Schumann Wild Rose

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

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Blue Danube Table

Pat is hosting the family Easter Brunch this year (she usually does since she is a fabulous cook and can bake like a pro) - she decided to start sampling possible table decorating and place setting ideas on my table. This is one that she came up with:
Blue Danube has a unique underglaze and is fired at an extremely high temperature making each piece dishwasher and microwave safe and very chip resistant. The individual casserole (like several other pieces) is even oven safe up to 500 degrees.



Pat added a "Cobalt" blue Fiesta(ware) bread and butter plate as a liner to the individual casserole to add a little contrast

Flatware is blue "San Remo" by Hampton Forge Silversmiths





The charger is from the Maryland China Company - it's one of my favorites....


I also love the interesting handle on the coffee cup

Pat decided on simple glassware because the dinnerware pattern is so busy

Another favorite piece - this is just one style of butter dish offered in the pattern

Pat thought she might use all these pieces for the Brunch so she placed them on a tray for convenience. 


The small white porcelain salt spoons did not come with the individual salt cellars - we found them online at the Maryland China Company


From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
White Chargers and White Porcelain Salt Cellars Spoons - from the Maryland China Company (mail order) several years ago
Dinnerware - from our Mother's collection
Individual Casserole Liner - "Cobalt" Fiesta(ware) Bread/Butter plate by Homer Laughlin from Replacements.com
Flatware - Blue "San Remo" by Hampton Forge Silversmiths from Horchow three years ago
Glassware - Inexpensive Dollar Tree glasses (still available)
Blue Glass Centerpiece Footed Bowl - "Rondo Sapphire" by Bormioli Rocco from Ross 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/  
"The Scoop Link  Party" at Stone Gable: (Here)  

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Lenox Versailles Table

Opulence. That's the word I think of when I think of  the Palace of Versailles. And Lenox dinnerware pattern "Versailles" (named after the famous palace) brings to mind that same richness with its gorgeous flowers and scrolls all trimmed in gold.
"Versailles" by Lenox was produced from 1977 through 1992.




Flatware is "Byzantine" by Yamazaki





The first charger is "Mansfield" - since it is produced by Lenox, it has the same ivory color and coordinates perfectly

The gold leaf glass charger was one of Pat's "finds" - she bought eight of them recently at the Discovery Shop (the Cancer Society's local thrift shop) for three dollars each.




From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Gold Leaf Glass Chargers - manufacturer unknown from the Discovery Shop (the local Cancer Society's thrift store) last year
Second Charger - "Mansfield" by Lenox from Pat's daughter
Dinnerware - "Versailles" by Lenox from eBay and Replacements.com
Flatware - "Byzantine" by Yamazaki from Horchow's two or three years ago
Glassware - "Fedora" by Spiegelau from Replacements.com
Ivory Napkins - Handmade by Pat to coordinate with the dinner plates
Candle Holders - from Art & Old Things (a local antique store)

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/  
"The Scoop Link  Party" at Stone Gable: (Here)