Last Spring I was so thrilled to win a box lot of amber ware at an auction Mr. B & I attended.
It is just so beautiful in its vintage color. I only paid $35.00 for the whole box! Woot!
I decided to set a table as though my mother and the neighbor ladies were getting together for coffee and snacks, circa 1972.
A few weeks ago I picked up the tablecloth from Burlington Coat Factory. It seems perfect with its paisley-ish pattern to go along with the dishes.
I used a simple cream placemat and the gold plated flatware that was given to me by my parents when I was a young girl (thus making them true vintage LOL). They are unmarked.
The snack plates, coffee cups and cream and sugar were manufactured by the Indiana Glass Co. and the pattern is known as King's Crown or Thumbprint.
The plate has an indent for the coffee cup to sit in.
The water glasses are from Goodwill and are probably Libby.
The sugar and creamer are sitting atop a Tiara Indiana Glass small oval plate in the Sandwich pattern. The pattern was introduced in the 1970's and was sold through home-parties, much like Tupperware.
The lot also included 3 berry bowls in the same Sandwich pattern. I used 2 of them along with an crackled glass amber hurricane I picked up from Ross for the centerpiece.
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In the background you can see a platter also in the Sandwich pattern that I used on the buffet.
I used wooden napkin rings, found at Goodwill, to tie in with the salt & pepper shakers. The gold (no seriously, they are gold and not peach like the pictures want you to believe) napkins I have had for years.