Schumann Wild Rose

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Crab Season (Finally) Starts Tablescape

 Crab season has started after two months of delays - bad weather, under weight issues, COVID-19 crisis, and price disparity to name a few problems. So Pat decided to celebrate by setting this week's table getting ready for the first available catch.  (As a vegetarian for almost fifty years and a plant based vegan for the last four years, I will withhold any "social/ethical" comment on the table so that I do not offend those less informed...like my entire family....but that is another story for another time.....)
Pat used the net and charger from last week's table as a base for this week's table



Flatware is "Addison" by Mikasa
The crab bowls  are from Pier 1
The red liner is a "Scarlet" Fiesta(ware) salad plate
Pat followed up with "White" Fiesta(ware)

The charger is "Royal Blue" Color Spectrum by Mikasa

I told Pat that I thought nobody drinks Pabst beer anymore - she didn't care - she wanted the red, white, and blue bottle




One last look at the table

Where it came from:
Centerpiece Candle Holder, Shells, Net, Candles - from Michael's over the years
Glass Balls - from Pier 1 two or three years ago
Driftwood - along the beach....(we live on the California coast)
Charger - "Royal Blue" Color Spectrum by Mikasa from Replacements.com
Dinnerware - "Scarlet" and "White" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Macy's (both are "active" colors and currently available) and Replacements.com
Stainless Steel Crab Bowl - from Pier 1 two or three years ago
Beer Pilsner - from the Dollar Tree (still available)
Flatware - "Addison" by Mikasa from Costco last year
Stainless Steel Crab Napkin Rings - from the Ferndale Emporium (a local store that used to carry lots of kitchen and dining items)
Crab Napkin - from Pier 1 four or five years ago

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

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

American Sweetheart Monax Tablescape

American Sweetheart Depression glass was produced from 1930 thru 1936 and comes in four or five  different colors. Pat chose to use our white set called "Monax" - it is slightly translucent and fragile looking but from the amount still available, it would seem that it is quite sturdy. (I always think that it has something to do with the fact that the company eventually became part of the Corning Glass Company which, as everyone knows, is synonymous for its tough, nearly unbreakable glassware.) 

For this week, Pat used a variation of a nautical theme - while accenting the table and dinnerware with stainless steel. 
Some people mistake "Monax" glass for milk glass - Milk glass is much thicker and whiter. "Monax" is translucent and more delicate looking.



Flatware is "Sculpt" by Lenox
We found the stainless steel starfish napkin rings at Tuesday Morning a few years ago
You can see the translucency of the dinnerware

The charger is Royal Blue "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa

I like to show the cup and saucer in a set of dinnerware - this one has slightly scalloped edges on the saucer and the traditional floral design on both the cup and saucer
Glassware is modern looking "Reflection" by Imperial Glass Company
Pat threw a fish net across the table and then used three lanterns as the centerpiece


From the other end of the table

Where it came from:
Assorted Centerpiece Items (Net, Starfish, Lanterns) - from Michael's over the years
Charger - Royal Blue "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa from Replacements.com
Dinnerware - "Monax" American Sweetheart by MacBeth-Evans Glass Company from where ever we can find it (Etsy, eBay, Replacements, yard sales, antique stores, etc.)
Flatware - "Sculpt" by Lenox from Tuesday Morning four years ago
Glassware - Blue "Reflections" by Imperial Glass from Replacements.com
Napkins - from Pier 1 two or three years ago
Napkin Rings - from Tuesday Morning three or four years ago

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