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Well, I am sure this week all over blog land will be lots of green for St. Patrick's Day. I decided to join in on the green celebration...just a bit. Now, don't worry about me being etiquette correct with the table setting....I am not that serious....this was just for fun. Remember, I warned you ahead of time that etiquette was tossed out the window.....
I have a mismatched table grouping that was found and purchased over the course of this last year. The very first purchase were these glasses. I spotted them and thought, "how retro looking"...and almost passed them up. I gave mere pennies for a set of six, and they have been stored for about 8 months.....until I found these dishes.
This is a very mismatched set of dishes from Goodwill. I have six dinner plates, six salad plates, four mismatched bowls, and four large soup bowls. They were sold all as a set for about $8.00. And well, since you all know that I have NO dishes, I had to have these. Well, at least I can say that I did not have any dishes in my cupboards that had green in them. And to my surprise, I discovered they matched the earlier purchased glasses pretty well. I love it when that happens...when you don't plan for something to work so well together, it just sort of happens.
If you look closely, you will discover that the bowl is a bit different than the rest of the dishes, two of the bowls are just like this, the other two match the set. Interesting.....
I displayed the table setting with some of my creamers...the ones that have green in them or remind me of the Irish. I am sure you are thinking who sets a table this way? Well, I did, just because I liked it. I am thinking that if I was serving guests...I might have went a different route...maybe not.
Another creamer.....this one is going to be used at a Vintage Bridal Shower I am hosting in about a month...I can not wait to share that with you in the days to come.....
Of course, I have a platter with green and gold......I had to throw this in for good measure......it randomly looks like it might belong with the setting, randomly that is, and I would use this one if I were serving guest.....really.
Here is a single shot of one of the dinner plates......look at the detail on the edging.....love.
Here is the one and only mark on the plate....by Alfred Meakin.....known maker for wonderful ironstone.
Here is one of the odd ball bowls, I love the design and edging on this too......
And here is the marking of the two bowls. It's funny how they really don't match, but go together so well anyway....at least to me they do....I like them. And just so clarify, I am pretty sure the Meakin in these marks are the same company, just a different name as to the date they were produced.
And just because Easter is just around the corner, and it's green....a little bunny sweetness. I found this last week at Goodwill....a mere $2.00. Not a scratch on it......and I just love it. The lettuce plate is separate from the lettuce head and lid. I am not sure what is was intended to be used for. However, I think I might use it to store candy eggs in when it gets closer to Easter.
Have a great Vintage Thingie Thursday everyone, I hope you are enjoying the Spring weather in your neck of the woods! If it would stop raining here, I'd like it a little better.
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