Schumann Wild Rose

Schumann Wild Rose
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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Tablescape

Pat has been talking about doing a series of "travel theme" tablescapes for a long time. She thought it would be fun to set a table with a destination in mind - not every week but once in a while. So, she came up with the idea of our version of Carmen Sandiego - the award winning child's detective who travelled the world to solve crimes - as the starting point. Of course, Pat had to put her "spin" on Carmen who now looks at lot like Betty Boop. 

But you get the's our first table. It is Carmen's Bon Voyage party - complete with "Carmen" and her plane in the clouds.....
Over view of the table

The place setting - complete with a red rose to send Carmen off in style.....

Flatware is "King James" silverplate by Oneida

Pat chose the glasses because they went so well with the placemat

Here's our "adult" version of Carmen.....riding in the clouds

Nothing but the best for Carmen's Bon Voyage party - crystal napkin rings

I even took this plate outside trying to get a clear, clean picture - and I polished the plate with Windex, ammonia, and alcohol but to no avail.....It still looks like it has lint. Black is a killer to photograph.

The dinner and salad plates are "Fun Factory" by Waechtersbach

Pat's favorite charger - a simple coupe by Bernardaud

Pat made small flower arrangements from silk roses to decorate the table

The silk flower arrangements in crystal vases flank each side of Carmen in the clouds (Pat used a white window sheer to make the clouds)

One last look from the other end of the table
Bon Voyage, Carmen!!!!

Where it came from:
Black Placemats - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
White Chargers - by Bernardaud from Tuesday Morning
Red Dinner and Black Salad Plates - "Fun Factory" by Waechtersbach from Tuesday Morning and Replacements
Red Bread/Butter Plate - Scarlett Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from Replacements
Flatware - "King James" Silverplate by Oneida (our Mother's)
Glassware - from Pier 1 two or three years ago
Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Napkin Rings - "Essex" from Fifth Avenue, Ltd. Crystal
Red Votive Holders and Tea Light Candles - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
"Carmen" Boop - from my collection

We will be joining Christine's "Table It!" this Monday at Rustic & Refined:

We will also be joining Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" this Thursday:

No telling where we will be when Carmen lands.......


  1. I love the theme for your table, and look forward to the rest of the series! That stemware has me drooling! Well done, ladies! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  2. Where do you two come up with these fabulous ideas? this is so cute I love the look of the clouds and the red and black is CLASSY STLYE.Susie

  3. Stunning! That red and black color scheme is it.