Last summer I popped into my favorite local consignment shop. I should never do this, especially just after vowing to NOT BUY ANYMORE DISHES!! We all know how well that works don't we? Anyway, there in the very back, was this amazing set of dishes with my name written all over them.
A complete set with place settings for twelve!
The set included 14 cups and saucers too and there was even sugar in the sugar bowl! Like I said, "how could I pass it up?" Even though, as you tell from the next photo, I barely had any room to store it.
I love the colors and figured it would be easy to just throw them down with some pink placemats and blue napkins and have a sweet table. WRONG! I tried every color of pink and blue and they just looked bad.
About two weeks ago I visited Old Time Pottery and carried one of the dishes with me to try to find something that would work. Surprisingly, I found lavender (they call it Hydrangea) placemats that matched perfectly. Apparently, what I thought was a blue and pink flower design, turns out was it pale lavender instead of blue. After that discovery, I decided to try something other than baby pink with the napkins.
TJ just happened to have these Ralph Lauren burgundy napkins.
The napkins pulled out the darker pink and made a pleasing combination. Not at all what I pictured when I purchased the dishes, but I think I like it.
After putting all the china and linens together, I pulled out my Fostoria Ballet glassware to complete the vintage feel.
The individual flower holders were found at the Vancouver Botanical Garden's gift shop on vacation two year ago.
China Edelstein Bavaria Marie-Theresia - Estella's Consignment
Chargers - Hobby Lobby
Flatware - Cambridge - Ross
Glassware Fostoria Ballet - ReMix Consignment
Napkins - Ralph Lauren - TJ Maxx
Mini Vases - Vancouver Botanical Gardens
Candelabras - Classy Flea
Swan - Home Goods
I will be linking with Let's Dish, Seasonal Sundays, and Tablescape Thursday. Thanks to all our wonderful hostesses.