I had fun setting this table with one of my favorite depression glass patterns, Cameo from Hocking Glass. We bought a very large set recently and I enjoyed selecting the pieces to show for this dinner.
This time I used several pieces of drinkware: the footed water tumbler, flat water tumbler, goblet and low sherbet. I imagined serving friends with ice water, cider or soda, wine and a fruit salad.
My favorite is the footed tumblers. Which do you like best?
Hocking had a winner with Cameo and made a huge number of pieces. There are six variations on the dinner plate alone. This table shows the most traditional shape, a plain plate with a wide center. Maybe another time I’ll set the table with the sandwich/dinner plate, or the grill plate, or the rimmed dinner plate. Neat to have so many choices.
We’ve gotten away from using sherbets to serve fruit or dessert and that’s a shame. Don’t you think having the special little stemmed bowl will make this dinner table perfect?
Last week I showed three of the Cameo stemmed pieces so you could enjoy how they look together. That post is here: Cameo Green Depression Glass Stemware for Comparison – Goblet and Two Sherbets
We haven’t talked at all about the serving pieces. I used five – the pitcher with rope edge, oval vegetable bowl, round serving bowl, round relish and the salt and pepper shakers – in the middle of the table instead of a centerpiece. All the Cameo depression glass is pretty, but the oval bowl is one of my favorites. The bowl has a rim with scalloped tab handles on each end and these little handles even have the swag motif. Wow.
Here’s another view of the serving pieces.
A couple more pictures as you walk into the room. Our dining room has a corner window and an open staircase on the right as you enter and the other three walls are full of artwork. Here we are walking in and you can just see my Mom’s favorite green ceramic pitcher on the buffet.
Now you are pulling back the chair to set down. Here’s how the table looks from above.
And now, sitting down to enjoy an evening of fellowship and fun.
I hope you enjoyed visiting!