Schumann Wild Rose

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

New York Sophisticated Autumn Tablescape

As promised, Pat didn't use orange and green this week as the central color for the tablescape. She selected a fun accent plate from Pier 1 a few years ago and set the table in a more formal, upscale style in gray, black, and white. 
To avoid too much Autumn color, Pat kept the centerpiece simple



Flatware is glossy, modern "Faience" by Oneida
The New York skyline in the background sets off the park bench holding a group of cute dogs and their dog walker.
The dinner plate is "Fun Factory" by Waechtersbach
The charger is "Faience" by Christofle

The etched whirl goblets always reminds us of wind
OK, close to orange, but the centerpiece is more rust and gold in color


From the other end of the table

Where it came from:
Charger - "Faience Gray" by Christopfle from eBay 
Dinner Plate - Black "Fun Factory" by Waechtersbach from Tuesday Morning several years ago
Accent Plate - "Autumn Doggy" Ironstone from Pier 1 five or six years ago
Bread and Butter Plate - "Black" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Replacements.com
Flatware - "Fluence" by Oneida from Replacements.com
Glassware - from Pier 1 several years ago
Napkins - Handmade by Pat to match the Accent plates
Orange Candles - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond two years ago
Candle Holders - from our collection

This week, we will be joining "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:  http://betweennapsontheporch.net/ 


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Autumn Pumpkin Tablescape

Pat really likes to set Autumn tablescapes as confirmed by the number of Autumn-themed tables we have posted. She promised me that next week our table would not be in oranges and greens. I am not a big fan of that fall color combination - I know it is almost sacrilegious to dislike Autumn but it is not my favorite season either. I can't wait for Winter and Christmas! (Alright, truth be told, I love Santa Claus, not Winter so much - well, collecting him, that is, as you can tell by my stash of hundreds of the jolly, round guy in all sizes. It's OK....It's excusable. I'm in my seventies - I'm eccentric....or weird, or quirky, or unconventional, or worse yet, "odd" as the family likes to say. Take your pick. I've learned to live with it.)

Well, anyway, here is this week's table:
The bread and butter plate is vintage "Old Ivory" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin. It was produced from 1936-1951 and is a treasured part of my collection of Fiesta(ware) bread and butter plates.



The satin-finished flatware is "Vault" by Gourmet Settings
The wire pumpkin napkin ring is from Pier 1 many years ago


Pat and I found the chargers on a super-sale rack at Pier 1 nine or ten years ago. We bought all of them. The original color was a dark brown wood tone. Pat's husband spray-painted eight of them in this burnt orange color for a tablescape challenge that we participated in featuring a bundt pan. It was really a lot of fun. (Here)

Glassware is "Lawrence" from Pier 1 several years ago
The centerpiece is just an assortment of pumpkins, squash and grapevine balls.

From the other end of the table

Where it came from:
Burlap Place Mats - from Tuesday Morning four or five years ago
Burnt Orange Chargers - from Pier 1 years ago
Dinnerware - "Harvest Garden" from Pier 1 four or five years ago
Bread and Butter Plate - Vintage "Old Ivory" Fiesta(ware) [1936-1951] by Homer Laughlin 
Flatware - "Vault" by Gourmet Settings from Bed, Bath, and Beyond eight or nine years ago
Glassware - "Lawrence" from Pier 1 six or seven years ago
Napkins - from Linentablecloth.com (mail order) two years ago
Wire Pumpkin Napkin Rings - another Pier 1 purchase many years ago
Assorted Pumpkins, Squash and Garland - from Michael's, Ross, and TJMaxx

This week, we will be joining "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:  http://betweennapsontheporch.net/