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Canadian Living 40th Anniversary Issue - April 2015 - 2015-04-04

Canadian Living 40th Anniversary Issue - April 2015

“Easter made Easy”

Canadian Living Cover

Stylist Alanna Davey uses vintage and antique pewter water jugs to hold bouquets of spring flowers for

her Easter table setting.


Pewter Water Jugs - Page 94



We love how stylists use antiques in new ways, so when Alanna stopped by the shop this week we asked

her if she could talk about her “Easter made Easy” feature inCanadian Living, April 2015 (pages 94-101).

Alanna said, “I wanted to do a take on Easter light blue but not kitschy”; something “very simple, clean,

and fresh”; “something that was easy going, almost casual”; and “something attainable for everybody.”

Alanna’s use of vintage and antique pewter jugs to hold spring bouquets with Queen Anne’s Lace is a

charming example of how to use antiques in new and interesting ways while highlighting just what Alanna

means by “Easter made Easy.”


Pewter Jugs - Canadian Living

Pewter Water Jugs

Left to Right:


Arts and Crafts Hammered Pewter Water Jug, Halo’ England, John Turton, Sheffield Pewter

Height 8 ½”



Tulip Pewter Water Jug Bedford England, C.1880

Height 6 ½”



Round Pewter Water Jug, Pewter by Galstaff, Hand Wrought

Height 6”



Alanna also used a plain white ironstone platter and the simple yet elegant Birks Regency Plate “York”

pattern flatware for her Easter table setting.



White Ironstone Platter, Alfred Meakin England

12 ¼” x 9”

$95.00 (as found)


Birks Regency Plate York Pattern Flatware

Birks Regency Plate “York” Pattern (all monogrammed)


Birks produced their most popular patterns in both silver plate and in sterling silver. For example, Birks

Regency Plate “York” (above) is called “Saxon” in sterling silver. We have both and can fill your pattern

or help you find the pieces you have been looking for. Please contact us for prices.


Overall, we have a large number of individual pieces and place settings. If you have half a set or inherited a

set and want to finish it, or if you don’t know what your set is called we can also pattern match.


Whether you want to add to your flatware service or are looking for inspiring ways to set the table, stop by

the shop, we would be pleased to help.