If you are lucky enough to have a husband who looks through his sportsman's catalog ... sees dinnerware ... and buys it for you ... you might have twelve placesettings of this pretty JQ Outdoors ironstone ... like me! We love wildlife ... we enjoy eating wild game ... but we also enjoy watchable wildlife. So ... I have more than one set of dinnerware that features scenes from Mother Nature. This particular set has a reproduction of an original piece by German artist Robert Schmidt. That makes using the dinnerware even more fun. We collect wildlife prints and paintings, so discussion of an artist's work is great dinner conversation!
Here's the placesetting ... complete with a little glare! I love to add pops of color in wintertime tables and I also love a clean look ... especially after all the clutter and excess I use at Christmastime! The lime green charger and bright teal stemmed glass are both deliberate attempts to add that pop!
Some of the special pieces in this setting are the glassess ... mismatched, but that's my style! The gold glasses are a recent TJM purchase .. the blue from a local antique store ... and the clear came from GW! The bread and butter plates ... and knives ... also add an interesting element to the setting. The colored handles on the knives brighten up each place setting. You can see the full set in the following collage. This is actually a set of cheese plates and knives. I bought them years ago ... still in the dusty box ... at the Red Wing Angique Mall ... while visiting Red Wing, Minnesota!
Here's one more look at the dinnerware. The flatware is Sabatier and the yellow/gold flecked handles perfectly match the rim of the plates.