Thursday, March 25, 2010
Asters without beetles and bugs - how good is that?
My sister Lois found the place settings of circa 1940's hand-painted colorful Astor flowers in bold and bright colors. I've never used them and have the dinner plates standing upright in a large green oblong planter with small dessert plates to match sitting in front. I wanted something cheery and happy to say Hello Spring - so I came up with a couple of other pieces to compliment the setting for two. The happy contented rabbit normally sits in the living room on the floor, looking at a plant that is placed nearby and he was happy to have a prominent place on the table. Cups for these dishes have never been located, so I used two green and white restaurant ware pieces on the matching saucers - You gotta love the simplicity of green and white. Barely visible in the background is a nice large cookie jar from Thomas Kincaid collection with Spring colors.