Holidays & EntertainingAugust 12, 2015

Granny Chic.

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I’ve found myself drawn to some rather granny-esque items lately. I don’t know why- but I’ve purchased a dusty old portrait and a pair of Staffordshire dogs in the past couple weeks alone.  I love antiques and classic, traditional design, but am appreciating the more really old school Americana like pieces. Including spongeware (or “graniteware” or “spatterware”).  And good thing, I’m not alone!  A few designers are into it too- like Tory Burch, who released a spongeware collection this year.  It’s such a fun pattern (and best in blue and white, of course) and adds a little pop of color to tables or displayed in collections.

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I love the versions I’ve spotted in antique shops that have stripes (of course, because I have a sick addiction to striped anything).

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A collection of spongeware pitchers.

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Pottery Barn released a version of this recently.

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A pretty tablescape utilizing Tory’s collection.

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Here are some great spongeware items.

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It’s easy to pair spongeware with other types and styles of plates to create an interesting, summery tabletop- from solid colors to stripes and busier patterns.  Here are some examples of what pairs well with spongeware:

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