Saturday, September 29, 2012
Today Rebecca and I are having some fun with a vintage Boston tablecloth that she found in her hunting and then repatriated to the East Coast.
Thank you, Rebecca!
The cloth works so well paired with Retro Red Stripe Fiesta. Now we Fiesta collectors have been discussing whether we like this design better on the tabletop or in the display cabinet. I like it on the table, but I think it's important to break up the stripes with another color. I used vintage cocktail napkins for contrast in the next photo.
I think the stripes need the visual contrast. Here's another look with some black salad plates.
Here's the updated Red Stripe display featuring another wonderful gift I received from a dear Fiesta friend, the Red Stripe Tea Pot.
Now let's head West and see what Rebecca did with this cloth!
Posted by Daphne at 12:47 PM
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
I'm not ready for fall colors yet. How about some scarlet and white polka dots and sail boats?
Fuzz got into the act, assisting with his first tablescape.
Look how much he's grown!
These napkin rings came from Newport, RI.
How about a close up of the design on the cloth, which was an ebay find.
The glasses came from an antique shop in Rowley, MA.
Posted by Daphne at 6:07 PM
Monday, September 24, 2012
This Artex lighthouse tablecloth came from the September Brimfield Show. Check out the late 70's/early 80's style of printing on the maker name.
The image mirrors itself in a repeating pattern.
Thanks to Saarin for identifying the inspiration for the design: Portland Head Lighthouse. This is her photo.
Posted by Daphne at 9:56 AM