Sunday, August 16, 2020

Circa 1971 with a new twist


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. 

25 comments:

  1. Your vintage table setting is so pretty and the floral arrangement is beautiful! I love the color and shape of the Independence glasses.

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment. Tablescapes are fun but even more when the dishes have meaning.

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  2. Bonnie, I love your dishes and the sentimental table you've set. 49 yrs, wow! Happy Anniversary to you! I love your dishes. I do still have mine from my first marriage in 1977 (Lenox Merriment), but it was never completed until I completed it after we divorced, 20 yrs later, lol! That's how much I still love my dishes (even today). Second marriage didn't have china, but he gifted me dishes for Christmas while dating and so I blame him for my dish fetish to this day! I am happy that you are still blogging because I am not on IG...still.

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    1. Hello Rita, It is interesting how we get attached to dishes. I love all my friends like you that share the love of tablescaping and collecting. Thanks for your visit.

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  3. Just beautiful Bonnie! I love your pretty bouquet and centerpiece with your Farmers Market zinnias and hydrangeas and greenery from your garden. Your wedding dinnerware is perfect for a garden table. Happy Anniversary and many more! We're celebrating our 36th anniversary this week too.

    P.S. I'm not on IG either so I'm glad to see a post from you ♥

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    1. Thanks for the anniversary wishes and the same to you! I was so glad to find the zinnias at the Farmers Market so I could use my zinnia dishes for a post.Our anniversary is the 21st. What day is yours?

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  4. Happy 49th Anniversary Bonnie and Mike! I love this sentimental table with your wedding dishes. The pattern is colorful and looks perfect with your sweet bouquet of zinnias and limelights. If we lived closer, I could share zinnias with you. Do y’all have any special plans for your anniversary?

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    1. Thanks for your annivesary wishes and comment about my table. We do have dinner plans here at a restaurant for the first time since Covid and next week hope to spend a few days at the beach during the middle of the week when it hopefully will be less crowded.

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  5. I love your wedding dishes and the colors and flowers on them. Why would anyone want to be rid of such a beautiful china pattern. And it's especially lovely with your beautiful zinnia bouquet. I really love this table. It's elegant and yet warm, full but not fussy. It's a winner.

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  6. Happy Anniversary Bonnie! Your table is delightful and wonderful in your garden setting! My MIL used to have similar floral dishes, these colors take one straight back to the 70s when everything was green and gold. I still have my good wedding china, crystal and silver, but the everyday china is long gone! Your flower arrangement is beautiful!
    Jenna

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  7. Oh Bonnie, I love vintage dish sets and this lovely table you set with so many special pieces you love. Your wedding set with the pretty colors looks amazing. The green glasses and napkins add a beautiful touch of color on the perfect backdrop of your checked tablecloth. I think the corn sugar and creamer are a good match for this set. My dishes hardly ever see the light of day. They are white with a gold rim and look pretty to this day when I do use them, usually for New Year's Eve. This table is so pretty set in the garden with your zinnia centerpiece. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY BONNIE.............

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  8. Bonnie, your table and dishes are lovely. And, I don't think things we love and enjoy are ever out of style. I still have our everyday wedding dishes and our china. And I use and still love them both.

    Bonnie, wishing you a your husband a most happy anniversary and many more. Congratulations on 49 years. Mike and I celebrated 48 this past July.

    Enjoy these remaining summer days.

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  9. Happy anniversary to you both dear Bonnie. 49 years! WOW! Such a testimony of commitment. Something rare these days. LOVE your table setting and the dishes are beautiful. Oh I wish I did have my first set of dishes. We lost our home to a fire in 1984. Many of my precious things were gone in a second. But, God surely was good to us then and still is now. I do however have the set of dishes that was given to me when our home burnt and we started over. Matter of fact....I have TOO MANY OF THEM! LOL! I've added to the collection over the years. Hugs and blessings dear lady. Cindy

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  10. Bonnie, happy anniversary! My parents are also celebrating their 49th anniversary this month. My mom’s wedding dishes were Franciscan Pebble Beach. She was going to get rid of them, but I took them. Your table is so beautiful that you have inspired me to create a tablescape with my mother’s dishes. Your zinnia bouquet is stunning! Happy Tuesday, sweet friend! Enjoy your week!

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  11. Your flashback table is so pretty. I think my grandmother had those same exact glasses in amber! BTW I love zinnias. The older I get the more I love them. I want to grow them next summer. Lovely table!

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  12. Orange/Yellow/Green - just screams FALL to me. And I have always loved 'fall' tones, and hey I got married to 1st hubs in 1977 so I had lots and lots of the 70s colors in my shower & wedding gifts. My 1st kitchen was all yellow / green / orange, lol. And yep, avocado green / harvest gold appliances in my 1st apartments, homes. I live in a townhouse now built in 1972 and I am in one of the 1st units built, that STILL has the original avocado green stove and the original harvest gold counters and green/gold/orangey-red/black print linoleum! I have a 'vintage diners' theme going on now for my decor, but when I 1st moved in I played up the 70s vintage look.

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    1. Dawn, I would love to see pictures. How cool to have vintage everything. I wish I had pictures of my first apartment and house. We didn't make many back then! LOL!

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  13. Bonnie, your dishes are so lovely. Happy anniversary to you love birds. How special to celebrate 49 years together. I always have admired your beautiful tables. The flowers are gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. You are very kind. We do love tablescaping don't we? I am my happiest when I have fresh flowers.

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  14. Happy 49th Anniversary 💕 to you and your hubby!!
    I enjoyed reading your post with your vintage dishes, and how pretty you’ve showcased them. Your green goblets do look as good as ever. I’ve always loved your corn pieces, and I know you treasure them.

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    1. Thank you, Kitty for your comment on my zinnia tablescape. You are right about the corn pieces. I do treasure them. I have a dream to one day photograph a table in front of a corn field using them. It would be neat if that worked out but first I have to find a healthy corn field with just the right conditions. That is a tall order. Thank you, my friend.

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  16. Bonnie,
    I love everything about your table. These dishes were so popular when I got married. and they are still pretty to me.
    Love,
    Mona

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  17. I have my Corelle everyday (white), Heritage ironstone (white), china we bought, my grandmother's milk glass, my MIL's Haviland (old), a set of French ruby red dishes, and a set of china from an estate sale that are so old they do not have a country of origin mark. We won't talk about the punchbowls and the Fostoria American collection. Good thing I have 3 daughters and 2 are dish collectors. My mama's corn set is at my sister's.

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