Wednesday, April 29, 2009

M A Hadley on my Table


Well, you asked for it and I was happy to oblige. Yesterday, I posted plates on a couple of blogging parties. One was Wordless Wednesday so, of course, I couldn't tell you anything about these charming little plates with farm creatures. You can see here if you missed it. Several of you were interested in knowing the history behind these plates so I thought I'd tell you tonight. These plates belonged to my mother. She had LOTS of them. Since, I was limited in cabinet space, I only kept a few, the ones you saw on the wall in the last post and these on the table.


I paired them with some inexpensive green plates, I picked up at Hobby Lobby several years ago. Then layered them on straw chargers. The napkin rings are made to look like little planting pots. I made the napkins out of fabric speckled with blueberries.

The butter dish has a cute blue cow painted on the sides.

A covered dish with a pig. I used a planting shovel for a serving spoon to go along with the theme. Of course, I've never used it outside in the dirt! :)

The whimsical pottery pieces are made by M. A. Hadley. You can learn more about them at http://www.hadleypottery.com/.



Beside the rooster on the center of the table is another inherited piece. We found this old crock with the blue cows on the front in a barn at the old farmstead. When I set this farm themed table, I remembered having it.

It's fun to pull out valued pieces that you've had over the years and I appreciate all of you encouraging me to do just that tonight. Check out the rest of the tables at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/.

16 comments:

Olive Rue said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. It's nice to meet you. Hope to see you around again!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Love those pieces and thanks for the link. You need to get a percentage as an affiliate for Hadley! Love, love, love your dishes!

Allidink said...

How cute. I was wondering about those plates :) It's so nice that you inherited them. That makes them so much more precious.

All the best,
Allison

marty39 said...

I just love family treasures and your a truly treasures. I love the dishes with all the animals painted on them. What a fabulous history and such a lovely tablescape. Hugs, Marty

Michelle said...

I used to work at a store and we sold Hadley. I'd forgotten all about it until I just read your post. Our customers loved Hadley!

My Crafty Little Page said...

So now we know the rest of the story. The dishes are really wonderful and I love the way you mix and match. I love to do that so much that I need to see if it's possible to set a table with just one pattern! Have a wonderful week, Marsha. :)Nancy

kymber said...

Hi Marsha,
It is so nice to meet you!

I LOVE your beautiful plates! I am a sucker for anything blue. I have a lot of it all over my house. it is truly one of my favorite colors. I can see why you love your plates - and your butter dish is too cute!
Thanks for sharing them with us!
Blessings to you,
Kymber

Chandy said...

Very nice table and love the history behind the dinnerware. ;-)

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

What a sweet tablescape. Very cute!

Crystal said...

These dishes are so cute and make your table look so quaint. It is just so great that you have these items handed down in your family.

Thanks for sharing!

Martha said...

I've always liked M A Hadley although I don't have any but a friend's mother knew Mary and my friend have several pieces that Mary made just for her. They are lovely pieces.

Jo - To a Pretty Life said...

Those are adorable little dishes! Thanks for commenting on my met monday post. To answer your question, the particular pattern of window film I chose is not see-through at all. But there are other patterns that have clear areas that you could see through. I'm considering a scrolly/lacy one for my back door ;-)

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I was so happy that you told us about the pottery. I was one who was wondering about it. Great tablescape.

Mrs. B. Silly said...

What pretty dishes and they look so perfect on the yellow check!
Happy TT, Bridget

Mary said...

LOve your dishes, especially with the yellow check. Very cute table!

Julie said...

What unique pieces..the farm animals on the pottery are precious. Love the table setting....Have a wonderful weekend...Julie