Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pretty as a Poppy

I think that the desire to collect tableware must have a genetic component, because this lovely china was passed down to me from my dear Aunt Tess...a fellow dish-aholic.

The pattern is Cornpoppy by Susie Cooper for Wedgewood.  It was produced from 1972 until 1987 and it is still looking just fabulous in 2011!

The colors of the poppies are so incredibly intense, these dishes just beg for equally vibrant accessories...

like these vintage orange woven placemats with fuchsia and aqua accents.  The Romantika water goblets (Crate & Barrel, early 90's) are also accented in pink and blue.

The fabric for these napkins was actually the inspiration for this table setting. When I saw this delicious fabric, I knew its colors would perfectly match my Cornpoppy dishes.  I made these napkins double sided...and their equally fun flip side will appear in a future stay tuned, as always.

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  1. I love my poppies! Those are unique and just gorgeous! Come check out my Ruby Bridges tablescape!

  2. How exciting this table is! What fabulous china. I love the way you've placed your napkins on this setting too.

  3. Gorgeous table...those poppy dishes are really cute and unusual.

  4. Loved your poppy dishes

    Karin Şen Cankan