Sunday, August 16, 2020

Circa 1971 with a new twist

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It has been a hot August day but has cooled off and has been pleasant this evening setting a table with my wedding dishes. It is appropriate for August since Friday is our wedding anniversary. How many of you remember this zinnia Poppytrail pattern from the early seventies?
I found the zinnia flowers for the centerpiece at our Farmer's Market and added a few of my limelights.

 
The Shawnee corn casserole dish was my mother's from the early 1950's. I fondly remember her cooking sweet potato souffle in it. The sugar and creamer and pitcher were collected from antique stores many years ago. They seem to go with the Poppy Trail zinnia pattern.

I'm using lots of vintage things today. The napkins and tablecloth have been well-loved. I just realized I should have used my wedding stainless cutlery but too late now.

The Circa 1971green glasses are called Independence. They still look brand new.



Back in the day there wasn't a plate stack like we see today. And wonder if orange, yellow, and green will ever make a come back?

Blogger has a new interface and this is the first post I have done on it. 



This pic is from another tablescape I did with my zinnia dishes in 2014. You can view that post here. I'm sure some people would have gotten rid of dishes this old and out of style but they are sentimental to me. I also got an all-white set of wedding everyday dishes and I used them more than the zinnia pattern because they were so versatile. Do you still have your wedding dishes? 
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Have a great week. Hope everyone is well and safe.