After posting my vintage inspired tablescape (you can view it here) I mentioned how I like to mix and match silver flatware, but neglected to mention what patterns I had used. After receiving a couple of emails I thought I would show you the complete set :-)
Let me start by saying this was a planned set that I've been working on. These are all patterns that I fell in love with and thought the Victorian design elements complimented each other. I have put together a complete service for 6 with all the individual pieces being from the same pattern. Each piece was chosen because of its ornate timeless pattern and allows me to set a casual table, but still with elegance. I plan to seek out serving pieces from each design to finish it off. Not sure how long that will take!
(Pieces and patterns from left to right)
Salad Fork - 1951 Magnolia a/k/a Inspiration
Dinner Fork - 1907 Kenwood
Dinner Knife - 1965 Wakefield
Teaspoon - 1958 Chalice
Oval Soup Spoon - 1905 Norfolk
Do you mix it up? Don't be afraid to experiment as this collecting technique has a wonderful aesthetic appeal on the table. If you are torn between different styles mixing and matching allows you to have the best of both worlds. There are no rules; however, you may prefer to collect pieces from a specific era. So what do you think? Do you like the complete set?
Please join me for tea as we 'celebrate' a little pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Would you like to nibble on a sweet sugar cookie in the shape of a teapot?
Were not counting calories today!
Recently, I picked up this set of silver sugar tongs by Elkington. I enjoy using them during tea time as its an accoutrement we tend not to use everyday. It is a beautiful piece of English elegance that helps savor each sugar cube!
Would you like one lump or two with your tea?
Today I am joining ...
Tea Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations
Tuesday Cuppa Tea @ Antiques and Teacups
Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a daily cup from Mrs. Olson
Time Travel Thursday @ The Brambleberry Cottage
Open House Friday @ Bernideen's Tea Time
Show & Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Show Off Friday @ What About
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage