Schumann Wild Rose

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Jungle Tablescape

What a crazy week: severe deadly snow storms, Ted in and out of Cancun, COVID-19 deaths at half a million, Donald's taxes fair game for New York to investigate, the pillow guy gets sued, some nutcase on the FOX network disparages and ridicules the First Dog [surely there is more "pressing" news out there, FOX], and the list goes on....So Pat felt we needed a fun table - one that makes you not only feel good to look at but to use "someday.
The great accent plates are "Jungle" by Sakura



Flatware is "Bamboo" by Cambridge

Of course, Pat has to use Fiesta(ware) because there are so many colors available - this one is "Chocolate" - first introduced in 2008 and discontinued in 2012.
The charger is  a "Meadow" Fiesta(ware) chop plate introduced last year and still available

These glasses are so fun - from Pier 1 years ago
I didn't think that we would ever find a use these napkin rings (from Bed, Bath, and Beyond years ago) but they are perfect for this table
The centerpiece is simple greenery and rust colored candles

One last look from the other end of the table

Where it came from:
Reversible Place Mats - from Pier 1 several years ago
Charger and Bread/Butter Plate - "Meadow" Fiesta(ware) Chop Plate and Appetizer Plate by Homer Laughlin from Replacements.com
Dinner Plate - "Chocolate" Fiesta(ware) [2008-2012] by Homer Laughlin from Macy's years ago
Accent Plate - "Jungle" by Sakura from eBay 
Flatware - "Bamboo" by Cambridge from Ross years ago
Glassware - "Tortoise" from Pier 1 seven or eight years ago
Napkins - from LinenTablecloth.com (an online site for table and wedding supplies)
Napkin Rings - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond a few years ago
Rust Colored Candles - from the Ferndale Emporium (a local store that used to sell all kinds of neat kitchen supplies)

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



Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Winter Color Tablescape

 Time for a little purple on the table - What better way to get over the freezing weather humdrum. (It's more wet than freezing in our area - fortunately. However the roads in and out [north and south] of the county are closed from slides. Makes it really "fun" if you have to go outside the county. You drive east and go around - and I mean go around - hundreds of extra miles......) 

Enough of me pandering to the weather gods, let's talk tables. Pat wanted to use dinnerware that we haven't used in a very long time. The accent plate and the place mat are from Pier 1 eight or nine years ago. Both were on sale - of course, you know, we buy anything on sale and I mean anything. So Pat brought home these plastic place mats that were purple! I almost died. Ugly. But she has used them over and over and I must admit, I'm warming to them....



The accent plate is "Chrysanthemum" stoneware by Pier 1. The dinner plate is "Trilogy" from World Market.
Flatware is Kate Spade's  "All in Good Taste" by Lenox

Glassware is "Jet Black" by Reizart

Pat used an assortment of silk purple flowers and greenery directly on the table for the centerpiece

One last look from the other end of the table

Where it came from:
Place Mats - from Pier 1 eight or nine years ago
Dinner Plate - /Black "Trilogy" from World Market years ago (but still available)
Accent Plate - "Chrysanthemum" stoneware from Pier 1 many years ago
Flatware - Kate Spade's "All in Good Taste" from Wayfair five years ago
Drinkware - "Jet Black" by Reizart from Replacements.com
Silver Lace Napkin Ring - From Art & Old Things (a local antique store) many years ago
Purple Napkins - from Linentablecloth.com last year (a really neat site for inexpensive tableware and wedding supplies)
Black Candle Holders - part of Pat's Depression Glass collection
Purple Candles - from the Ferndale Emporium (another local store that used to carry really neat kitchen items)
Silk Flowers and Greenery - from Michael's

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