Frankoma & Apples

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Several months ago I found some vintage Frankoma Plainsman Dinnerware at the Goodwill. Some were not in very good condition but I dug thru and found 4 dinner plates and 4 small bread plates that were in good condition. They came home with me and into my dish closet they went. I really liked them but wasn't too inspired by them.

Flash foward to our recent trip to Minnesota. We took a day trip to the Mall of America and I found the Marshall's there. As I browsed the dishes there I found the CUTEST salad plates and thought of those Frankoma plates that I wasn't sure what to do with.

Not only was I totally drawn to these Citrus Dot Collection salad plates by Home Essentials And Beyond, I KNEW I planned to draw out the red in the cinnamon colored brown Frankoma and couple with red table linens. The placemats and napkins are well used and been in my collection for a long time.

I cannot think of red in September without thinking of APPLES. I filled a small cloche with Braeburns and set them atop a shaker box.

And since things seems a bit sparce, I added an apple to each place setting.

The glassware is a combination of vintage pressed glass stems and some large iced teas from Dollar Tree.

Basically a very simple table but it reflects ME!

Sharing at Suzanne's Vintage Thingie Thursday and Susan's Tablecape Thursday. Thank you dear ladies for hosting these very fun events each Thursday!

Editing to add to Marty's Fall Cloche Party. I don't have all my fall decorating done yet but I wanted to add this fall table, cloche and all in for the fun! Thanks for hosting Marty!


  1. Anna said...:

    A perfect fall setting, I love it!

  1. Michelle said...:

    The Citrus Dot plates are a perfect accessory to your Frankoma plates. A very attractive table.

  1. jAne said...:

    oh my goodness!
    i thought the dishes were beautiful in their pure form - but seeing the picture with the colorful salad plates atop the dinner plates...? wowza!


  1. Maureen said...:

    I am totally in agreement. The citrus plates add what the others were missing.

  1. Debbie said...:

    Your patience in waiting for the perfect compliment to those dishes really paid off. The new ones look FABULOUS with it. Of course, I like the lines of it so much that I'm sure you're going to use it over and over.

    The apple cloche in the center looks perfectly autumnal. Love it!

  1. I really like this! It looks like those plates were made for each other!! Great job!

    I like your table and chairs too!


  1. Kathleen said...:

    Lovely! Those dishes are beautiful! Now make a big apple pie, and a little ice cream on mine!
    Beautiful Fall table, Gail!

  1. Combining the two plates is just perfect. I love the new citrus dot plates...they look like they were made for each other. Joni

  1. Julie Harward said...:

    I LOVE the dishes together, they look like they were made for each other! Very nice setting :D

  1. Sandra said...:

    I love the red with the brown is a very pretty table setting. Nice job.

  1. Sarah said...: really have an eye for those warm colors :)

    Have a wonderful ViNtAgE tHiNgIe ThUrSdAy!!


  1. Coloradolady said...:

    Beautiful. I love how one thing inspires another! Your dishes are really lovely together! Have a great VTT!

  1. love the apple decor! I have a glass dome thing and have been wondering what to do with it. You've given me inspiration!

  1. Dining Delight said...:

    Simple is the way to go if you can turn out a lovely tablescape like that! Those plates are lovely and will be very versatile. I like that you brought out the colours with the red apples.


  1. Celly B said...:

    Those salad dots are the perfect complement to your dinner plates! I love how you pulled out the red to use as an accent color.

  1. What a diffence those salad plates made!!! Thanks for visiting Buttermilk Cottage.

  1. Vonlipi said...:

    Nice match! The new go very well with the old dishes.

    Happy VTT!

  1. Miri said...:

    Terrific combination of plates! Lovely fall table setting.

  1. those are great plates, love the rich color...and yes! apples, some one just told me I can have some off their apple tree...oh joy!!!

  1. LV said...:

    I have always wanted to go to the Mall of America, but have never gotten there. You found some great things and are using them very nicely. Thanks for you visit.

  1. Anita said...:

    I love this setting! I can see why you would love the plates. They kind of remind me of the brown drip I have in that they are so versatile. Beautiful!!!

  1. AshTreeCottage said...:

    Lovely setting! You did a really good job of accenting your thrift store finds.

    Susan and Bentley

  1. Marlis said...:

    Your GW plates are really quite the treasure! I love the polka dots on the new square dishes too. We have good taste, you and I. I have those same tumblers from the Dollar Tree. They are so heavy, I just love them.

  1. This is a pleasing spiced up look for your plates! And I love the way you used the apples! Your vintage glassware makes the teas look vintage too! I can really see these dishes used with a lot of white linen and heavy ironstone too. They have that simple and classic look without being plain. Very nice!

  1. How fun to find the perfect polka-dotted plates to show off your vintage finds! The red is perfect with them, and the apples are just right for early fall. You're right, adding them to each plate adds a lot of charm!

  1. I love your table setting, it really feels like Fall, all warm and cozy. Your new dishes look great with the vintage!

    Happy VTT,

  1. Jo said...:

    I have those same tea glasses from dollar tree,don't you just love that store,and I'm crazy about Marshalls too,your dishes are perfect,love this tablescape and thank you so much for comment and visiting me while I'm being lazyonloblolly.Please come again!

  1. xinex said...:

    Great find on the salad plates cause they are perfect with the Francoma plates. Beautiful tablescape, so warm and so earthy!...Christine

  1. Mimi said...:

    Great fall table...the salad plates look wonderful with the Frankoma, then add the cranberry placemat/napkin...WOW!

  1. Mary said...:

    LOVE your citrus dot plates! Your apple filled cloche has me yearning for cool fall weather & hot apple pie :-)

  1. The dot plates look wonderful with your Frankoma plates! Fantastic table setting!!

  1. Absolutely georgeous tablescape! :) WOW!

  1. I love those polka dot plates and they certainly dressed up your other dishes! It just proves that it is worth waiting for the right thing. I love the round apples with the polka dots. You should link to Marty's cloche party...the apples in the cloche are great!

  1. Jacqueline said...:

    I am in love with the citrus dots. What an unusual color the brown plates are and so great for this time of year.

  1. I really like your tablescape...the apples are the perfect ammendment. Frankoma is a well-known Oklahoma company, located close to Tulsa. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  1. Debbie said...:

    Those dishes are one of a kind. I love your Fall table, looks awesome! Great idea with the apples too.

  1. Barbara said...:

    I love a simple table! Those polka dot plates are just perfect with your Frankoma plates. The apples are just the right touch.

  1. What a happy find... I love the mix and match!

    Warm blessings,

  1. Love your pretty tablescape. All the colors are just wonderful and so pretty. Your cloche full of apples is perfect. I am so happy you joined the party. Hugs, Marty

  1. Shelia said...:

    Lovely tablescape! Your cloche filled with apples is the crowning touch!!
    I love your polka dot plates!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  1. Gail, I love your plates the polka dots are so much fun! Your apple cloche is a perfect centerpiece-enjoy:@)

  1. I am amazed at your table! I would not have bought the brown dishes because I wouldn't know what tpo do with them. But you did such a fantastic job! I love it all! So very fall. Yes,I agree red has to be in a fall tablescape! Thank you for sharing and showing me what to do with brown dishes.

  1. What a wonderful fall tablescape! I adore the polka dot plates...darling!


  1. Hi Gail...

    What a beautiful autumn table, my friend! I love your really is perfect for this season! It has such a warm color and nice texture...everything that autumn is made of! Love your apple cloche as well! Thank you for sharing your pretties with us!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  1. Renee Shmuel said...:

    OHH I loved this post, when I finally decided to marry I received ALL of my mothers Frankhoma dishes, Most of them are the original green and brown wagon wheels, so it was nice to see this.I have brought them all to israel with me.

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