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This Past Week On The Marilyn Denis Show - 2015-02-21

The Wonderful Tommy Smythe Creates a Delightful “Early Spring” Table-Scape From Our Shop!


In, “Tommy Takes Us: Dinner by Design,” Tommy Smythe displays his “early spring” “fashion forward”

“florals” table-scape. Tommy explains how he begins to put it together: “all this stuff comes from

Cynthia Findlay Antiques”; “an amazing place where you can go”; it’s a one stop shop for everything

to do with tabletop“; “one of my favourite places in the city!”

Click the link below to watch the show.


The Marilyn Denis Show: Tommy Takes Us: Dinner by Design; February 19, 2015

Here’s how Tommy puts together the place setting.Tommy starts with “everyday dishes” and chooses

a “plain white dish.”

Set of Sixteen Wedgwood “California” Service Plates (showing 8 of 16)

$1,600.00 set

Diameter 10 ¾”


Tommy then adds “fashion forward” “florals.”

Set of Twelve Kaiser Pink Floral and Gilt Decorated Plates (showing 4 of 12)

$295.00 set

Diameter 4 ¾”


Tommy highlights how he likes to use “a combination of different periods and styles.” Admiring the

1960s Swedish goblets, Tommy describes their effect: “They are so wonderful and they are so

exuberant - they’re a modern interpretation of this floral leaf motif.”

Set of Eight Swedish Stem Glasses; c 1960s

$295.00 set

Height 8 ¼”


Gold Rimmed Water Glasses pick up the gilt decoration of the Kaiser Plates and the gold rim of the

white Wedgwood Service plates.

Set of Twelve Gold Rimmed Water Glasses (showing 4 of 12)


Height 5 1/4’


The teacups, Tommy explains, “we did almost as a suggestion for a collectible - they’re all different.”

Eight Various Cups and Saucers

$25.00 - $75.00


Mother of Pearl Handled Knives and Forks complete the place setting.

Set of Six Mother of Pearl Handled Dinner Forks (showing 1 of 6)


(One as found)

Set of Twelve Mother of Pearl Handled Dinner Knives (showing 1 of 12)



Tommy then uses Venetian Glass Tumblers and Victorian Celery Vases to extend the “layered”

floral motif to create “layers of height.”

Set of Four Venetian Tumblers (showing 2 of 4)


Height 3 ¾”

Set of Six Venetian Tumblers (showing 2 of 6)


Height 5 â…œ”

Victorian Cut Glass Celery Vase


Height 8 â…ž”

Victorian Clear and Frosted Glass Mask Motif Base Celery Vase


Height 9 ¼”


An Art Deco 800 Fine Silver and Cut Glass Pitcher further demonstrates how Tommy combines

different periods and styles.

Art Deco 800 Fine Silver and Cut Glass Pitcher


Height 10 ¾”


Thank you Tommy. We love your visits and your style. It’s “early spring” whenever you stop by.


The Team at Cynthia Findlay Antiques

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