Schumann Wild Rose

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

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Soft Blue and White Tablescape

Time for a bit more formal table. Pat decided to set this week's tablescape using dinnerware that we got two years ago from Pier 1 and never had the chance to use it.



One of my very favorite sets of flatware that we own - "Fluence" by Oneida




Pat's wonderful husband spray painted these glossy white for us - they were originally very ugly and scratched up (but at a very reduced price)







From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Blue Place Mats - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond several years ago
Lace Place Mats - from Lentz Department (a local store now out of business)
Chargers - from Tuesday Morning last year
Dinnerware - "Turquoise Alabaster Glass" from Pier 1 two years ago but still available
 Flatware - "Fluence" by Oneida from Replacements.com
Stainless Steel Drinkware - from Pier 1 last year
Napkin Rings - from Pier 1 three years ago (but I've seen them in the store many times after that)
White Triple Candle Holders - "Lotus" by Westmoreland Glass Company from eBay
Sea Blue Candles - from Tuesday Morning (currently available)
White Jar Candle Holders - 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, April 15, 2017

The Drought Is Over Table

The California drought is officially over in our county (especially since we have had almost 60 inches of rain so far this season.....) Was Pat ever excited! No more water rationing - she hopes - this summer. As I sit here, once again, writing up the blog, it is raining - not buckets of water, but nature is letting us know she is in charge. But that's OK. Let's hope we get through the mountain icepack melting without too much flooding (or worse yet, dams overflowing.)

Sorry, once again, I digress. Tablescaping.....that's what this blog is about. So - Pat decided to set the table this week to celebrate the drought being over. She is anticipating planting lots of flowers this summer.
Pat chose the dinnerware because of the flowers - however, currently, these are my everyday dishes, so I had to wash some of them before she could set the table. (As many of you know, I have a "problem" when it comes to dishes. I am able to change my everyday patterns frequently - it's a blessing and a curse....).


Pat used four different colored chargers

Flatware is "Napoleon Bumblebee" by Wallace

I love these very colorful plates - they make me happy - from Pier 1 this season.



Believe it or not - it took longer to select the napkin and how to place it for this tablescape than anything else. Pat tried several colors and folds. Nothing looked right - so - this is what she settled on.




Frogs have had a bad reputation lately. But they always remind me of where we grew up - directly across from a huge pond where we floated homemade rafts through the slimy frog eggs - sounds quite dreadful and dangerous now....but back then, it was fun. Funny how sixty years can change one's perspective of things.

Pat set the candle holders on Fiesta(ware) "Marigold" bread/butter plates so they would show up better





From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Chargers - inexpensive lacquer chargers (some were spray painted) from Michael's
Dinnerware - "Floral Bouquet" from Pier 1 this season
Glassware - from Pier 1's sale shelf years ago
Bread/Butter Plate - "Lapis" and "Marigold" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Replacements.com
White Candle Holders - from Michael's two years ago
Frogs - from my 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/

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Colorful Fiestaware Bunny Table

Pat couldn't resist setting one more Easter table this month. She used some colorful place mats that we bought years ago for her inspiration as well as lots of bright Fiesta(ware) to go with them.
The Fiesta(ware) matches perfectly with the place mats.



Flatware is the very large "Vintage Countryside" by Ricci


First layer of the stack is a "Lemongrass" Fiesta(ware) salad plate

Next layer is a "Flamingo" Fiesta(ware) luncheon plate


Pat used a "Peacock" Fiesta(ware) dinner plate as the charger









From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Place Mats - from Kohl's year ago
Dinnerware - all Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Kohl's, Macy's and Replacements
Glassware and Eggs in Basket - from the Dollar Store
Napkins and Napkin Rings - from Pier 1
Bunnies - from Tuesday Morning last year
Basket - from Pat's collection
Yellow Grass and Silk Flowers - 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/