Franciscan Apple Pie bowl

Table Setting Charm in Apple China Patterns

Vintage and new dinnerware sets show the long-term appeal of apple china patterns! Some patterns go with red, as you’d expect. Others focus on green apples. And there are versions that have both red and green pieces to mix and match in your table setting. One example, the Apple Pie pattern by Franciscan (see thumbnail […]

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Cloud Nine by Franciscan

Choosing Vintage Dinnerware | Cloud Nine

When choosing vintage dinnerware, it takes only one focal point for an idea to germinate. When I tried this using a real wedding from the Ruffled blog, it was a surprising element that provided my inspiration. I’ve been exploring the beautiful weddings featured on Ruffled, which I started writing about yesterday, in my post about […]

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Franciscan dinnerware vintage patterns

Fall Dinnerware Colors | A Contemporary Spin

How to get a fresh face for your selection of fall dinnerware colors? How to use vintage dishes, yet maintain a contemporary color palette for your table setting? I’ll bring a couple of idea threads together here, and let them blend. First, a friend of mine told me about a wonderful wedding blog called Ruffled. […]

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