Now--I have nothing that remotely goes with lilacs. And I do mean nothing, except maybe in the master bedroom. As far as china, there was nothing. So I planned on using my "go-to" Mikasa "Italian Countryside. Then I started looking through some vintage linens, and came across the perfect topper...
(Remind me to show you all the vintage linens in here:-)
So I took it outside on the porch and got to work. It just wasn't coming together for me when it dawned on me that my grandmother had some beautiful old dishes with lilacs. Again, lovely to have mom living next door because I ran over and found these gorgeous dishes in my great grandmother's china cabinet.
There are several different colors and flowers on these. My great grandparents owned a store, and these dishes came with the sacks of flour. There are no markings on the back and no one has been able to identify them. They have been called "Cone Premium dishes" but I cannot verify that. In any case, they are gorgeous and I love them:-)
Notice the edge on this plate is a little different than the other.
I reused the Oneida "Meadowbrook" flatware and tarnished silverplate napkin rings with vintage napkins.
Too bad it's not a breakfast table, but I used the adorable egg cup for flowers...
This etched stemware came with a matching decanter in the late 1970s, but I don't remember the pattern or maker.
I arranged Dogwood blooms with Baby's Breath, "Snowballs" and Lilacs in an Italian vase. I proudly picked out that vase at a dime store for my mother one Christmas in the early 70s. I didn't realize until I looked at the bottom that it was made in Italy.
We're finally getting a little more green...
Just enough sun to warm us as we enjoy this early spring evening surrounded by the scent of lilacs...
I hope you enjoyed my vintage lilac table! Had I really planned out this table, I would have gotten some sheer lilac fabric to drape over the white, then done the same on the chairs with something lush tied around each chair back. But, there were three lovely little angels running around as I was working on this, and they were more important:-)
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