Schumann Wild Rose

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

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Formal Flintridge Midnight Rose Table

It's been a while since we used our formal Flintridge "Midnight Rose" dinnerware - Pat and I found it at a yard sale a few years ago for under $20. It was in pristine condition, and considering it was a complete set of eight 5-piece place settings, we couldn't pass it up.
Produced from 1964 through 1972 by the California-based Flintridge China Company, the vintage pattern features a double platinum band with a black and platinum rose on a coupe plate

Pat used a highly polished, modern black flatware to contrast with the vintage look of the plate

You can see the double band of platinum better in this picture - I always think of the amazing skill it takes to hand apply it.....(I really am a dish nerd.)

The charger is one of our favorites - Black "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa

Just wanted to show the style of the footed cup - also with a double band of platinum

Pat used these elegant "Midnight Black" goblets by Artland for more of a modern look

Talk about mixing periods - Pat used Depression Glass "Mt. Pleasant" double candle holders for part of the centerpiece

One last look from the other end of the table
 Where it came from:
Chargers - Black "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa from eBay and
Dinnerware - "Midnight Rose" by Flintridge (1964-1972) purchased at a yard sale
Flatware - Pattern unknown by Jankng from eBay
Glassware - "Midnight Black" by Artland from Target years ago
Napkins - from (an internet site for inexpensive table linens and other tablescaping supplies)
Napkin Rings - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond several years ago
Depression Glass Double light Candle Holders - "Mt. Pleasant" by LE Smith Glass Company from our collection

This week, we will be joining "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch: 
Not expensive, not highly sought after.....I just think it is gorgeous anyway.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Farm Fresh Tablescape

Pat dropped by with a bag of freshly harvested vegetables to set this week's table (they won't stay long on the table after pictures are taken.....the soup pot is on...) Here's what she came up with:
Pat started with a burlap tablecloth to give the table a slightly rustic look

Flatware is satin finish "Vault" by Gourmet Settings

The dinner plate is "Farm Fresh" by Home Trends - the perfect name for a pattern

Pat used two chargers - the first one is a "Paprika" Fiesta(ware) chop plate by Homer Laughlin

The galvanized metal charger is from Pier 1

Simple tumblers keep the table rustic

One last look from the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Burlap Tablecloth - from (a really neat inexpensive site for all your tablescaping needs)
Galvanized Metal Chargers - from Pier 1 last year
Rust Colored Chargers and Bread and Butter Plates - "Paprika" Fiesta(ware) Chop Plate by Homer Laughlin from
Dinnerware - "Farm Fresh" by Home Trends from eBay
Flatware - "Vault" by Gourmet Settings from Bed, Bath, and Beyond several years ago
Glassware - "Samba" by Libby from Ross years ago
Hemstitched Napkins - from Pier 1 four or five years ago
Napkin Rings - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Candle Holders - from Pier 1 two or three years ago
Wooden Centerpiece Bowl - from Pier 1 two years ago

This week, we will be joining "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch: