Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tablescaping–Ham and Eggs

Today, let’s take a look at some dishes from one of my favorite Pottery companies…Blue Ridge Pottery. Blue Ridge pottery is handpainted pottery from the  (insert year here). There is a pattern or two or MANY for everyone. Florals, fruits, peasants and farm scenes are just a few of the patterns you can find. You can tell we love Blue Ridge:
blue ridge cabinet
Today, I’m using a rare pattern with the Ham and Egg design. Since we have a farm near the house, this is a pattern near and dear.
ham table 1
ham setting yellow
The table is set for a “Farmhouse” breakfast. I’m using:
Metal white lacy chargers (eBay)
Bordello Green cabbage plates (eBay)ham cabbage plate
Placemats (Old Farmer Almanac Store)


Flatware – First Love International (1937-73)first love flatware handles
fran sherbetFranciscan Yellow Goblet and Sherbet (.50 each at Garage Sale)

The chickens are made by Royal Copley. Pottery was sold in the “Five and Dime” stores in the 40’s and 50’s.  The planters were used by florist for small arrangements. rc chanticleer1

Here’s another Royal Copley chick along with an egg scale. I love “General Store” type items. You can see this egg is a Large…and is exactly what the carton said. It really works!

copley chick and scale
The pottery bowl with the eggs is made by McCoy. It is called “Girl Watering Flowers”.
crock of eggs
girl watering flowers
Every proper table needs a crumber! We found this set in a small shop in Leslie, Arkansas on one of our trips. It does have a monogram which happens to be my maiden name letter…SOLD! Gently scrape the crumbs off your table with the knife into the tray. Love it!crumber full viewcrumbera
I folded a tea stained doily inside the pocket of a napkin. Placed the fork inside and used little metal chicks around the fork.
batten napkin blackbatten napkin yellow chick

Thanks for visiting today. Come back and I may have actually cooked some “Ham and Eggs”!


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18 comments:

A Rosy Note said... Best Blogger Tips

Look at all your wonderful things! I love that McCoy bowl and that egg scale :)

Jan@southernjunkin' said... Best Blogger Tips

Love Blue Ridge but I've never seen the Ham & Egg! Thanks for sharing and I'll be on the lookout for it now!
Blessings!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said... Best Blogger Tips

The ham and egg plates are wonderful and I love the lacy chargers. The egg scale is fabulous and so very unique. Beautiful table.
xo,
Sherry

lvroftiques said... Best Blogger Tips

What a darling tablescape! Now I'm wanting one of those egg scales *winks* And I love the set of crumbers! And the girl watering flowers bowl is wonderful! Vanna

Coloradolady said... Best Blogger Tips

Your vintage chickens are just as sweet as can be!! I love your tablesetting today.

Happy VTT!

Mimi said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your chickens and the Ham and Eggs plates are wonderful! And that awesome egg scale is priceless!
My mother was a big collector of similar things so I love learning more about all these wonderful things. Thanks for sharing!

Olga said... Best Blogger Tips

I live in a city, but I often dream about life on a farm and I really enjoy looking at farmhouse style. I really like this tablescape, it's so pretty!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said... Best Blogger Tips

I've never heard of this manufacturer. Just darling. You have a wonderful collection of vintage farm stuff! My fav is that egg scale. The McCoy bowl is pretty special too! So much fun here. It takes me somewhere I haven't been in awhile! I'm a new follower. Hope you're loving summer!

Katherines Corner said... Best Blogger Tips

oh how I love those vintage chicks! Looks lovely, well done!!!Hoping your weekend is a sweet one. Thinking of you and sending ♥

Michella Marie said... Best Blogger Tips

Everything is just beautiful!! Now I'm in the mood for a good hearty breakfast!! Thank you for visiting and following my blog!! I would LOVE for you to visit my booth too :)) The Antique Gallery where I'm located is filled to the brim with wonderful treasures!! It's such an awesome place! I love to shop there too, lol!! Have a wonderful day!!
LOTS OF LOVE FROM TEXAS!!
~~Michella~~
www.michellamarie.com

Martha said... Best Blogger Tips

what a great breakfast table. Bed and breakfasts should take note of your table for it would be perfect for a b and b!!!! Love those plates -- ham and eggs -- great!

Karen said... Best Blogger Tips

That is a great table scape with so many gorgeous elements. I love the crumber it must be Victorian, those folks had an implement for everything under the sun. I just love it all.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said... Best Blogger Tips

Having grown up in the Blue Ridge mountains, I have a special place in my heart for that pottery! Your ham and eggs are so cute! I see that you also have some of the Peasant pattern...my favorite! It reminds me of my Quimper ware. Happy weekend!...hugs..Debbie

angie @ the cellar door stories said... Best Blogger Tips

i LOVE that egg scale ~ very cool!

thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my porch swing makeover ~ i really appreciate it!

Cindy said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the egg scale. And the plates. And the bowl. And everything!

I'm a new follower. So glad to have found you.

Jori said... Best Blogger Tips

Love Ham and Eggs!

lvroftiques said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi JB!
I'm crazy for anything with prisms too! Course some say I'm just plain crazy! *winks* Lol! Vanna

Babs said... Best Blogger Tips

JudyBug, I'm so enjoying your blog so much that I've just become your newest follower. :) Hope you have a great weekend and now, I'm back to look at older posts.
Babs