Monday, April 26, 2010

Spode Woodland Hunting Dogs

For Marty's Table Top Tuesday, I'm showing a coffee-table-set-for-one featuring my sister's Spode Woodland Hunting Dogs pattern.  She graciously allowed me to play with her dishes and other items during my recent visit to Nashville.



My sister bought these dishes a few years ago when we were all visiting my parents in Little Rock, at one of our favorite shops there, Fifth Season.  She has dinner plates, salad plates, and mugs in the golden retriever and English springer spaniel designs.  Here's a closer look at the placesetting, which includes her silverplate from Grandma Rachel, Reed and Barton's Louis XVI.


Here's an even closer look at the English springer spaniel salad plate, followed by one of the golden retriever dinner plate:


The green napkin folded into the mug highlights the green in the center of the design.


And, for all you dog lovers out there, here's a closer look at the golden retriever figure that usually stands on the hearth, with a gerbera daisy tucked into his basket.


Here's one more look at the setting.


Thanks for visiting, and please also stop by Marty's A Stroll Thru Life to see some inspiring table tops.

29 comments:

  1. Those dishes are lovely. I love dogs and that is so pretty set on the coffee table!

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  2. I have always liked those dishes. The dog goes so well with them too....Christine

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  3. Such a great setting with the dog plates and the dog figure.

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  4. Oh, how wonderful! I love those wonderful dishes! I am definitely a dog lover and the figurine is darling too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  5. Oh how sweet! I love dogs and the Spode pattern is wonderful! Thanks for sharing a delightful place for "dining with the dogs"!

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  6. Beautiful dishes, love the pattern, the napkin seemed to bring out the green even more.
    Sandy

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  7. I have not seen those exact dishes before and I LOVE THEM! They are just wonderful. We used to have an English Springer named Chap. You've done a great job with the placement of everything. Love those green napkins springing out of the mug.

    Good job!
    Donna

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  8. It's me again Tricia. I see you like dishes like I like dishes! :) I've just signed up to be a follower. I hope you'll stay by and see me too!

    Donna

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  9. Oh my those dishes are just stunning. I havn't seen those before. They are truly lovely. The figurine is just wonderful too. What a lovely setting you have arranged. Isn't it fun to play with someone else's wonderful things. Beautiful. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

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  10. Very pretty! I have never seen these before! They are wonderful!

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  11. How pretty! I love the dishes and the dog goes so well!

    Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

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  12. What a lovely setting...a cozy place for a meal for one!
    Have a beautiful week!
    ;-D Kathleen

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  13. I especialy like this setting. I didn't have any Spode and found the Golden Retriever salad plates at Marshall's for 9.99 each. Of course I snatched up all 7 of them. It will be a while before I can add to that set; your setting sure is inspiring. They look wonderful.

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  14. I am a huge fan of Spode china and I just love this setting. Your vignette is just beautiful.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  15. Such pretty dishes and I adore that doggie~!!

    ~Sonny~

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  16. I LOVE the Spode Hunting Dogs! I have wanted them for so long and I love what you created with your sisters' set. I absolutely adore the Golden Retriever figure, too, and wish I had one like it for my hearth! A beatiful tablescape on the coffee table!

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  17. What a gorgeous setting. The china design is beautiful. Thanks so much for your visit. Your blog is awesome and I'll sign right up to follow. I'm sitting here giggling over your Profile! You've got a super sense of humor. ♥

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  18. I just love these with the green!! I have the American Horses in the Woodland and I have thought about adding the hunting dogs since there are no salad plates. Beautiful!!

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  19. Love the dishes and the dog with the basket too! As a dog lover, this table top really catches my eye!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  20. The doggies are adorable! Darnit, now I'll want to collect that, too. Thank you for showing us!

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  21. nannykim/spindlecottageApril 27, 2010 at 3:13 PM

    MM, love the rich tones in this and love how it displays with the rug in the background!! So nice!

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  22. I am so envious! Spode does such a wonderful job on its dishes. I would love to find these.

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  23. Don't you just LOVE that china?!?! It is by far my favorite. It reminds me of antique brown transferware and then the it has furbabies prominently displayed in the middle. I purchased a couple of plate for a friend for her birthday. She doesn't even collect this china, but I thought she would still enjoy a couple of pieces. I've yet to purchase any for myself, though I've been tempted on several occassions...like right now! Thanks for sharing!

    Susan

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  24. What wonderful dishes. The dog theme is so much fun and so elegant! Thanks for your visit today.

    Sue

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  25. Oh, I love Spode Woodland china. I've always wanted some, but it does not go on sale, and I only shop sales! Also love Fifth Season in L.R. I ALSO love that golden retriever figure. (Ok, I guess you're right-I love it all). laurie

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  26. Hello Trica, I love your sister's dishes and especially love the golden retriever design. What a lovely display... My sweet dog is part golden retriever. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your kind comment on my bed tray from Tabletop Tuesday. I would be so flattered to see you copy the idea! I hope you have a wonderful day!
    Hugz,
    Kim
    P.S. I could really use a refresher on punctuation and grammar, I'm a bit rusty and apologize.

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  27. Still lovin' those dishes! ;)

    Thanks so much for becoming a follower. I look forward to getting to know you better.

    Donna

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  28. Those dishes are lovely! A dog lovers dream! Very pretty, T!

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  29. I love your dishes, especially the one with English Springer!!! We had a Springer, Dreyfuss...we miss him!

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