Castle plates. How exciting!  A new (to me) set of series ware by Royal Doulton, these vividly coloured square plates are charming and versatile. They are from Elise Abrams Antiques.

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The twelve plates feature four castles: Arundel, Harlech, Cawder and Dryburgh Abbey.  I’ve seen Arundel, but the rest are on the “still to be explored” list.  While there are three depictions of each castle, each plate is a bit different.

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In deciding how to style the plates, I considered several colour ways. The vivid green spoke most clearly, so Granny Smith apples and cheerful striped napkins took the lead. In keeping with the age of the plates, Fostoria’s June Pink Depression glasses from Replacements Ltd. added a lovely complementary touch.

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Open salts shaped as wheelbarrows picked up the deep browns in the plates and provided a fun note to the arrangements.  I picked them up at Pottery Barn a few years ago. The square white under plates are from Pier One.  

I’m sharing this post with Between Naps on the Porch.