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.
I love the versions I’ve spotted in antique shops that have stripes (of course, because I have a sick addiction to striped anything).
A collection of spongeware pitchers.
Pottery Barn released a version of this recently.
A pretty tablescape utilizing Tory’s collection.
Here are some great spongeware items.
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: