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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Verdigris Springtime!

I love verdigris garden decor ... and have had this cage cloche for several years.  It usually sits on the front porch filled with something seasonal.   Last week, it had plastic Easter eggs in it ... but out they came, so I could use it for the centerpiece of a special tablescape!   Really ... the tablescape was born from a purchase I made yesterday at one of my favorite little shops ... a set of 8 Fostoria Argus stemmed glasses. The clerk, who is a friend of mine, asked me if I didn't have that color ... and my answer was "yes" ... then she said, "so this is your pattern" ... and I had to admit that I have lots of green, but nothing in Argus!

It all started with the glass in the upper right of this collage!  Fostoria produced Argus in olive green from 1963 to 1984. The pattern originated in the 1850s, when Bakewell Pears & Company made it.

The other green glassware was made by Imperial Glassware and is the Provincial pattern, also called "honeycomb" ... and the color is verde.  It was also made in amethyst and amber.  "Provincial", as made by Imperial, is the reissue of an A. H. Heisey & Co. glass pattern. The pattern was originally called "Whirlpool" when it was introduced by Heisey about 1938. The name was changed to "Provincial" about 1952.

I do love my colored glassware!

The place setting begins with Mikasa English Country Garden, which is one of the most perfect patterns for tablescapers to own!  I've been collecting it for years and have purchased it directly from Mikasa and at Goodwill!  

Yep!  I found four place settings one time at Goodwill ... and another time, I found a stack of dinner plates and rimmed soup bowls ... for one dollar each!   I think the clerks had confused it with the many 'wanna be' patterns! 

Don't you love this cute napkin ring?  I've had these so long that I've forgotten where they came from!  They have graced several outdoor tablescapes!   I have a pair of the cute flower pot holders that are garden chairs.  They get used in a variety of ways, but today they are holding artichokes and faux succulents! 

Here's to our celebration of Spring ... in green!  The Southern Illinois winter was so nasty ... we were all longing for green grass, flowers and sunshine!  It has finally arrived!

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Happy Verdigris Springtime!

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  1. Hello Debbie
    What a beautiful "Verdigris" table - so perfect for Spring.
    I'm very fond of green too especially in Springtime.
    I love your little birdcage too - I have a similar one on my Easter table that I have posted about on Mary's Masterpiece Monday too!
    I hope you will pop over to my blog for a look!

    I'm now following you!

  2. Oh, how I feel we are kindred spirits!! I am obsessed with Fostoria (I do not own Argus, but I have two friends who do) and I recently found some Mikasa English Countryside salad plates at Goodwill!! Love your table and the verdigris cage - it works as the perfect centerpiece.

  3. I am in love with your tablescape! So beautiful! The "Verdigris" stemware is lovely and the Mikasa topped with the honeycomb salad plate is to die for. I am pretty sure I have the verdigris glasses (I just packed them up to get them out of the way for the new flooring going in) I will check them when I unpack. I am going to shamelessly copy this beautiful table. I have the English Countryside plates that I have not used yet and the green sherberts and what I think are the Argus stemware. Unfortunatley I do not have the salad plates. But I will work on that. I am so inspired!! Thank you so much for sharing. I have just signed up as a follower and I am looking forward to your posts. Do you have a way that I can sign up for emails. I did not find one on the sidebar.

  4. Now THAT is a pretty spring tablescape...and I totally agree with you. Colored glassware (and dishes) are the best!

  5. Happy Pink Saturday, Debbie. I am so glad you joined us this weekend.

    The pink butterfly was the perfect addition to your lovely table setting. I do remember this pattern. It was popular when I got married in 1970. I had a similar pattern in amber, but for the life of me I can't remember the name.

  6. Such a pretty table I love using bird cages on my tables too but the fake succulents really go well with this look. very well done.Susie


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