When I saw this teal green glass bon bon dish in the Whitehall pattern by Colony, I had to have it.
It was sitting on a glass shelf in a secondhand shop window, highlighted by the afternoon light coming through. I had already succumbed to weakness and bought the heart candy box for the BOX.
I was charmed by the colors.
The pattern of this glass dish is sometimes called American Whitehall due to its similarity to the American pattern by Fostoria. This rich teal color screams the retro 70s era to me, so I’m sure that Colony is . . . → Read More: Colorful Valentine American Whitehall
The first thing I noticed about bohemian style is how much it reminds me of the 1970s. This trend caught my eye the first time I saw it in a decorating magazine.
Many of the photos highlighted “found” items or personal collections based on years of living and travel.
Vintage dinnerware, found in many, many thrift store and estate sale visits. It’s a style that suits all of us who like the thrill of the hunt.
What is Bohemian Style?
There’s a great book about this style, The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes by Justina Blakeney. The sections are . . . → Read More: Vintage Dinnerware for Bohemian Style
This birthday greeting post is a bit late. The real date is in February. But we DID eat cake, twice that month, and pie as well.
The hunt for vintage dinnerware goes on, in many of the same places. Currently, I have no avenue to offer them for sale, but there is work going on behind the scenes. Cannot say when or how, just yet.
In the midst of major change – as many people have seen in the past few years — what is it about vintage dishes that gives a bit of soothing light? After all, they are . . . → Read More: Happy 4th Birthday, Diary of a Dishie!
In one of the prior economic downturns, in the mid-1970s, bold colorful dinnerware was also in fashion.
A friend gave me some old home decorating magazines from the 1960s and 1970s, days I remember well.
It was fascinating going through them, looking at the designer rooms, tableware displays, and the advertising from those decades.
I couldn’t help notice the similarities to some of the most modern dinnerware from the present, such as the Missoni for Target dinnerware that I wrote about recently.
Everything Old Is New Again
One vintage dinnerware pattern from the 1970s is Bokhara by Mikasa. This china . . . → Read More: Bold Colorful Dinnerware | Mikasa Bokhara China
Green glassware can mix and match with lots of different tableware patterns, both glass and china. Vintage glass in the Soreno Green pattern by Anchor Hocking was created in the late 1960s and has classic retro style that is still relevant to today’s table settings.
This pattern was made in multiple colors, in addition to the avocado or olive green. These include clear glass, clear iridescent, aquamarine and amber gold. These colors can mix with each other as well.
The line also included a number of piece types. Standard drinking glassware such as tumblers, juice and old fashioned shapes and . . . → Read More: Vintage Glass Retro Style | Soreno Green
When it comes to vintage wedding dinnerware, there are lots of ways to create a wedding using it, to incorporate this china into the plans surrounding your special day.
I think that meaning is the single most important factor. How does the dinnerware fit with the theme, or even form the basis for the theme?
Considerations for choosing vintage dinnerware
Motif: a certain flower, a garden theme, nautical or lighthouse designs – any of these can be found on dinnerware, and used as part of the wedding celebration if they are relevant to the bride or groom Colors: a favorite . . . → Read More: Vintage Wedding Dinnerware | A New Tradition
There are lots of choices when it comes to green and yellow vintage dinnerware sets.
Floral motifs, abstract and geometric patterns – with so many pleasing tones in these colors, dish designers have made them long-time favorites.
So, it was no surprise when looking through the real weddings on the vintage wedding blog Ruffled, I saw a lot of occasions where green and yellow figured into the color scheme.
Check these links for a few examples:
Romantic Chic Atlanta Wedding Yellow New Mexico Wedding Green and Yellow Rustic Wedding from California
Those bright and sunny colors provide lots of options . . . → Read More: Green and Yellow Vintage Dinnerware | Cheerful Wedding Colors
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. (Okay, in full disclosure, it’s a relative of hers. I’ve checked it out thoroughly and it is a gorgeous site, highly polished, with lots of juicy content.)
Ruffled states that it is a wedding blog for vintage brides. It has lots of beautiful photos . . . → Read More: Fall Dinnerware Colors | A Contemporary Spin
Out scouting today, I found some brown vintage glassware, the kind I especially look for. I love the sleek shapes of this glass, as do people who are looking to set a retro-style dinner table.
Brown is a great color for fall, and it trends in and out of fashion in general. Now it is on the “in” swing.
This color was also prominent in the 1970s, and the retro glassware in the photo is from that era.
A soft nut brown color, dark or light, is sometimes called “tawny.”
Note the similarity and differences in the shapes, as well . . . → Read More: Brown Vintage Glassware | Retro Style
Many vintage Noritake china patterns lend themselves to a vintage wedding table setting.
It’s no surprise. The company has been making beautiful china for more than 100 years. These dishes have classic design and quality craftsmanship.
One of these Noritake patterns is Sezanne (upper right) which I included in yesterday’s post about the dishes that went to the rehearsal dinner.
This pattern features leaves in tones of gray, blue and green, along with embossed white flowers and tiny red berries. Sezanne was made from the late 1960s into the 1970s.
Once you set your theme and color palette, you can . . . → Read More: Charming Wedding | Vintage Noritake China