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Monday, January 11, 2016

Retro Pine Cone Dishes

It was a good time to host our neighbor for dinner last night.  He always is appreciative and is entertaining to say the least.  Even though it is just the three of us, I always try to make the table interesting and the food plentiful.

I've been wanting to use these retro pine cone dishes that I found at a garage sale years ago.  I paired them with these pine cone chargers that I bought at Walmart at Christmas time, and picked up the emerald green from the pine in the linen placemat from the Ballard outlet.

I have the perfect stemware to go with these dishes.  Can you see the pinecones etched on them?

The brown napkins from Target are in a tortoiseshell napkin ring with a bit of pine stuck in them. ( I regretted using the pine needles, by the way.)

Here's the placesetting.

Does anyone know anything about these dishes?  I think that they were probably made in the '50's by the shape of the cream and sugar pieces.

This is all it says on the back.

I also used these pinecone dishes from Michael's for the salad.

There was no time for a trip to the florists or even the grocery store, so I grabbed this bowl of pinecones that are always on our coffee table in the upstairs tv room and added some fresh pine.

I got these guys from the same room and put a bit of pine around them on this cream runner.

They crack me up.  I can't look at them without thinking of our very close friend, Bury!

One more bear on the table wouldn't hurt a thing, right? 

Then, I used another pine cone item for butter. 

It's finally getting cold here, so I thought this was the perfect winter table.  I love a good garage sale find! 


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  1. As a fan of pine cones, I love your tablescape. Those plates may be retro but they are still wonderful. I especially like how you paired the brown with green for your colour scheme - looks so woodsy.

  2. I really love this tablescape, and your dishes are perfect for a winter's feast. I too love all the accessories.

  3. Very simple and pretty. You did a great job combining all the elements to create a lovely winter table.

  4. I LOVE these dishes! The colors are great on the table and love all the accessories as well!!! Have a beautiful day!

  5. I am not terribly sure but I think I remember some plates like those that were sold on a party plan called Hollywood Ware. This would have been in the very early 70s here. There was a range of kitchen and dining products, some of which were melamine. At the time I bought very little because I considered the designs old fashioned. The goods were from the USA. Just a coulda-been idea.

  6. Just this past weekend, I unpacked the very same dishes!! They belonged to my sister's mother-in-law, who has recently passed. When I saw the title 'Retro Pine' I wondered if it was going to be 'my' pattern. Imagine my surprise!! And, I unpacked a full set for SIXTEEN! Bowls, cups, saucers, salad and dinner plates, serving pieces, creamer and sugar, the whole works. My Bro-in-Law remembers the dishes, but not much more. I will quiz him again and see if I can glean more information for you/me. What a wonderful post, thanks for sharing.
    Kathy from A Graceful Table

  7. What a wonderful Winter table. You didn't miss a single detail! (Isn't shopping the house a great way to tablescape?) Mostly, though, I love that you and your husband took time to share yourselves with a neighbor. I'm sure it was a treat for him!

  8. Love the winter table and those great pine one dishes!


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