Well anyway, back to normal. Pat and I thought "flower power" was a perfect way to practice on a table for the April 24th challenge on Cuisine Kathleen's "Let's Dish" blog (.http://www.cuisinekathleen.com/). The theme for that challenge is spring, birds, bees, flowers, or trees. So flowers it is........albeit Humboldt County, CA style (love, peace, and all that stuff.)
Over view of the table
The place setting
Inexpensive flatware is by Cambridge
Close up of the five piece place setting
We had to use the orange and blue glasses again. This time with flower glasses from Pier 1.
First layer of the place setting consists of a Sunshine yellow Fiestaware salad plate.
Pat use a Tangerine Fiestaware luncheon plate next
This was followed by a Peacock Fiestaware dinner plate
Wooden chargers are from the Cancer Society's Discovery Shop
Lemongrass bowl and Scarlett bread and butter plate from Fiestaware
Pat chose an "lovely" vase - Ball canning jar from her shed
What Flower Power table would be complete without a VW bus????
Pat used these little wooden peace signs as votive holders
Ralph as a "flower child." Sorry, we couldn't figure out how to get flowers in his hair.
Remember this??? Pat found them deep in my curio.....
Only the "finest" wine - a local brand from the next county over
One last view from the other end of the table
Where is came from:
Placemats - Pier 1
Wooden Chargers - Cancer Society's Discovery Shop
Dishware - Fiestaware by Homer Laughlin from Macy's, Replacements, Kohl's
Flower Glassware - Pier 1
Orange and Blue Glass - from Marshall's in Santa Rosa, CA
Flatware - by Cambridge from Ross
Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Round Peace Sign Votive Holders - Michael's
Votive holders - Pat's personal collection
Votives - Michael's
VW Bus - Ross
Wooden Peace/Victory Signs - from my Mother-in-law over forty years ago (yeah, don't bother with the math. Both Pat and I were "there" in the 60's. The difference was we had a wash machine, work ethic, sense of values and duty, and a set of parents that were not liberal.)
OK, one more time.... for my family and friends that didn't catch it last time. Here are those other blogs again -
1. http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com/ (Limoges in the bathroom, fabulous storage ideas, great tablescapes. You're going to swoon over some of the ideas. Now you know why my craft room looks like it does. Oh, and check out the entire month of January, 2012. She used blue as the theme for the month. That's why Pat and I started our other "one theme" blog. )
2. http://www.thelittleroundtable.com/ (all kinds of Fiestaware used in tablescaping. Beware - it is addicting.)
2. http://tabletwentyone.wordpress.com/ (great tables, outstanding table decorating ideas, lots and lots of different chargers. One thing though....she is a Kansas City Royals fan. Sorry Sue and Barbara. Just ignore that.)