Schumann Wild Rose

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

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Garden Gnome Tablescape

Garden gnome figurines are the epitome of kitsch - those tacky, tawdry, junky, and sometimes offensive garden additions that some people love and some people love to hate. I fall somewhere in between. I love them but wouldn't have them in my yard. But as a dish decal, yes. As a tablescape centerpiece, a definite yes. So Pat once again broke down and decorated this week's table to make me happy.



The accent plate is "Gnome" from Kiss That Frog dinnerware

Pat used used the large dinnerplate from Pfaltzgraff's "Naturewood" as a liner/charger and the solid green buffet plate as a dinnerplate
The dinner plate is 11 1/4" in size



Love this guy - from Design Toscano (mail order catalog company)
Where it came from:
Jute Place Mats -from Pier 1 years ago
Dinner Plate and Luncheon Plate - "Naturewood" by Pflatzgraff twenty-five years ago
Accent Plate - "Gnome" by Kiss That Frog from eBay
Flatware - Sage "Sofia" by Hampton Forge from Tuesday Morning years ago
Glassware - 12 oz. Pilsner by Circleware from Ross
Sage Green Napkins - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond years ago
Watering Can Napkin Ring - from Pier 1 eight or nine years ago
Wooden Candle Holders and Candles - from Michaels
Large Centerpiece Gnome - from Design Toscano a year or two ago

We will be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch this Thursday: http://betweennapsontheporch.net/

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Cows on Parade Taablescape

This week's table was a fun surprise for me. Pat arrived at my house as usual to set the weekly blog table, but she was carrying a big box. She set it down and proceeded to pull out smaller boxes. Then she opened them and to my delight, she had several of the most unusual cow figurines that I had ever seen. She announced that this week's inspiration/theme would be "Cows on Parade." 

As she ran around the house gathering dishes, glasses, flatware, etc. she told me the fascinating story of the cows and how she came to have them that day. They belong to an exercise friend from the gym who thought they would make an interesting table feature. I'll say they did! The cow parade is an international exhibit featuring individual and unique artist-designed fiberglass cows (the original cows are life size and white). These are later auctioned off as a fund raiser benefiting charities around the world. Celebrities such as Ringo Starr, Elton John, and even Oprah Winfrey have bought the original artwork. 

Here's Pat's interpretation of Cows on Parade tablescape:
Pat selected the color of the dinnerware based on several of the cows with similar coloring

Simple centerpiece - cows on parade

Flatware is Noritake's ceramic handled "Iron Brown"



Glassware is "Clarion Brown" by Lenox


This cow is called "Mooooonwalk"
Every parade should have a clown
One of my favorites - "Mooshoe"
This one is just called "Pull Toy"
This one is called "NYC Taxi"

Where is came from:
Beige Place Mats - from Pier 1 several years ago
Wooden Chargers - from Pier 1 nine or ten years ago
Dinnerware - "Spice Route Ginger" from Pier 1 thirteen or fourteen years ago
Flatware - "Iron Brown" by Noritake from a local store long out of business
Glassware - "Clarion Brown" by Lenox purchased at the same gift shop more than 45 years ago
Napkins and Napkin Rings - from our collection

We will be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch this Thursday: http://betweennapsontheporch.net/