Thursday, July 14, 2011

Vintage Seventies Summer Tablescape

Coleus, potato vine and a succulent plant that I can't remember the name of from my garden serves as my centerpiece today.


I bet many of you remember the Poppy Trail Zinnia pattern from the 1970's! The Shawnee corn accent pieces are vintage probably first made in the late 40's. The casserole dish was my mother's and she married in 1945. The other pieces I collected piece by piece from antique shops ten or so years ago.







Playing around with centerpieces. The rose medallion vase is fairly old and I like the colors with the zinnia pattern but not the size of the vase. 
I don't remember the name of the stainless or the green glasses but they were also wedding gifts when we married in 1971. What I have realized that this tablescape needs is some of the pretty rattan chargers I see lots of you using in your tablescapes. 


This is the markings from the Shawnee USA pottery.


Poppytrail by Metlox made in California.

I am joining Susan, At Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.

I have not done a tablescape in so long and I have missed this fun party.




19 comments:

  1. A fun table! I love your yellow and green, the corn pieces are great and I love the glasses:@)

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  2. Oh my I am in Heaven!! This is just gorgeous! My mother has one of the corn pieces, but that's all I've ever seen. LOVE the Poppy trail plates too!! I've been looking at the Poppy Trail Ivy lately. Beautiful and so very 70s!!!

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  3. Hi Bonnie! I love your vintage corn pieces- what a fun table! My MIL has some Fitz & Floyd corn serving pieces I have my eye on borrowing for a table! Tablescaping is an addiction... you'll be out looking for chargers for next week :) 40 years...Congratulations!

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  4. ooh so loving the trip down memory lane you provided. The vintage corn pieces are spectacular. And so is your Poppy Trail..
    Thanks for dropping in with your kind comments, Many blessings, marlis

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  5. I love your table. What a wonderful collection! Enjoyed this so much.

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  6. Great post! I was intrigued by the post's title and just love the table! I married in 1972, so these patterns look familiar! What a treasure that corn casserole dish is! I love the Zinnia pattern, too. Great centerpiece! Thanks for a trip down Memory Lane!

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  7. I love your table..especially those green glasses!

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  8. This is so much fun. So nostalgic. Love it!

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  9. Hi Fellow Blogger,
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog. You have the cutest blog. Love your tablescape. I love green and yellow. Yes, London and England do have some not so sunny days. But, London and the UK is an awesome place to visit.
    xo
    Betty
    My Cozy Corner

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  10. Your flowers are so pretty -- and what fun your 70's dishes are --- especially to those of us who got married in the 70's!

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  11. What a lovely tablescape! Coleus is one of my favorite foliage plants, and your green glasses are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Oh I adore vintage 70's! I have never seen this pattern before. Lovely!

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  13. Your table is very pretty and fresh. I particularly love the green glasses. Many thanks for your kind words Bonnie. Tiffin is also sometimes known as refrigerator cake, or no bake cake, just a graham cracker crumb mixed with cocoa, sugar and syrup and topped with chocolate, then cut into squares. I am sure you will have something similar in the States. Perhaps you will get a trip to Ireland one of these days? Lots of love to you, Linda x

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  14. I recently noticed that Pier One has a neat brown rattan charger. You might check there if you want to buy some. They also show up periodically on eBay. The veggie dishes are darling. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

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  15. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your tablescape so very pretty. I also have the vintage Loius by poppyira in yellow. I purchased them on Ebay two months ago~~~ Im your newest follower on your lovely blog. I hope you can become one of my follower. I hope you have a great weekend.
    XXOO Diane

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  16. I love this tablescape - has me longing for summer! My favorites are potato vine and coleus - never thought to bring them inside for a centerpiece! And of course your vintage corn dishes are so fun!!
    Kelly

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  18. The Shawnee corn pieces are beautiful with the Poppytrail Zinnia and green glassware. I stopped by a big antique mall the other day, and I didn't see a *single*piece of Poppytrail or Shawnee. Love this tablescape!

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