Monday, February 21, 2011

Toastmaster Tabletop

I enjoy collecting the advertising for the vintage dishes that decorate my tabletop. Here's a look at a magazine ad for Stangl marmalade or jam jars that were produced as an accessory for the Toastmaster toaster company.





This ad uses the pottery in a traditional breakfast setting. Other marketing programs promote the toaster, tray and pottery accessories as perfect for party foods. Simply put your hors d'oeuvres in the dishes and let your guests toast their own bread for munching. Here's my 2011 interpretation of this festive concept~







See the logo on the toaster?





It also appears on the snack trays.







The little feet on the marmalades fit so perfectly in the trays.







I received this lovely Mexican-themed tablecloth from a friend. It's very similiar to a Wilendur pattern called Mexican 2. Textile firms often copied each other, so it's not uncommon to find similiar designs by different makers. This cloth has no tag.

I hope you enjoyed your Toastmaster toast! I'm sharing this tabletop for Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Through Life and for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.

You can also see this tablecloth in use for a tribute to the 75th Anniversary of Fiesta dinnerware.

13 comments:

  1. Cute setting, lovin' the great colors Daphne! Fun to see the old advertisement! I can see individual chips and dips in those great dished too:@)

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  2. Oh, I always enjoy what you have to share. The old ads are great fun when added to the real thing. You have the best stuff. Love that tablecloth.~ Sarah

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  3. Love this (of course, especially the S&P's)!! Love the new header as well!

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  4. Thanks for stopping by, Ladies! I appreciate your visit.

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  5. Oh I love it. Your Toastmaster is wonderful and such a perfect setting. Love the tablecloth also. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  6. So much fun! Thanks for sharing! I really need to branch out more!

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  7. Love seeing all the old ads and pieces that go with them.. great fun.

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  8. I can honestly say that I've never seen a toaster as a centerpiece...this is so unexpected and whimsically charming. I love your interpretation of the advertisement....you've brought history to life again in a marvelous way. Thank you for sharing your design. Cherry Kay

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  9. What a gorgeous table setting! I love the inspiration.

    I hope you will stop by and visit the linky party I am hosting. There are prizes!

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  10. Love this retro feel! The colors all look so great. I love that cloth. I have the same napkins and appreciate seeing how you used them. I have struggled with them a bit.

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  11. Hi lovely lady.I love the inspiration you put into your lovely Tablescapes sweet lady. Im your newest follower on your Blog !!! I hope you come over and join my Blog. I hope you and your family have a nice evening~~~

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  12. Very cheerful morning table!!! Love the dish for marmalade!

    I LOVE your kitty in the header!!!

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  13. Thanks for stopping by, everyone! Cherry Kay, your comment gave me a good LOL! Toaster as centerpiece...I never thought of it that way! :)

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