A new tablescape with some old friends ...
It seems many of the ladies in my life were partial to the color pink. My mother, my grandmother and my husband's grandmother all collected and used pink dishes. Now, I have a few of their pieces in my collection.
I've added a few items from estate sales and elsewhere to finish this table.
Wonderful Hubby's grandmother had these lovely pink depression glass goblets. My mother-in-law gave me four of them.
Aren't they delicate?
She also had these precious two-toned cream and sugar dishes.
The unusually shaped pitcher in the back is from my grandmother. It has four accompanying glasses, two of which are displayed at the table.
I'm not sure when she acquired them or their story, but they are hand blown. The pitcher is actually a little irregularly shaped at the top. The glass is quite thin.
My mother had the basket weave cookie jar. She really loved the color pink! When I was very young, we ate off of pink Moderntone dishes. (They were pretty old, I think!) For the longest time, I thought those dishes only came in pink. It was quite a surprise to see my mother-in-law's Moderntone collection years later! Pink was only one of several pastel colors. Mom told me she had traded her blue, yellow and green plates for all pink! (Someday I'll set a retro table using the Moderntone Platonite dishes my mother-in-law gave me.) :)
The plates are resale shop acquisitions!! The flatware is from my great aunt and uncle, Jimmy and Edith. He was my grandmother's brother. The teapot is from a set I bought at an estate sale. The cake stand is from Target, I think. The pink berry ring is from All About Home, a wonderful home décor shop in my neighborhood.
How do you like the shutter screen??? This was one of my projects during July!
These shutters came off of Wonderful Hubby's grandparents' home. I've painted one side this cream color (left-over paint) and the other side is a dark green (close to the original color). Thanks to WH and Favorite Son for reconfiguring the original hardware so they fit together! I thought they would be great for backgrounds. Sorry about the edge of the grill peeking out to the right. I'm still working on my photography skills!
I hung a basket filled with some little flowers from my basement stash.
Thanks for walking down memory lane again with me. I think the ladies would have really liked this table.