And if that wasn't enough.....Then she wanted denim placemats - she set about looking for them all over the place but to no avail. So - she decided to make her own and the denim napkins to match. She grew the plants specifically for the table. And to make matters worse - Pat does not like gnomes. Can't stand them. (I'm really sure she likes them even less after this table......)
Well, anyway, many miles later, lots of burned tire tread and yards of material cut and sewn, Pat set the table for this week: invasion of the garden gnomes.
Over view of the table
The place setting
Flatware is the ever popular "Treble Clef" by Gourmet Settings
One of the infamous WalMart Garden Gnomes - every glass had a different gnome. Pat calls it "attention to detail." I call it straight jacket time.....
The place setting starts with this very cute Garden Gnome hard at work
Pat used one of her favorite plates - "Fun Factory" by Waechtersbach
The charger is "Lemon Leaf" by Bordallo Pinheiro
To continue the garden theme, Pat used tea light candles in tiny terracotta trays as votive holders
Pat grew the impatiens in her greenhouse for this table.....she wanted this specific color. Does the word "crazy" come to mind yet???
I could write a book about the hunt for the centerpiece gnomes - just suffice it to say it was a very long, hard search.........and then we found them at the Supermarket. Go figure....
Tiny terracotta pots are used to hold salt and pepper
For the centerpiece, Pat used different sized terracotta pots turned over to raise the gnomes
One last look from the other end of the table
Denim Placemats and Denim Napkins - Handmade by Pat for this table
Flatware - "Treble Clef" by Gourmet Settings from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Glassware - "Sphere" from Pier 1
Charger - "Lemon Leaf" by Bordallo Pinheiro from eBay
Red Dinner Plate - "Fun Factory" by Waechtersbach from Replacements
Gnome Plates - "Kiss That Frog" Gnome from eBay
Red Bread/Butter Plate - "Scarlett" Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from Replacements
Red Napkins - from Pier 1
Centerpiece Gnomes - from our local Grocery Store after searching every garden center within 200 miles, every flea market, every rummage sale, every boutique, every antique store, every and any place we could think of.....
Garden Stake Gnomes (in each glass) - from any and every WalMart in Northern California
Terracotta Pots and Moss - from Michael's
Tiny Spoons for the Salt/Pepper Holders - Maryland China Company
Plants - Impatiens grown by Pat for this table
First - our thanks to Kathleen at "Cuisine Kathleen's Let's Dish" for last week's challenge. What fun! It gave us a chance to share memories and old times.
We also want to thank Christine at "Rustic & Refined" for the opportunity to join her new "Table It" Link Party this Monday: http://www.rustic-refined.com/
And we will be joining Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" this Thursday: http://betweennapsontheporch.net/