Schumann Wild Rose

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

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Castleton Rose and Lapis Dinner Tablescape

Not formal and not too casual, this week's tablescape is set for Dinner (pre-pandemic of course - no social distancing or masks in sight.) Pat decided to use Castleton Rose dinnerware (she found a complete twelve place setting set including luncheon plates and serving pieces in pristine condition at the Hospice Thrift Store a few years ago for less than $80.) To tone it down a bit and make it more casual, she mixed it with "Lapis" Fiesta(ware) and added Dollar Tree glassware. 




Flatware is "Cameo Gold" by Mikasa



The charger is a "Lapis" Fiesta(ware) Chop Plate by Homer Laughlin


Glassware is one of Pat's favorites - from the Dollar Tree






One last look from the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Charger and Matching Bread and Butter Plate - "Lapis" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Replacements.com
Dinnerware - "Castleton Rose" by Castleton Potteries (1940-1972) from the Arcata Hospice Thrift Store
Flatware - "Cameo Gold" Stainless by Mikasa from Horchow several years ago
Glassware - from the Dollar Tree (still available)
Napkin - Handmade by Pat
Candle Holders - from our Depression glass collection

This week, we will be joining "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:  http://betweennapsontheporch.net/ 

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Oriental Foo Dog Tablescape

Over sixty years ago, our Mother was gifted a pair of Oriental Foo Dogs - after her passing, I inherited them (or as the family lovingly says, I got stuck with them....) I asked Pat to use them on a tablescape recently, and here is what she came up with:
Dinnerware is a mixture of "Imari Fan" by Arita and "Meadow" Fiesta(ware)





Pat used light "Bamboo" flatware by Cambridge



Once again, Pat used two chargers - a "Meadow" Fiesta(ware) Chop plate for color and a gold leaf lacquer charger to hold it



The light amber goblets are from Pier 1 - one of my very last purchases before the store closed


Foo Dogs are actually lions  - some people say they resemble ChowChow and/or Shih Tzu dogs - hence the name "dog"

The original Foo Dogs were very large and meant to be outdoors - displayed as guardians for the home

Meant to be in pairs, one dog is female (she represent "yin" and symbolically protects people living in the home) and the other Foo Dog is male (he represents "Yang" and protects the structure itself.)


There is a right way and a wrong way to position the pair of Foo Dogs - They should always be together with the female on the left to ensure harmony.


From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Bamboo Place Mats - from Pier 1 in Washington eighteen years ago
Gold Leaf Chargers - from Costco years ago
Green Charger - "Meadow" Fiesta(ware) Chop Plate by Homer Laughlin from Replacements.com
Dinnerware - "Imari Fan" by Arita from eBay
Bread and Butter Plate - "Meadow" Fiesta(ware) Appetizer Plate by Homer Laughlin from Replacements.com
Flatware - "Bamboo" by Cambridge from Amazon five or six years ago
Amber Glassware - from Pier 1 this year
Napkin - from Linentablecloth.com (a really neat site for inexpensive linen and wedding supplies)
Bamboo Napkin Ring - from Pier 1 two years ago
Candle Holders - from the Cancer Society Discovery Thrift Shop three years ago

This week, we will be joining "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:  http://betweennapsontheporch.net/