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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Otagiri Shell Tablescape

Pat decided to challenge herself and come up with a month of "seaside" tablescapes. She thought it would be fun to see how many different tablescapes in the same theme she could come up with. So here's the first table:.
For the first seaside table, Pat mixed Fiesta(ware) and classic Otagiri "Shell" dinnerware

Before setting the table, Pat draped a fishnet over a white tablecloth and set down navy blue place mats 

Flatware is "Antiqua Frost" by Towle

The accent/salad plate is by Otagiri - it's a beautiful white, thin porcelain shell shape

The dinner plate is newer "Cobalt" Fiesta(ware)

The first charger is a "White" Fiesta(ware) Chop Plate

These over-sized wicker-like chargers are from Costco years ago

Although Pat didn't use cups on the table, I wanted to show what the shape was like

To continue the seaside/shell theme, Pat used these silver shell napkin rings from Tuesday Morning

The centerpiece consisted of a sailboat filled with shells and small white lanterns

Instead of candles, Pat used tea lights on a shell

One last look
Where it came from:
Fish Netting and Assorted Shells - from Michael's
Navy Blue Place Mats - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond several years ago
Wicker Chargers - from Costco years ago
Charger - "White" Fiesta(ware) Chop Plate by Homer Laughlin from
Dinner Plate - Newer "Cobalt" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Macy's
Shell Accent and Bread/Butter Plate - "Shell" by Otagiri from Anglin's (a local second hand store) years ago
Flatware - "Antiqua Frost" by Towle from Tuesday Morning last year
Blue Water Goblet - from the Dollar Tree three or four years ago (but still available)
Navy Blue Napkin - from Pier 1 last year
Silver Shell Napkin Ring - from Tuesday Morning two years ago
Centerpiece Boat and Rope Balls - from Pier 1 last year
White Lanterns - from Target many years ago

We will be joining the following Blog parties this week:
"Dishing It! & Digging It!" at Rustic & Refined this Sunday: 
"Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch: 
The complete place setting - I was lucky enough to find a complete set for eight years ago at a second hand store

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Summer Rodeos and Cowboys Tablescape

It's rodeo season in our local area - many of the surrounding small communities put on big displays of "roping and riding" during July and August. It seems like when one town's rodeo ends, another begins.... (It also seems a bit "odd" that we have so many rodeos in our area - our town sits on the true northern coast of California - not the "wild west" - but a small fishing and lumber community that is surrounded by redwoods and sometimes fog and usually not a cowboy in sight.)

Anyway, Pat thought it would be fun to set this week's table celebrating rodeos.
Dinnerware is "Cowboy Reflections" by Montana Lifestyles. Pat used two chargers to add weight to the place setting.

Flatware is "Iron Brown" by Noritake - I always say it is truly "iron" - I have had this set for forty years and have had to replace only a couple of knives (where the handles broke trying to slice through meat - Ah, ha! Another reason to go vegetarian!)

The green charger is a "Sage" Fiesta(ware) chop plate. Homer Laughlin started to produce this color in 2015 and retired it this year

We found these chargers at Pier 1 a few years ago

The stand is actually a candle holder that we found at Kohl's  - Pat thought it went well with the cowboy theme

This handsome guy is "Wyoming Pete" - one of Richard Simmon's Nana's Family dolls. He is just one of the many dolls that our Mother collected from Nana's Family.

One last look from the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Rustic Wooden Charger - from Pier 1 three or four years ago
Charger and Bread - "Sage" Fiesta(ware) Chop Plate by Homer Laughlin from
Dinnerware - "Cowboy Reflections" by Montana Lifestyles from eBay and
Bread and Butter Plate - "Sage" Fiesta(ware) appetizer plate by Homer Laughlin from
Flatware - "Iron Brown" ceramic handled by Noritake from Walsh's (a local bridal registry and gift store long our of business) forty years ago
Water Glass - from the Dollar Tree last year but still available
Small Beer Pilsner - "Quench" by Circleware from Ross three or four years ago
Brown Lanterns - from Pier 1 last year
Circle Centerpiece - from Kohl's two or three years ago
Cowboy - "Wyoming Pete" (a Nana's Family Doll for Richard Simmons by Annie Wahl) from our Mother's collection

We will be joining the following Blog parties this week:
"Dishing It! & Digging It!" at Rustic & Refined this Sunday: 
"Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch: