Schumann Wild Rose

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

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Halloween Table

Have you ever been lucky enough to walk into Michael's (the great craft store) and discover they're marking all Halloween crafts and flower arrangements 90% off? Well, we did last year (granted, it was almost Christmas but we couldn't pass it up.) We got the centerpiece for this week's table and the table on our other blog for less than $20. The hardest part was where to store them......






First layer in the stack of Fiesta(ware) is a black Bread/Butter plate


Since Homer Laughlin does not produce Fiesta(ware) bread/butter plates anymore (and I collect them), all of our 32 different colors come from Replacements.com. 

This is a "Lemongrass" salad plate

Next is a "Poppy" Luncheon plate

This is a "Black" Dinner plate

The charger is Apple green "Color Moods" by Cristal D'Arques-Durand Crystal from Replacements.com

We found these felt spider-web like place mats at Target years ago








From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
"Spider Web" Place Mats - from Target years ago
Apple Green Glass Charger - "Color Moods" by Cristal D'Arques-Durand Crystal from Replacements.com
Dinnerware - Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Kohl's, Macy's and Replacements.com
Flatware - by Jankng from eBay last year
Glassware - Purple "Moonlight" by Circleware from TJMaxx and Ross
Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Spider Napkin Rings - from Pier 1 three or four years ago
Candle Holders and Centerpiece - from Michael's last year

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/

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Autumn Table

The inspiration for this week's table came from the pumpkin plates we found on the sale rack at Pier 1 some time ago. (We love a sale....)

Pat didn't want the pumpkin napkins to "compete" with the place settings so she laid them across the back of each chair



Here's the inspiration plate - from Pier 1's sale rack last year

The luncheon plate is actually ivory colored - it's Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin


Pat's husband spray painted inexpensive lacquer chargers brown to use on the table


The covered soup bowl was from Pier 1 four years ago - it has a much simpler pattern than the ones they sell now

We probably use these Dollar Tree glasses more than any other glassware that we own




From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Pumpkin-Colored Plate Mat - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond years ago
Charger - Inexpensive lacquer chargers found on after-season sale at Michael's and spray painted brown
Sage Colored Dinner Plates - inexpensive Earthenware from our local supermarket
Luncheon Plate and Bread/Butter Plate - "Ivory" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Replacements.com
Pumpkin Accent Plate - from Pier 1 after season last year
Glassware - from the Dollar Tree several years ago (but still available)
Pumpkin Soup Bowl with Lid - also from Pier 1 but four years ago
Flatware - "Rustic Twig" from Black Forest D├ęcor (mail order)
Centerpiece - all from Michael's

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/

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Spode Delamere Bouquet Table

I finally completed my set of Spode Delamere Bouquet! Since it is a discontinued pattern, I have relied on Replacements.com to get my place settings. (I couldn't afford to buy them all at one time, so I bought a single place setting every so often, and before you knew it, I had a complete set.) I  always wanted this set from the first time I saw it......


Pat used a Depressionware sherbet and liner to give the place setting some height.

Flatware is "Grand Colonial" sterling silver by Wallace (a gift from very kind and generous Cousins)

One of my favorite Depressionware patterns - "Newport Amethyst" by Hazel Atlas




The smaller Charger is a "White" Fiesta(ware) Chop Plate Homer Laughlin

Pat used two Charger - this time an antique silver one from Tuesday Morning

I couldn't post this tablescape without telling the story of this place mat - Pat found them at Pier 1 several years ago and bought all they had. They were less than 50 cents each. (I thought they were ugly, a waste of money, and that we would never use them....boy, was I wrong. They're still ugly, but.....I mean purple faux leather......)








From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Purple Place Mat - from Pier 1 several years ago                       
Antique Silver Chargers - from Tuesday Morning last year
White Charger - "White" Fiesta(ware) Chop Plate by Homer Laughlin from Replacements.com
 Dinnerware - "Delamere Bouquet" by Spode from Replacements.com
Sherbet and Liner - "Newport" by Hazel Atlas (1936-1940) from eBay
Flatware - "Grand Colonial" by Wallace (a generous gift from our Cousins)
Glassware - from Pier 1 several years ago
Napkins - from TJMaxx last year
Napkin Rings - from Art & Old Things (a local antique store in Fortuna, CA)
Candle Holders - by Westmoreland Glass Company from eBay


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/