Schumann Wild Rose

Schumann Wild Rose
Dishes, dishes, dishes........

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Green Depression Glass Tablescape

It has been quite a while since we last used any of our collection of green "Spiral" Depression glass (1928-1930) by Hocking Glass Company. If you collect Depression glass, you know that there is a lot of this pattern around. In fact, almost all glass makers during the Depression era made some form of a spiral pattern.
Pat's late Mother-in-law started her collection of green Depression glass - she gifted her all of the salad plates many years ago (and of course, having the "dish disease" Pat couldn't stop with just salad plates...…and then I "succumbed" to the disease.....big problem...)

The creamer and sugar bowl on the small tray is an example of a "Spiral" pattern by another manufacturer

Flatware is "Plantation" silverplate by Oneida - from our Mother

All of the green glassware is similar in shape but different patterns

When we set the table with a figurine, we usually use one of our Mother's Armani figurines - this one I actually bought years ago

Pat made small flower arrangements in drinking glasses that match those on the table

One last look at the table from the other end
Where it came from:
Lace Tablecloth - from (a mail order company that has inexpensive linen and wedding items)
Dinnerware - "Spiral" Depression Glass by the Hocking Glass Company from any where we can find it
Flatware - "Plantation" silverplate by Oneida from our Mother
Glassware - assorted green Depression Glass in various patterns
Napkin Rings - from Pier 1 this year
Napkins - from Tuesday Morning (almost always available)
Candle Holders - a "Spiral" pattern but unknown manufacturer
Creamer and Sugar Bowl with Tray - another "Spiral" pattern but manufacturer unknown
Figuring - by Armani from Fortuna Hallmark Store years ago

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Casual Fiesta(ware)Table

I'm not a big fan of Fiesta(ware) but I have to admit that it is versatile and mixes well. The color combinations are almost infinite. You can dress it up or play it down. [Confession time - as I write this blog, there are four boxes of Fiesta in the new color "Mulberry" sitting in my living room waiting to be unpacked. I didn't buy it - Pat bought it - although I do love the color. I am just "storing it" along with all the other Fiesta(ware) that we own.]

Pat pulled out some vintage (discontinued) Fiesta and some current colors and created a fun, casual table for this week.

Pat first  placed three matching runners

Flatware is "Musee" by Reed & Barton

Pat started with a "Periwinkle" Fiesta(ware) salad plate

Sorry the picture is not better - this is an "Ivory" Fiesta(ware) luncheon plate

Next is a "Lapis" Fiesta(ware) dinner plate - Lapis is July's Color of the Month on the Homer Laughlin Fiesta blog (Here)

The distressed sage green chargers are from Pier 1

Another "work horse" in our collection - blue goblets from the Dollar Tree

The centerpiece is simple - just a lantern and two small flower arrangements. That way you can see the table runners better.

You know Pat - the candle colors had to coordinate with the table.

One last look from the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Plaid Table Runners - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond sale shelf this year
Green Charger - from Pier 1 two years ago (but I saw some in the store the other day)
Dinner Plate - "Lapis" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Macy's (currently available)
Luncheon Plate - "Ivory" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Kohl's (currently available)
Salad Plate - "Periwinkle" Fiesta(ware) (1989-2006) by Homer Laughlin from eBay
Bread/Butter Plate - "Lapis" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from
Flatware - "Musee" by Reed & Barton from Horchows two or three years ago
Glassware - from the Dollar Tree (still available)
Blue Glass Votive Holders - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond several years ago
Sage Green Centerpiece Bowls - from the Dollar Tree three or four years ago
Lantern - from Pier 1 two or three years ago
Candles and Tea Lights - from Michael's

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 Scoop Link  Party" at Stone Gable: (Here)