This week's tablescape features one of my favorite crystal patterns with old fashioned delicate china from Japan. I wanted to see how the two styles combined and show how the lacy etch looked with the flower banded china dinnerware. What do you think? The dinnerware is from Meito china and it dates to somewhere between 1920 and 1950. Customers who got sets from their family and then bought additional pieces from me gave me varying dates. From researching Meito China online I found the company began in 1908 and continues to produce fine bone china today. From the style of this set I'd guess 1940s. The band of flowers is beautiful and the colors are sweet. It is the sort of pattern you can dress up or down by changing your silverware and crystal. I've shown Fostoria Chintz several times but not quite like this. You are seeing the tall water goblet, tall Baroque candle and large bowl. The bowl is especially neat and perfect for salad, just the right size. It has two wing handles and four little tab feet. Of course it matches the Fostoria Chintz candle holders too but in my mind this is the sort of piece you put out on the table for decoration then wash and use when you have friends over. One more picture of the table to show you how it looks all together. Dave and I took the leaves out of our oval table and made it circular which works better for tablescapes. The yellow tablecloth is another bridge cloth my mom made. And finally one last picture to show what this looks like on bare wood. I prefer the table cloth, don't you? I hope you liked seeing vintage china from Japan paired with one crystal from of America's best known makers, Fostoria Glass. The flowers on the Meito dinnerware pair so well with the rose vines of Chintz. My thanks to Susan from Between Naps on the Porch for hosting this fun event. Shopping Information: The Fostoria Chintz etched crystal and Meito vintage china dinnerware are available in our store Cat Lady Kate's Elegant and Depression Glass. Shopping with us is like antiquing with your best friend.
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