Schumann Wild Rose

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

Friday, March 27, 2020

Tax Time Tablescape

Even though the tax filing deadline has been extended due to the Coronavirus, Pat wanted to set a table to acknowledge Uncle Sam's annual mission to shed us of our money (like I told you before, she has a wicked sense of humor....) This year, she used place mats made from IRS tax forms and decoupage and then clear dinnerware. It made for a fun table!

Flatware is Black "Decision" Primastone by Noritake

The dinnerware is "Milano" by Pasabahce

The glassware was from Pier 1 years ago

A close-up of the place mat

Pat used "money bandanas" from Michael's as napkins

We bought several money bags from eBay years ago when I retired. Pat set my retirement dinner table with the theme "Living Off the Public Dole" -  am I the only one with a sister like that???

One last look from the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Tax Forms Place Mats - Handmade from heavy cardstock grade sheet of paper, tax forms, and lots of decoupage
Dinnerware - "Milano" by Pasabahce from Tuesday Morning several years ago
Bread and Butter Plate - "Black" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from
Flatware - "Decision" Primastone (1973-1977) by Noritake from eBay and
Glassware - from Pier 1 years ago
Money Bag - from eBay
Candle Holders - from our Depression Glass collection
Napkins - from Michael's several years ago

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

Friday, March 20, 2020

Easter Is On the Way Tablescape

Here in California, the Governor has mandated "stay at home" rules for the entire State as of this week. Residents of Humboldt County have been very diligent to follow that directive. So, here I sit in front of the computer, in a house that sits on one of the busiest streets in town (normally), two blocks from the once noisy High School (of over 2000 students), a grammar school - this one a private church school - on the next block, three other churches within two blocks, an apartment building complex across the street, and not a soul in sight. Maybe a car goes by every four or five minutes - maybe....And it is quiet. Very quiet.....Eerie.....

Anyway, back to tablescaping. This week, Pat's daughter came up with the place setting (while she was here a few weeks ago.) It is bright and cheerful which is what we need now.

Flatware is "Laila" by Cambridge - we found it at Costco a few years ago

The cute Bunny accent plate was from Pier 1 a couple years ago

The dinner plate is retired "Tangerine" Fiesta(ware [2003-2018]

We found the textured glassware at Pier 1 years ago

One last look
Where it came from:
White Place Mats - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond two years ago
Charger - "Royal Blue" Color Spectrum by Mikasa from eBay and
Dinner Plate - "Tangerine" Fiesta(ware) [2003-2018] by Homer Laughlin from Kohl's four or five years ago
Bread and Butter Plate - "Tangerine" Fiesta(ware) [2003-2018] by Homer Laughlin from
Bunny Accent Plate - from Pier 1 two years ago
Flatware - "Laila" by Cambridge from Costco three or four years ago
Glassware - from Pier 1 many years ago
Large White Rabbits - from TJMaxx this year
Bunny and Carrot Salt/Pepper Shakers - from Pier 1 three or four years ago

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