Schumann Wild Rose

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Dishes, dishes, dishes........

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Lenox Winter Greetings Tablescape

Pat decided to set this week's table using Lenox "Winter Greetings" dinnerware - naturally, she did it with a twist. Instead of the usual formal style that the dinnerware evokes, she set a more rustic table with twigs and greenery. And instead of the typical red or green charger, she used blue to bring out the beautiful blue on the plates.




The plates feature a cardinal and a chickadee among the pine and holly.






The napkin ring is a Christmas tree pick with a small chickadee and pine cones


Just a simple centerpiece: Santa stands among greenery and two lanterns


Where it came from:
Rustic Twig Place Mats - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond two or three years ago
Charger - "Royal Blue" Color Spectrum by Mikasa from Replacements.com
Dinnerware - "Winter Greetings" by Lenox from Wayfair
Flatware - "Gold Iconic" by Wallace from Replacements.com
Glassware - "Omega" Marquis by Waterford from Ross years ago
Ivory colored Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Napkin Rings - Christmas tree picks from Michael's this year
Red Lanterns and Greenery - from Michael's
Santa - from our collection

We will be joining the following Blog parties this week:
"Dishing It! & Digging It!" at Rustic & Refined this Sunday:  http://www.rustic-refined.com/ "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:  http://betweennapsontheporch.net/

A Shameless Plug:  Please join us on our other tablescaping blog, "Table for One," designed for the person eating alone:  Here.  And during the first 25 days of December, we set a different table everyday featuring some of our Santa Claus collection and assorted dinnerware.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

International Christmas Table

This week's theme gives Pat the opportunity to show the bargain dinnerware she recently found at a local animal rescue thrift shop. She couldn't pass it up......

The table centerpiece theme is "Santas of the World"







I asked Pat to leave the price tag on so I could show how much she paid......

Pat used two chargers - this one is a white Fiesta(ware) chop plate

We found these chargers at Tuesday Morning last year


To add to the Christmas theme and color, Pat used inexpensive snowflake ornaments as coasters




 Where it came from:
Antique Gold Chargers - from Tuesday Morning last year
Dinnerware - "Thurston" by Noritake from Miranda's Rescue Thrift Store (a local thrift store that supports a local animal rescue)
Flatware - Green "Sofia" by Hampton Forge from Tuesday Morning several years ago
Glassware - from Pier 1 four or five years ago
Napkin Rings - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond two years ago
Gold Glittered Snowflakes - from the Dollar Tree
Santas - from our collection
Globe - from TJMaxx last year

French Santa

Scottish Santa

Irish Santa

German Santa
We will be joining the following Blog parties this week:
"Dishing It! & Digging It!" at Rustic & Refined this Sunday:  http://www.rustic-refined.com/ "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:  http://betweennapsontheporch.net/

A Shameless Plug:  Please join us on our other tablescaping blog, "Table for One," designed for the person eating alone:  Here.  And during the first 25 days of December, we set a different table everyday featuring some of our Santa Claus collection and assorted dinnerware.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Winter Table

Pat switched course this week and set an early Winter table (even though today we had a record breaking high temperature for this time of year - over 75 degrees. Normally, even in Summer, here on the north coast of California, we rarely get above 65-70 degrees......)




We couldn't pass these plates up at Pier 1 this season. 


Pat used a black Fiesta(ware) chop plate as a second charger to add more interest

We found these glass chargers on the sale shelf at Pier 1 last year. Pat layered the napkin underneath since she did not want to distract from the place setting.


Another bargain from Pier 1, we have these silver trimmed goblets in a gold trim also.





From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Glass Charger - from Pier 1 last year
Black Charger - Black Fiesta(ware) Chop Plate by Homer Laughlin from Replacements.com
Dinnerware - from Pier 1 this season
Bread/ Butter Plate - Black Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Replacements.com
Flatware - Black "San Remo" by Hampton Forge from Horchow's last year
Silver Rimmed Glassware - from Pier 1 this year
Napkins - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond several years ago
Candle Holders - from Michael's two years ago
White Reindeer - from Costco three years ago

We will be joining the following Blog parties this week:
"Dishing It! & Digging It!" at Rustic & Refined this Sunday:  http://www.rustic-refined.com/ "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:  http://betweennapsontheporch.net/

A Shameless Plug:  Please join us on our other tablescaping blog, "Table for One," designed for the person eating alone:  Here.  And during the first 25 days of December, we set a different table everyday featuring some of our Santa Claus collection and assorted dinnerware.