Schumann Wild Rose

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

Monday, September 9, 2013

Periwinkle and Chocolate Fiesta Tablescape

A few week ago, Pat and I were shopping at one of our favorite - albeit one of our few stores - Ross Dress [and Set Your Table] for Less, when I finally bought these placemats that I have been looking at for a long time. I convinced myself that they were meant for me - that it was a "sign" - since they were still in the store and they were cheap (or as Pat said, no one else would have them......sisters, gotta love 'em.) Anyway, I took them home, and Pat went to work looking for dishes that went with them.
Over view of the table

The place setting

Flatware is "Everyday" by Reed & Barton

Pat first tried brown Clarion goblets by Lenox but they were too dark, so she settled for these mocha colored stems by Libby

Love these napkin rings.....from Pier 1 last year

Pat chose Chocolate and retired Periwinkle Fiesta since these colors were found in the placemat

First layer of the place setting is a Chocolate Fiesta bowl - one of the most recognizable pieces in the Fiesta Dinnerware line

Try as I might, the colors look washed out. Fiesta Periwinkle is truly a beautiful blue

Even the Chocolate color looks faded. Sorry, but it, too, is a beautiful color

The placemat....OK, I admit it, not to everyone's taste

Pat used brown tapes in crystal candle holders to lighten up the table a bit

Now, this blue really turned out blue......Pat found the candle holders at a little curio shop near her home town

One last look from the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Placemat - Ross
Flatware - "Everyday" by Reed & Barton from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Chocolate Fiesta - Macy's
Periwinkle Fiesta - Replacements and eBay
Napkin - Handmade by Pat
Napkin Ring - Pier I
Water Goblet - Mocha "Classic" by Libby from Kohl's (when they have neat, fun glassware)
Wine Goblet - "Entertain" from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
All Candle Holders - from Pat's collection
Brown Tapers - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Blue Votives - Ross

We will be joining Cuisine Kathleen's "Let Dish" this Wednesday:


  1. I love those placemats! I was just thinking the other day about how well blue and brown go together, and your tablescape proves it. Too bad the periwinkle Fiesta is discontinued as it looks like a pretty color. Thanks for another beautiful table, ladies!

  2. Beautiful..I love these colors...and I am glad you bought those placemats because it was inspiration for a great tablescape....
    Love, Mona

  3. Gorgeous and regal looking table. Love the periwinkle and brown together. The flatware is fantastic, gorgeously simple lines. :) Pam

  4. Such a beautiful, classy table. I love the mix of colors, and those napkin rings are great.

  5. Love blue and brown, such a great combination and rarely seen in a table setting! The napkin rings are gorgeous, mine would want to jump in my pocket if I was dining at that elegant table!

  6. Such a lovely table! I love the blue candles in the unique holder.
    ~Sam~ from

  7. Yum! Chocolate Fiesta looks good enough to eat. Love the blue and brown together. Pretty table!