Schumann Wild Rose

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

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Fireman Santa Tablescape

My sister has a wicked sense of humor - I say it often, so this week's table is no surprise. It's one of her "usual offbeat and hilarious" tables using a set of dishes that we bought several years ago. I chuckle every time I look at it.
Now this is a fun table.....complete with fire engines and "flame" napkins



Flatware is Noritake's "Decision" Primastone







No fire "call out" is complete without a fire hydrant nearby





A note to the family: Yes, that big box in the background is another order of dishes from Replacements. Don't have a coronary........it's going to be OK. I still have a little space left in the garage rafters.......

From the other end of the table

Originally, the table had a traditional Christmas tree........but not for long....not really Pat's "style"
Where it came from:
Red Chargers - "Fun Factory" by Waechtersbach from Replacements
Spotted Dinnerware - "Kate" from Pier 1 several years ago
Bread/Butter Plate - Black "Fiesta(ware)" by Homer Laughlin from Replacements
Glassware - "Jet Black" by Artland from Target (mail order - not in the store)
Flatware - "Decision" Primastone by Noritake (1973-1977) from eBay
Flame Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Santas - from our collection
Fire Trucks - from Ross over the years
Greenery - from Michael's
Fire Hydrant - from Toscano's (mail order catalog) two years ago

We will be joining the following Blog parties this week:
"Dishing It! & Digging It!" at Rustic & Refined this Sunday:  http://www.rustic-refined.com/
"Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:  http://betweennapsontheporch.net/




Saturday, November 26, 2016

Race Car Santa Table

I've always said that inspiration for tablescaping comes from the oddest places and this week is no exception. Several years ago, we were out "thrifting" at various second hand stores in our area, and Pat spotted eight square dinner plates with an unusual pattern. Since they were really cheap, naturally, she bought them "to use sometime." Well, lots of time passed and we were out Christmas shopping two years ago, and I found a Santa for my collection that I just had to have. Pat immediately saw "whimsical  tablescape heaven"......
Here's Race Car Santa.....(just one of dozens from our collection)

Pat mixed racing flags and a Christmas tree


Pat said the "stripe" down the side of the plate reminds her of tire tracks....

Flatware is "Hammered" stainless steel by Godinger Silversmiths




Naturally, napkins had to be "checkered flags...."





From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Faux Leather Placemats - from Pier 1 years ago
Flatware - "Hammered" stainless steel by Godinger Silversmiths from Costco
Dinner Plate - "Contempo Collection" by Baum Brothers from Cuddly Bear Boutique (a local thrift store)
Glassware - from Pier 1 last year but still available
Napkins (and racing "flags") - from Linentablecloth.com (a mail order company that features lots of tablecloths, etc.)
Small tree and ornaments - from Michael's
Race Car Santa - from Pierson's Building Supply (a local building center that goes "way over the top" for Christmas every year) two years ago

We will be joining the following Blog parties this week:
"Dishing It! & Digging It!" at Rustic & Refined this Sunday:  http://www.rustic-refined.com/
"Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:  http://betweennapsontheporch.net/