (a mail order site)
Glassware - "Espresso Brown" by Lenox - a gift from my niece
Brown Napkins - Handmade by Pat to match the charger
Beige Napkin - from Pier 1 two or three years ago
Napkin Rings - PVC pipe cut into 1" rounds and spray painted to match the blue from the dinnerware
Wooden Candle Holders - from Pat's collection

This week, we will be joining "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch: 

1 comment:

  1. I laughed at your comments about the flatware and the cups - but they do make a nice tablesetting!