Sunday, December 20, 2015

Wintergreen Tablescape

Today I've set a simplistic, wintergreen breakfast tablescape for four. It's appropriate for the holidays, but can certainly be used beyond. In my typical fashion, it is all prepared with vintage items.
Starting with the vintage table linens, I am using a white cotton matelasse tablecloth, upon which I have set hand-sewn, quilted placemats by WV Mountain Artisans. The damask napkins are shaped into a tree fold, as used in my Winter Wonderland tablescape

The plates are white ironstone, and the sherbet / fruit glasses are Imperial Glass, 'Boopie', in emerald green. 
Ornamental silver balls look like ornaments on each place setting's tree napkin, and the serving utensils (silverplate) on the table carry out the bulbous theme in an old-fashioned kind of breakfast.
On the right, in the foreground of the above photo, is a roll-top butter serving dish. The lid rotates back to a flat position, and there is an articulated inner plate, on which ice and butter pats would be placed. The base bowl catches the melted ice. On the left, in the background of the above photo, is an egg coddler/warmer. It is an antique, a serving utensil from which one would remove the lid, lift out the four-part, center ring tray, and place the coddlers (typically also silverplate from this circa 1900 model) within the ring. Water would be placed in the base bowl, and the eggs would be cooked inside from the burner beneath. 
Wintergreen.
Just to the right of the butter server in the above photo, is a vintage toast rack. Everyday drinking glasses are vintage also, monogrammed ('C').
Rounding out the table service is my American Brilliant period (late 1800s, early 1900s) cut glass pitcher. 
As always, your visits, comments and loyal readership are welcome, and much appreciated!
Rita C. at Panoply

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