Schumann Wild Rose

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

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sampler Table of Convenience

We know most tablescapers do not like "sampler" tables - you know the ones with a different dish pattern at each place setting. Well, I love them (Pat not as much,) but never do them as often as we would like. However, this week is a different story. I am having some of my dish cupboards and dish storage areas "remodeled" (more like shelves added and "beef-up a bit" to hold more dishes.) I had to move several hundred dishes along with a large curio filled with place settings so the carpenter could work. I just stacked some of the individual place settings on the table that normally stays set, but I also had to clear it so we could be moved it out of the way temporarily. Bottom line, the table was full of individual place settings of assorted to make a long story short, this week's table makes lemonade out of lemons, so to speak....
The table

Flatware is 20th Century Baroque Silverplate by Wallace

Ladore by Haviland (1962-1988)

Spring Bouquet by Lenox (1980-1987)

Bell Heather by Royal Doulton (1942-1958). Pat was a founding member of our local Heather Society and is a Past President, so naturally, she had to buy this pattern when she saw it on Ebay.

Belvidere by Lenox (1941-1978)

Carlyle by Royal Doulton (1972-2001)

Revelry by Coalport (1970-1993)

Mandarin by Schumann

Real Old Willow by Royal Doulton (Made in England: 1982-1999, Made in China: from 2004)

Over the top gaudy glassware is "Lady Diamond" by Cristal d'Arques. Pat found them on sale at Ross years ago.

Small diamond pattern candle holders - Pat picks these up whenever and where ever she can find them....

"Lady Diamond" tumblers hold tiny rose flower arrangements

From the other end of the table

In all fairness to me, and so that you don't think I am absolutely dish nutty, the carpenter is actually here to fix the bathroom that was "destroyed" during an earthquake a few years ago. I asked him to remodel the shelves while he was at it.....

Where it came from:
Assorted Patterned China - anywhere and everywhere I can find it
Glassware - "Lady Diamond" by Cristal d'Arques from Ross Dress For Less
Flatware - "20th Century Baroque" by Wallace Silversmith from Horchow's
Napkin Ring - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Napkin and White Overlay - from Pat
Crystal Votive Holders, Silk Roses, Tea Lights, and Candles - Michael's
Star Candle Holders - from assorted Thrift shops

We will be joining Christine's "Table It!" Blog Party at Rustic & Refined this Sunday:
We will also be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:


  1. I love the mix of different patterns! You and your sister have some very lovely and unique patterns

  2. I don't know where to sit first..I want to sit at each setting and just soak it in! I am also loving that stemware...its so (can't think of the right word)...blingy!! LOL

    Great table, the tulle going down the center is a nice touch, it adds such a touch of sweetness.

  3. Pat and Katie,
    I adore each formal place setting, dear ones!!!
    My favorite on your elegantly set table is the Carlyle by Royal Doulton!!!
    Thank you for making "lemonade from the lemons"!!!

    1. It must be the first name - my sister loves Carlyle, too, Pat. I just wish that I had some place to put the place settings until the carpenter is finished......thank you for your kind thoughts.

  4. Quite a variety of plates and all very pretty!

  5. Oh, my goodness, what a delight! I love mixing things together but I admit, I am not very good at it. You have such lovely pieces. I want to sit at each setting just touching each piece. Beautiful and elegant!

  6. I love to do mix and match tables and this one is divine! I absolutely fell in love with all of your lovely china patterns.

  7. this is one of the most stunning tables you have ever done the crisp white is such a wonderful background for the assortment of dishes. I have said it before I would love to come play in your dishes what fun.Susie

    1. Oh, thank you so much, Susie. We treasure your comments. And you are welcomed to come play with us anytime - just don't be frightened off by all the dishes......