Schumann Wild Rose

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

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Noritake Sampler Tablescape

I love sampler tablescapes - you know the ones where the hostess is "brave enough" to set out a different place setting for each guest. To unify the table, the flatware and glassware are usually the same. I talked Pat into setting one this week - the inspiration was some of our Noritake dinnerware that we have been going through (to check how many patterns we own. The family already thinks we have "lost it" when it comes to dishes....but we "might" have way too many......On second thought, you can never own too many dishes....)
Set for a Women's Luncheon, each guest is free to choose where she wants to sit. The name tag at the top of the place setting is the pattern name so you don't have to turn the plate over (like I sometimes have been known to do....)

Pat chose "Cameo" stainless steel with gold rope-like trim since one of the place settings has a platinum trim while the rest have gold trim.

The glassware is "Fedora" by Spiegelau - one of our favorites - it is showy but not too big and goes with every place setting.

These unique crystal flower vases were a recent find of Pat's  

The Armani figurine is from our Mother's collection

The pattern is "Stanford Court" (1986-2000)

The pattern is "Essex Court" (1994-2001)

This is Pat's favorite - "Momentum" (1991-1999) - it's a little to bold for me....

This pattern is sweet and very versatile - it doesn't have a name but has a number - "5248" (1951-1955)

Another very versatile and formal pattern - "Crestwood Platinum" (from 2000- )

The pattern is "Aldine" - I can't find how old it is but I think it is gorgeous - it is my second favorite Noritake pattern that we own

Here is my very favorite Noritake pattern - "Evening Majesty" (from 2006 - ) I would love to own a complete set but it is a bit I am happy with one place setting

Pat found this pretty set of dishes at a local thrift store a few years ago - it is "Thurston" (1967-1976)

One last look from the other end of the table
Where it came from:
All Dinnerware - by Noritake from anywhere we can find it (, eBay, antique stores, our Mother, the Discovery Shop, etc.)
Flatware - "Cameo" by Mikasa from Horchow two years ago
Glassware - "Fedora" by Spiegelau from
Flower Vases - from Art & Old Things (a local antique boutique) last year
Candle Holders - from Pat's collection
Armani Figurine - from our Mother

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. I love this! I enjoyed seeing all the different patterns, and they do play well together, especially with the flatware and glassware unifying them. What a good idea to put the names of the patterns on cards. I've been known to turn a piece over to look, too - and wished I could at other times. Beautiful!