Today we have a small table setting with just a few pieces of elegant glass. The plates are cut crystal from Seneca Glass and the etched water goblets are from Cambridge and the combination makes a pretty luncheon table. Can you imagine a glass of white wine served with crystal plates full of salad with fresh greens, nippy arugula and pecans?
This is the first tablescape with Seneca glass. They are not all that well-known which is surprising since they made an incredible array of stemware with cuttings, etchings, intricate stems, and tableware. These plates are solid heavy crystal cut on the centers and the rims. The design in the center is a scattering of cut circles that shows up best in the shadows on the tablecloth.
The goblets have a beautiful lacy etch of baskets of flowers and swags with a fancy rim. I like these a lot and used them in a prior post with Haviland Limoges china. Click here for the previous post you can see how versatile these are. I wasn’t sure how well the gentle curvy design in the stems would balance with the more formal cut plates. What do you think? Leave me a comment below to vote whether you prefer the goblets with the china or the cut crystal.
The goblets are from Cambridge Glass and are the 701 etch. Unfortunately this etch doesn’t have a name; don’t you wonder why glass makers left their creations with only a number?
The plate pattern is called Regina and I am indebted to Replacements who identified it for me. I got these at an estate sale thinking they were “something” but I am not good at cut glass patterns and after a year or two of having them in my nameless box I sent a photo to Replacements who are whizzes at identifying glass. (In fact the Replacement owners wrote a book on Seneca.)
The salad bowl from artist Dave Eickholt is porcelain with a fascinating crystalline glaze.
I like to show how you can mix and match glassware and china from different styles and makers. There’s no need any more to have rigid table settings with only one pattern. It’s great to have the freedom of expression to design our tables to fit our likes and our sense of style. One goal for my tablescapes is to introduce others to the fun world of vintage glass and demonstrate how it fits today’s lifestyles – especially when we blend it and use pieces we really enjoy. I hope you enjoyed seeing this simple table of cut and etched crystal.
Shopping Information: The Cambridge 701 etched stems are in our store Cat Lady Kate’s Elegant and Depression Glass and the Seneca Regina cut crystal plates will be there shortly as well. Dave Eickholt sells his art pottery on www.DaveEickholt.com.
As always, thank you for visiting this week. Be sure to check out the other Tablescape Thursday blogs since we all have different tables to show you.