Schumann Wild Rose

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

The "New" Autumn Tablescape

Here in California, we are facing another year-long season of drought conditions. As the weather changes, so does the temperature. It is getting hotter and hotter. Our Fall and Winter seasons here in Northern California along the coast have always been mild but now they are almost nonexistent. So, when Pat found a set of "cactus" accent plates in my cupboard the other day, she thought they would be perfect for an Autumn tablescape...albeit a somewhat prophetic and ominous sign of the future....




The accent plate is "La Mesa" by Fitz & Floyd
Luncheon Plate is Chocolate "Fiesta(ware)" by Homer Laughlin
The dinner plate is Ivory "Fiesta(ware) and the charger is Royal Blue "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa
Flatware is "Montana" by Gourmet Settings
Goblets are Brown "Espresso" by Lenox

"Wyoming Pete" sits on a candle stand. He is part of the Richard Simmons' "Nana's Family" Dolls collection
From the other end of the table

Where it came from:
Place Mats - from Tuesday Morning five or six years ago
Charger - Royal Blue "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa from eBay and Replacements, Ltd
Dinner Plate - Ivory "Fiesta(ware)" by Homer Laughlin from Macy's
Luncheon Plate - Chocolate "Fiesta(ware)" [2008-2012] by Homer Laughlin from Kohl's many years
ago
Accent Plate - "La Mesa" by Fitz & Floyd from eBay
Flatware - "Montana" by Gourmet Settings from Bed, Bath, and Beyond many years ago
Glassware - "Espresso" Brown by Lenox (a gift from Pat's daughter)
Napkins - from Linentablecloth.com (still available)
Napkin Ring - from Pat's collection
Centerpiece Metal Ring Candleholder - from Kohl's five or six years ago
Wooden Candle Sticks - from Michael's several years ago
Cowboy Figurine - "Wyoming Pete" (a Nana's Family Doll by Annie Wahl for Richard Simmons) from our Mother's collection

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

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Blue Autumn Tablescape

I've said it before but I am not a big fan of the quintessential colors of fall - you know, the oranges, rusts, browns, and golds that are so much a part of the landscape during Autumn. In fact, I would just like to skip over Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving and move right into Christmas. I don't even mind if Costco has Christmas decorations already. [Full disclosure: I have already bought some Holiday "stuff" there....Yes!!!] But since this blog is shared with my Season-loving sister, we set Autumn tables.....
To appease and somewhat placate me, Pat set this week's Autumn table in blue and beige tones. Much better color choice.....

The centerpiece is just an assortment of blue and beige pumpkins

The squash and pumpkin accent plate is from Pier 1
We have had these blue glass swirl "alabaster-like" plates for years
The charger is Colonial Blue "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa
One of my very favorite flatware patterns - "Fluence" by Oneida
We found these Polish goblets by Krosno at Pier 1 years ago - pattern unknown




One last look

Where it came from:
Place Mat and Matching Napkin - from Art & Old Things (a local antique store) several years ago
Charger - Colonial Blue "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa from eBay and Replacements, Lt.
Glass Dinner Plate - "Alabaster Glass" Blue swirl plate from Pier 1 years ago
Accent Plate - Unknown pattern from Pier 1 six or seven years ago
Flatware - "Fluence" by Oneida from Replacements, Ltd.
Glassware - Pattern unknown by Krosno from Pier 1 years ago
Blue Pumpkin Napkin Ring - from Pier 1 five or six years ago
Assorted Pumpkins - from Pier 1, TJMaxx, and Michael's over the years
Garlands - from Michael's several years ago

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