As everyone knows, I love my Fostoria American glassware. Now, after many years of research, I have finally launched my FostoriaAmerican2056.com website. Even though it is in it’s infant stages (with still much left to do) I wanted to celebrate by presenting a Fostoria American Tablescape. I also mixed in some colorful pieces from the King’s Crown pattern, and the end result was simply beautiful.
My favorite time for viewing the table setting, believe it or not, is not in the evening. Neither is it in the afternoon. It is in the morning, right before the sun starts to rise. Something magical happens in the room, and it is all done naturally … without the help of any ambient lighting. While the rest of the room remains dark, the crystal seems to come to life and reaches out to catch all light that is brave enough to enter.
Yes, this is my favorite time to look and gaze with wonder. And, sometimes it takes my breath away. I am amazed by the craftsmanship, simplicity, and natural beauty of it all. If you are interested in purchasing some of the Fostoria American Goblets, please click the affiliate link for available Goblets with Hexagonal Feet on eBay.
Presented here is the Fostoria American Twin Candlestick.
These are available for purchase through the eBay affiliate link here. This piece is quite stunning, and I am surprised as to why I don’t see more of them in tablescapes. I have been lucky enough to find a few at thrift shops – albeit they were in very dirty condition. A thing of beauty they were not. I rescue them, and more often than not, the end result is a gleaming piece of crystal. This is a testament to the quality of the piece, and to the craftsmanship of the Fostoria Glass workers.
The day moves on … and the afternoon hours arrive to greet me. I open up the windows, and turn on the lights. I think about the impending night, and decide to add Fostoria American ashtrays and individual salt dishes to the table. Both the salt and ashtrays dishes will be used as candle holders for this meal, and they worked most perfectly.
The floral centerpiece was very nostalgic looking, and oh-so sweet. I actually used it as my inspiration for choosing the light-pink, ruby and green hues of the tablescape. I wanted to keep the colors to a minimum, so as to showcase the beauty of the crystal – both on the table, and behind it. The soft pink and green colors added just the right amount of contrast, while still keeping the ambience warm and inviting.
I really don’t know what more I can say about the Goblet and Wine glasses. I have written about them in previous posts, and I use these pieces often. I absolutely love them! I know you probably get tired of looking at them; however, I don’t get tired of using them. They are beyond gorgeous, and particularly when viewed in this natural setting.
As the sun set and the night hours approached, it was time for me to light the candles. The excitement soon hit me, and I quickly retrieved the camera. With just a few candles lit, I could see the room changing right before my eyes … below is what the table setting looked like in the morning.
And, this … is what the table looked like at dusk – right before the darkness set in.
If you would like to learn more about the Fostoria American glassware pattern, please visit my other blog – FostoriaAmerican2056.com. I always enjoy chatting with other vintage glass collectors or enthusiasts. If you are interested in seeing more pieces in the American line that are available through eBay, please visit this eBay affiliate link.
I hope you have enjoyed this tablescape. Until next time, I wish you fond wishes.