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A few weeks back I was the lucky winner of a giveaway at
The awesome gift was six, five piece place settings of Mikasa's Vintage Lace.
Thank you Courtney and Mikasa!
Here is my interpretation of "Vintage Lace" and Roses.
"Vintage Lace" is paired with Wallace's Waltz Of Spring, featuring a single sculptured rose on each handle. I chose this pattern when I was in high school. Do any of you remember the practice that tied in with major department stores?
A lovely Alençon Lace Style French Lace tablecloth.
A garden style bouquet with roses.
Let's see how many vintage items I can mix and match with my beautiful gift!
Welcome to my cozy dining room. It is not super large but I can easily seat eight and I have served dessert and coffee to twelve Bunco Gals. We didn't mind rubbing elbows.
Mikasa's Vintage Lace is a beautiful pattern and here I have mixed it with a 1902 pattern, "Stratford" by International Silver.
The only things on the table that are NOT vintage are the mercury glass candlesticks and the vase holding the roses. The stemware is (circa 1950) Orlean by Arcadia Export Import, handmade in Hungary.
Midway through the shoot I changed my mind about the table setup. I started photographing with plans for dessert to be served in the Waterford stems and changed my mind. I chose to set up for serving Shrimp Cocktail from that piece. Some photographs show a dessert spoon at the top of the setting and others show the "Stratford" cocktail fork. A change of mind is a lady's prerogative!
The silver-plate bread tray on the left of the table is Lancaster Rose by Poole Silver Co. The silver-plate gravy boat/on stand (on the right) was made in Hong Kong but the maker is unknown.
The ladle below is another piece of International's Stratford.
The lovely tablecloth is vintage French Lace made in the Alençon lace STYLE. The genuine Alençon Lace was honored and protected by UNESCO and satisfies the criteria for inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The genuine lace costs approximately $1,000 per inch and can be afforded, only by Kings and the uber-rich.
Another view of this beautiful Vintage Lace pattern. I have used my vintage Waterford Lismore champagne/sherbet for shrimp cocktail. We are on the coast and local shrimp are abundant.
At the other end of the table, the vintage covered dish below is also Lancaster Rose silver-plate.
In keeping with the vintage theme, each place setting has an open salt and a sterling salt spoon.
I won't list them here but I am sure you may recognize some of the silver patterns.
Did you ever have one candle that just won't stay lit. I trimmed the wick and tried everything I knew.
Any one with ideas about how to light the stubborn candle? I know, buy battery operated ones!
Hey, I am thinking about it very seriously!
For those who may be interested, I designed and sewed the draperies in the dining room.
They are made from Duralee silk, lined and interlined. The goblet pleats are hand stitched.
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