Thursday, September 27, 2012

Mid Century Autumn Colors for Dinnerware

Stangel and Fenton
Mixing Mid Century Dinnerware and Glass from the same era can produce some fun
combinations.  Fenton Thumbprint Stemware and Stangle Dinnerware, mix up some fabulous Stoneware from Japan and Smoke Goblets from Anchor Hocking. California Pottery and Dinerware from New Jersey. Color values count, not exact shades of this or that.  Imagine how much fun it would be to set a table with completely different place settings all in the same color range.
Minton USA
Harlequin Homer Laughlin
There is so much style and art on dinnerware, choose a theme like Autumn from these Cup and Saucer sets in Harlequin by Homer Laughlin. Mid Century amber is usually shunned but it mixes so well with earthy neutrals in stoneware. It's easy to collect 3 or 4 of this from the Thrift or yard sale.  Add it to 3 or 4 of that from another yard sale keeping the color values in mind.  Just be picky about perfect condition and you'll have a table full of fabulous things in no time!
Diner Ware and Japan
Don't forget to add eclectic things like charming salt and pepper sets, gravy boats and vintage flower planters can be fun as a centerpiece or bread tray.
California and Japan


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