Thursday, June 30, 2011

Lakeside Loungin'

We are headed to the sunny lakeside of the Tennessee River for the Fourth of July. Yes, we'll have a party, but will we have all the proper accoutrements? Not yet, because I don't own these...
I recently took this photo of the vintage hammered aluminum for a story on al fresco dining. I thought that these gorgeous pieces that arrived in homes from the 1930s to the 1950s would be fabulous for outdoor dining, due to their light weight and durability. Sometimes called "poor man's silver," hammered aluminum was not merely designed to appeal to the thrifty; it was fashioned to attract the affluent, as well, with its well-made handles, beautiful floral patterns, or dimpled surfaces. 
 I'm also kind of into these Japanese, fish-festooned of teacups for after dinner coffee. And the surreal, shell-encrusted cake pedestal is so Mad-Hatter-Hits-Key-West, no? 


  1. Lovely!

    You've got a cute blog, maybe you'd like to follow each other?