The Complete Table: Leaves an Impression

Text by Britt Stafford • Photography by Caroline Smith

During the peacetime that followed the period of rations and conservation throughout World War II, Americans once again wanted stylish decór and furnishings for the home. In response to growing midcentury trends, companies such as Lenox produced pieces that featured clean lines, distinct colors, and straightforward designs.

With a simplistic botanical motif depicting nature’s autumn tradition, Lenox Westwind, produced in 1952, serves as festive tea ware for the season. Multicolored napkins help bring out the various hues in the china’s pattern for a traditional look, while Reed & Barton Kendrick Gold flatware adds a touch of grandeur to the table.