Schumann Wild Rose

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

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Apricot and Gray Tablescape

Last weekend, Pat's daughter Jennifer was here visiting. We spent Saturday afternoon "playing" with dishes and creating different place settings and tablescapes. What fun!! She even managed to set both tables for our blogs while she was here.....
Set for six this week, the table provides plenty of room for dinner guests




Flatware is hammered "Castello" stainless steel by Godinger.

Pat and I bought this neat set of dinnerware at Pier 1 a few months ago

To make the table a bit more "sweet" and feminine, Jennifer used apricot linen 


This "Faience Gray" charger by Christofle has become quite a workhorse in our collection of chargers

Jennifer used a simple tumbler and stemless wine glass





From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Apricot Hemstitched Place Mats and Matching Napkings - from Pier 1 two years ago
Gray Charger - "Faience Gray" by Christofle from eBay
Checked Dinnerware - from Pier 1 last year
Bread/Butter Plate - "Pearl Gray" Fiesta(ware) [1999-2001] by Homer Laughlin from Replacements.com
Flatware - "Castello" Stainless Steel by Godinger from Costco four years ago
Glassware - "Samba" by Libby from Ross years ago
Centerpiece Bowl - from Target five or six years ago
Candle Holders - by Abingdon Pottery from our collection
Coral and Gray Candles - from the Ferndale Emporium (a local kitchen and giftware shop)
Gray Ornaments and Apricot Roses - from Michaels

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, May 11, 2019

Celebrating Dairy Month Cow Table

June is National Dairy Month. Pat's husband was raised on a dairy farm and grew up loving dairy products. So this week's table is set to celebrate cows - particularly black and white Holsteins......

[Vegan disclaimer, family oddball, and supporter of non-dairy milks and cows everywhere:  I haven't had a glass of milk since I was a child. Non-dairy milks are a healthy, environmentally sound, cruelty free, and economical choice for people with dietary or other intolerance restrictions or for those so enlighten who wish to avoid the hormones, pesticides, antibiotics and contaminants in the white lactation secretions Nature intended for a calf. Sorry, I just can't help myself....]
To make me "less annoyed" at the dairy month theme, Pat decided to set a more formal table to celebrate the beautiful Holstein.


The centerpiece is flanked on each end by arrangements of silk roses

Pat used both a black and a white napkin held by a simple black napkin ring and decorated it with a single, silk apricot rose

Flatware is Kate Spade's "All in Good Taste" by Lenox





The charger is "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa

Pat used black glassware to coordinate with the black and white theme 


Although we did not use cups and saucers, I wanted to show the shape


Lovely apricot roses adorn our centerpiece Holstein




From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Black Charger - "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa from Replacements.com and eBay
Dinnerware - "Spotted Cow" by Tienshan from Replacements.com and eBay
Bread/Butter Plates - "Black" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Replacements.com
Glassware - "Midnight Black" from Target years ago
Flatware - "All in Good Taste" by Kate Spade for Lenox from Wayfair.com last year
Napkin Rings - simple PVC pipe cut into 1" rounds and spray painted black
Porcelain Milk Cartons - from Tuesday Morning two or three years ago
Black "Vase" Bowls - from World Market years ago
Sisal Black and White Cow with Apricot Roses - from Pier 1 last year
Silk Apricot Roses - 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/