Sometimes people tell me they don't have the right dishes to set a pretty table. But you really can set a pretty table with what you have and to prove my point, I'm going to use Melmac. That's right...plastic melmac.
This pattern is from 1956 and has the coolest square shape...Brookpark "Pink Hyacinth."
I remember my grandmother having square pink plates and I always loved them so much.
I used a burlap runner I made with a mirrored runner my mother gave me on top. I happened to see pink hyacinths on sale for $2.50 a pot at Walmart so I snapped them up. I will plant the bulbs after they are finished blooming so they will be ready for next year.
I used my mom's 1960s Oneida "White Lily" flatware, an Indiana/Colony Glass "Whitehall" iced tea, and vintage napkins from her collection. I made the placemats several years ago after searching for this odd shade of salmon/pink. They are reversible...here is the pretty floral on the other side.
Oh...and the flatware tip...see the blade of the knife? Make sure it's facing inside to the edge of the plate.
Back to the plastic dinnerware...
Everything is square in this pattern including the cups and bowls. You can see an outdoor tablescape I did with this dinnerware HERE.
I think you can set a pretty table with whatever you have.
It's all in the details.
You can see the post about the slipcovers I made HERE.
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