Schumann Wild Rose

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

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Actually Anytime Autumn Tablescape

Pat's daughter, Jennifer, was here this weekend and we spent one entire day playing with dishes. I had a huge  basket full of different napkins, stacks of assorted plates, all kinds of flatware, and napkins rings all over the place just waiting to be used as "inspiration" for the day. And did we ever use them! It was great fun.

Here in Humboldt County, our Autumn is usually unbearably hot - and, lately, with record breaking high temperatures. We don't have the traditional beautiful "color changes" that some parts of the country have since we have lots of Redwoods and Douglas Fir which stay green all year. So, when we found these really inexpensive napkins at two years ago, we never planned to use  them for only one season.  

The purple crackle glassware is from Pier 1 several years ago

These very inexpensive plates were on the "reduced" shelf at our local supermarket several years ago. We bought them and the matching 12 dinner plates for less than $8.00.
The dinner plate is discontinued "Heather" Fiesta(ware) [2006-2008] by Homer Laughlin. Unfortunately, we do not own a matching bread and butter plate in this color so Jennifer used a "Mulberry" [active pattern introduced in 2018] appetizer plate
The charger is a "White" Fiesta(ware) chop plate (yes, I know, it looks gray but, once again, it is overcast and dark outside)
Flatware is "Queensgate" by J. A. Henckels
Closeup of the "inspiration" napkin

Jennifer "robbed" my beans and lentil supply for the centerpiece

From the other end of the table

Where it came from:
Round Wicker Place Mat - from Pier 1 several years ago
Orange Accent Plate - inexpensive earthenware found at our local grocery store years ago
Other Dinnerware - Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from, Macy's, and Kohl's
Flatware - "Queensgate" by J. A. Henckels from Costco two years ago
Glassware - "Purple Crackle" from Pier 1 many years ago
Napkin - "Autumn Chef" from two years ago
Assorted Centerpiece Jars - from Michael's and Ross

This week, we will be joining "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch: 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Springtime Bee Tablescape

On a whim, Pat pulled out our Pottery Barn "Bee" plates that we found several years ago on eBay and decided to do a Spring "Bee" tablescape this week.
With no rain predicted - just overcast skies and lots of cold, north winds - this bright and cheerful table brings lots of needed light to the room
The bread and butter plates are actually Fiesta(ware) appetizer plates. (Homer Laughlin stopped making bread and butter plates several years ago - much to my dismay since I collected them.)

Pat mixed all kinds of manufacturers: Mikasa charger, Waechtersbach dinner plate, Pottery Barn accent plate, Noritake flatware, Fiesta(ware) bread and butter plate, and Dansk water goblet
Flatware is "Decision" Primastone by Noritake
Pottery Barn made this plate in both green and in blue
The dinner plate is Lemon Peel Yellow "Fun Factory" by Waechtersbach
Sorry the picture is a bit washed out but it is really dark outside this afternoon

The water goblet is "Rio Yellow" by Dansk

From the other end of the table

Where it came from:
Water Hyacinth Place Mats - from Tuesday Morning several years ago
Black Charger - "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa from
Dinner Plate - Lemon Peel Yellow "Fun Factory" by Waechtersbach from eBay 
Accent Plate - "Bee" by Pottery Barn from eBay
Flatware - "Decision" by Noritake from and eBay
Bread and Butter Plate - "Daffodil" Fiesta(ware) appetizer plate by Homer Laughlin from
Glass - "Rio Yellow" by Dansk from
Hemstitch Yellow and Black Napkins - from Pier 1 several years ago
Bee Napkin Rings - from the Ferndale Emporium (a local store that used to sell really neat kitchen items)
Black Candle Holders - from Pier 1 four or five years ago
Yellow Candles - from Ross years ago

This week, we will be joining "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch: