This week’s tablescape won’t surprise our regular readers because I included a video of it in a post this weekend. Cameo is one of my favorite depression glass patterns, especially in green, and I wanted to share it with you. This picture shows the pattern. Can you see the dancer?
I had a Cameo tablescape earlier on yellow place mats that didn’t look real good, at least it didn’t photograph well. After Cameo lost to Lorain in our recent vote it only seemed fair to retake the pictures on a better background. (Here are links to the Cameo luncheon table and the Lorain vs. Cameo vs. Georgian vote blog post.)
I love the shapes in this table. The cups and tumblers and plates are round while the serving bowl and sugar are oval.
The swag and scroll design looks good with my mom’s embroidered cloth. We looked for vintage tablecloths when we went antiquing a few weeks ago because I’d like one to fit our table but every thing we found was square.
The Cameo saucers are scarce and very expensive. People use the 6 inch sherbet plates under cups instead of the true saucers. Can you see that the cup is on a flat surface, not inset in a cup ring? Saucers look better but the sherbet plates are convenient little pieces, perfect for a roll or salad – and to line a coffee cup.
This table is set for dinner with grill plates. Hocking made two styles of Cameo grill plates, this one which is round, and another that has little handles. The handles are cute but strike me as one more thing that could chip. Can you tell I’m in a practical mood?
The bowl has the handles like the other style of grill plate. This bowl is in excellent condition, always a happy find with 80 year old glass.
Cameo is a happy pattern. Maybe it’s the joyful dancer or the pretty colors, but it always makes me smile.
Wouldn’t you like to sit down to a dinner with friends on such happy green dishes?
Here’s what it looks like when you are ready to sit down.
And one last picture.
I had a lot of fun with this table. No candles or flowers, just lots of pretty green Cameo depression glass. I hope you enjoyed it too!
Here is the Cameo video if you missed it earlier.
Thank you to Susan from Between Naps on the Porch for hosting this fun event.
Shopping Information: Cameo is one of our featured patterns and we maintain a good selection in our store Cat Lady Kate’s Elegant and Depression Glass. Shopping with us is like antiquing with your best friend.