Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Dressing Up An Ordinary Table

My vintage dinner plates are American transferware from the middle of the last century.

I wanted to dress them up a bit for this table, so I used a few vintage paper doilies as accents.


Folded at the top of the plate, they bring something just a little special to an otherwise ordinary table.

Glassware is vintage  Fostoria from the same era.

Napkins are vintage damask with a monogram.

I've layered a couple of lacy vintage cotton tablecloths.

 The monogrammed dinner knives are Buckingham by Gorham in sterling.

Teaspoons are Oneida silverplate. I love monograms and mix and match silver, and these complement my old monogrammed silver below rather nicely.

Thanks for stopping by for a look!
I'm off to see more tablescapes myself.
Ciao! for now!


I'm sharing at
Tablescape Thursday


  1. What a lovely table...and what wonderful silver finds!! Your linens are beautiful!

  2. That is just outstanding!
    I love the plates, the lacy tablecloths, the napkins and the silverware, what a find!

  3. Monograms are exciting and they can become a great topic at the dinner table - who is eating with grandmother's or great-aunt's? Our children compare their spoons, one can have a spoon from a skiing competition from the 1930's and the other a piece from a wedding gift from the 50's.

  4. Loving all the doilies! I need to dig out the ones that I inherited from my grandmother and start enjoying them. The paper doilies look like tiaras. So pretty!

    Thanks for the inspiration, as always!

  5. An absolutely delightful table. I love the addition of the doily, what a great idea. Great find on the silver. Thanks so much for bringing this loveliness to our eyes.

  6. Jacqueline, the doilies are a sweet addition. Looks like a crow for the plate. Loving your gorgeous textiles and the new silverware finds. What a deal at $1 a piece. Glad they went home with you. ~ Sarah

  7. One word I would never use about your style and your home is "ordinary!"

  8. you are the QUEEN of table scaping! Always soooo divine to sit at your table!

  9. Just lovely! I love the quiet elegance of it all.


  10. You have such a lovely blog here. Just love the posts.

  11. Beautiful. I love the babies breath centerpiece. Hugs.
    P.S. I have your lovely blog on my cottages page at Katherines Corner :-)

  12. pretty, pretty pretty!!! every piece is as beautiful as the!

  13. LOVELY blog and sooo lovely pictures!!!
    Have the best weekend and take care....
    Titti/Hwit Blogg

  14. Yumalicious! I love the layered look.

    Thanks for this,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  15. I had visited and couldn't comment.. but now.. yeah yeah.. I know it's been a hectic two days. I do so love that china. The pattern really speaks to my heart. The chosen textiles are stunning and perfect with it! Loved it first time, love it again now.

  16. Wonderful post!! I love the dishes and the linens as well!
    If you have a driving need to know;^), the center silverplate picture is "Grosvenor" a pattern from 1922.
    Thanks for a beautiful blog,


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