This coming weekend I will be hosting a table at the Goodhue County Historical Society Â event Bling and Chocolate.The 5th Annual Bling and Chocolate will be Sunday, February 27, 2011 from 2 to 4 p.m. It’s every girls dream event delicious jewelryÂ and dazzling desserts.Â This is my first year and I can’t wait to see the vintageÂ and new jewelry available for bidding and winningÂ . Looking for more information on the event? Check out the Republican Eagle Community Briefs.
As a hostess, I have to decorate a table for the event; so, what more appropriate dinnerware to use – Red Wing! Keeping in mind their Oscar theme this year, I wanted to show off my favorite lines that would look beautiful andÂ timeless – Smart Set and Ebb Tide.
Smart Set:Â Â It was introduced in 1953 and made until 1957. Smart Set was the first pattern produced in the Casual shape. Later Casual patterns included the very popular Bob White and Round Up patterns. The Smart Set pattern included a full range of table setting and serving pieces. According to the RWCS Ask the Expert, Larry Roschen, “Smart Set sold very well for several years, but the introduction of the extremely popular Bob White pattern (made in the same Casual shape) caused Smart Set to be dropped relatively quickly.”Â
Ebb Tide:Ebb Tide was introduced in mid-1965 and was made for only a couple of years before Red Wing Potteries closed in 1967. According to RWCS Ask the Expert, Larry Roschen, “Ebb Tide is a rather odd pattern because no pitchers, teapot, coffee server or salt & pepper shakers were made. Another oddity is that two styles of coffee cup were available, one with or without a handle.Â Workers apparently found it difficult to be consistent in applying the swirls because the effect can vary greatly piece to piece.”
I can’t wait to see how everything turns out for Bling and Chocolate. Interested in coming to this event? Tickets are just $15 per person call the Goodhue County Historical Society and get your tickets 651-388-6024 – Limited Seating available!