August 23, 2018

Set the Table - Mixing Antique & Contemporary China

What fun it is at this time of year to set up a table for two in the garden.

We recently acquired an antique/vintage set of dishes that we like very much.

These dishes came from The Wild Garden in Cannington, Ontario.  This is a floral shop that also carries antiques and gifts.    I love what Scott has done with his shop.
I will provide contact information at the bottom of the post.

I did some searching online to find a pattern name and possible manufacturing dates but came up with nothing for this particular pattern.  

The back stamp is a little hard to see, but it says Made in Egland H&K Tunstall.

There are many patterns under the Tunstall name.

I do enjoy pairing vintage or antique china with today's patterns.
I like how these two patterns go so nicely together even though the style and textures are very different.

When bringing two different sets like these together, find a common theme or colour.
In this display, I used colour to bring them together.  The gold/yellow edge of the plate plays nicely with the same colour on the solid plates and napkins.

The set came with a couple of small pitchers that we used for individual flower arrangements.

We used vintage parfait glasses as water goblets.

I can only tell you that they came from the thrift store.  I have no idea who the manufacturer was.

We used a mix of vintage silverplate flatware.

I'm moving and most of my tablecloths have been packed.
The foundation for the setting is a Pashmina scarf.


Wicker Chargers - Pier 1 Imports (They are no longer in stock.)

Antique Tunstall China -  The Wild Garden  Located on Cameron Street in Cannington 705-432-3340.  The Wild Garden is not an affiliate.

Dinner plate and salad plate Spice Route Ginger -  from Pier 1 Imports.  (No longer in stock.)

Silver flatware, candlesticks - Part of my collection for a number of years.

Napkins HERE

Flowers - Cut from my garden.

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