Schumann Wild Rose

Schumann Wild Rose
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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Rustic Winter Time Tablescape

Last week's table was a hope for better weather - it didn't happen. Today, it is pouring. Not just pouring, but really raining. And it is cold. (Yes, cold is relative. Here in our part of  "sunny California," anything below 40 degrees is considered cold.) This morning it was 31 degrees outside. Then it warmed up to 44 degrees only to bring rain. Lots of it. Another "fun" Winter in Humboldt County, California.

So, Pat set the table this week with power failures, mud slides, swollen rives, flooding, and road closures in mind.....a rustic table in darker tones with plenty of lanterns in case the lights go out.














Where it came from:
Plaid Placemats - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond several years ago
Rustic Charger - from Pier 1 last year
Dinner Plate - "Sage" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Macy's
Salad Plate - "Martillo Almond" from Pier 1 two or three years ago
Small Accent Plate - "Black" Fiesta(ware) Bread/Butter Plate from Replacements
Flatware - "Twist" by Gourmet Settings from TJMaxx last year
Glassware and Bread/Butter Plates - "Diamond Point" Olive Green by Indiana Glass Company from a local antique store
Black and Olive Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Napkin Rings - Inexpensive Wooden Curtain Rings spray painted taupe
Large Lantern - from Michael's two years ago
Small Lanterns - from Ross several 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, January 14, 2017

Beating the Winter Time Blues

Me and my big mouth (or should I say, me and my fingers on the computer....) Last week, I was bemoaning about the weather and how bad it has been. Well, I may have spoken a little too soon. It's worse now.....It is pouring outside - a virtual deluge of rain, wind, hail, thunder, and lightening. Water is standing everywhere in the yard. The gutters are overflowing. Huge puddles of rain cover the streets. What a mess. And it is predicted to last for five or six more days with rivers flooding throughout the area. So - while I was complaining about last month, it seems that it was really only a prelude for this month.

At least Pat and I both came to the same conclusion that this week's table has to be anything but "winter" themed. With no apologies for the bright Spring colors, here it what she came up with:
No sign of Winter at this table.....


Pat layered "Peacock,"" Sunflower," and "Shamrock" Fiesta(ware). The Bread/Butter plate is also "Peacock" Fiesta.














You can always count on Michael's (Arts & Crafts) to have their Spring flowers and supplies on the shelf in Winter.


From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Green Placemat - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond last year
White Charger - from Maryland China Company (mail order)
Dinnerware - all Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Macy's, Kohl's, and Replacements.com
Flatware - "Silver Tear" by Gourmet Settings from TJMaxx last year
Purple Water Glass - "Viva" by Cristar from Ross years ago
Wine Glass - "Entertain" from Bed, Bath, and Beyond two years ago
Napkin Ring - Handmade from purple silk flowers and clear acrylic napkin rings
Milk Glass Candle Holders - "Lotus" pattern by Westmoreland Glass Company from eBay this year
Purple Candles - from the Ferndale Emporium (a local kitchen and gift boutique)
Centerpiece Bowl - Milk glass from Art & Old Things (a local antique store)
Silk Flowers - from Michael's

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/