Schumann Wild Rose

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

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Cowboy Reflections Tablescape

The month of June is the beginning of "Rodeo Frenzy" in our area - it seems that every week, another town or city is celebrating "Fair Week" or "Rodeo Week." So, we thought it would be fun to celebrate along with them by doing a tablescape that reflects the wild west in all of us.

We were fortunate enough to start our tablescape design with real horseshoes that Pat borrowed from a local Farrier. They acted as the inspiration to the entire table. Yes, and once again, History repeats itself, I have hay all over my table (and on the chairs, on the floor, on my Dachshunds, everywhere......)
Over view of the table

The place setting

Yes, we just used the flatware last week, but it was the perfect choice for this week's table - "Montana" by Gourmet Settings

Here's a close up of one of the inspiration horseshoes - Pat laid them all around the table

We decided not to use the salad plate but here's a close up of one of them - there are four different centers

The dinner plate

Montana Lifestyles........made in Thailand.......hmmmm....something is not quite right here.....???????

We just got these new chargers - there were only four in the store. We had to have eight of them for this table - Rayleen at Pier 1, once again, saved the day and got four more for us and in a hurry.

Yes, I know, you don't really need a water glass but most of the family does not drink "the hard stuff" - so water it is......

We found this beautiful, large figurine at "The Tailwaggers" - a local thrift shop dedicated to animal welfare. Every purchase/donation goes to The Sequoia Humane Society.

I tried to get a better picture for you of the "barbed wire" that Pat wrapped around the center. It is actually western-style garland that she bought years ago

The napkin ring rope? Last week's belt on Ralph's pants......

Pat used tin cans for rustic flower vases 

One last look at the table from the other end
Where it came from:
Denim Tablecloth - Handmade by Pat
Flatware - "Montana" by Gourmet Settings from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Napkins - Hankies from Walmart
Napkin "Ring" - from Ralph's belt last week
Rope Charger - from Pier 1
Dinner Plate - "Cowboy Reflections" by Montana Lifestyles from Replacements and eBay
Glassware - Dollar Store
Red Candles, Hay Bales, and Silk Flowers - Michael's
Candle Holders - TJMaxx
Horse Figurine - from Tailwaggers (a local thrift shop that supports animals)
"Barbed Wire" - Christmas garland from Carl Johnson's (a local Western store and auction)

We wanted to thank Erica Canevari for lending us our inspiration this week. The table is one that we have both wanted to do for a very long time.

We will be joining Christine on Monday for "Table It!" at Rustic & Refined:

We will also be joining Susan's "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:


  1. Oh, joy! I love this!!! I'm a Missouri gal, and we are all about the rodeo here, especially in the Kansas City area where each year for the past 115 years we celebrate livestock and everything rodeo during the American Royal which lasts for a couple of weeks. Kansas City just wouldn't be the same without it! Your tablescape would fit right in!!! I love the "barbed wire" garland! I have some of that, but haven't used it just yet. MUCH safer than the real thing!!! Your dishes are fabulous! Weird, yes, that they are made in Thailand, but they're still very cool!

    Poor Ralph! Is he running around now with his "Pants On the Ground"? :-)

    I was happy to see a water glass at each place setting. Like restaurants, I serve water with every meal. It comes in very handy for those who have to take medication before, during or after the meal. (I'm finding there are more and more of those people, myself included, who are in that group now!) I think water is an important part of every meal, and sometimes that's the only water some people will drink in a day. So serve it up!

    Glad you were able to get all the chargers you needed! They're so cool!!!!!!

    LOVE the tin can floral vessels! That was a really keen touch!

  2. So the way you have combined the patriotic colors with the rodeo theme. After all, what is more American than the Wild West? Love it!

  3. Love the plates and your theme. I will have to look for those chargers. Being from Kentucky we are big on horses too.