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A New Taylor Smith Taylor & Carrollton China Combo

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?

Thanks for visiting. Don't forget to check out all the other creative tabletops.

at Susan's blog. Have fun!

20 comments:

carolinajewel said...

Zoey, That is a stunning combo! And I like the martini glass with it. What a steal!!!! I agree about the pink glass. The color is nice but it is a bit chunky. So nice you can breathe life into these old dishes! :D Jewel

Wandering Chopsticks said...

This has to be one of my favorite tablescapes. I love the delicate china and florals.

Lena said...

I have the same color pattern but sort of laid out differently. They were my grandmother's dishes.Same shape and silver rim.

They are from the Edwin M. Knowles china company.

Shelia said...

Hi Zoey and it's so nice to meet you! Oh, what a lovely table you've set! I'd love to sit here and have dinner with you!
Thanks for the visit today and
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tracy said...

Hi Zoey,

Your dish pattern is beautiful, and your combination looks great! I really love those little yellow glasses, they are precious.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Zoey! What a beautiful table. When is meal time? I'd love to pop over for a visit! Everything looks so pretty...I love the layered look of all your dishes.
Blessings,
Debbie

tardevil said...

Very pretty!

Belinda said...

Your table looks gorgeous, and I agree, the china is stunning! I love the combination of china patterns you put together...and yes, it is such a shame to have beautiful things and never use them. I think Susan's Tablescape Thursdays are wonderful for encouraging us to do just that...use, share and enjoy all of our pretty treasures. :-)

ellen b said...

Love those dishes!! Happy TT to you...

Susan said...

Running late this week visiting blogs....again...always love your tables Zoey!
Hope you had a great Tablescape Thursday
Susan

Kathleen said...

Very pretty! And, yes, I am sure the previous owner would be happy to know you are taking care of her china! I would!

Chandy said...

I love the plates, though I don't own much patterned ones. Great looking table and I love those purple bottles- Purple is my ultimate fave!

Carolyn of What Now? Tablescapes

dani said...

Lovely combination! I love to come here and admire you! Thanks again for sharing this with us.

xinex said...

Beautiful mix of plates and beautiful combination!...Christine

Arcadia said...

Your tabletops are really great.I find the combination interesting.You have good taste and a lot of creativity. Thank you for sharing this.
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Doublebanker said...

Very nice tabletops...wish I had as much creativity!

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Anonymous said...

Um, I'm sorry, but when I read, "The blue napkin picks up the blue in the plates" ... I detected a wanna-be designer running amok. THAT is a hot mess.
Geez. My eyes hurt.

Anonymous said...

What is the name of that pattern for the Taylor Smith Taylor green trimmed and filligree plate at the top with the flowers in the center? I have been trying to identify this for a couple months now. Thanks...

Kimber
kmbrlycc@aol.com

JC said...

Have you had the Taylor plates appraised? I have a 167 pc set. I was wondering what they are worth.

JC said...

Have you had the Taylor plates appraised? I have a large set and would like to have a general value.

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