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Vintage Beer Steins and Modern Plaid

This Knowles china is called "Modern Plaid".


I bought it many years ago.



I never cared much for the modern retro look in china. I always felt it too stark with a somewhat harsh feeling. But something about this china drew me in and I purchased it anyway.

It sat in the back of the china closet for a long time. Now and then I would look at it and try to determine if I actually liked it or not. The retro look has been growing on me and last year I decided I liked it enough to design and make a coordinating table runner.


Because of its informal nature and the brown stripe in the plates, I used a brown Hull pitcher filled with yellow flowers as the centerpiece and scattered a few amber glass votive candle holders across the runner. I omitted the chargers (though now I wish I had used my dark brown metal ones). While overseas in the 1970's DH bought a set of logoed beer steins from different countries.
I have never heard of the beers, but the logos are interesting.



I decided that beer went well with an informal meal. I had a few bottles of new beer and decided to use a different bottle at each setting. I like the look of the bottle next to the stein. It also gives people the option of drinking right from the bottle, which is what most of the men I know prefer to do.



What meal would you serve with this? How about a big juicy cheeseburger, tossed salad and roasted potato sticks? YUM!


Thanks for visiting.


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at Susan's blog. Have fun!

15 comments:

carolinajewel said...

Another great table Zoey! I love that table runner. It really goes with the china while "softening" the modern-ness, if that makes any sense. I like those beer steins and this is a great table to use them in. :D Jewel

Carrie said...

Charming tablescape...I really like how you picked up the yellow and brown on the plates in the table runner, the centerpiece and in the votives.

ceekay said...

Love those plates! Looks 70's to me! I think they could go with a lot of various tablescape themes.

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

* What a DELIGHTFUL, UNIQUE and FUN "change of pace"!!! I reeeeally enjoyed seeing this~~~ great, CREATIVE setting!!! THANKS and best wishes, Linda

Shelia said...

Hi Zoey! Well, I'm not a drinker but you've set a cute table! I love those happy yellow dishes!
Be a sweetie and thanks for popping in to see me.
Shelia ;)

Kathleen said...

I like it..the yellow is so cheerful..My mom had all yellow in her kitchen..
Great job!

Marie said...

What a fun tablescape! It does make me feel like having a cheeseburger with an ice cold beer.
-marie @ mariesmarche

Cass said...

I love how the runner coordinates with the "mod" china -- a really nice look. Great collection of beer steins, too -- Lovely post!
Cass

Janie's World said...

I love the runner you made it fits the dishes perfectly. Love the tablescape!

Chandy said...

I love your centerpiece the best! Happy Thursday!

Mama said...

Beautiful tablescape Zoey, I love the colour combinations.

ann said...

This would be truly hrd to pull off and you did it beautifully...Ann

tardevil said...

Cool table....like the amber votives.

Philippines said...

I like the tablescaping with the beer combination :)

BTW, San Miguel Beer is the most popular beer in the Philippines

Prabath said...

I like this post, it's cool and table arrangement are pretty good

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