Schumann Wild Rose

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

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Celebrating Dairy Month Cow Table

June is National Dairy Month. Pat's husband was raised on a dairy farm and grew up loving dairy products. So this week's table is set to celebrate cows - particularly black and white Holsteins......

[Vegan disclaimer, family oddball, and supporter of non-dairy milks and cows everywhere:  I haven't had a glass of milk since I was a child. Non-dairy milks are a healthy, environmentally sound, cruelty free, and economical choice for people with dietary or other intolerance restrictions or for those so enlighten who wish to avoid the hormones, pesticides, antibiotics and contaminants in the white lactation secretions Nature intended for a calf. Sorry, I just can't help myself....]
To make me "less annoyed" at the dairy month theme, Pat decided to set a more formal table to celebrate the beautiful Holstein.

The centerpiece is flanked on each end by arrangements of silk roses

Pat used both a black and a white napkin held by a simple black napkin ring and decorated it with a single, silk apricot rose

Flatware is Kate Spade's "All in Good Taste" by Lenox

The charger is "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa

Pat used black glassware to coordinate with the black and white theme 

Although we did not use cups and saucers, I wanted to show the shape

Lovely apricot roses adorn our centerpiece Holstein

From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Black Charger - "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa from and eBay
Dinnerware - "Spotted Cow" by Tienshan from and eBay
Bread/Butter Plates - "Black" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from
Glassware - "Midnight Black" from Target years ago
Flatware - "All in Good Taste" by Kate Spade for Lenox from last year
Napkin Rings - simple PVC pipe cut into 1" rounds and spray painted black
Porcelain Milk Cartons - from Tuesday Morning two or three years ago
Black "Vase" Bowls - from World Market years ago
Sisal Black and White Cow with Apricot Roses - from Pier 1 last year
Silk Apricot Roses - from Michael's

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: 


  1. Who know there was cowhide patterned china? Not me, but it looks amazing on this table. I love the rose wreath on the centerpiece, too. It's a fun table even for those of us (me included) who don't drink milk.

  2. Now this is different, and really cute!

  3. How "udderly" charming! At first glance it looks like a sophisticated black and white table, but then you realize it's a cow pattern with a giant cow centerpiece!! This is so totally fun and fabulous, I juts LOVE it all! The apricot orange roses are the icing on the cake or should I say cow patty!