Monday, January 19, 2015

A Blue Woodland Setting

These salad plates were a recent thrift store find and I think they're so pretty!  I'm not sure of their maker, as there are no marks of any kind on the back.  Each one shows a different wild fowl.  One of our 'dreams' when Wonderful Hubby retires is to build a smaller and more 'old person-friendly' home.  WH would like a rustic looking room in the basement and I thought these might be great on a wall or even to eat a slice of pizza.
For now, though, I'm using them in a little more elegant setting. 
 Each plate is different.  This one has Pheasants. 

Are these Partridges?  WH says they look like a Western Quail. 
Guess he'd know.
Wild Guinea 
 And Wild Turkeys.   
 If anyone knows anything about this set,
I'd love to find out more.  They have a very aged look about them including a bit of crazing and are lighter in weight than modern plates.

To complete the setting, I used a lace table cloth, dark blue placemats, Pier 1 napkins, white plates, vintage flatware and my lusterware glasses.  These are from my dear MIL and were featured last summer in this post.  

Here's a close up of them. 
 The sun came out today and our temperatures warmed to nearly 60 degrees! 
I guess this is our January Thaw.  Last year we endured a long,
frigid winter but so far, this winter hasn't been that bad. 
I've really enjoyed these last several days! 

 I hope you're enjoying your January!  I'll be joining these parties to
see what great ideas and inspiration you're sharing.




Beautiful tablre and the plates are to die for!

Nancy said...

These plates are beautiful and you really set a beautiful table with them...The blue placemats just make the plates pop.....Too, I love the way you caught the light in these shots...

My Garden Diaries said...

Such a stunning table as always friend!!! And those plates......they are awesome!!! They remind me of some prints I have!!! Wishing you a lovely week friend!!! Such a great find!!! Nicole xo

Town and Country Gals said...

those dishes are amazing! Beautiful table setting! Thanks for visiting!

Denise Marie said...

Woodland love!!! Very charming find!

The Charm of Home said...

These are beautiful plates!

Creations By Cindy said...

Love your tablescape. Those plates are so pretty and just makes it all pop! I love the blues and white. Thanks for sharing today. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Your dishes are beautiful! Love the sun streaming across your setting.
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY.

Candy S said...

I am in love with your pretty wild fowl plates. My goodness that was one more wonderful find. They are just lovely. You created a wonderful tablescape to showcase them. The luster ware glasses, place mats, and the linens are perfect with the blue in the plates.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Those plates are beautiful- such a rich color of blue! Your table looks so pretty- the gold napkins and glassware really enhance the blue color!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Nice table setting and what beautiful plates! Visiting from Amaze me Monday.
Gina at Victorian Wanna Be

Anonymous said...

Love those birds on blue is so striking and unusual. Lovely table!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

I love your dishes! What a fabulous thrift find. Each bird is just gorgeous! Hubby is probably right, I thought they looked like some kind of a quail. Thanks for sharing them with SYC. No help on any info.

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Sylvia said...

I love your blue plates, beautiful! I have those same place mats.

Ann Marie at Iris Abbey said...

Your plates are fantastic! I love your gorgeous table setting. Great job. I saw your link at The Charm of Home link party.

Pamela said...

Beautiful plates and a lovely table setting!