There is an imperceptible shift in the summer psyche as we enter August in Cape Cod. The heat continues unabated, while Black-Eyed Susans form a rich contrast to blue hydrangeas in the gardens and sunflowers appear in the grocery stores and fruit stands.
Adam and I had settled on Pork Chops with Peaches for supper and Raspberry Galette for dessert. Now it was time to select the tableware. Vintage Buttercup by Spode picked up all the glorious golden tones of the peaches and naturally, we had to have sunflowers!
The amber glasses are from Williams Sonoma a number of years ago. The amber stem with etched, clear bowls are Morgantown Amber Etch Depression glasses from Replacements Ltd.
The white rattan placements and napkins are from Pier One. The taupe under plates and the little wheelbarrow open salts came from Pottery Barn a number of years ago and the lanterns are part of their current collection.
Delightful. A well dressed casual table that echos the white of summer with the gold of late summer. What an inviting setting.
I’m not normally a huge fan of goldy-yellow, but this buttercup set has a real 40’s vintage charm, evoking images of ladies in those gorgeous fitted suits with big lapels, sporting longer skirts and small hats. I love the basket-weave detail and the unexpected vivid green accents.
I agree, Helen. This china is not a yellow pattern per se because it is a fantastic, coveted pattern. Lucky you!! Have you seen the style of other pieces? Such as coffee pot, tea pot and so on? Really pretty in pattern & design,
It’s one of the best patterns, ever. Replacements often features it among its “top x number” of spring patterns, and I can see why. It’s really stood the test of time. I also love Rosalie – same blank as Buttercup, but with more red flowers; the serving platters have gorgeous blooms.
In fact, a 25% discounted dreamy piece of Spode Buttercup is available… Lid, soup tureen, underplate and ladle all in this fab china pattern. *** drooling***
I do love Buttercup. The serving pieces, teapot, etc. as you say, are just delightful. The basketweave edge and the lovely scalloped shape!