Schumann Wild Rose

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

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Anchors Aweigh Table

With apologies to the United States Navy (for using the title of their march song,) Anchors Aweigh seems to be appropriate for this week's table:



My sister is a flatware fanatic - she couldn't resist this "Anchor" flatware at Tuesday Morning a few weeks ago....











From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Blue Charger - Royal Blue "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa from eBay and Replacements.com
Red Dinner Plate - "Fun Factory" by Waechtersbach from Tuesday Morning
Accent Plate - "Anchor Here" by 222 Fifth from Replacements.com
Bread/Butter Plate - Post 86 Cobalt "Fiesta(ware)" by Homer Laughlin from Replacements.com
Flatware - "Anchor" by Towle Everday from Tuesday Morning this year
Glassware - from the Dollar Store
Napkin - from Pier 1 last year
Napkin Ring - from Target (mail order)
Centerpiece Lanterns and glass balls - from Pier 1 this year
Net - 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, July 15, 2017

Blue and Yellow Updated Oriental Table

Pat set this week's table with an updated Oriental theme:



Flatware is "Sculpt" by Lenox


The yellow luncheon plate is "Rutherford Circle" by Lenox. It has a thin blue line around the edge and the verge line.


Pat used two napkins for each place setting.





More of our Pier 1 bargains this Summer. We bought several of these candle holders from the sale rack.


From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
White Chargers - by Bernardaud from Tuesday Morning four years ago
Blue and White Dinnerware - "Asian Garden" by Bombay from Tuesday Morning two years ago
Yellow Plate - "Rutherford Circle" by Lenox from TJMaxx last year
Flatware - "Sculpt" by Lenox from Pat
Yellow Hemstitch Napkins - from Pier 1 two years ago
Navy Blue Napkins - from Pier 1 this year
Water Glasses - from the Dollar Store (still available)
Blue Champagne Flutes - from eBay
Black Chop Stick Holders - from a local Oriental market
Glass Centerpieces - from Pier 1's sale shelf this year
Blue Glass Rocks and Yellow Candles - 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, July 8, 2017

50th Anniversay Summer of Love Tablescape

For those less enlightened (or those that don't really care), this summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love where "Flower Children" from all over the world gathered in San Francisco - most particularly, Haight and Asbury Streets. They came to celebrate, to meditate, to protest the Viet Nam War, or any other thing they could think of. (Later, it became less "love" and more drugs, sex, violence, etc. but for awhile......for that brief summer, it was a world of its own.)

Forgive me for waxing lyrical about the Summer of Love. It was a truly different, wonderful time. So much so that Pat wanted to set this week's table to remember it.
Color - lots of color - and flowers set the theme for the table










To my generation, this sign means "Peace" or "Love."

Pat used these "flowers" as a table runner



From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
White Charger - from Pier 1 two years ago but still available
Dinnerware - assorted Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Macy's, Kohl's, and Replacements
Lavender Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Flower Napkin Rings - from Pier 1 last year
Flatware - by Cambridge from Ross several years ago
Yellow Goblet - "Rio" by Dansk from Replacements two years ago
Flower Goblet - from Pier 1 five or six 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/

Not exactly tablescaping stuff:
Just in case you forgot, have a listen......(Here)

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Independence Day Table

This week's table features one of Pat's "bargains" that she couldn't leave on the clearance rack.





Here's the plate that Pat bought from the sale rack at Pier 1 last year after July 4th

You can see why Pat was so excited about these accent plates.......she didn't like the "spotty" look but for the price.....








Pat used red, white, and blue vases and tea lights to add more interest

From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Place Mats - from Tuesday Morning last year
Blue Charger - Royal Blue "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa from eBay and Replacements.com
White Coup Dinner Plate and Bread/Butter Plate - "Home" from Target several years ago
Striped Accent Plate - from Pier 1 last year
Blue Goblets - from Pier 1 two or three years ago
Flatware - by Cambridge from Ross
Red Napkins - Handmade by Pat
White Napkins - from TJMaxx
Napkin Rings - from Pier 1 two years ago
Star Votive Holders - from the Dollar Store (still available)
Assorted Colored Votives - 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/

For the actual dinner, here's what the table looked like with the flags removed and a soup tureen added.