Welcome to Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Front Porch. There are always oodles of people playing (I mean participating). Blogging is serious business you know!
That last line was for Mr. Dumpling who hasn't caught on to the responsibility of blogging. He thinks I might be addicted or even worse, wasting time. I take this seriously. It takes time and dedication. Yes, he reads my blog so my apologies for airing our dirty laundry for the world to see. ;-)
Today, I decided to use some plates which I treasure. These belonged to my paternal grandfather known as Pa Pat.
He was a creature of habit and my grandmother put these on the table every day for him. It kept his mashed potatoes separate from his field peas. He put ketchup on his potatoes but I digress. He was such a character so let's have fun with his dishes!
I have four and wish I had more. I just can't bring myself to spend $25 plus each on eBay. I'm hoping for a bargain.
The plates are grill plates. Don't these make you think of those diners in the 1950's where you got the blue plate special for the day? They were made by Shenango probably in the 1920's - 1930's.
The scene on the plate is just adorable. The carriage is pulling in to a home or rest stop called the Red Lion.
Today, I brought in some of my cranberry glass. I love sugar shakers and this is one of my favorites. I fell in love with sugar shakers after a plantation tour. The original owner had a fabulous collection!
I only have one cruet in the cranberry. I definitely need another but I just love the crystal top. Both are probably made by Fenton in the coin dot/spot pattern.
The cranberry pitcher is Fenton and is in the Daisy and Fern pattern.
The napkin and placemat were bought several years ago from Dillards (big sale).
The silver is First Love by Rogers. Mr. Dumpling found this at our friend's "junque" shop before a Christmas party several years ago. I have gradually added to it.
Here's a closer look.
The crystal goblets are also First Love and made by Duncan & Miller to match the silver. There are so many pieces of the crystal that I want but I will have to gradually add them.
The pattern is so hard to get in focus so here's a different shot:
The little picture just adds just "love" to the table.
Friday is Show and Tell Friday. Hmm, I need to start looking don't I?