Even more amusing is the British word for dessert. “Afters” is the final course of a meal. It’s name isn’t due to dessert coming after dinner; the name comes from it’s inventor, Sir George After. I think it’s funny that dessert had an inventor. The other Britishism food word that throws me is “biscuit”. No, a British biscuit is nothing at all like our american yeasty bread roll. A biscuit is what we call a cookie.
I know that I’ve already gotten sidetracked at the beginning of the post. Starters, in the case of this week’s projects, are the little visual tidbits to whet the appetite for the following month.
The first small arrangement is actually food oriented. I brought out a Shawnee “Corn King” creamer pitcher. “Corn King” was a very popular dinnerware line that was manufactured from 1946 until 1954. An early autumn color scheme predominantly of yellows works well in this fun container.
The robin’s egg blue very early Haeger vase is a piece I never place in storage. The graceful style and beautiful handles work together to make this 1932 piece a classic. A simple poesy of blue flowers works best in this vase.
The Shawnee donkey cart is a cheerful little container that lends itself well to cacti. The blooming cactus colors harmonize very well with the glaze and gold accents of the little planter.