Today I am sharing my version of "green and white" with my Franciscan "Ivy" from "I Love Lucy" fame! I am so in love with this pattern, and we have been using it for everyday. I gave it a twist as I was given this beautiful Orchid by a lovely little girl at church. It occurred to me that it would be a wonderful, organic accent to the Ivy. Here it is...
My aunt had given me these beautiful placemats from Crate and Barrel, and I thought they would carry through the organic look with this dinnerware. I also used my Mikasa "Italian Countryside" dinner plates as chargers with the luncheon plates in the "Ivy" along with the berry bowls. I used napkins from April Cornell, and bamboo napkin rings. Again, the Oneida "Meadowbrook" silverplate flatware seemed to be the perfect accompaniment for the "Ivy" although I cannot get a photo to show the detail of the vine pattern.
My favorite addition was the glassware, "Mirrors and Roses" by LG Wright Glass. Are those gorgeous? My mom let me borrow them just for a few days. You should see her collection!
The girls had a sleepover last weekend, and this was the setting for breakfast, except for the vintage glassware. I served syrup for the homemade whole wheat griddle cakes in the gravy boat.
My husband gets his breakfast on this dinnerware every morning:-) He takes cream and sugar.
I just love this beautiful, vintage dinnerware. We use it everyday, and I have collected a few pieces of it a little at a time. As always, I have also used many pieces you have seen before. I really love to mix and match, especially taking something vintage and making it look fresh and current. Now if I can only keep the orchid alive:-)
I'll be participating in "Tablescape Thursday" over at Between Naps on the Porch." Thanks Susan for hosting!!