Last week Tablescape Thursday I showed exquisite Limoges dinner plates with Cameo green depression glass. This week I'm using the same dinner plates but changing out the depression glass. We're combining elegant etched crystal stemware from Monongah Glass with our Limoges. Please leave a comment and let me know which you prefer. Here is last week's post: Can You Mix Elegant China with Depression Glass? You can see I left the place mats, dinner plates and silverware the same. I changed the green tumblers and cups out for the Secretaries Primrose goblets and sherbets and switched the Dave Eickholt green crystalline glaze vase for an elegant white. Fond as I am of Cameo and green depression glass, this elegant combination seems more soothing. It isn't as eye catching but it looks easy to use and enjoyable for an evening dinner with friends. We've had other tablescapes with the Monongah and Limoges, including this one here that combined three different dinnerware patterns (by multiple Limoges factories too). I like the earlier one too but this latest is so simple and classic it works better for me. One picture you aren't going to see is what this looked like without the vintage 1950s place mats. In a word, terrible. Dull, bland, boring. The combination of the cheerful mats with the classic crystal-and-Limoges adds a twist that takes this from nothing to exciting. It's important to have one element that is visually exciting or an unexpected touch to give contrast. Last week the depression glass was the unexpected element and this week it's the place mats. On the December table the three different Limoges patterns added a bit of zip. Some of our experienced bloggers like Bill of Affordable Accoutrements does this every week. I'm still learning! My thanks to Susan from Between Naps on the Porch for hosting this fun event. If you enjoy these blog fests then please plan to join me Thursday evenings for Fancy Fun Fridays. Shopping Information: The Monongah Secretaries Primrose etched sherbets and goblets and the Limoges china dinner plates 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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