I have always thought this Carrollton floral china was a fresh, pretty pattern. It has a thin silver rim which is in pretty good condition considering this plate is probably sixty years old. It was most likely the "good" china and was rarely used. What a pity to own something so lovely and never use it. I bet its previous owner would like knowing that I am taking good care of her china and get a lot of enjoyment from using it.
This green rimmed Taylor Smith Taylor china has a very similar center cluster of flowers. I think the gold overlay on the rim really makes this pattern a knockout.
I decided to try the two together. I auditioned a gold charger, a butterscotch charger and a silver charger. I chose the silver because I thought it gave a softer appearance to the place setting. I think I have just discovered a new combo that I love!
For glasses I chose my new green martini glasses that I bought at the dollar store last week for $1 each. They were perfect. I paired them with a smaller pink glass.
I am not in love with the pink glass. I think it is too bright and chunky. I changed it for this more refined mellow yellow glass and liked it much better.
The centerpiece is an amethyst vase with painted allium heads from my garden. They are too white, but it's all I could come up with. There a few other purple bottles scattered about. The light blue napkin picks up on the same blue color in the flowers on the china.
I used two tablecloths. The pink seemed to light on its own and the green too dark, so I did an overlay which worked nicely. The bird candlesticks are the same creamy porcelain as the china and I believe about as old.
Do any of you have these same dishes and know how old they are?
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