Schumann Wild Rose

Schumann Wild Rose
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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Hibiscus, Charlie Chan and Fiestaware

Pat's been re-reading Charlie Chan novels again. Not only does she reread the famous Earl Derr Biggers books often, she also loves to watch the early film adaptations from the 1930's. So it's no wonder that this week's table features Hawaii's national flower, the hibiscus.

Flatware is "Decision" Primastone by Noritake

You know that Pat loves a bargain. These plates were already on the sale shelf at half price. Then Pat used her "Rewards" coupon and other discounts and got eight of them for under $10 including tax.

Each place setting featured a different colored Fiesta(ware) dinner plate - this one is "Poppy"

Pat used the following Fiesta (from the bottom counterclockwise): Paprika, Shamrock, Persimmon, Sunflower, Evergreen, Tangerine, White, and Poppy

From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Bamboo Placemats - from Ross years ago
Leaf Placemats - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond three years ago
Black Chargers - Inexpensive lacquer chargers spray painted with high gloss black spray paint
Dinner Plates - assorted colored Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Macy's, Kohl's, and Replacements
Accent Plates - from Pier 1 this season
Glassware - from the Dollar Store
Black Side Dishes - from a local Oriental store
Flatware - "Decision" Primastone by Noritake from eBay and Replacements
Orange Napkins - from Pier 1 last year
Green Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Clear Napkin Rings - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Silk Hibiscus and Candles - from Michael's
Centerpiece Lantern - from Pier 1 last year

We will be joining the following Blog parties this week:
"Dishing It! & Digging It!" at Rustic & Refined this Sunday:
"Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:


  1. It's really beautiful and in so many layers.

  2. What a gorgeous table! I love all the bright colors, and the black provides just the right balance. The hibiscus is one of my favorite flowers. I'm ready for a trip to Hawaii!

    I love old movies, especially the mysteries. I first watched those Charlie Chan movies when I was very young, and even read a few of the novels. They may be outdated and out of step with the present day (like most old movies), but I still remember them as part of my childhood with fond nostalgia.

    1. If it wasn't for your blog's "Mystery Monday," I would have never known about YouTube's great (well, maybe "great" is not the most accurate word to describe them....) old movies that are available to watch. I loved "The Fog" that you described. What fun!

  3. oh my goodness I LOVE this table! You have captured Hawaii on your tabletop! Gorgeous!

  4. I love everything about this table. You worked this theme perfectly!

  5. Absolutely fabulous tablescape! Hibiscus flowers are my favorite. It instantly makes you feel like you are transported to somewhere tropical. The color scheme is beautiful, great job! Thank you so much for linking this up with us at Dishing It & Digging It. Hope to see you back this week :)