Do you have a color that you love, but do not use very often? I feel that way about rose and I have always liked the way it looks with other colors. In this post, I am using it with green. However, I have previously used it with blue and white, when I was a new blogger on Tablescape Times Three. You can see that post HERE.
The wonderful plates that I am using are Savinio "Fleur de Rouge" purchased at Tuesday Morning several years ago. I have eight of the dinner plates, which do not have designs in the centers and four salad plates and four bread and butter plates, which do have designs. Tuesday Morning, also, sold the soup bowls. However, I never bought those and have no idea why. I guess it was one of those "I-can-always-buy-those-later" decisions, which always causes regrets.. Do you ever do that???
Here are the other three designs of the salad plates:
The bread and butter plates have the same designs and for this table, I mixed the patterns for each place setting:
I used a combination of napkins - green and rose flowered ones from Boscov's and a white organza one from Florida Linen. How I acquired the pretty green napkin rings is an interesting story. After Christmas last year, I ordered four red and green jingle bell napkin rings online to match some that I already owned. When the napkin rings arrived, these green ones were inside the box. When I contacted the company, they told me to keep these and they would send the ones that I actually ordered - wow! I was so impressed with the customer service that I want to give them a public "Thank you". The company name is Decorating with Lace Outlet and they have great prices on linens.
The sterling flatware is "Imperial Queen" by Whiting. It was made around 1893-95. I have seen both dates. The pattern is similar to many of the Queen and King patterns made, during the late 19th century. One of the most expensive examples of these patterns was "English King" by Tiffany. It was first produced around 1885 and can still be bought at Tiffany's. A four piece place setting costs $560.00 new. The older serving pieces can be quite expensive!
Tiffany's English King
Sadly, I do not own butter paddles in the "Imperial Queen" pattern, so I decided to use Blackinton "Azalia" ones. I realize that "Azalia" seems misspelled. However, that it the way that the Blackinton Company spelled this pattern. I thought that "Azalia" blended well with the "Imperial Queen", although it was made a bit later (1902) in the Art Nouveau style.
For the stemware, I chose two patterns:
This one is "Maxim" by Circleware. These are not expensive stems, but I do like the fact that they have gold rims, which repeats the gold on the china.
The green stem is even more inexpensive! I found the first two of these at Goodwill (love Goodwill shopping!) for almost nothing. However, the best part of the story is that later I found four more matching ones on eBay! What are the chances of that? I have no idea who made them or what the pattern is, but I do use them over and over.
Well, that was my short tribute to rose - the color, not the flower. If you would like to see another post using the Savinio china, I used it in another Tablescape Times Three post HERE. I set a table with it for a dinner on my porch.
Hope this post has inspired you to pull out a color that you do not use very often and I wish you a "rosy" day - lol!
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