I've had a few plates of this pattern for many, many years. The corral colored platter under the rose bouquet is like a very large plate, I've heard them call chop platters. Then one time my cousin bought me a serving bowl and some dessert plates as a hostess gift when she was visiting. And we found a large, round platter. I've always wanted more of these lovely dishes, but there are no markings on the bottom, and I'd never heard the name or the maker.
Then I saw this blog - from Linda - and look what she has on her table. A pretty green plate that matches my pretty corral platter. Go ahead - go look at her pretty table setting - I'll wait.
Well, that made me want to find more of these dishes - so I set off on a quest. I searched Ebay for "rimmed plate" and there they were - MacBeth Evans is their name - and there were lots of them - plates, bowls, oh the glory of it all. Reasonable prices on Ebay get me every time - and soon these babies were winging their way to me (you didn't know dishes could fly, did you?)
I now have three colors of Mac Beth Evans dishes
Little bunnies add to the fun. The tablecloth is another Ebay find - seems they are not as popular as they once were, so hand crocheted tablecloths are really inexpensive on Ebay
The little blue plate is one of a set of multicolored plates I found at Value Village recently, they fit right in.
Yellow plate and bowl, with the same blue scalloped edge plate, crystal napkin ring and vintage Bakelite handled silverware in butterscotch color
Crystal goblets add to the place setting
Green Bakelite silverware with a vintage embroidered napkin
Add one of the scalloped pink sandwich plates and a milk glass dessert cup
Or switch to red handled silverware, an apple napkin ring and a yellow scalloped plate and you have a completely different feel to the table setting
The table with three different place settings - which is your favorite?
Cottage Style Party
Cottage Style Party