July 23, 2009Set Your Table The Vintage Way
Time to learn about some table settings! I recently picked up this great book on table settings published by Better Homes and Gardens in 1968. Tom and I found it in a box that had some vintage cookbooks in it and I had to pick it up. Since I am thrifting today with one of my friends (don’t worry, I’ll take lots of pictures), I thought some vintage tablesettings would be perfect for today!
The pictures are so funky and cool in this book that I just had to share it. Since there is so much stuff, I thought I would post one “idea” at a time for you guys. Don’t want to overload you on table setting advice!
The first couple of pages deal with choosing tableware. The basic idea: Match your dishes to your home decor. They suggest a floral pattern to “permit you to serve meals in rooms of varied color schemes with the possiblity of maintaining some relation between dishes and the decor of the room in which they are used.”
Wow. I didn’t know dish patterns were such serious stuff!
Click on the pages to zoom in!