Monday, March 26, 2018

Homer Laughlin

While thrifting I recently happened upon and purchased two different partial sets of dishes made by Homer Laughlin.  This is the first set.  I thought these were very elegant.  They are cream with black and gold.  The pattern is called Westchester.  The partial set included 6 dinner plates, 6 salad plates and 8 bread and butter plates.  I set a place setting using an Italian gold leafed charger, borrowed gold flatware and gold stemware from three different patterns.

 The chargers are substantial, each weighing three pounds.  It states on the back that it is made in Italy and gold leaf.  It seems to be pottery underneath the gold.

The flatware belongs to my daughter.  It is called enchanted rose.  I am storing it for her and thought I should quick use it before it makes its way back to her.
 The napkin has an embroidered design on one corner.  The napkin ring is brass.

The little soup bowl is a different Home Laughlin pattern.  It is a cream color with a dark green stripe near the bottom and thin gold band at the rim.  I liked the shape when I bought it and still do.  I like the lug handles.  There were eight of the soup bowls, no other pieces at the time and I haven't found any other pieces since.  I think that they work with the Westchester.  Here the soup bowl rests on the salad plate.

  I also tried the bread plate as a saucer and I felt that that worked too.
And I tried a black charger.
The glasses are three different patterns of stemware that were found at the same thrift store at different times.  The have a similar general shape, wider at the rim, and a similar pale gold color.

I am joining BNOTP for Tablescape Thursday here.

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