Today, I'm joining Jenny Matlock for AlphabeThursday one more visit with the letter W and Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Today's Word is Wilendur (or Wilendure or Weil&Durrse) representing one of my very favorite vintage tablecloth makers. The company made table linens for over sixty years. One particular design, the Wilendur Lobsters is fairly hard to find, and has special meaning for me because the hunt for that cloth was the catalyst for starting a wonderful friendship with another dish and linen collector, Daphne, and me. We shared the search for the cloth, and she located both cloths within just a couple of weeks of one another. Later, other collector friends shared their visions of a "lobsterscape" as well. The story of the search, and the tablescapes we each created using our vintage Homer Laughlin dinnerware was featured in an edition of the Homer Laughlin China Collector's quarterly magazine, The Dish.
Be sure to stop by Daphne's Tabletop Time . Our friends Candy, at The Little Round Table and Becky at Random Musings of a Deco Lady did other wonderful lobsterscapes that just shouldn't be missed, either!
Daphne and I wanted to share those tablescapes from The Dish this week with you. In this set of photos, I used a mix of vintage and Post 86 Fiesta. The salt and pepper are vintage Cronin Sevilla and they're tucked in next to a prototype for the Fiesta jam jar.
and here are a few more pictures with some other Homer Laughlin dinnerware. This time I used a mix of Post86 Fiesta and vintage Fiesta in Scarlet and Gray. The glassware is Martha Stewart. It amazes me how different a table setting can look with just a change in dinnerware.