They are Oneida "Chardonnay" from their casual settings. I bought two sets, so I now have 8 dinner plates, salad/dessert plates, soup bowls and mugs. I only paid $72...that's $9 per place setting! Pretty good, huh? My old stoneware is hitting the storage closet and making room for my new babies!
Now, I'm not claiming that this is a tablescape, so don't judge it by those standards. This is more like show and tell. I 'm not very talented in the tablescape department since many of my plates wind up on the wall. At last count I had 59 of them up there and I'm looking for a place for #60 so I'll have an even number. That doesn't even count the ones you see in the hutch. But...I digress...let me show you the detail on my new babies...
Here's the soup bowl...lovin' those grapes. That's my mom's silverware..."Silver Flutes" by Towle. My service is pewter because that was the style when I got married. I'll show it to you sometime.
Here's the dessert/salad plate. See...I told you this isn't a tablescape. I think I'm too much of a purist to excel in that department. I'm going to have to learn to be less matchy-matchy.
Look at the leaves! You can even see the veins.
And look at the little tendrils! They even go down onto the plate. I tried to take a picture so you could see, but it didn't work very well. Can you see?
I think part of my love for grapes comes from this...my mom's soup tureen. It was always on the dining room table when I was growing up in the '50's. Isn't it beautiful? I have since seen one in an antique market, but it didn't have the ladle.