Schumann Wild Rose

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

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Spode Blue Italian Casual Dinner Table

Pat had fun putting this week's family friendly table together. Spode's Blue Italian is one of her favorites - so it was an easy task to do.
To give the table a casual look, Pat started with place mats instead of a tablecloth



Pat loves to use two chargers for the place setting whenever possible - the silver charger was the perfect color choice

Flatware is "San Remo" by Hampton Silversmiths


According to Replacements.com, the Spode Blue Italian pattern was "adapted from a 17th century landscape painting" - it features "Italian ruins and a Chinese-inspired floral border." And since the pattern has been around and active since 1816, we can't be the only ones to love it.....


Yes, the dinnerware has changed "slightly" since it was first introduced.....

The blue glass charger is "Rondo Sapphire" by Bormioli



Seeing that it is a casual table, inexpensive glassware work perfectly. Pat found the blue stemmed water glasses at a thrift store and the wine glass came from the Dollar Tree.


I love the detail on the inside of the cup





From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Silver Chargers - From Costco years ago
Blue Glass Chargers and Centerpiece Bowl - "Rondo Sapphire" by Bormioli Rocco from Ross years ago
Dinnerware - "Blue Italian" by Spode from TJMaxx, Wayfair, Replacements.com, and eBay (currently available)
Blue Water Glass - Pattern unknown from Tailwaggers (a local thrift shop that supports our local Humane Society)
Wine Glass - from the Dollar Tree (also currently available)
Flatware - "San Remo" by Hampton Silversmiths from Horchow's two years ago
Blue and White Napkins - from Tuesday Morning two or three years ago
Napkin Rings - simple PVC pipe cut into 1" rounds and spray painted

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/  
"The Scoop Link  Party" at Stone Gable: (Here) 

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Nostalgic Autumn September Song Tablescape

The simple but elegant coupe shape of Sango's "September Song" doesn't appeal to everyone, but this dinnerware has sentimental value to Pat and me. It belonged to our Mother who purchased it nearly fifty years ago. At the time, it was her "good" china and not used much. (We always had lots of company over for dinner, but Mom chose to use her "heavy-duty" restaurant ware. It could take a beating....) Over the years, pieces have been broken or lost - so what remains is priceless to us.

Since it is September, time to pull out our Mom's china and give it a more updated look....




Pat paired the thin, delicate coupe shape of the dinnerware with Noritake's heavier "Iron Brown" ceramic handled flatware





To give the porcelain dinnerware a more casual look, Pat used these green chargers from Pier 1 Imports



Pat's "go to" inexpensive, simple glassware - from the Dollar Tree



The brown centerpiece is an inexpensive clear vase from a thrift store that has been spray painted.


One of the remaining pieces - the covered vegetable bowl



From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Place Mats and Green Charger - from Pier 1 Imports two years ago
Dinnerware - "September Song" by Sango from our Mother
Flatware - "Iron Brown" by Noritake from Walsh's (a local wedding and gift store long out of business)
Glassware - from the Dollar Tree (still available)
Napkins - from Pier 1 Imports last year
Candle Holders and "Greenery" - from Michael's two or three years ago
Candles - from Ross Dress [and Set Your Table] For Less

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/  
"The Scoop Link  Party" at Stone Gable: (Here)