I have something new for my table today! I always use the same old things in every tablescape, but I’m so excited to announce that I have a new tablescaping accessory that I am using on this pastel Fall table.
I’ve used my aqua glass salad/dessert/bread plates and matching stems on several tables I’ve posted. I bought them at Kohl’s a couple of years ago.
I’ve also used my European flatware before. The monogram is on the backs of the forks and knives, which explains why my salad fork is placed upside down on the salad plate.
My Mother’s dinner plates (The Chelsea Rose by Royal Doulton) have shown up in a number of past tablescapes. The “charger” is an aluminum throw-away tray from the Dollar Store that I’ve used on previous tablescapes.
And my Mother’s flatware has also appeared many times.
Ta Da! The stars of my table ! My new figural napkin rings. I’ve always wanted some vintage figural napkin rings, but I knew I was too
cheap thrifty to ever pay the price for them. My napkin ring is a skating girl.
My sweetheart’s napkin ring is a sailor boy. Aren’t they charming? I went to an antique fair this past weekend. When I spotted these two, on a shelf (not enclosed behind glass), I excitedly picked up the tag and read the price - “$15.00 each”! I thought the dealer didn’t know their value until I looked on the bottom, and although they are almost vintage, they are not the very expensive Victorian era napkin rings that I have coveted. They are reproductions, made in 1979. To my surprise, as I was looking at them, the vendor walked over and said, “I’ll sell them to you for $10.00 each”!! I couldn’t get that $20 out of my wallet fast enough!
I used my Grandmother’s pink glass salt cellars.
In addition to the aqua stems from Kohl’s, I used my pink depression glass stems (not intended for wine, but that’s the way I used them), which I purchased at an estate sale long ago.
Another of the aqua plates, monogramed knives, and domes for bread and butter.
I again used my velvet pumpkins and acorns, which were made by my friend, Susie. This time, I put them in my pink, reproduction depression glass compote.
I elevated a couple of the pumpkins with my reproduction blue Ball jars from Ace Hardware.
I’m still working with a camera that is a stranger to me, so my photos are suffering from my lack of expertise. Thanks so much for stopping by. laurie