Today's post will be a bit short, as I've been running around working on various projects and haven't seemed to have gotten any of them quite complete and up-to-snuff. (Why snuff is the verbal barometer for quality only the annals of time and perhaps Skoal knows.)
Anyway, one of the things I was messing around with was a Valentine's table with a mad teaparty sort of feel to it. It's not done yet-- much messing still to go on and madness to add-- but I thought you all might enjoy seeing where it is at the moment...
Every piece of china on here is mismatched, and even the lusterware teacups had their saucers swapped for ones of another color.
While I did this with various pieces of floral luster transferware-- most of it dating from around 1910-- you could do just as well with crystal plates of all different shapes and styles, pottery pieces like Fiesta and its brethren... Really, the possibilities are endless!
It helps if they have some sort of common theme, though, so the look isn't too jarring.
You can see here the plates, cups and saucers are in pinks, greens, golds, reds and peaches.
You'll notice even the candlesticks don't match-- one being a candleabra filled with candles of all colors and sizes, and the other being a single candlestick... They're both metal, so it seems to work.
You might have also noticed the little glass tophats on the table. I've picked these up over time at thrift stores, thinking I might have a use for them some day. And now I'm suspecting it would only be appropriate to use them at a Mad Teaparty and serve in them.... mixed nuts.I'm not sure what else will come of this, but time will tell. I hope to coordinate the mantle in the same room.
Hmmm, time to brew the Earl Grey and get that toast ready for the thrifted toast rack there on the right. Would you prefer butter, jam or a little dormouse?
Hope your coming week doesn't drive you too mad. :)