Schumann Wild Rose

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

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Monkey Business Tablescape

Fun is the inspiration for this week's table - both Pat and I needed something to brighten up the day and this table definitely does that. The accent plate is called "Monkey" by American Atelier and was purchased years ago at an animal rescue thrift store.




Flatware is "Iron Brown" by Noritake - it was my everyday flatware for years

Pat's favorite "go-to" dinnerware because of the huge selection of colors available - "Fiesta(ware)" by Homer Laughlin. This is a "Shamrock" luncheon plate.
This is an "Ivory" dinner plate
The wooden-like charger is from Pier 1 years ago

We bought these amber goblets years ago at Pier 1
Pat kept the centerpiece simple - just an assortment of fruits to add color
One last look

Where it came from:
Leaf Place Mat - from Pier 1 years ago
Wooden Charger - also from Pier 1 years ago
Dinner and Bread/Butter Plate - Ivory "Fiesta(ware)" by Homer Laughlin from Replacements.Ltd. and eBay
Luncheon Plate - Shamrock "Fiesta(ware)" by Homer Laughlin from Replacements, Ltd.
Accent Plates - "Monkey" by American Atelier from TailWaggers (a local thrift store that supports a no-kill animal rescue shelter)
Flatware - "Iron Brown"  by Noritake from a local store long out of business
Glassware - from Pier 1 six or seven years ago
Wooden Candle Holders - from Michael's three or four years ago

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

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Another Winter Storm Post

Enough already! Two earthquakes ( one 6.4 and the "small" one 5.4), three "atmospheric river" storms that brought torrential rains for days on end, "bomb cyclones," massive flooding, huge landslides, major road closures, toppled giant redwoods, extensive power outages, and still in some areas, no access to safe drinking water not to mention the death and destruction that came with all of it. Can we get a break? The rain has stopped in the southern part of the state. It's our turn next....

Stop complaining. As Pat says, at least we have a roof over our heads (even though hers has a hole in it now and is on the waiting list to be replaced along with her driveway, and repairs to her water mains and to the damage to her new car...)  My sister - always the optimist. On to this week's table:




Sleek, Italian flatware is "Oblique" by Brandani
Pat took her color inspiration for the dinnerware from this great plaid napkin from Pier 1
"Fiesta(ware)" colors include: Claret, Sage, and Ivory.

Water and wine goblets are "Diamond Point" by Indiana Glass Company



One last look

Where it came from:
Sisal Place Mats - from Tuesday Morning three or four years ago
Dinnerware- "Fiesta(ware)" by Homer Laughlin from Macy's, Kohl's, and Replacements,Ltd.
Flatware -"Oblique" by Brandani from TJMaxx last year
Glassware - "Diamond Point" by Indiana Glass Company from a local charity store years ago and from Replacements.Ltd.
Napkins - from Pier 1 two or three years ago
Napkin Rings - from Tuesday Morning several years ago
Wooden Candle Holders - from Michael's four or five years ago

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

Happy 76th Birthday, Pat. May it be uneventful and boring. Enjoy your newly replaced toilet and everything else you have had to replace. You keep me grounded.