Sunday, November 24, 2013

A New Look for Old China, Part II

After my daughter saw the table linens I made to set a modern table with my (now vintage!) wedding china, she wanted a set for the Haviland Rosalinde china she inherited from her grandmother.  Here's a closeup of this pretty pattern from an earlier post.  (Click the link below the photo to see that post.)
Rosalinde for a New Generation
Taking a plate along, we headed to the home decor fabric section of JoAnn's.  We first looked for a geometric pattern in green, to complement the soft greens in the leaves of the china pattern.  But my daughter spotted  this pretty fabric that really highlights the lavender flowers in the design.
I made two runners and five napkins before running out of fabric.  I probably should have made the runners a bit narrower, but I wanted to be sure to have room for the silverware.  The fabric is Waverly Lovely Lattice in Violet, and it's a cotton sateen.  It comes in several other colors, and I'm tempted to buy more!  Here's a placesetting, with Gorham Chantilly, my mother-in-law's pattern that my children now have.
Haviland Rosalinde
I set a quick table on a recent overnight visit, just to see how the new linens would look, so there's no centerpiece.  But imagine purple mums and white pumpkins for a fall table or daffodils for a spring table!
Here's another look. 
A guest's view. . .
Haviland Rosalinde
Another closeup.  Here you can see that some of my mitered corners are better than others!  But focus on the pretty scalloped edge of the plate and the graceful lines of the silver pattern! 
My daughter was pleased with the linens as a way to set a modern-looking table with this treasured gift from her grandmother, and I know her grandmother would love seeing her beloved china enjoyed by another generation.

Linking to Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen

17 comments:

  1. Oh I love the dishes and the small purple flowers and go so well with the tablecloth! Have a wonderful Tksgiving.
    FABBY

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  2. Tricia, This is so beautiful.I love the choice of fabric to go with these dishes..It really compliments them. And you did a great job sewing them..
    Love, Mona

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  3. I have not tried your idea, yet, but if you keep showing these great combinations, I am going to have to steal it!! Your daughter did a great job selecting the fabric and you did a beautiful job sewing it. Love this, Tricia!

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  4. I've never thought about taking a plate with me to shop. Good idea! I love the new fresh design of the material with the vintage china. And I have always loved the Chantilly pattern!

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  5. The quatrefoil design is a perfect contrast and complement to the sweet flowers in the china! Good choice, daughter! Nice sewing, Tricia!

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  6. Simply gorgeous! I love that pattern!...Christine

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  7. So pretty! I wish I had your skill with a sewing machine. I love the combination of a modern linen with the treasured china. Beautiful!

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  8. I love the use of two table runners....very pretty! The lilac, green, and cream colors make a gorgeous table. Have a blessed Thanksgiving....hugs, Penny

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  9. As much as I love green, it couldn't possibly complement those dishes any better than the lilac fabric...just gorgeous.
    Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving, Tricia.

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  10. Oh I love it, very creative. I'm a fan and collector of tablecloths, but I've been eyeing up some fabric to try something similar.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  11. I have those same beautiful dishes that were my grandmother's. I had many wonderful meals on them at her table and then she gave them to me 40+ years ago for a wedding gift. They are particularly special to me, because her name was Rose, and mine is Linda. She said I was always meant to have them, and I won out over 4 other older granddaughters! I have used them often with lavender or pink and they have been the treasured star of many many family meals. Linda @ A Toile Tale

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  12. I love sage & lavender, your choice of fabric color is perfect! I don't have any hand-me-downs but I love seeing everyone's china on all the wonderful blogs.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

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  13. That is so cool to have your daughter enjoying the plates and I love the modern twist she has put to her table! Stopping by from Let's Dish.

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  14. You have done a beautiful job of combining contemporary with classic! You are so fortunate to see heirlooms brought to life by a whole new generation. A lovely, lovely table.
    Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

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  15. Your old china is so gorgeous, and you did a lovely job with the new linens. I love the color combos. I host a weekly link party for "olde" things, this would be great to share. Starts Tuesdays. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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  16. Your old china is so gorgeous, and you did a lovely job with the new linens. I love the color combos. I host a weekly link party for "olde" things, this would be great to share. Starts Tuesdays. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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  17. So very stylish, Tricia! I love them, and yes, the possibilities are endless. It looks beautiful!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

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