Schumann Wild Rose

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

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Thanksgiving Table

Recently, Pat gave a talk to her Garden Club about choosing a dinnerware pattern that is versatile, inexpensive, and easy to use. She chose Johnson Brothers "Autumn Monarch" for the demonstration. Using the same pattern, she easily came up with four different looks. This week's table uses one of them.
Yes, that's my Christmas tree in the background. I confess - I love Christmas and always decorate early.

Flatware is "Musee" by Reed & Barton

Pat layered a Claret "Fiesta(ware)" luncheon plate to add more color

From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Tablecloth - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond two years ago but still available
Charger - Burgundy "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa from eBay
Dinnerware - "Autumn Monarch" by Johnson Brothers from
Luncheon Plate - Claret "Fiesta(ware)" by Homer Laughlin from
Glassware - from the Dollar Tree (still available)
Flatware - "Musee" by Reed & Barton from Horchow's last year
Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Napkin Rings - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond two or three years ago
Centerpiece Turkey and Amber Salt/Pepper Shakers - from Pier 1 last year
Pine cones and Leaves - found on Pat's walk

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:

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.

Other place settings using "Autumn Monarch:"

Using a "green" (Sage Fiesta(ware) theme

Another "green" theme

Brown theme


  1. May I send yo photos of my didmshes so you can help me with Christmas Table settings?

  2. Stopping by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. A beautiful table in every detail!

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  4. I would have loved to hear Pat's talk. This is a beautiful table scape and the other combinations would be just as beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving to both of you.

  5. Beautiful table! Love Johnson's Brothers and the pattern you chose. Many, many years ago purchased twenty-five place settings of one of their selections in all white as was hosting a BBQ and have been using them on a daily basis ever since as they are dishwasher and micro wave safe .... ☺. Also back then, you could also purchase co-ordinating serve-ware. (i.e.: Milk pitcher, butter dish etc.) -Brenda-

    1. P.S.: This was well before 2003 when their products were still being made in the U.K. and not China.