Vintage Feature – Layering with Square Vintage Plates

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Square vintage plates are now high on my list of favorites here at Southern Vintage Table.  Whether it’s a dinner, salad or dessert plate, glass or porcelain, the unexpected shape is a sweet surprise!  They look terrific layered and also make fabulous serving dishes.

One classic vintage square plate pattern is Madrid by Federal Glass, manufactured during the early 1930s in Columbus, Ohio.  This is the only Madrid dinner plate I have found on my adventures and will be a lovely serving plate for sweet treats or hors d’oeuvres.

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This depression glass pattern was also made in clear, pink, green and blue.
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Here’s a beter look at the intricate detail of the Madrid pattern.

Classic blue and white – a look we all love. This white swirl salad plate by Johnson Brothers between the two vintage blue dishes makes this place setting distinctive.

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Liberty Blue, Regency White and Bluebonnet vintage china patterns

This setting features a square plate with a Godey print.  The image comes from a publication called Godey’s Lady’s Book which was popular in the mid to late1800s.  Here’s a link to the site, Accessible Archives, with articles from this vintage publication – very interesting material!

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The sheen of gold on this plate is stunning!

This final layered settings are for that high drama look. These vintage china patterns featuring gold and flowers and beautiful by themselves but layered together, wow!

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Gold and flowers – perfect combination!
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Ooh-la-la! The gold glitters in this place setting!

Square is in – at least for vintage china place settings.  They can be center stage or the backdrop pattern but two things are for certain  – they will add pizzazz to your table and Southern Vintage Table is ready to help!

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Vintage Feature – It is Easy Being Green

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Green is much more than a color… it’s the essence of nature and environmental enlightenment. The color green is also classic vintage.

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Vintage goblets in a range of beautiful greens.

Vintage plates featuring green range from a delicate sprinkle to a vividly bold pattern.

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These vintage china patterns are from the 1920s-30s.
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Bold vintage green pattern

The avocado green and teals of vintage vases are quintessential midcentury. Texture also was popular with vintage glassware.

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Classic green textured vases – aren’t they lovely?

So, sorry Kermit, being green is easy with Southern Vintage Table!  Whether you are looking for classic green crinkle goblets or the delicate pink dinner plates, choosing us means you are choosing green.  From vintage plates to vintage decor, our inventory is eco-friendly, rescued, restored and ready for you to appreciate and share with your guests.

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Choosing green doesn’t always mean the color green!

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Vintage Feature – Raise the Party Bar with Southern Vintage Table

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Beautiful vintage glass ice buckets and decanters

Having a party and want something that’s gonna raise the bar just a bit?  Pun intended, of course…  Consider renting vintage bar supplies from Southern Vintage Table.

We have vintage ice buckets and decanters; vintage relish dishes, snack bowls, platters and small snack plates; an eclectic mix of vintage stainless steel flatware; and vintage glassware.  We also have an assortment of tubs to chill your beer or other drinks for your guests.

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VIntage relish dishes
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We have lots of green, gold and clear goblets.
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Chilled beer in tub
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Vintage decanters can be filled with spirits or used as a vase on your vintage bar!

So, throw a party in vintage style with a little help from Southern Vintage Table!  Check out our Pinterest board for more photos and ideas!

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Vintage Feature – A Symbol of Love and Prosperity is… Wheat

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While collecting vintage china patterns for Southern Vintage Table, I have found many vintage patterns with wheat shafts. Why wheat, I wondered?  It’s brown and umm … brown.  I knew there must be a story behind it.  Well, of course, there is.

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Wheat designs on three vintage china patterns – HLC2022, Golden Wheat, GRI207

Wheat symbolizes many good things in life.  To name just a few –  prosperity, love, home and hearth, harvest, spring, birth and hope.  In the bible wheat is the symbol for righteous people.  No wonder it was popular on china, to be seen everyday at the family dining table!

One of the most prevalent patterns in the mid 1950s was Golden Wheat by Homer Laughlin, featured in the middle of the photo above.  It was a marketing gimmick of Duz detergent – they wanted to have an edge over Tide, so they started including china dishes in their boxes of detergent!  Don’t you wish someone would do that again?

The third image above is a beautiful golden scalloped edged pattern on a luscious cream background.  I came upon it at a local thrift store – there was an entire set!  One of the volunteers, Polly, and I sat down on the floor and examined each piece, reveling in its design and beauty.  The pattern is from Grindley, manufactured in England and dates during the 1940s-50s.  Of course, I bought it!

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Vintage china wheat pattern from Grindley

One more trio of wheat images is below from the 40s-60s.  The first two are on fine porcelain china and the third has a beautiful teal coloring.

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Three vintage china wheat patterns – Platinum Wheat, THA1 Wheat and Autumn Harvest

So, lovely wheat is in – at least on vintage china patterns – and we have them available for you at Southern Vintage Table!

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Vintage Feature – Three Vintage China Patterns and their West Virginia Connection

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As I have researched the vintage china patterns I have collected for Southern Vintage Table, I have also learned about the companies that designed them. Here are three wonderful vintage china patterns with variations of lovely pink flowers. The three patterns were produced near West Chester, West Virginia by three different pottery companies, none of which are in business today.

Rosebud Bouquet by Harker Pottery Company

I remember the first piece of Harker Pottery I found years ago when I was collecting plates to break for my mosaic projects. The pattern was teal green and had this rope design around the rim. I fell in love with it, and even though it had obvious defects, I could never bring myself to break it. Since then, I have collected more Harker pieces and still marvel at their story. Touted as the oldest pottery company in the United States, Harker Pottery started in a log cabin in 1840 in East Liverpool, Ohio. In the 1930s, it moved to Chester, West Virginia and remained in business until the early 1970s. This pattern, part of a series called Royal Gadroon, was popular during the 1940s-1950s.

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Rosebud Bouquet by Harker

Green Arbor by Continental Kilns

This lovely hand painted pattern was one of the first pieces I found for my vintage china rental business,  Southern Vintage Table.  I love not only the raised design but also the pink and green color combination.  Continental Kilns was based in West Virginia and operated during the 1940s through the late 1950s.

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This vintage china pattern features hand painted flowers.

Appalachian Heirloom by Taylor, Smith & Taylor

I remember the day I found a set of this china pattern at the thrift store. They were dusty, dirty and priced to sell. When I brought them home and washed them, the stunning beauty of the pattern emerged. The company, Taylor, Smith & Taylor, existed from 1899 until the early 1980s in Chester, West Virginia. I couldn’t find the date of this pattern but I believe it’s from the 1950s.

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The band of dark teal sets off the pink flowers of this vintage china pattern.

Three beautiful vintage china patterns, all produced in West Virginia by three different pottery companies, are part of our dinner table past. Pieces from each of these vintage patterns are available for your next gathering from Southern Vintage Table!

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Vintage Feature – Remember the ’60s Jingle, “Mix and match, it’s fun to do…” ?

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These three floral vintage china patterns are lovely!

Okay, I’m revealing my age a bit, something that doesn’t bother me at all, but this 60s jingle has stuck with me for over 50 years!  I was really into Barbie when I was young and I loved to change her outfits.  “Mix and match, it’s fun to do, what Barbie wears is up to you…” spoke to me as a young girl of the 1960s.

Well, this jingle now goes perfectly with the table philosophy of Southern Vintage Table – love to mix and match patterns in every color, in any pattern from every decade. It’s like bringing together generations of families who sat at their dinner table throughout the century.  Mix and match is still fun to do!

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The vintage glass bowl gives you a peek of the rose in the china pattern underneath!
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Three charming vintage patterns look sweet!

Visit us on our website, Southern Vintage Table, and check out our inventory on our Pinterest Boards!

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Mixing and matching three fabulous brown vintage china plates!

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Vintage Feature – Wisdom from Ronald Reagan

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All great change in America begins at the dinner table.
– Ronald Reagan  (www.brainyquote.com)

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The perfect setting for great conversation with this beautiful blue vintage china patterns!

Southern Vintage Table is ready to help you plan for your upcoming events this fall.  Have a wedding, anniversary, birthday party, baby shower or a dinner party coming up?  Let us help you set the table and get the conversation started!

Check out our inventory of vintage china and accessories on Pinterest!

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Vintage Feature: The Blue Vintage China Table

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Clementine would be pleased that her Blue Willow teapots will be enjoyed by many admirers of her favorite china pattern.

What do The Andy Griffith Show, The Munsters and old Westerns have in common?  Well, yes, they are all midcentury classic television but there’s something even cooler – they share a common dining table setting,  the Blue Willow vintage china pattern. These famous shows set their table with this blue and white pattern because it is crisp, vintage and full of history. First designed in the 18th century, Blue Willow has been on generations of family dining tables and continues to be popular today.  Read more about this fascinating pattern on Wikipedia.

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As told in the Blue Willow legend, star-crossed lovers were transformed into doves after their tragic deaths. According to Wikipedia, these birds did not appear on the early willow patterns.

There’s something special about blue vintage china that many folks appreciate.  Blue Willow features dark indigo against white that’s so striking. Blends of light blue vintage china are soothing and inviting.  Vintage turquoise has a romantic flair while blues with greens, pinks and yellows present a cheery table.

Whether it’s the classic blue and white vintage china table setting, a myriad of blue vintage china stoneware patterns or a mingling of soft elegant blue vintage china patterns, your guests will love it.  Check out more blue vintage china patterns available at Southern Vintage Table on our Pinterest Board! plate

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A Vintage Feature – “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” Yogi Berra

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Beautiful vintage stainless steel flatware patterns!

Especially if it’s vintage!  These vintage stainless steel beauties are mid century patterns, mostly made in Japan.  I love the engraved patterns and when they are mixed and matched, the place setting is delightful!  Did you know that the knife was the first piece of flatware to be invented?  You probably would have guessed that one…

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These early and mid century silver plated flatware patterns are also very lovely!   The process of adding a layer of silver, called silver plating, was invented in the mid 1800s in England.   This process has allowed many of us to enjoy the beautiful sheen of silver on our dinner table.

Southern Vintage Table has both stainless and silver-plated flatware available along with our vintage china, glassware and linens.

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A Vintage Feature – We Love Toes and a Foot – On Dishes!

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I have always loved dishes that stood tall off the table.  They had a regal air about them with their straight pedestal and flared foot.  As a child I didn’t know they were called compotes or footed dishes, I just knew I liked them.

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Footed dishes (some folks call them compotes or pedestal dishes but I like footed way better) come in all shapes, colors and sizes

Now the toed dishes – they are just cute!  Some have pudgy toes and others are long and lean, but nonetheless, they add an adorable factor to the dish.

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Toed dishes

When I’m out looking for new dishes for Southern Vintage Table, I can’t resist ones with a foot or ones with toes.  They just add elegance to the tablescape that everyone appreciates.  Here is a full view of some of our footed and toed serving dishes in our collection and be sure to check out more photos on our Pinterest board.

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We have an extensive collection of these beautiful serving dishes!

These as well as beautiful vintage china, glassware, linens and flatware are available from Southern Vintage Table!

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