One day, while shopping for china on eBay, I found a set of Homer Laughlin china with a pretty floral pattern. I bought six, 5-pc place settings and a serving bowl for around $36, including shipping…gotta love that eBay!
A little light bulb went off and I thought, maybe, just maybe, the two china patterns would work together since they both contained a lot of that beautiful color, Pink. (I later found out Homer Laughlin also produced the Glenwood pattern.) I got a great deal that day, 27 pieces of Glenwood for around $14. As I was checking out with the china, the people in line behind me were trying to buy it from me. I’ve never had that happen in a store! Once home, I checked good ole eBay and found a few more pieces of Glenwood to complete what I needed.
I’ve always wanted to try using two different china patterns in a tablesetting. Finding these two sets at such reasonable prices, gave me the opportunity to play a little bit. In the pic below, the salad plate and bread plate are the floral Homer Laughlin…the pink banded china is the International Glenwood china.
With the soup bowl out of the way, you can see the Homer Lauglin salad plate a little better.
Here’s a fun, elegant way to make sugar available for coffee or tea…a sugar scuttle.
I love how the little scoop stores right on the back of the scuttle. Doesn’t this just beat a regular ole sugar bowl, any day.
Here’s another look, using the Glenwood pattern as the bread plate this time. I had fun seeing just how many layers I could make. I created four different layers here…they are, from the top down: Homer Laughlin fruit bowl, International Glenwood soup bowl, Homer Laughlin salad plate and Glenwood dinner plate.
All pieces depict a pretty gardenia…
A while back, I came across these two little swan ashtrays and I bought them to use as salt cellars. Remember the swans I posted yesterday. If they are still there when I go back to A Classy Flea, I think I may buy them to go with these below.
Info. you may want to know: Chinas shown above are: Homer Laughlin,floral pattern name is unknown and International, pattern is Glenwood. Homer Lauglin also made the Glenwood pattern. Sterling is Towle, King Richard. Lace chargers are from Horchow online. Candle sticks came from A Classy Flea. Sugar scuttle purchased on eBay…I still see them on there all the time.