Saturday, May 14, 2011

Shades of William Morris


Today's vintage tablecloth is one I have nicknamed "Shades of William Morris"

William Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) was an English textile designer, artist, writer, and socialist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Movement.


Morris founded a design firm in partnership with the artist Edward Burne-Jones, and the poet and artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti which profoundly influenced the decoration of churches and houses into the early 20th century. He was also a major contributor to reviving traditional textile arts and methods of production, and one of the founders of the SPAB, now a statutory element in the preservation of historic buildings in the UK.

Some of his wallpaper designs.



This vintage tablecloth reminds me of some of the classic forms seen in Morris' work. More details on this tablescape at the end of today's post.























Thanks so much for stopping by again today!

Vintage tablecloth from my Tablecloth Database
Contemporary Fiesta in Seamist, Rose, White and Shamrock
Napkin Rings from Crate and Barrel many years ago
Napkins, stemware - Home Goods
Flatware - Deauville
Green Depression Glass is vintage
Votives - Michael's
Round centerplate - Fiestaware 2000 NOP test piece in Seamist
Shakers - vintage Homer Laughlin Rhythm
Vintage Fiesta Light Green Covered Onion Soup Bowl
Crystal footed candy dish w/ 'Pinky' roses from the garden was my Mother's
On the sideboard:
Reproduction Jadite footed cake stands from the defunct Martha By Mail catalog
Pink Homer Laughlin "Kenilworth" bowl and carafe
Vintage Wells Art Glaze covered muffin plate from Homer Laughlin
Contemporary Fiesta "Hostess" bowl in Shamrock
Vintage Harlequin Ball Pitcher
Pink pitcher is vintage Homer Laughlin

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34 comments:

  1. Beautiful..love his designs and I would like a skirt made with such pretty design. Love the table for sure! :D

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  2. Hi Candy! Oh, I love this tablecloth too! The colors are so lovely and of course you would have the dishes to match! :) Your setting is darling. I just picked up two olden tablecloths today at a garage sale and thought of you!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  3. This is stunning Candy, the tablecloth is amazing and the place settings leave me speechless. Your photography is pretty amazing too.

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  4. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful tablecloth. I am a fabric-holic and love seeing all the beautiful prints. I saved 2 vintage cloths from my mother's things, but none were as beautiful as what I have seen on your blog. Where do you find them all?
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

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  5. The tablecloth is just beautiful! You always have this gorgeous tablecloths, my goodness, you sure find them!, and your table settings with such beautiful color plates! I just lov it!
    You did another wonderful and inviting table! I'm also at Seasonal Sundays.
    Hugs
    FABBY

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  6. Very interesting cloth. Unique design and clolors.

    Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays. Looking forward to your contribution to "Where do you keep it all? - Part 2".

    - The Tablescaper

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  7. WOW. I love William Morris prints. How pretty!!! The tablecloth does remind me of a William Morris design. You have a gift for coordinating items to make a lovely table!!!

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  8. I've always like William Morris designs. Love the pinks and greens of this scape. Beautiful! ~ Sarah

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  9. Bright, cheerful and charming...such a lovely table setting! Hope your weekend is wonderful! :)

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  10. I really like this tablecloth Candy! The colors are great and it almost seems like a cross between paisley and an Amish/PA Dutch design:@)

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  11. Hi Candy,
    I really love, how many colors and styles you can decorate with Fiestaware. The tablecloth is outstanding in color and design, but your decoration is the topping.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  12. Your tables are always stunning = thanks for sharing

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  13. oh so bright and beautiful!

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  14. Clever William Morris post. I love green with the pastel salmon and pink. Wonderful! Have a great week.

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  15. These are the most beautiful and stunning greens I have ever seen. Your table settings are awesome. I wish I had just a tiny bit of your talent at decorating.

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  16. Beautiful table setting!! Lovely colors,too! Well done! Cathy

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  17. Who needs food when the setting is that lovely? Nancy H

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  18. What pretty colours. The tablecloth is so beautiful. V

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  19. Love the color combo!!! The pink hydrangea is gorgeous!!!

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  20. Gorgeous! This is a lovely spring color combo!

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  21. A truly beautiful tablecloth, which you have complemented so well with the combination of Fiesta and green depression glass and the delightful pink goblets. With all the green, it's perfect for spring.

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  22. Great title for this tablescape. You capture the Arts & Craft movement beautifully, bringing the outdoors in and celebrating natural forms and fauna. Thanks for a wonderful post. I'm inspired. ~CJ

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  23. What a wonderful pink and green tribute to Morris!

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  24. I was pleased with the way this one turned out too! And so odd that just folded up it really doesn't have a lot of personality or general appeal. Picked it up for a song, which makes it nice too. :-)

    Thanks for all your nice comments!

    Cndy

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  25. Marvelous tablecloth -- and the Fiesta Ware is perfect with it.

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  26. You do have the most fabulous linens, and of course your dishes are always stunning and you do put them together in such beautiful combinations. Love the centerpiece and I am drooling over the stack green cakestands. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  27. Your tabletops are always done to perfection.

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  28. Thanks ladies! Come by again Wednesday for another tablescape here on TLRT.

    Candy

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  29. I just love the colors you used on this table. I found myself smiling at the fresh, soft spring look. I used to have a very large set of vintage Fiesta (I had an offer I couldn't refuse) and this brought back some fun memories.

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  30. Thanks for coming by Sue, I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and good memories.

    Candy

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  31. Wow! What a total feast for the eyes!!!
    Thanks so much for creating these wonderful color combinations!
    Absolutely stunning!
    Barb

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  32. Thanks Barbara, please come back again soon for more tablescapes!

    Candy

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