I was so excited to see Topanga Vintage Market touted as a top source for vintage china, flatware and all things tableware in this great article about vintage table settings from LA Daily News !
Apparently mixing and matching patterns and services is a new thing (my grandmother might disagree!) I have to say, it looks very beautiful in the photos and makes sense to a “pinch of this, dash of that” kind of gal like me.
I decided to bring out my own special china and create a “curated table” of my own. I had a limited amount yet very wide style range to work with. Very formal gold rimmed Phoenixware china from England, and hand thrown ceramic Vince Kitira plates from Thailand, a few Russel Wright pieces, and 1930’s bakelite flatware. The Wright pieces were all wrong, but the rest seemed to hit if off. OK, so here goes!
Not too bad! Unfortunately I only have enough pieces to do a table for three. Always an awkward number! SO, I guess I will be joining the shoppers at our fall shows hunting for more pretty pieces for larger gatherings around my table.
Here’s a preview of what you might find for your own holiday table:
“Vintage Holidays” is a new special edition magazine by Flea Market Decor. It features Topanga Vintage artisan and vintage vendors Lauri Grosso of Shimmering Self and Lene Abraham of Vintage Chic DK, as well as a bit about co-owner Patrice Curedale (that’s me!). There’s lots of great decorating and entertaining ideas for lovers of antiques, up-cycleds and all things vintage, and look for a “how to” about Grosso’s jewelry trees!
Look for more great vintage holiday ideas, decorations, clothing and serving ware at our flea market!