Schumann Wild Rose

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

Sunday, September 14, 2014

First Tablescape of Fall

Pat has been busy - or should I say, Pat's husband has been busy - converting plain vases, curtain rings, and inexpensive lacquer chargers into brightly colored tablescape items. A few weeks ago, armed with a sale brochure, Pat and I walked into our local Hardware store and bought out the plastic adhesive spray paint can section. We got lots of different colors (Chinese Red, Teal, Paprika, Cinnamon - you name it, we bought it.) Then we hit every thrift store in the county looking for items to paint. What fun!

So, for this week, Pat took out the "Paprika" stuff and set the first Fall table of the year.
Over view of the table - to lighten the table, Pat had to use a white cloth (it is very overcast today, but no rain in site). She then used a burlap runner down the center to give the table a little texture.

You can see the "Paint Cane Wizard" at work here.....the vases were purchased for 25 cents each and then turned into unique, Paprika colored accents. Pat's husband also sprayed inexpensive curtain rings and chargers to match.

The place setting

Flatware is "Montana" by Gourmet Settings

First layer of the place setting is a sunflower accent plate from Pier 1 - this is an older style and is much lighter in color than the ones that they have carried the last two years or so.

Next, Pat used a Chocolate Fiesta Luncheon plate to carry the color through

I love all of the "Spice Route" colors from Pier 1 - they are fairly inexpensive and very versatile

Sorry, the picture is a little off...the color is actually more red than orange.

Pat pulled these glasses from the archives.....I bought them in the 70's to go with my everyday dishes (when I only had three or four sets of dishes.......)

Pat discovered tabletop gold when she found these curtain rings - her husband turned them into matching napkin rings with his spray can....

Glass vases can be sprayed with plastic adhesive spray paint quite easily.

Also the work of the spray paint guru....unfinished candle holders from Michael's sprayed brown

One last look from the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Tablecloth -
Burlap Table Runner - from Michael's
Flatware - "Montana" by Gourmet Settings from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Chargers - various thrift shops and after season at Michael's on sale
Dinner Plate - "Sesame" Spice Route from Pier 1
Luncheon Plate and Bread/Butter Plate - Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from Replacements and the online Homer Laughlin factory
Sunflower Accent Plates - from Pier 1 several years ago
Napkins - Also Pier 1
Glassware - Brown "Clarion" by Lenox (bought in the late 70's - I have had them a very long time.....)
Vases - from several thrift stores
Oatmeal colored Tapers - from Tuesday Morning
Candle Holders - unfinished from Michael's

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

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


  1. What a fun table to ease into fall...sunflowers are a signal that fall is just around the corner...the sunflower plates are adorable. I am really impressed with the way the chargers have come out...I see all kinds of plastic chargers when out thrifting, I may have to start picking them up and painting them to coordinate with some of my dishes.
    Have a wonderful week.

  2. Your table is so pretty and perfect for a Fall day. Gotta love those sunflowers! I have those same plates. I do love using chargers. Have a great week. Coming over from Christine's linky party.

  3. I am stopping over from Between Naps on the Porch. I love your sunflower plates. I chuckled when I read that Pat's husband has been busy. I usually have my husband "assist" in my projects or decorating projects.

  4. A very pretty table and being a Kansan love anything sunflower!